Kody and Robyn Brown Relationship Timeline: How chance encounter for ‘Sister Wives' stars led to love at first sight
For the longest time fans of TLC's hit show 'Sister Wives' were convinced that Kody Brown's favorite wife is Robyn Brown. The fourth and the last wife of the Brown family patriarch has shared a very special relationship with her husband. Considering, he divorced his first wife Meri Brown, just to marry Robyn, should explain how much she means to Kody. Just like as one would imagine, Kody and Robyn's love story seems like it's straight out of a fairytale. Although Kody already had three wives, he still couldn't stop pursuing Robyn. If you're curious to know more about how the couple met, and fell in love, then read on.
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How did Kody and Robyn Brown meet?
When Robyn first met Kody, she was going through a very tough time in her life. She had just got out of a very bad marriage with her first husband, David Preston Jessop. The couple were married from 1999- 2007, and have three children together. After she was finally done divorcing him, the reality star decided to visit Lehi, Utah, to visit a cousin. By then she had written off love and romance, and was just focused on healing. In her tell-all book 'Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage', she wrote, "I didn't need the complications of dating in my life. I knew that since I was a mother of three, my dates would be more like job interviews than romantic encounters."
But then the universe had other plans for her. While in Utah, she was attending a Church service, and that's when she first laid her eyes on Kody. She revealed in her book that she was instantly drawn to him. "While we were seated in the service, a man sitting in front of me with shaggy blonde hair caught my eye. The first thing I noticed about him was his eyes, which were ringed with laugh lines." She added, "There was something peaceful and comforting about the way he conducted himself." We have all heard of that electric feeling one feels when they meet someone special, well Robyn experienced it when she saw Kody for the first time. "All of a sudden he looked up and our eyes met. I'm not exaggerating when I say I felt as though I'd been shot through with a bolt of lightning."
As it turns out, Robyn wasn't the only one who felt that special connection when she saw Kody. In the book, even Kody admitted to feeling drawn to her for some inexplicable reason. A month later, at a Church dance, Kody asked Robyn to dance with him. When the couple hit the dance floor, saying that there were sparks flying everywhere would be a gross understatement. "The minute Robyn and I hit the dance floor, I became transfixed by her spirit. I couldn’t deny the spark I felt—not the kind of spark you feel in your loins, but something deep and transcendent. I guess you could call it love at first sight," recollected Kody in the book. Robyn continued to fall for him.
Meri Brown encourages Kody to pursue Robyn
Kody and Robyn's connection didn't go unnoticed by his first wife- Meri Brown. Meri too sensed that her husband and Robyn shared something special, and reportedly encouraged him to pursue a relationship with her. "Meri instantly sensed that there was something special about Robyn," said Kody in his book. "When Meri and I got home that night, we stayed up for two more hours talking about Robyn." Kody added that Meri was excited about the prospect of having Robyn as both a friend and as a sister wife. With Merl's encouragement, Kody began pursuing Robyn.
Kody divorces Meri to marry Robyn
Although Kody already had three wives by the time he met Robyn, he was legally married only to his first wife Merl. His marriages to Janelle and Christine were "spiritual". But Robyn wasn't ready to simply become another sister wife, as she already had three children to look after, and wanted them to have a father. So, for the sake of Robyn's three kids, Kody divorced Meri in 2014, and legally married Robyn, just so he could adopt the three children. This caused a lot of pain and hurt to Meri. "If ever I'm having an emotional moment about maybe what I lost, you know, I just think, 'it's not about me, it's about the kids,' and that's what makes me happy," she shared in the book.
After finally getting married to Kody, things didn't get any easier for Robyn, as she had a tough time adjusting to her new role as a sister wife. Considering her fellow sister wives always felt that she was Kody's favorite wife, things didn't get any easier for her. But over the years due to her undying love for Kody and their family, she faced all the challenges head-on with hopes of staying happily married to Kody.
'Sister Wives' Season 15 premieres on Sunday, February 14, at 10/9c on TLC.