“I do miss Kody. We’re absolute best pals. We now have a variety of conversations,” Janelle, 54, advised the cameras in the course of the Sunday, September 24, episode of the TLC collection. “I miss him in my mattress. I miss him in my home. I miss him.”
Janelle doubled down on her feedback, telling Kody, 54, immediately, “I miss you honey. I simply don’t know how you can repair this. You and I tend to be, like, you come again and neglect all of the laborious stuff. I would like one thing completely different this time.”
Kody, in the meantime, claimed throughout a confessional that Janelle is “not in love” with him, however somewhat lusts over his physique. “I believe she thinks I’m scorching. I’ve obtained good pecks and an excellent six pack abs, however that’s all she’s all in favour of,” he alleged.
Janelle denied his claims, telling the cameras, “I’m like, whoa buddy, you’re method lacking the boat right here. There’s far more to a wedding than simply bodily attraction, and I really feel like we’re in huge hazard right here.”
Earlier this season, Kody and Janelle feuded over the therapy of their sons Garrison, 25, and Gabriel, 21. Kody’s lingering drawback with the boys allegedly not respecting his COVID guidelines resulted right into a blowout argument between the couple, and they ended up spending the 2022 holidays aside.
Janelle — who additionally shares Logan, 29, Madison, 27, Hunter, 26, and Savanah, 18, with Kody — introduced in December 2022 that she and Kody had been “separated” for some time.
“I’m not being handled the way in which I need to be handled right here,” Janelle mentioned throughout Sunday’s episode, referring to Kody’s selection to remain away after their December argument.
All through the episode, which filmed within the new 12 months, Janelle and Kody tried as soon as once more to make amends and transfer previous their issues. Though Janelle admitted their second chat “went higher than I assumed,” she revealed she needed to remain “separated” some time longer.
“Nicely, it went higher than Janelle anticipated. I type of thought we’d reconcile proper right here,” Kody mentioned throughout a confessional. “She’s like, ‘No, I’m having fun with my independence, this freedom, an excessive amount of, so I need to keep separated.’ Extra in my thoughts it went effectively as a result of I’m deeply dedicated to by no means triggering once more. Or turning into indignant.”
Janelle, for her half, advised the cameras that her independence wasn’t behind her option to reside other than Kody. It was his therapy of their children — having ghosted their youngest daughter, Savanah, since early December — that brought on her determination.
“I don’t want lots from him,” she mentioned. “However when it comes all the way down to [the fact that] he hastily doesn’t need to be a father to my children as a result of they disagree with him … That kind of modifications the fee profit equation for me on this marriage.”
Sister Wives airs on TLC Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.