Interesting. Sister Wives star Kody Brown said he doesn’t really think his kids will be polygamous like their parents in a new podcast interview posted on February 5. “I really just don’t expect any of my children to be in plural marriage,” he revealed on “Reality Life with Kate Casey.” “But I don’t know. That’s up to them to decide.”
“I felt a definite calling to it,” Kody, 51, explained. “So did my wives.” But he added that they were in “a different place” than their kids and their children might just not have the same beliefs as their parents.
When fans first got to know Kody and Christine Brown‘s daughter Aspyn Brown’s now-husband, Mitch Thompson, they learned that he also came from a family that practiced polygamy. But the couple was not interested in living plural marriage themselves.
In a previous Sister Wives special, none of the Brown children seemed enthusiastic about pursuing their parents’ married lifestyle. “I don’t want to do plural marriage,” Aspyn said outright. “I kind of feel bad that none of us want to, but it was just not what we were meant to do I guess.”
Meri Brown‘s only daughter, Mariah Brown, had previously shown some interest in being in a polygamous marriage, but she backtracked during the special years later. “I think I’ve just grown a lot over the past few years and taken a step back and maybe thought more about what I want and how I want my life to turn out,” she said.
Mykelti Padron (née Brown), Christine and Kody’s other married daughter, was not into the idea, either. “I’m not going to live polygamy,” she admitted. “I don’t think that’s for me. I don’t think I could ever live up to what my parents have been able to do.” She is happily married to Tony Padron.
It might not come as a surprise to the Brown parents that their kids may not want to live the way they do, because the spouses have openly confessed in the past that it’s not always easy.
“Plural marriage is very, very vulnerable,” Kody said during his podcast appearance. “We’re making a great effort all the time to make sure all the wives feel safe.” Plus, fourth wife Robyn Brown admitted in a trailer for the current season of their TLC series that plural marriage can make someone “feel disenfranchised sometimes.”
At least the Browns are OK with their kids going off and doing their own thing.
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