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Kody Brown and wives.

'Sister Wives' Star Struggling With Plural Marriage

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By Ivy Pope

Over the years, there have been a ton of twists surrounding the Sister Wives series, but this latest development is not one anyone was expecting (hopefully). In a promo for the new episode that airs on Sunday, Kody Brown admitted that he's "struggling with plural marriage." This has fans in a tizzy, wondering if the show is in danger due to Brown's disenfranchisement from the lifestyle.

A new episode of Sister Wives premieres on Sunday, Feb. 23 on TLC, and fans have a lot to catch up on with the Brown family. A sneak peek, originally published by Us Weekly, Kody Brown admitted to feeling the strain of conflicts when it comes to his wives.

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Brown's Cynical

Kody Brown and wives.
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"I'm cynical now," he said. "When I was younger, it used to be a lot of pleasure to me when I'd see my wives goofing off and playing and having fun together. I'm jaded, I guess."

Kody has fathered 18 children, with multiple women, in one large family. This has probably attributed to his statement of "not seeing plural marriage in the same light", that he used to see it in. He's beginning to feel like the communal aspect of the lifestyle is breaking down.

One Big House?

Kody Brown and wives.
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"I'm struggling with my wives and I'm struggling with their conflict," he said bluntly. "We're at a stage in our lives now where we're far apart and we're struggling with getting along."

The clip reminded some fans of conflicts that the Brown family had in the last year, when they moved to Flagstaff, Arizona. They bought a large plot of land to build a home on, but on the show there were disagreements about whether it should be one large house or multiple structures for each wife.

Janelle Weighs In


"The whole idea of living together, I think, was so brilliant. And beautiful," said Brown's second wife, Janelle in a Season 14 episode. "I'm really concerned that if we choose to live in the four homes versus the one, our family culture will just continue to drift apart more and more."

Fans are speculating the conflict was never resolved, and is the source of the tension in the promo clip. However, Us Weekly hints at conflict between Brown and his wives that splits along different lines of arguments, which means the house issue is not the only issue.

The Fans Think...

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The fans reactions to the idea that Brown does not enjoy his four wives anymore...

This fan said: Four against one, I bet he isn't feeling king of his castle. Heck, he can't even call it a castle. They had the cul de sac all to themselves. They should have stayed put in Las Vegas. I would LMAO if they dumped him.

Another fan pointed out: He’s a narcissist!! I assumed that was a primary focal point of this family and togetherness!! So now we see he likes the jealousy and bickering that happens between the woman it’s sad.

Yet another fan says: When are we just gonna say that Kody has some type of mental illness?? His high highs and low lows make watching this show exhausting to watch.

Clearly the fans think that Kody has something going on, whether with himself, his family, or perhaps the reality television life has grown tired, whatever it is, they're not amused.

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