December 01, 2019
In a rare photo, Kody Brown is seen on a dinner date with “Sister Wives” Christine Brown, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, and Robyn Brown.
The photo, shared on Christine Brown’s Instagram account, received more than 26,000 likes in just five days.
“We feel blessed to be able to embrace our plural family in public,” Brown captioned the photo. “So grateful for open mindedness.” The “Sister Wives” stars – Christine, Meri, Robyn and Janelle – were celebrating their plural marriage with Kody.
Kody Brown at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on September 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images
For fans, this photo seemed to confirm that all is well in the family, which is controversial for its polygamous arrangement.
It has been a while since Kody and his “wives” appeared in public together. Kody has been especially mum on social media, as reported by Pop Culture.
Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino April 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images
Janelle and Meri had also not shared photos of themselves with the other wives on their own Instagram accounts, as reported by InTouch Weekly.
The lives of the polygamist family are chronicled in the reality show, which follows Kody, his four wives, and their combined 18 children.
Meri and two other wives, Janelle and Christine, have worked for years with Kody to develop a cohesive, loving family. Their marriages to Kody produced 12 children.
Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images
The fourth wife, Robyn, came a little later. When she married Kody, she already has three children which were immediately added to the family.
Robyn and her children’s arrival triggered insecurities and uncertainties among the three other wives and their children.
The tension was previously apparent in the family, particularly between Meri and Kody.
Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, and Christine Brown at the New Tropicana Las Vegas April 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images
Meri shared quotes about “selfish women” on social media. But Kody reportedly made a clapback.
Meri posted two short quotes on her Instagram story at different times. The first one is by Selene Kinder, the founder of “Empowering Women Now,” which reads:
"I wish more women realized that helping another woman win, cheering her on, praying for her, or sharing a resource with her, does NOT take away from the blessings coming to them. In fact, the more you give, the more you receive. Empowering women doesn't come from selfishness but rather from selflessness.”
The second is from Dr. Phil McGraw, which reads that “not one bit of my self-esteem is tied up in your acceptance.”
A few days later, the family’s patriarch tweeted: “Bitterness is the undoing of creativity. Thus, a poet allows his blood to sweeten with pain. May all pain sweeten your blood so you will access Source Energy and find Peace.