After hit shows like Jon & Kate Plus 8, Little People: Big World, and 19 Kids and Counting took off, television networks quickly realized that unconventional families were a goldmine for entertainment. With Sister Wives, the story of the Brown family took us from general curiosityto scandal really quickly. The Brown family is made up of 5 adults and too many children to count. This includes husband Kody, first wife Meri, second wife Janelle, third wife Christine, and fourth wife, Robyn. The family is still in tact, but they have survived many scandals. If those scandals didn’t happen while they were in the spotlight, they happened beforehand and have been dug up when fame came along. Has the Brown family successfully done what they sought out to do, in gaining mass acceptance for polygamist families, or will the whole thing come crashing down with every new scandal that comes to light? Either way, we are watching.
10. Kody Marries His Sister In Law
One of the strangest things to come to light is the fact that second wife, Janelle, was actually Kody’s sister in law. Kind of. It’s quite confusing and complicated, but after Meri and Kody were married for a couple years, Meri introduced him to her brother’s wife, Janelle. They say the meeting of each other is unrelated to Janelle’s divorce, but soon after that meeting and a “connection” they talk about in their tell-all book, Kody and Janelle were an item.