After a lot dialogue about how the Browns would rejoice the vacation amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kody, 52, in the end spent the day with Meri Brown, Robyn Brown and their children. Christine, 49, and Janelle, 52, each selected to as a substitute journey to Utah to see their children.
“COVID has been such a pressure on the household, and all people right here at this desk has been very easy on me about my guidelines for COVID,” the Sister Wives patriarch mentioned in a confessional interview through the Sunday, January 9, episode of the TLC sequence. “The distinction has been a type of issues that has actually simply made me conscious of those that are loyal to me and people who aren't.”
The Utah native didn’t point out any of his wives by title, however his clashes with Janelle and Christine over his coronavirus restrictions have been documented all through season 16, which premiered in November 2021.
“It’s as a lot respect as it's loyalty, I suppose,” Kody continued throughout Sunday’s episode. “How you like a person is to respect him. And so I’m sitting right here simply appreciating the place I’m at and who’s with me.”
Janelle, for her half, wasn’t bothered by the implication that she’d someway betrayed her husband by visiting her household.
“There’s all this dialogue about loyalty and respect, and I believed in marriage that was mutual,” she defined. “I believed you had been supposed to present it each methods, not simply that every one the respect and all of the loyalty flows to at least one individual.”
The Turning into Sister Wives coauthor went on to say that her resolution to go to Utah for Thanksgiving wasn’t as a result of she didn’t wish to spend time with the opposite sister wives. As an alternative, she felt like nothing she did would fulfill Kody’s quarantine necessities.
“This isn’t me selecting to not be with Kody, Meri, Robyn and Robyn’s children,” Janelle mentioned throughout a confessional interview. “We won't ever be compliant sufficient for his or her guidelines.”
In the meantime, Christine, who announced her split from Kody in November 2021, mentioned having a smaller Thanksgiving was “pretty.” She spent the vacation together with her and Kody’s eldest daughter, Aspyn, and her husband, Mitch Thompson.
“It was cozy and no drama,” mentioned throughout Sunday’s episode. “It was actually, actually nice.”
Pressure between Kody and Christine has been a focal point of season 16, which started filming in 2020. Throughout a current episode, Christine admitted that she favored having a while to herself when Kody was away along with his different wives.
“I do like my independence. I actually do,” she said during the January 2 episode of the present. “When Kody’s round, it’s advantageous. We do generally tend to have extra enjoyable when he’s not there although.”
Sister Wives airs on TLC Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.