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Sister Wives Star Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson: Married!

Very early this year, we shared the happy news that Aspyn Brown is engaged!

The eldest Sister Wives daughter, whose mom is Christine, was engaged to her childhood friend, Mitch Thompson.

Well, now we have a beautiful update: Aspyn and Mitch have gotten married!

All things considered, a six-month engagement isn’t an especially lengthy one. But sometimes, you just know.

Besides — Aspyn and Mitch have known each other since childhood. 

The wedding took place on Sunday, in the mountains of Utah.

Aspyn herself was dressed in a white satin gown brought to life by some delicate beadwork.

Mitch wore a Scottish kilt, which is always a stylish but topical choice. In his case, it’s also honoring his Scottish heritage.

And then there were the guests.

Kody decided to follow Mitch’s example, wearing a kilt of his own.

Hey, they’re comfy. Say what you will about Kody Brown, but the father of the bride made a choice to dress in solidarity with his now-son-in-law.

All four of Aspyn’s moms were there, complete with fancy hats. (Who says that royal weddings don’t have an impact in America?)

Mom Christine, who gave birth to Aspyn, was absolutely stunning in emerald green.

Now, originally, Aspyn had stated that she was going to have Mykelti as her maid of honor.

After all, she had been her sister’s maid of honor in 2016 — we all remember the taco wedding, right?

But instead, Aspyn and Mitch opted to forgo the usual bridal party.

So no maid of honor. No man of honor.

But they did include the wedding’s younger guests — in the form of ten flower girls. That is so adorable.

(Quick aside — this photo was taken from the trip on which Mitch popped the question! Those are memories that they can both treasure forever)

There is another precious detail from this wedding that we would be remiss if we didn’t mention.

Mitch, as you may remember, works as a carpenter.

He built the arch under which he and Aspyn were married. That is a beautiful gesture.

(And, real talk, those of us who dread assembling premade furniture might not always appreciate how much work and love a carpenter puts into their work — we’re certain that this, at least, was a labor of love)

We hope to see more of this wedding than a single snapshot … and we probably will.

Sister Wives will return despite its ratings. Not every show has to dominate its timeslot for a network to consider it worth continuing. There are a number of factors.

So when the show does come back, we expect to see a lot of the build-up to Aspyn’s wedding.

And probably the wedding itself, since TLC’s cameras were there.

Weddings are a big deal for people and families, so they’re a huge deal for reality television.

For the record, though, though they started dating after attending a pro-polygamy rally, Aspyn and Mitch have both made it clear that they are planning on keeping their marriage monogamous.

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Janelle Brown: Is She Leaving Sister Wives or Not?!?

Janelle Brown would like your attention, please.

The veteran Sister Wives cast member has apparently been reading the Internet and browsing through various celebrity gossip websites.

She knows what folks out there are saying about her and her marital/professional status.

And the TLC personality is now here to put a stop to the rumors once and for all.

We type, of course, about one rumor in particular:

Is she leaving Kody Brown and, in turn, is she therefore leaving Sister Wives?

Janelle attemped to address this chatter in May when she shared a selfie of her and her husband out on a date.

Wasn’t that sufficient evidence to prove she and Kody were still madly in love? Especially when she wrote the following as a caption?

I’ve wanted to see U2 in concert since I was 19. Finally made it 30 years later and with my love. So dang excited.

Yes, critics, she just referred to Kody as her love.

But the Internt is gonna Internet and speculation has continued to run wild in regard to Janelle’s marriage, along with her role on one of TV’s most controversial reality programs.

“@JanelleBrown117 You are in the hot seat on fb this wk!” wrote a fan on Twitter late Sunday might, adding:

“I’ve seen various “articles” about “Janelle leaving SW”, “Janelle leaving family”, “Janelle’s new diet plan just $ 19.95.” LoL. You’ve been quite busy.”

Janelle apparently appreciated this individual’s comment and sarcasm, responding with a very simple and light-hearted statement of her own:

“Haha  – so crazy.  Of course it’s all rubbish.”

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So there we have it, we guess?

Janelle is committed to Kody and will remain a strong presence on Sister Wives going forward.

Can the same be said of her other co-stars, however?

Tabloid cover stories for years now have ran anonymous quotes that claimed one Sister Wife or another was finally sick of her unusual arrangement with Kody.

