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10+ Behind-The-Scenes Secrets About 'Sister Wives' That Made Us Uncomfortable

Yes, folks, it seems that not all is laid out on the table when it comes to the show Sister Wives.

There are some secrets behind-the-scenes that you may not know.

1. Kody and Meri out of the tree, D-I-V-O-R-C-E.


Yes, it seems that Kody divorced his first wife of 20 years in 2015, so he could marry his fourth wife Robyn.

But why though? Isn't the first wife supposed to be the priority?

Kody and Meri out of the tree, D-I-V-O-R-C-E (CONT).


This all might seem a little complicated for those of us who aren't law majors, but he did it so he could adopt Robyn's kids from a previous marriage legally.

This... this is all so strange I'm not even going to question it.

2. In fact, Robyn is the only woman he is legally married to.


Because, believe it or not, bigamy (being married to more than one person at a time) is actually illegal in Utah.

Honestly, I never would have guessed that would be illegal. In Utah of all places.

3. And get this: Robyn might be his favorite


Well, according to sources, she's the only one that he still has sex with.

And speaking as a man, that kind of indicates that she is the favorite of the wives.

4. The Catfish


Apparently, Meri became so dissatisfied with her relationship with Kody that she started an online relationship with another man.

Turns out, that "other man" was a woman catfishing her, and attempting (successfully) to embarrass her.

5. The Other Wives Aren't Very Happy


Or at least that's what some have reported. Can you guess why?

I'll give you a hint: it's because of a reason on this list.

If you guessed "because Kody doesn't have sex with them anymore" you'd be right!

6. Kody Has A Temper


While he may seem like a totes chill dude on the show, he apparently has a serious temper.

According to sources, he yells at his kids a lot and often takes punishment way too far.

7. Janelle Was Married To Someone Before Kody


And get this, Sister Wives fans, it was Meri's brother, Adam Clark Barber.

He and Janelle divorced in 1990. She met Kody when she was married to Meri's brother and apparently fell in love with him.

8. Robyn Might Be Obsessed With Kody


When the two of them first got married, she had a portrait of him and her kids done, as if he was their original father.

Uh... anyone else think that's weird?

9. Janelle Left For A While


When she had her babies, Janelle went through a pretty bad bout of postpartum depression.

So, she told Kody she was leaving and left for a while... she needed some space.

10. Kody And Meri Were Bankrupt Before The Show


So before they had their show, Meri and Kody had almost $230,000 in debt.

Which, after years of research, I have determined to be a whole lot of money.

11. Even More Family Weirdness


Not only is Janelle Meri's brother's ex, but she's also Kody's step-sister. Apparently, her mom and Kody's dad are married.

Alright, this is getting grosser and grosser by the minute. What else could go wrong?

12. They Got Kicked Out Of Their Church


And it's not because Kody had multiple wives, either.

The Apostolic United Brethren Church kicked them out because of Meri's catfish affair, which really puts the church's priorities into perspective.

Kody And Meri Were Bankrupt Before The Show (CONT)


According to some very reliable sources, they had $137,000 to pay in mortgages. They also had weird ones like $8,000 at Home Depot and $1,300 at Best Buy.

They only had to pay less than $188,000 before TLC found them.