Kody Brown isn't afraid of his critics. In fact, the Las Vegas-based Sister Wives star wouldn't dream of living a monogamous lifestyle. After all, polygamy, Brown says, makes him a better man. "We have chosen to live in a plural family for many reasons, above all we have a testimony that this is what God wants us to do, and that it will make us better people," Brown wrote in a 2011 post on his family's website. "We value family above all else."
For Brown, every decision he makes is made for the betterment of his family. Including his recent decision to divorce from his first wife, Meri, in order to legally marry the youngest of his four wives, Robyn. And naysayers be damned, the TLC patriarch says. "Each one of my wives is a strong and independent woman, and essentially could have a good relationship with the man of their choice," Brown told the Today show in 2013. "They just are in this relationship with me. And we have chosen to be a family out of love, out of devotion, out of faith."
While Brown is involved in a union with "sister wives" Meri, Robyn, Christine and Janelle, and helps parent their 17 children, he can legally only be married to one of the women. The family explained in a statement that they've decided to "legally restructure" their brood — and TMZ claims he took action in order to serve as the legal guardian of Robyn's children from a previous relationship, Dayton, Aurora, and Breanna.
"The one thing I've found in this family, is that each mother has been able to crisscross to another mother's child, and be the one to reach that child," Brown has said. "It seems like we're meeting the needs of our children better than if we were monogamous."
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