In 2011, the Sister Wives Blog started out as a place to talk about the TLC reality show "Sister Wives", Kody Brown and his wives Christine, Robyn, Meri and Janelle. Today we not only discuss the show, we discuss Polygamy in our society, and the public perceptions of the Mormon Religion. We discuss "Polygamy USA" and will be covering "My 5 Wives."
This blog is geared towards the adult reader, so please, no one under the age of 18 years. Thank you!
‘Sister Wives’ - Is Doing The Show Worth The Risk?
Now the title is even irking me. They are so protected, it’s not even funny. This was shown right before Season 2 started in March.
As USUAL, as IF we DON’T know, we have to go through the mantra.. …I’m Meri, the first wife, one child, on down the Brown twisted line. Why must they do that EVERY time? Doesn’t EVERYONE know them by now? It’s like singing “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
Sometimes, as at Oprah, Janelle looked great. On these, she looks strained and tired. Christine however looks very nice. She is very pretty with makeup on. Meri needs to learn to blend, honey, blend that makeup from the face to the neck. She’s not looking happy. I’ve noticed it many times on the show. Am I the only one that sees this? Robyn looks like she has false teeth sometimes to me. Watch her; she’s looking kooky on here. I know they have to wear the “underwears”, but must they always have to have two layers on? I have lots of pretty long sleeved shirts, don’t they?
“When you were approached to do the reality show, was it something you said yes to right away, or was there a meeting?” They are asked
Everybody was different, Kody responds. Janelle explains they really had a lot of discussion in the family, including the children. Didn’t Anonymous teach us they were “chosen” to be the face of Polygamy? Meri explains the benefits outweighed the risks. Sadly, it doesn’t show on your face, Mer.
Look at all their faces when the moderator asks- about being basically the public face of polygamy, “Your kinda the faces of it now?”
Hmmhmmm say Kody with a weird face.
Christine elaborates how they just wanted to be real, how it really is. To show AMERICA THE TRUTH.
A little background on Christine’s truth. Christine is the true blue, need deep in the AUB polygamy aspect from every area in her life. Christine’s grandfather, AUB leader Rulon Allred, was shot at the command of her mother’s uncle, rival leader Ervil Lebaron. That’s happy polygamy life for you. Rulon’s family was awarded $52 million dollars in the largest wrongful death suit ever in Utah. Cha-Ching! I don't think they ever received it, not sure. Wonder how that played in her parents dynamics? “Your uncle killed my grandpa!!” How awful of a life is their “truth”. Christine’s family comes from Short Creek, where there is so much intermarriage, according to Wikipedia they have “the world's highest incidence of fumarase deficiency, an extremely rare genetic condition which causes severe mental retardation. Geneticists attribute this to the prevalence of cousin marriages between descendants of two of the town's founders, Joseph Smith Jessop and John Y. Barlow; at least half the double community's roughly 8,000 inhabitants are descended from one or both. Christine seems so nice, but sadly, I believe she whole heartedly believes in her faith.
It’s scarier than even my crooked tree with drunken Uncle Ed. Not to get on a rant - BUT - Might I mention that Christine’s grandfather is also a second cousin to Meri, grandfather to Robyn’s first husband, great grandpa to the Jessop kids, a second cousin and great grandson in law to Kody. Whew! In simple terms, they are all related to Christine’s grandfather, and therefore they were ALL related before any marriages, however distantly, with the exception of Janelle. Oh, and Kody’s grandmother was an Allred. Now I’ll shut up, so I can post my BIG genealogy pile in another post! But this was so dull I had to spice it up!
Back to the Video? TRUTH? TELL US, did you run from the law, or did you not? Were those tears from the kids real or not? You guys knew Robyn, they didn't just "meet" her. Her ex had to let the kids on TV. I’ll give Christine and Janelle this, they are the best speakers. And, you can’t blame Christine for believing in the only thing she knows.
As they stumble on, they explain that they were committed to the show before Robyn came along, and Robyn wasn’t fond of the idea when she met them. YEAH RIGHT. She heard, CHA CHING!!! She’s already a show hog, Twitter hog, etc.! Watch Janelle’s and Meri’s face as Robyn explains how she fell in love with the family before she fell in love with Kody, or how her kids fit in like a glove. STONE FACED!HAHAHAHA