Is Janelle Brown’s Recent Instagram Promotion a Sign the ‘Sister Wives’ Family Is Having Money Problems?

Is the Brown family facing more financial trouble? The stars of TLC’s Sister Wives faced some big money challenges after they moved from Las Vegas to Flagstaff, Arizona. Kody Brown and his four wives were carrying five mortgages while also struggling to sell their homes in Nevada. 

“Financially, we’re drowning,” Christine Brown said in 2020 episode of the family’s reality show. They were finally able to unload the Vegas properties after several price cuts, according to In Touch Weekly. But that might not have been enough to stop the bleeding, fans speculate. Now, an Instagram post from Janelle Brown has some theorizing she’s trying to find new ways to make money amid a cash crunch. 

Janelle Brown promotes an ayurvedic health training course 

In a couple of recent Instagram posts, Janelle has been a course from the Joyful Bely School of Ayurveda that teaches people how to become an Ayurveda health counselor. The reality TV star explained she recently completed her first year of training and wants to share what she’s learned. 

“The Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda helped me understand that Ayurveda is so much more than that. It’s a dynamic way of approaching your health by tuning into your own body,” she shared in a post. She also offered her followers a $900 “scholarship” to be used to the school’s 2-year training program, which costs $6,499. 

Critics wonder if the Browns are having money problems

Sister Wives family
Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, and Christine Brown from Sister Wives | Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AEG Live

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Janelle says that the things she’s learned about Ayurveda — a holistic form of medicine developed in India and practiced there for centuries — have improved her life and health. But skeptics wondered if the course was legitimate.  

“This is an obvious MLM and wellness scam,” one person commented on Instagram. “You should know better than to get sucked in and to try to suck people in.”

Gossip vlogger Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball looked into the school Janelle was promoting and discovered the Sister Wives star likely received referrals and commissions if people signed up for the courses she promoted. She wondered if the Brown family’s rumored money woes were the reason she was suddenly encouraging her 365,000 Instagram followers to register for the Joyful Belly training programs. 

In addition to advertising the wellness course, Janelle recently joined Cameo. Her personalized shout-outs go for $30. 

Some of the family’s other business ventures have been controversial 

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It’s not surprising some Sister Wives fans are skeptical about Janelle’s push to get people enrolled in the Ayurveda course. Her fellow sister wives Meri and Christine Brown have been slammed for selling Lularoe, an MLM that some have described as a pyramid scheme. (Meri also runs a B&B in Utah called Lizzie’s Heritage Inn.) 

Christine recently told fans in her private Facebook group that the money she earned from LuLaRoe was going to pay for a surgery for one of her daughters, The Sun reported. 

“I don’t know how we would be able to get the surgery she needs without LuLaRoe,” she said. “I really appreciate it a lot, thank you!”

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