sister wives star kody brownThe drive to create a large family with many wives was unlike anything TLC viewers had previously seen in the series’ 2010 debut. It seemed committed to a doctrine that seemed logistically impossible for everyone involved to be happy. Fast forward 12 years, and no one in the Brown family, including Kody, seems satisfied. However, Kody admitted to a fear that seems to drive him to continue with the series, even with three broken marriages in his wake.
Season 17 pulled back the curtain on the many cracks in the Brown family
Throughout season 17 of sister wives, Kody failed in what appeared to be three of her four marriages. In previous seasons, he seemed like he wanted to do whatever he could to keep Meri, Janelle, Robyn, and christina brown glad. Currently, most of his wives were left alone, while Kody stayed close to the only woman who fit his desire for patriarchy, robin brown.
When Christine decided to leave the family in November 2021, the clan was in crisis. As filming continued, the camera captured Kody’s erratic behavior. Viewers were shocked by the mistreatment of his third wife as she calmly planned her exit.
Kody subsequently rejected Janelle’s reconnection attempts. He also confessed in a sit-in that he wouldn’t mind if his first wife, Meri, left and married someone else. Both women have since announced their separation from the Brown patriarch.
However, there seemed to be one thing fans couldn’t quite put their finger on all season long. Why keep filming when the family fell apart? The answer seemed to reveal itself during the first part of the sister wives say it all when Kody declared her biggest fear.
Kody’s biggest fear has to do with money.
Sitting down with reveal host Sukanya Krishnan, Kody opened up about his relationships with Christine and Meri in the first part of the three-part season finale. He inadvertently also revealed the reason why the family is still filming even though the show’s content no longer fits its theme.
As Kody talked about her feelings about Christine leaving, many other unresolved issues came up. He admitted that his refusal to believe that she had failed in the relationship was one of the reasons he was so adamant that he didn’t want her to leave her.
That’s when Kody shared a bombshell: poverty is the only thing that scares him.
While the reveal didn’t explore the topic further, viewers were left scratching their heads at his statement. It seemed so off topic that they figured Kody had inadvertently spilled the beans about why the family continues to film even though they’re fractured.
‘Sister Wives’ fans were stunned by her admission.
Fans zeroed in on Kody’s statement about money in a Reddit mail. They deduced that money is the reason the family continues to film even though there are no sister wives anymore.
“’Nothing scares me except poverty.’ We know Kody. We know,” wrote one viewer.
“I really loved it when he told Christine that he was afraid she was going to marry someone else in Utah and get greedy and take all his money. Brother, what money? wrote a second fan.
“That’s the only thing he’s afraid of… not losing his family. Then go bankrupt. Such a disgusting moment,” stated a third Reddit user.
“Appropriate punishment as he fears NOTHING except poverty,” noted a fourth bystander.
The second installment of sister wives Tell-all airs Sunday, January 1, 2023, starting at 10pm EST on TLC.