ROBYN Brown has blamed herself for the family’s problematic last decade, as she broke down in tears about the Sister Wives’ move from Utah.
The TLC star expressed concern that the Brown family’s string of troubles was caused by her late addition.
Robyn broke down in tears as she blamed herself for the family issuesCredit: TLC
The mother of five sat with her husband Kody Brown and his three other wives Meri, Janelle, and Christine.
The polygamists discussed changes in the “family dynamic” since their move from Utah in 2011.
While at dinner, Janelle, 51, offered her opinion on the familial issues that have surfaced of late.
Janelle believed their problems began after they moved from UtahCredit: TLC
Robyn thought everyone found her to be the instigatorCredit: TLC
She was inconsolable at the tableCredit: TLC
“I realized I think our family started feeling different the minute we moved to Vegas and we were more separated,” she admitted.
Robyn then cut in: “Okay so can I address the pink elephant I think that’s in the room. Are you guys trying to say that it’s because of me coming into the family?” she asked.
Janelle denied her sister wife’s worry, as she repeatedly replied: “No, no, no, no,” and Christine, 48, jumped in to add: “I’m sorry if you think that’s the pink elephant in the room right now.”
“No Robyn no,” Janelle continued, but their denial was not enough to appease the upset wife.
Janelle rushed to apologizeCredit: TLC
Robyn felt responsible for the family divideCredit: TLC
She reminisced on the tough times over the past decadeCredit: TLC
“I think it’s Vegas where it happened,” Christine attempted, but Robyn was already in tears before she could stop her.
“That was not my intention for this conversation,” Janelle urged, then crossed the table to comfort her family member.
After a series of throwback videos from Robyn’s entrance into the polyamorous union, the reality star opened up about her place among the other wives.
“When I came into the family, there was a lot of things that happened all at once,” she explained.
Kody married his fourth wife in 2010Credit: TLC
Afterward the family faced a backlash from the public and policeCredit: TLC
“I never know if it was these other things that were going on or if it was me.”
Kody Brown and his four wives moved from Utah in 2011 in order to escape the state’s strict anti-polygamy laws.
The family landed in Las Vegas, which some of the wives attribute to causing a strain in their marriage.
Each wife lived in their own home in Nevada, adding a sense of divide in their cohesive unit.
They were forced to move to Las VegasCredit: Kobal Collection – Rex Features
The wives no longer lived under one roofCredit: Instagram
Now the group has relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona after Robyn told In Touch Weekly that“Vegas changed a lot over the last few years. So we started worrying a lot more about what the kids are getting exposed to.”
The family also spoke to People about the decision, adding: “We are looking forward to cooler temperatures, the mountain air, scenic views, and the slower lifestyle of Flagstaff.”
Kody, 52, felt as if his household was “living as exiles in Las Vegas,” but their move to Arizona has also not proven easy.
With a series of financial issues regarding their residences, and neighbors calling cops on the polygamists due to their uncommon beliefs, it is unsure if they will last in the new state for long.
Kody spent most of the pandemic with RobynCredit: TLC
His other marriages are strainedCredit: Instagram
Janelle recently broke down in tears as well, after learning that Kody would only be visiting her once a week during the pandemic.
The father of 18 spent a majority of his time with his “favorite wife” Robyn while in quarantine.
Tensions have also run high with the TV personality’s first wife, Meri, who told People: “We are in a place where we’re just figuring out where we are and, you know, what is happening.”
Her uneasiness comes from months of rumors that their marriage is on its last leg and they are headed for a “split.”