Some shocking revelations about the family’s financial situation have come to light in sister wives Season 17. Some sister wives fans believe Kody Brown is financially abusing his “spiritual” wives, Meri Brown and Janelle Brown, for the benefit of his fourth wife, Robyn Brown. Here are four instances that support his claims.
Meri and Janelle paid off Robyn’s $32,000 debt
In the sister wives Season 4 premiere, Robyn just married Kody and brought a huge amount of credit card debt to the family. As the family prepares to leave Utah for Las Vegas to flee the ongoing investigation against Kody, they fear that Robyn’s debt could prevent them from getting approval for their homes there.
According to starcasmIn 2007, Robyn took on the debt from her first marriage to David Jessop during their divorce. The outlet revealed that the debt was more than $32,000 from stores such as Victoria’s Secret, Target and Sears. And with the help of family money, Made up mostly of Janelle and Meri’s income, since they were the main breadwinners for the family, they paid off Robyn’s debt.
Meri and Janelle’s money paid for Robyn and Kody’s $900,000 house
sister wives Season 17 revealed that Janelle and Meri gave the winnings from their Las Vegas homes to Robyn for her to buy the $900,000 house in Flagstaffwhich he currently shares with Kody and their five children.
Janelle said the family’s financial decisions put her in a “stupid position” with no assets to her name. “I gave half the proceeds from my house in Las Vegas to Robyn.” Based on the sale price of Janelle’s Las Vegas home, she gave Robyn $300,000 for her home.
In the episode of November 27, sister wives, Meri revealed that she also gave Robyn money for her house. “When I sold my house in Las Vegas, I gave the money I made from that house to Robyn so she could buy his house here in Flagstaff,” Ella Meri said.
Kody does not have working marriages with Janelle and Meri, but hopes they will pay off the Coyote Pass property.
What Kody and Janelle’s marriage continues to fall apart, Janelle wants the family to prioritize paying for the family’s Coyote Pass land so they can start building their home. Kody is frustrated with Janelle’s plans to live in a fifth-wheel trailer while she saves up to pay for property and build on her parcel of land.
For over a decade, Kody and Meri’s marriage has slowly dwindled to nothing more than friendship. Despite this, he is hopeful that Meri, who owns a successful bed and breakfast in utahhe will invest his hard-earned money to pay for the family property.
He said in the recent episode that he hopes Meri will be the next to build at Coyote Pass. “I want that,” she tells herself to the cameras. “So she’s going to partner with us in what we want to accomplish here, especially in making it count,” she concludes.
Robyn never had a job, but has consistently taken care of children.
In addition to his now defunct jewelry business, my sister wife’s closet, Robyn has never contributed financially to the family. Despite this, she Robyn has always managed to take care of children since she joined the family, since babysitters to live-in babysitters.
Janelle revealed in the latest episode, “I’m the one who gives the taxes to the accountant. I see how the money from the family account was scattered.” She said “there was enough money out of debt and our daily expenses that was spent on other things” that could have been used to pay for the family property.
Although Robyn never contributed to the family account, she said: “You know, we’ve always worked together to take care of the whole family. We work together to buy Christine her house. We work together to take care of the children.”
These many cases prove that Kody and Robyn financially abused Janelle and Meri and emptied their bank accounts for their own gain. So even though they are not married to Kody, he still uses the income from the wives to finance her lifestyle with Robyn and her five children.
New episodes of Sister Wives season 17 air on Sundays at 10 pm ET on TLC.