‘Sister Wives’ Star, Paedon Brown, Says Life Would Have Been Bleak Without the TLC Series

Paedon Brown has spent the last few weeks cluing Sister Wives fans into life inside the Brown family. The more he talks, the more honest he gets about growing up inside polygamy. Recently, the reality TV star suggested his life and his siblings’ lives would have been pretty bleak without TLC’s cameras

TLC aired the first episode of ‘Sister Wives’ in 2010

Sister Wives premiered on TLC in 2010. Season 1 focused on the Brown family as they added a fourth wife to the family after spending years as a plural unit with three wives. The Brown family attempted to come across as happy and united in the first few seasons of the show, despite some growing pains.

In more recent years, that has changed. Kody Brown no longer advocates for polygamy. Two of his marriages have completely dissolved, and one other appears to be rocky. With a 17th season on the horizon, Sister Wives fans are waiting for more drama to unfold on the small-screen. Until then, Paedon Brown, the son of Kody and Christine Brown, is sharing some family insight. 

Paedon said he would be miserably now if ‘Sister Wives’ hadn’t come along 

Paedon Brown started his social media journey by sharing basic information about his famous family. The more he talks, the more personal information he’s releasing. In a particularly honest moment, Paedon revealed that he’d likely be in a polygamist relationship and miserable if TLC hadn’t helped the family grow and change. 

Christine Brown with Paedon Brown wearing an army uniform with Kody Brown standing together on ‘Sister Wives’.
Christine Brown, Paedon Brown, and Kody Brown | TLC

According to The Ashley Reality Roundup, Paedon said he knows exactly how his life would have turned out if TLC hadn’t picked up the family’s show. In a TikTok Live event, he shared that his family likely would have never left Lehi, Utah. He went on to predict they wouldn’t have left the Apostolic United Brethren, either. Most importantly, he said, they wouldn’t have expanded their horizons if Sister Wives had never happened. 

Paedon said he believes he and some of his siblings would have been involved in polygamist marriages if it weren’t for the show. He explained that the show gave the family the chance to experience life outside of the insular religious circle they were once a part of. So far, none of the Brown kids have shown an interest in plural marriage. 

The Brown family poses for a promotional photo for 'Sister Wives'
Christine Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, ‘Sister Wives’ | TLC

Sister Wives fans think Robyn Brown’s children are the most likely to be interested in polygamy if any of the kids are. Dayton Brown, Breanna Brown, and Aurora Brown have not spoken publicly about their romantic interests. 

Paedon Brown predicted bleak outcomes for his siblings, too 

Paedon doesn’t think he’s the only one who would have faced significant hardships if the network hadn’t picked up the show. He revealed that remaining in the church would have been terrible for some of his siblings.  

In the TikTok event, Paedon was very specific about how the church would have reacted to his sibling, Mariah Brown. Paedon said the church would have shunned Mariah for their relationship with Audrey Kriss. The same is likely true for Gwendlyn Brown. Gwen identifies as bisexual. 

Both Gwen and Mariah have had public scuffles with Paedon in recent years. Audrey, Mariah’s partner, was also involved in a public spat with Paedon via Instagram. Paedon and some of his siblings appear to have extremely different beliefs and appear to be largely estranged.

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