- Kody Brown said on “Sister Wives” that he didn’t want to help his wife Janelle build a house.
- “If you don’t respect me, don’t bother with love,” Kody said.
- Janelle said Kody took charge of her relationship issues, which she called “astounding”.
Tensions ran high between Kody Brown and his second wife Janelle Brown on Sunday’s episode of ‘Sister Wives’ because Kody refused to ‘break my back’ for a woman he said didn’t ‘respect’ him. .
As documented in season 17, Janelle left her home in Flagstaff, Arizona in an RV on the Brown family’s Coyote Pass property with her 17-year-old daughter Savanah Brown. She hoped the rest of the family would start building houses there as they would. originally planned to do.
But living in the RV was harder than she expected, so Janelle changed her plans and told Kody she now wanted to rent a house to live in until her house was built. .
The couple argued several times throughout the episode because Kody wanted Janelle to buy his ex Christine’s house (which was on the market at the time) so they could rent it out. coming. Janelle resisted because she said she couldn’t pay the mortgage on both houses. She thought she could get her home in Coyote Pass built in a year.
In a solo interview, Janelle said the only reason Kody wanted to buy Christine’s house was because he wanted to keep her in the family, instead of thinking about her needs. She said she would feel “stuck” there and that she wasn’t going to let Kody “force” her to do what he wanted to do.
In a scene late in Sunday’s episode, Kody visited Janelle’s RV to tell her that her plans to build the house needed to be delayed while they built a subdivision on the property.
Janelle told the cameras that Kody had a “difficult summer” (presumably because Christine had moved out) and was now making construction issues on Coyote Pass “my whole problem” and blaming her for “bothering him”. She called Kody’s behavior “amazing.”
Kody told cameras in an interview that he was resisting the idea of Janelle because he felt “disrespected” by her during the COVID-19 pandemic. As viewers saw in season 16, Janelle traveled during the pandemic and even told Kody that he tried to make her feel bad about visiting her kids.
“I’m not going to break my back to work for you if you don’t respect me, I’m just not. And Janelle needs someone who will break their back to complete this project and this n ain’t me right now.” Kody said in his interview.
“Men don’t feel love from women who don’t respect them. I feel like Janelle has a hard time respecting me or showing me respect,” he added. “If you don’t respect me, don’t bother with love.”
New episodes of “Sister Wives” air Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.