Sister Wives’ Janelle Brown Says Marriage to Kody Could Work Only If They’re ‘Struck by Lightning’ (Exclusive)

Janelle Brown is planning to spend her birthday with ex Kody Brown regardless of their blowout battle.

In PEOPLE’s sneak peek at Sunday’s episode of Sister Wives, Janelle, 54, explains why she wished to spend her huge day with Kody, 54, amid their separation.  

“You realize, earlier than Kody and I had our huge battle, we had reached a degree the place we weren’t related and I used to be very pissed off with him that he wasn’t making an effort to see [daughter] Savanah,” she says. “However, on a really superficial degree, Kody and I can go and hang around and we are able to have a good time if I simply compartmentalize and put away all the opposite stuff. So when he known as them like, ‘Yeah, hey, it is higher than staying dwelling and watching TV.’”

Janelle Brown, Kody Brown
Janelle Brown, Kody Brown.Janelle Brown/Instagram; Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic

Christine, who introduced her break up from Kody in November 2021, was shocked by Janelle’s resolution to have fun with Kody, sharing, “I feel they’re an attention-grabbing place. A extremely attention-grabbing place within the relationship.”

“She additionally loves him, nonetheless needs to be with him so far as I do know. I do know issues are exhausting,” she provides. “I do not know if Kody’s labored issues out together with her children and I feel that the majority of our children are fairly pissed off with him proper now.”

In a confessional, Janelle additionally questions her future with Kody, explaining, “At this level, I actually do not foresee Kody and I working our relationship out.” 

“I’ve to all the time be open to the likelihood that we’ll one way or the other be struck by lightning and that it’ll all be fortunately ever after,” she shares. “However I am additionally a realist and I do know that it does not look good.”

Sister Wives' Christine Brown and Janelle Brown at Logan Brown's Wedding
Janelle Brown and Christine Brown.

Christine Brown/ Instagram

Christine is making clear that she is all the time in Janelle’s nook and remembers a dialog she had with Janelle’s daughter, Maddie Brown Brush.

“I informed Maddie, I am like, ‘Look, your mother simply must be completely satisfied. Simply no matter could make your mother completely satisfied that is what I am gonna assist you are doing,” she explains. “If she needs to remain, I am gonna completely assist her staying in Flagstaff. I am going to assist her staying with Kody, no matter she needs to do I’m going to assist. No downside.”

Sister Wives Kody and Janelle
Kody and Janelle Brown.


Regardless of admitting their final interplay was “the worst battle” they’d ever had, she remains to be hopeful to maintain issues peaceable throughout her birthday celebration.

“I do not need any preventing,” she says. “I simply wish to be straightforward and have enjoyable and have fun the day.”

Sister Wives airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.

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