Gwendlyn Brown, daughter of Sister Wives stars (and former spouses) Kody and Christine Brown, took to her Patreon recently to answer questions from fans and set the record straight on some of the rumors surrounding the Browns.
From transphobia in the family to Kody taking another wife, Gwendlyn gave fans an unfiltered take on various topics, of which The Ashley has compiled the most interesting below.
On the Brown family’s reaction to Leon’s transition:
During her Q&A with fans, Gwendlyn was asked a few questions about her sibling Leon Brown– the only child of former couple Kody and Meri Brown. As fans may recall, Leon shared on social media in June 2022 that they are transgender and their pronouns are they/them. (Leon also revealed recently that they underwent gender-affirming top surgery at some point.)
When discussing how the family reacted to Leon coming out as transgender, Gwen responded, “Nobody acted in a way that was very surprising, I’ll definitely tell you that. Transphobes still very much exist even in this family but they’re the very small minority of us,” she continued.
“Meri was absolutely the most supportive [though].”
Though the Browns were mostly supportive of Leon, Gwen admitted that the idea of someone transitioning “was a foreign idea” to their Mormon fundamentalist family.
“My reaction was so lame man. The first thing I said was, ‘But you’ll still be my sister right?’ Literally no Gwendlyn. That’s the whole point of being nonbinary lmao,” Gwen recalled. “As far as I knew, nobody had any idea that they would transition. As a Mormon family, it was a foreign idea to us but we’ve been like 90 [percent] supportive.”
On Meri’s reaction to recent abuse allegations made against her by some of the kids:
While Gwen gave Meri props for being the most supportive of Leon, Meri has recently come under fire for allegedly abusing some of the children in the Brown family– particularly Kody and Christine’s daughter Mykelti Brown.
The claims were brought to light (most recently) when Kody and Christine’s son Paedon Brown made comments during a YouTube interview with blogger John Yates, stating that Kody’s fourth wife Robyn Brown alerted the other adults to Meri’s alleged abuse. (Mykelti has since spoken out confirming Meri was emotionally and verbally abusive to her, though she claimed she did not recall Meri ever physically abusing her. Gwen and Paedon, however, have stated that Meri was allegedly physically abusive to Mykelti at least one time.)
When asked how Meri reacted to the claims, Gwen–- who spoke out after Paedon’s interview–- implied that Meri is accepting the blame for her past actions.
“The first thing [Meri] did when she saw [the allegations] was call me and ask how *I* was doing and she’s been the only one to ask me about my experience with abuse,” Gwen said. “So at this point, I think she has chosen to allow people to be upset with her.”
Gwen added that while her own mom Christine didn’t initially know about the abuse Meri was inflicting on her children, “she did stop [the abuse] once she found out.” (Gwendlyn also claimed the abuse from Meri “wasn’t physical.”)
On Kody allegedly abusing his children:
When asked why there seems to be so much anger directed at Meri and not at Kody, who has also been accused of being physically abusive towards his children, Gwendlyn said it all comes down to the Brown children wanting to have a relationship with their dad.
“We want a relationship with him because he’s our father,” she explained. “Meri isn’t much of a mother to us just because we all have biological mothers as well and she never made us fight for her love; unlike Kody.”
Gwen also argued that it wasn’t Robyn who made the abuse stop.
“Robyn isn’t the reason he stopped; I was,” she said. “I would always glare at him when he hit me so he stopped hitting.”
On ‘Sister Wives’ viewers criticizing Kody’s bad behavior:
Flip to any episode of ‘Sister Wives’ at random and you’re bound to catch a chaotic Kody scene (or two), with nearly the entirety of Season 17 being a particularly great example of just how low Kody can and will go.
It’s no surprise that Kody’s actions towards (some of) his spouses and children have often resulted in fans of ‘Sister Wives’ taking to social media to voice their thoughts on the curly-headed egomaniac. Unfortunately, Gwendlyn said the criticism has done nothing but make Kody worse.
“I think the negative feedback just makes him ignore what he’s done wrong even more,” she said. “I wish he’d get better but it just seems to me that he’s gotten worse.”
On Kody looking for another wife:
In the wake of Kody splitting from 75 percent of his wives, there have been rumors that he is on the hunt for the next Mrs. Brown; however, when asked if there were any false stories about her family going around that she could quash, Gwen confirmed that her father won’t be walking down the aisle again anytime soon.
“ … my dad is not currently looking for another wife,” Gwendlyn stated.
Gwen also set the record straight on an alleged rumor that Kody treats service people/waitstaff like one of his three former wives (i.e. not well).
“ … he’s not a poor tipper,” she assured fans.
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