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'Sister Wives' Season 17 Full Cast List: Meet the polygamist Brown family on TLC's hit show

The Brown family is one member short as Christine announced her divorce from 'Sister Wives' star Kody Brown
'Sister Wives' stars Christine, Janelle, Kody, Robyn, and Meri Brown (TLC)
'Sister Wives' stars Christine, Janelle, Kody, Robyn, and Meri Brown (TLC)

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: The bubbling tension between 'Sister Wives' is at an all-time high as Christine Brown announced her decision to leave Kody Brown. The upcoming season 17 features Kody's "spiritual wife" of 25 years walking out on him after realizing that her husband didn't care about his other wives besides his last wife Robyn Brown.

Will Christine's bold decision to walk out on Kody inspire the other wives, Meri and Janelle Brown to dump Kody as well? Only time will tell, but in the meanwhile, you can read up about all the Brown family members who will be appearing on 'Sister Wives' Season 17.


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Kody Brown

Kody Brown is the patriarch of the Brown family. Kody was first married to Meri, and later spiritually married Janelle, and Christine. He later divorced Meri to marry his fourth wife Robyn, in order to adopt her three children from a previous marriage. 

According to Radar Online, Kody filed for bankruptcy in 2005. Taking care of such a huge family is no mean feat. He even had to slash the selling price of their Las Vegas home by $25,000 due to their money troubles. Kody and his family have dabbled in business in the past and tried launching a jewelry line, which has not gone very well. Kody was raised in a Mormon household. Growing up, he recalls that his parents struggled with the Mormon faith and plural marriage. Interestingly, Kody's father was also a polygamist as well and had three wives, although he didn't become a polygamist until much later in life. Kody has a total of nine siblings himself. 

The Browns had to flee police after they began looking into the family. The police were looking into their life of polygamy and possibly if there was a case for bigamy. It seems their hypervisibility due to their show may have backfired on them

Kody Brown from 'Sister Wives' (Instagram - @kodywinnbrown)
Kody Brown from 'Sister Wives' (Instagram - @kodywinnbrown)

Meri Brown

Meri, the first wife of Kody Brown, has been married to the man for 24 years, since April of 1990. They were legally divorced in 2014 so that Kody could marry Robyn (his fourth wife) and adopt her three children, but still live together. On February 4, 2022, Meri revealed on an Instagram post that she is estranged from Kody. The two share one child, Mariah Brown. 

Meri Brown on 'Sister Wives' (TLC)
Meri Brown on 'Sister Wives' (TLC)

Janelle Brown

Janelle, Kody's second wife via spiritual marriage, has been married to the man since June of 1993, via a spiritual marriage. They have six children together, namely, Logan, Madison, Hunter, Garrison  Gabriel, and, Savannah Brown. It seems like Janelle is thinking of leaving Kody too, after seeing how freeing the divorce has been on Christine Brown, who is also one of her closest friends.

Janelle Brown from 'Sister Wives' (TLC)
Janelle Brown from 'Sister Wives' (TLC)

Christine Brown

Christine, Kody's third wife, used to be married to him, although only spiritually. She announced her divorce in November of 2021, and the two decided to split ways after over 25 years together. They have six children together, namely, Aspyn, Mykelti, Paedon, Gwendlyn, Ysabel, and Truely. The upcoming season 17 will focus on Christine leaving Kody and the repercussions of her action on the Brown family.

Christine Brown from 'Sister Wives' (TLC)
Christine Brown from 'Sister Wives' (TLC)

Robyn Brown

Robyn often dubbed as Kody's favorite wife, is his second legal wife and fourth sister wife. The couple have been married since December of 2014. The couple share one child together, named David. She also has children, Dayton, Aurora, and Breanna from a previous relationship. Robyn is an actress by profession, and is known for her roles in 'Just Shoot Me!', 'Sister Wives', and 'WGN Morning News'. 

Robyn Brown on 'Sister Wives' (TLC)
Robyn Brown on 'Sister Wives' (TLC)

Season 17 of 'Sister Wives' is all set to premiere on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 10/9c on TLC.