Since Sister Wives premiered on TLC in 2010, it's been one of the network's most controversial shows. The series, which follows a Polygamist family, the Browns, has been in the middle of many hot topic debates by people who wonder if what they're doing should even be allowed. But fans of the show mostly just watch for all the drama — and there's a lot of it. But how real are all the tears, theatrics, and catfishing? Is the show fake? Typical of most reality shows, Sister Wives has its fair share of scripted moments. Watch our video above to see a few examples of producer-manipulated drama.

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Although producers like to embellish moments to play up storylines, most of the biggest controversies surrounding the Browns are completely true. For example, all the drama surrounding Meri Brown and her decision to possibly leave the polygamist lifestyle are all real. In fact, according to Robyn Brown’s former close friend, Kendra Pollard-Parra, it appears the relationship between the sister wives and Kody Brown is worse than ever. "Kody thinks of Janelle as more of a friend — she's his buddy," Kendra told In Touch Weekly. "Christine is just a brat and a problem to him. And Meri, Kody can't stand her."

Kendra even confirmed that Kody is already on the prowl for wife No. 5. "The first time he met me he said, 'You're so pretty. I'm looking for another wife!'," Kendra said. "Robyn was laughing, but I was like, 'Eww!' […] He'll most likely drop one of the other wives. Kody's main goal is to keep the series going and to make money. He's a snake."

Now that Sister Wives has been renewed for another season, who knows what will unfold within the complicated spectacle of the Browns and their relationship woes. And yes, we'll be tuning in.