'Sister Wives' Face Relationship Issues and Family Heartbreak in New Episodes Beginning December 29

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December 3rd, 2013

Sister Wives Group

via press release:




(Los Angeles, CA)  TLC’s popular series SISTER WIVES returns Sunday, December 29 at 9 PM (ET/PT) with eight all new episodes following America’s favorite polygamist family as they navigate the ups and downs of living an openly plural marriage.

After months of preparation, the Brown family has finally moved into their new homes on the cul-de-sac.  Kody and the Sister Wives – Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn – decide to throw a giant event to honor the eternal commitment Kody has made to each of his four wives and to celebrate their huge family being back together.  But not all is as perfect as it seems; some of Kody’s marriages are still strained and the wives admit that they are not all as close to each other as they want to be. Combine that with Meri being distraught at the prospect of her only child moving away to college, and the Browns find themselves strained almost to the breaking point. A death in the family threatens to derail the giant commitment celebration, as the Brown’s try to pull it together for one of the most important days of their lives.


·      Kody: 45-years old, father of 17 children, husband to four women – Meri in April 1990, Janelle in January 1993, Christine in March 1994, and Robyn in May 2010.

·      Meri (first wife): 42-years old, married 23-years and has one daughter named Mariah, 18.

·      Janelle (second wife): 44-years old, married 20-years and has six children – Logan, 19; Madison, 18; Hunter, 16; Garrison, 15; Gabriel, 12 and Savanah, 9.

·      Christine (third wife): 41-years old, married 19-years and has six children – Aspyn, 18; Mykelti, 17; Paedon, 15; Gwendlyn, 12; Ysabel,10 and Truely, 3-years old.

·      Robyn (fourth wife): 35-years old, married three years and has three children from her last marriage – Dayton, 13; Aurora, 11 and Breanna, 9, and one child by Kody – Solomon, 2.


SISTER WIVES is produced by Figure 8 Films in association with Puddle Monkey Productions for TLC.

  • Harvey

    I wonder what the Christian conservatives think about this show. Never see them complain or get upset about this.

  • Lacey

    I love the show… missed last season. So happy I’ll be able to watch it again.

  • TinyDancer

    I’m a Christian Conservative. I don’t agree with their lifestyle but I like the show so much. This is an inside look that very few outsiders have seen of a polygamist family practicing the Principal Of Plural Marriage, according to their beliefs.

  • Cheryl Joy

    I don’t agree with it either but they have more love in that family than most homes. Just sayin

  • Ada May

    They are a different family living a different life. They are hurting no one. Each has their own family. Their own home and yet they have family values. They have more love and values then most families now days have. Those kids are better mattered and have more goals then kids I have seen in years. You don’t hear talking back or filthy mouths, like you do in at least 80% of homes now days. The parents work hard to take care of their families. They aren’t forcing anything on anyone. They are living their lives for themselves. The show is entertaining and educational. I hope it is on for many more seasons!

  • Tracie

    To the Brown family,
    My family would think I’m crazy but I see such a loving family. I was raised Christian but there is something I find so interesting about your family. I would love to meet you all. I think having sister wife’s wouldn’t be half bad. Just to see the bond u ladies have is so sweet. I’ve been married 30 years to my husband but I often think how cool it would be to have the help of sister wife’s with the children. I have a kid with addiction problems. I think what a help it would have been to have support of sister wife’s when u feel u have no where to turn. I love your tv show and truly respect each of you. I would love to meet your wonderful family somrday. I know my family would think I was crazy. But I can see the love u share and how u are there for each other. I would love to have a bond like that. God Bless your family. Merry Christmas to you all.

  • mary

    Interesting family, I really do love the show but I have my own opinions as to how “functionable” the family really is.
    They are adults that made a decision to live like that. All of them were raised in polygamist families, except Janelle. This means that no one was forced into it and they saw the flaws and benefits of growing up in such a community. Even though I do believe that they all love each other, especially Kody I am certain loves his many kids, I do believe that with each new wife he loves the other ones less. Having a marriage with one partner requires a lot of work to keep it working to keep that spark and love growing to a new level with each new year. I think that true intimacy is loss in polygamist relationships between the husbands and wives. I also believe that the last wives “gained” is the wife the the husband loves the most since all his love and attention is focused on her since they are in a new relationship (just remember when you started a new relationship, it was all about you two). I am also certain that half of his kids will never be polygamist since half of them don’t get the attention that a kid deserves, not saying that is happening, but I am certain that growing up in such a big family as a kid is awesome, so some of the kids will want to make their own polygamist family. I think the person that is most comfortable with the relationship is Robyn, it seems that she enjoys to be a sister wife. In short, they want it to be one big family but in reality it’s 4 different families living as one. After watching this show, I do not judge them at all, but I am 100% certain that polygamist families are not for me, nor could I have be a sister wife or ever find it normal that you can love multiple people equally.
    As Catholic being a polygamist is against our “rules”. I will let God judge them. But on the bright side, they all are OK with that lifestyle and they all seem happy. The most important thing at the end of the day is that their kids are getting the love and attention that they need in order to grow up as functioning adults and that they are not being forced into having a polygamist families in the future (meaning that they have the right to be in monogamous families and that these kind of families are defined as normal). Everything else, is irrelevant since they are all adults and are aware of what they are doing.

  • Susan

    I agree with what Shari Puterman stated: ” I felt the sister wives had issues with jealousy and self-worth, and she compared Kody to a cult leader..”

  • mom of 1

    I feelsorry for those kids. You can have lots of love sure but I would be so embarassed to introduce them to my friends. On judgement day God will have the last say not Kody. Meri and Robyn you are the sweetest ladies I know. May God Bless

  • mom of 1

    Kody could learn from the Duggars. He has his own children with 1 wife. God loves them andcwe have to also.

  • Notafan

    I do not feel that this family is all that happy. Of course, they are not going to let you see the bad stuff. I guarantee you that the cameras are not on them 24/7. I would take my husband and kids over that lifestyle everyday. I honestly don’t think that a woman can be truly happy sharing her bed and husband with 3 other women. I understand its their so called lifestyle but their kids did not get a say in it. I feel sorry for the kids. These women believe that Kody is going to call them to heaven when the time comes. He is not God. This show should end and TLC should stop with all the made up drama.

  • kingwhitewolftx

    I am a christian and wonder how many people realize that Abraham was given a second wife by Sarah to help fulfil a promise. Along with the fact that Abraham is in Jesus Christs lineage and many of the bible patriarchs have plural marriages. As well as God gave instructions to Moses who also had plural marriage.God approves of plural marriage
    Then why is every so called Christians afraid of plural marriage? Some people are called to live plural marriage others mono. But just because we don’t understand something means we have to fight God on it. I choose to be on Gods side on this issue and fully support those that choose to live this way. It is a freedom of choice and a religious choice between non related consenting adults. If God doesn’t approve of it, then why so many people in Jesus lineage are plural and if God did not approve then why did God bless those and continues to bless plural families . . I think the church leaders have royaly messed up on this one. If God says it’s ok, then why all the fighting? Other countries allow plural marriage and there is no problem.

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