Nonetheless going robust! Although Robyn Brown was the final spouse to hitch Kody Brown’s polygamous brood, the pair’s bond has solely gotten stronger since their marriage ceremony day.
“She appeared like a soccer mother,” Kody opened up about his first impressions of Robyn throughout an early episode of Sister Wives. “She had a van, three children and was divorced. I believed, ‘I didn’t want a van, a divorced lady, and three children in my life — that’s simply hassle.’”
Robyn was beforehand married to David Jessop — with whom she shares kids David, Aurora and Breanna — till their divorce in 2007. After their authorized case was settled, she met the TLC present’s patriarch and his first spouse, Meri Brown, at a gathering hosted by Robyn’s cousin. From there, sparks flew because the duo courted all through the truth collection’ first season, which aired in 2010.
Robyn and her kids — whom Kody legally adopted one 12 months after the couple legally wed in December 2014 — then moved into the Brown household compound. (The Wyoming native divorced Meri earlier than his 2014 nuptials, however the duo stay in a non secular union.)
Whereas Kody’s relationship with Robyn remained robust by means of the years, he and spouse Christine Brown introduced their separation in November 2021.
“It’s no shock. She’s been within the strategy of leaving him for some time. The large cause why she cut up from him is as a result of Kody has been utterly dedicated to Robyn for the previous 5 or 6 years. That hasn’t modified in any respect,” a supply solely advised Us Weekly on the time. “He was dedicated to being polygamous so he saved that going for so long as he may. He serves God and believes being polygamous is his method to heaven, so it’s not essentially about having to be in love with all of your wives. It’s about who else is as devoted as he’s.”
Following the cut up information, a second insider referred to as Robyn and Kody a “dream couple,” noting that his different wives — together with Meri and Janelle Brown — can’t compete in opposition to the Utah native. “She has him wrapped round her finger. They act like they’re nonetheless newlyweds. They’re nonetheless very a lot in love,” the supply advised Us.
The pair’s robust connection was the topic of controversy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kody, who enforced a prolonged listing of security protocols for his household, primarily spent the lockdown with Robyn and their 5 kids. (They welcomed son Solomon and daughter Ariella in October 2011 and January 2016, respectively.)
“It wasn’t that I felt responsible. I used to be feeling, like, unhealthy. I used to be feeling not proper,” Robyn solely advised Us in March 2021. “This isn’t truthful. I imply, I selected this [plural marriage] life-style for a cause and when issues are out of whack, it bothers me. I’ve misplaced a variety of sleep due to it. And I don’t perceive the alternatives which might be being made so far as our household is anxious, however I’ve to respect them.”
She continued on the time: “I can’t say [I felt] responsible as a result of I’m not the one making the alternatives, however on the identical time, it’s like, I do undoubtedly really feel unhealthy and it’s made the entire household expertise actually exhausting.”
Throughout a January 2022 episode of the truth TV present, Robyn even admitted she felt like she was dwelling in a monogamous marriage amid quarantine.
“Kody and I’ve been married for about 10 and a half years. All through these 10 and a half years, I’ve had Kody at my home, like, a few times per week. These days, it’s been always,” she defined in Us’ unique sneak peek in December 2021. “I’m certain that each plural spouse is like, ‘Woo, that’s the way in which you need it.’ I’m like, ‘However that’s not what I signed up for,’ I assume you’d say. After which on high of that, he’s been actually sad. He’s been a really sad particular person. It’s been quite a bit, and it’s been a problem for our relationship.”
Scroll under to relive Kody and Robyn’s romance timeline by means of the years: