Sister Wives children that refuse to continue polygamy09/24/2020
What Sister Wives children refuse to continue the polygamy? While it’s not uncommon for a TLC reality series to feature unconventional families or lifestyles, their hit series Sister Wives took that to a whole new level when it premiered in 2010. The show follows the lives of the Brown family, led by Kody Brown and his four wives: Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown. The family was obviously used to people making assumptions and comments about them, thanks to their polygamous lifestyle, but being on a reality series completely changed their lives.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Kody and his four wives have a huge family, with a ton of kids. And even though so much has changed for the family over the years since the show first premiered — they’ve moved, had more kids, and had plenty of interpersonal drama along the way — fans still have one question about the show: what do the Brown kids think of their parents’ plural marriage? Additionally, are there any Sister Wives children that refuse to continue polygamy? As it turns out, for some the answer is yes, so read on to find out who’s going their own way.
Aspyn Brown Thompson and her husband from Sister Wives don't want to live a polygamous lifestyle
Since the Brown family on Sister Wives is so large, with so many children, you might think that some of them are open to the idea of plural marriage for themselves. But for Aspyn Brown Thompson, daughter of Kody and Christine Brown, polygamy was never an option. Still, when Aspyn got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Mitch Thompson in 2018, many people wondered if she would be the first sister wife for Mitch. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
In fact, in 2015, long before she got engaged, Aspyn explicitly stated that she’s 100 percent monogamous. “I don’t want to do plural marriage,” she said in a special episode of Sister Wives (via Us Weekly). “I kind of feel bad that none of us want to, but it was just not what we were meant to do I guess.” What else don’t you know about the kids on Sister Wives?
While Aspyn will not be continuing in her family’s tradition of polygamy, she’s happily married to Mitch – and that’s all that matters.
Mariah Brown from Sister Wives considered polygamy, but ultimately decided against it
Mariah Brown is among the most well-known of the Sister Wives kids. In a 2017 episode of the show, Mariah, the only child of Kody and Meri Brown, came out to her family as gay, which was a big step for her. Then, in 2019, Mariah proposed to her girlfriend, Audrey Kiss, at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., as noted by People. Mariah has truly come a long way since Sister Wives first premiered!
So will Audrey be Mariah’s only wife? Previously, Mariah had said that she was open to polygamy, but she later walked that notion back. In a tell-all special episode of Sister Wives, Mariah revealed that she has since changed her mind and isn’t open to a polygamous relationship. “I think I’ve just grown a lot over the past few years, and [have] taken a step back, and maybe thought more about what I want and how I want my life to turn out,” she revealed (via Us Weekly).
Mariah might not want a polygamous relationship, but she still got her happily every after with Audrey.
Sister Wives' Maddie Brown has no desire to be polygamous
As the children of the Brown family from Sister Wives grow up, come of age, and fall in love, it’s only natural that they go onto get engaged and tie the knot as well. To that end, Maddie Brown, daughter of Kody and Janelle Brown, was the first to do so. According to People, Maddie married her love, Caleb Brush, in June of 2016.
As the first Brown child to get married, it’s reasonable to suspect that Maddie might have felt more pressure to enter into a plural marriage than her siblings who wed after her — but that’s not what happened. In fact, it was Caleb who made their choice clear after they got engaged. “We are not living plural marriage,” he explained. “We support Maddie’s family with their choice of living plural marriage and they support us with our choice in just marrying each other.”
Additionally, in a 2015 special episode of Sister Wives (via Us Weekly) Maddie put it plainly when she said, “I’m not one to live plural marriage.” Nothing wrong with living your truth, Maddie!
Logan Brown from Sister Wives won't be practicing polygamy
While many of the Brown children continue to appear on Sister Wives as they get older, the oldest Brown sibling has stepped out of the public eye. Logan Brown, son of Kody and Janelle Brown, told People that he got engaged to Michelle Petty in 2017, but since then he’s retreated from the spotlight. Additionally, it seems that he also has no plans to enter into a plural marriage.
According to The Sun, both Logan and Michelle have kept their relationship private since their engagement. Additionally, CheatSheet reported that Logan has left the Mormon church and has no interest in polygamy. Whether or not the outlet is correct in its assertions, one thing’s for sure: Logan hasn’t appeared on episodes of Sister Wives for a long time. So it’s entirely likely that he refuses to live a polygamous lifestyle, and might even need some space from his large family.
Mykelti Brown Padron and Tony Padron from Sister Wives have no interest in polygamy
Mykelti Brown Padron, the daughter of Kody and Christine Brown, tied the knot with Tony Padron in December of 2016. And while there was plenty of family drama leading up to the wedding, fans of Sister Wives haven’t seen much of Tony on the show. The reason? Tony’s job in the banking industry may limit how much he can appear on Sister Wives, as noted by Kody. “I mean when you’re on a reality TV show, and you’re trying to work at a bank, it becomes extremely awkward,” he shared in an episode of Reality Life With Kate Casey. “They try to distance themselves so they can have their own private lives.”
Fan concern for Mykelti and Tony aside, plural marriage was never in the cards for the couple, as monogamy is what’s always felt right for Mykelti. “I’m not going to live polygamy,” she affirmed on a Sister Wives tell-all (via Us Weekly). “I don’t think that’s for me. I don’t think I could ever live up to what my parents have been able to do.”
Sister Wives' Paedon Brown doesn't think he could be polygamous
Though many of the older Brown children from Sister Wives have grown up and gotten married, at least one member of the family is focused on something else: his career, and protecting his country. According to his Instagram page, Paedon Brown, the son of Christine and Kody Brown, has joined the U.S. Army. He also doesn’t appear to have a serious relationship with anyone, at least publicly.
That said, if Paedon does find someone to marry, that will probably be the only person he chooses to wed. As Paedon told Sister Wives fans in a tell-all episode (per Us Weekly), the polygamous lifestyle isn’t for him. “I believe in the religion and I believe in the faith, but I see how my dad does it and he does it amazingly,” he explained. “He’s very strong and very powerful and I don’t think I could do that.”
Paedon might not ever enter into a polygamous relationship, but he does enter into drama with his family members; he and sister Mariah Brown had a public feud over politics in 2020 (via The Sun), and it doesn’t appear to have been resolved.
Garrison Brown from Sister Wives isn't a fan of polygamy
For as entertaining as Sister Wives can be, it also can get pretty complicated for members of the Brown family, as they air all of their dirty laundry on national television — and the Brown children really didn’t sign up for that. To that end, Garrison Brown, the son of Kody and Janelle Brown, has stepped back a bit from the family, the show, and even the faith.
According to his Instagram page, Garrison has not only started going by his first name, Robert, but he also appears to have joined a different church (via Reddit) than the one his parents belong to — one that strongly opposes polygamy. Additionally, Garrison told cameras during a tell-all special of Sister Wives that “one’s enough for me,” referring to the number of wives he wants (via Us Weekly).
Garrison, or Robert, has also joined the National Guard, and Kody says he’ll likely join the Army after college.
The younger Brown kids from Sister Wives probably won't choose polygamy either
While many of the younger Brown children on Sister Wives are far too young to even think about marriage, or whether or not they’ll practice polygamy, patriarch Kody Brown highly doubts that any of them will. In fact, in an interview on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast, Kody explained that he wouldn’t be surprised if none of his kids choose to be polygamous. “I really just don’t expect any of my children to be in plural marriage,” he confessed. “But I don’t know. That’s up to them to decide.” Kody added that both he and his wives felt called to the lifestyle.
Kody expressed the same sentiment during an episode of Sister Wives. “I don’t think any of my children are going to be polygamists,” he revealed.
Whatever the younger Brown children end up choosing later in their lives, the older bunch have all turned out to be monogamous — so Kody’s probably right in his assertions.
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