“Sister Wives” is back on TLC this weekend and Wednesday (Sept. 21) Kody Brown and three of his four wives (Robyn had to stay behind because she’s almost due) appeared on “Good Morning America” to talk about the upcoming season, which features the families settling in to their new homes in Las Vegas.
The family moved to Las Vegas for fear of being prosecuted under the anti-polygamy laws in Utah, which the Brown family is now suing, saying the laws are unconstitutional.
“The lawsuit is very important to us and because it is so important, under the advice of our attorney Jonathan Turley, we’re not speaking to it,” says wife Janelle. “We did file this lawsuit as a way to protect our family because in the past polygamist families have been broken up because of the law.”
This segues into George Stephanopoulos saying they’ve broken up just a bit in Las Vegas because they can no longer all live in “the same compound.” The use of the word “compound” does not go over well with the Browns.
“We totally get that it’s not normal to everybody else, but we were troubled with media stereotyping,” says Kody, about their decision to become public. Stereotyping like perhaps that they live in a “compound”?
“[Warren Jeffs] is not our poster child and so one of the reasons we wanted to come public is to show the absolute differences with how we live our family versus how he runs his community,” says Christine.
“Sister Wives” is back on TLC Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET.