Throughout the Sunday, August 27, episode of Sister Wives, Robyn, 44, was left disheartened after unsuccessfully making an attempt to arrange a Zoom name with Christine Brown and Janelle Brown‘s kids to arrange a vacation reward change between the siblings.
“I used to be pushing for the video chat for the sake of the children,” Robyn stated in a confessional, claiming that she confronted “all this pushback” and felt like giving up. “I simply lastly went, ‘Why am I making an attempt right here?’ … Right here it’s, simply one other reaffirmation of all of the messages that we’re getting that we’re the outsiders and we’re on the opposite aspect [of the family].”
Christine, 51, informed the cameras that the state of affairs was “blown out of proportion” and introduced up “all these harm emotions” from the previous a number of years. Janelle, 54, in the meantime, declared her youngsters weren’t “against” the video name however lead busy lives.
“All people was making an attempt to deflect, but it surely simply saved spiraling,” Janelle added.
Kody, 54, chimed in together with his personal perspective on the drama, asserting that he didn’t wish to “decide sides come what may.” Robyn, for her half, was almost moved to tears as she mirrored on the “horrible day.”
“It’s simply one other instance of them not desirous to be a household with us,” she claimed. “It’s been like this from the start. By the point the entire thing was over with, my older youngsters … didn’t really feel comfy being concerned within the reward change anymore.”
Robyn was already the mom of son Dayton and daughters Breanna and Aurora when she started her romance with Kody in 2010. 4 years later, Kody ended his authorized union with Meri Brown with a purpose to lawfully wed Robyn and undertake her youngsters. He and Robyn later welcomed son Solomon and daughter Ariella.
Kody remained in a non secular relationship with Meri, 52, till the pair confirmed earlier this yr that they formally referred to as it quits. Christine and Janelle beforehand introduced their splits from Kody in November 2021 and December 2022, respectively.
The reward change debacle was “heartbreaking” for Robyn and her youngsters, however she stated by means of tears that they “refuse to be” on the outskirts of the plural brood.
Kody’s now-exes — and even a few of his youngsters — have been vocal through the years about how the dynamic shifted when Robyn joined the household. Whereas Janelle hinted on Sunday’s episode that “perhaps there have been at all times cracks” between the wives, Robyn claimed she wasn’t handled pretty on the outset of her relationship with Kody.
“There have been some people who have been prepared to make the changes and have been welcoming, after which there was quite a bit that weren’t,” she alleged.
Kody went on to say that “the one individuals who welcomed [Robyn] warmly” at first have been him and Meri. “The massive shakeup wasn’t brought on by Robyn,” he continued. “It was brought on by the fallout of going public. That call was made by our household earlier than we met Robyn.”
Sister Wives — which reached a decade-highest season return in scores on August 20 — airs on TLC Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.