So, Sister Wives. For those of you that haven’t about this, Sister Wives is an unscripted television series that started with following the lives of advertising salesman Kody Brown (43), his wives Meri (39), Janelle (40), and Christine (37), and their thirteen children among them.
To explain a bit more, read this summary from Wikipedia:
“In the first season the show also televised Brown’s courting and eventual marriage to a fourth wife, Robyn Sullivan, 31, who herself has three children. The only legal marriage is between Kody and his first wife, Meri, while the others’ marriages are considered spiritual unions. Kody and Meri have a 17-year-old daughter named Mariah. Kody and Janelle have six children: daughters Madison (16) and Savanah (7) and sons Logan (17), Hunter (15), Garrison (13), and Gabriel (10). Kody and Christine have six children: daughters Aspyn (16), Mykelti (15), Gwendlyn (10), Ysabel (8), and Truely (1) and son Paedon (13). Robyn had three children from her first marriage, which was monogamous: Dayton (12), Aurora (10) and Breanna (8). Meri, Christine and Robyn were all raised in polygamist families, but Janelle was not. On October 26, 2011, Kody and Robyn Brown welcomed their first child together, son Solomon Brown. The Browns are a fundamentalist Mormon family belonging to the Apostolic United Brethren Church. The title of the series, “Sister Wives”, refers to a concept prevalent in polygamist Mormonism that the wives in a plural marriage not only marry the husband, but are eternally united to each other. For years prior to the series, the family kept their polygamist lifestyle what they called a “quasi-secret”.”
At first, I wasn’t sure of what to think of this. I hadn’t seen any of the episodes, I only heard about this show and this family and this lifestyle on talk shows and online, on some interviews and news reports about them. I don’t want to judge anyone, who am I to judge but, I wasn’t sure what to think.
So, when TLC premiered in Portugal their show, I was curious. And I gotta say that I’ve seen all two seasons. And I kinda want to see a third. I don’t understand the lifestyle. I really don’t. Just to think that they share a husband, and his time, it’s such a strange concept to me that it’s unimaginable. But I understand their beliefs in what comes to the family. The kids seem to be raised well, and after all, that’s what’s important!
They’ve been suffering a lot due to the legal issue that this lifestyle brings. I think no one should judge them and I mean, if it’s good for them, and if it works for them, I believe they should be allowed to do it.