It wouldn’t be hard to blame them if this were the case, considering they’re sharing a man with mulitple women.

Most prominent among those rumored to be departing the series is Meri Brown.

She was caught in a catfishing scandal in 2016 during which she thought she had found herself a new man… only it turned out to be a woman.

AWKWARD!

Then, just a few weeks ago, we reported that she has once again found herself a new man… only this time it turned out to actually be a man.

PROGRESS!

Still, as far as we know, Meri is still a key part of the series.

Sister Wives last aired a new episode on April 1, 2018.

TLC has not yet announced a return date for the program, which has already been on the air for 12 seasons.

How crazy is that?!?

That’s more seasons than Kody has wives!

For the record, meanwhile, if either Janelle, Meri or anyone else does in fact walk away from Kody once and for all, you’ll hear it here either first or second… at The Hollywood Gossip!

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Sister Wives: Are Kody and Meri Brown Actually in Love Again?!

Who would have thought all those years ago when we first met the Sister Wives that this family would take us on such a roller coaster ride of emotions and drama?

Well, we probably all thought that — it was a reality show about a man with multiple wives and over a dozen kids, so there was never really a chance that it would be drama-free.

But still, the Browns have given us more reality show gold than we ever could have dreamed of, thanks in large part to Meri and her catfish.

That was a few years ago, but the family is still dealing with the issues it raised — issues like all the ones that exist in Meri's marriage to Kody.

There have been rumors upon rumors that their marriage is over, that she's leaving the family, that they want her to leave …

But are things actually looking up for them?!

1. Struggles

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Kody and Meri have been having problems for a long, long time. Like, all the way back to the very first season of Sister Wives.

2. Problems with Polygamy

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Back then, Meri struggled with the idea of Kody getting a fourth wife — the first season was based on him getting engaged and married to Robyn, in case you forgot.

3. More Sadness

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She’s also always had a hard time dealing with the fact that she was never able to have another child after giving birth to her daughter while Kody’s other wives have had oodles and oodles of kids.

4. Uh …

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In one especially memorable moment from that first season, Meri had a private conversation with Kody about how she sometimes resented the fact that he had other wives at all. She asked him how he would feel if she had multiple husbands, and he told her the thought was disgusting. Because hypocrisy.

5. More Problems

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As the years went on, Meri still expressed how difficult it was for her at times to share her husband, and she and Kody argued about whether or not to begin fertility treatments to see if they could have more children together. But for the most part, things went on as normal.

6. One and Done

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Meri eventually decided against having any sort of fertility treatments, and she made peace with not having anymore children as Kody went on to have a few more with Robyn.

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Meri Brown: Do I Need to Leave Kody Brown for the Sake of My Sister Wives?

Hey, so, remember Meri Brown's catfishing scandal? The fallout from that continues to drive a wedge between various members of the Brown family.

In this clip from part two of the Sister Wives Tell All, her fellow sister-wives are asked if they wish that Meri and Kody would just go their separate ways.

And Meri is shocked by their answers.

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Early in this clip from the Tell All special, each of Meri's fellow sister-wives are speaking about how Meri's catfishing scandal and the ensuing troubles with Kody have impacted them.

Robyn is fairly staightforward with her answer.

"It sucks. The whole thing sucks."

Robyn continues.

"It's not fun and it's hard to know what to do with it."

That said, she makes it clear that 

"We love Meri, we love Kody, we have to be Switzerland constantly and we hate to see them in this place and it's stressful for our family."

By Switzerland, she of course means neutral.

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Christine Brown, who has the best hair of the family, speaks next.

She is, perhaps, the gentlest.

"It's sad to see two broken hearts and we don't know what to do to fix it."

Sometimes, there's little that an outsider can do.

But Christine explains what they are all doing.

"Just support and be there but there’s broken hearts involved on both sides and its super hard."

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Janelle chimes in.

"You know, in our family you don't just live in a vacuum, like one relationship affects the other 100 percent."

That is true in any polyamorous relationship, and things are still hugely interconnected in the Browm family's polygamy. Which, Janelle says, means that what impacts one of them impacts them all.

"You feel it when things are out of joint."

It is at this point when Meri is clearly crying.

(Poor Meri!)

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Speaking of poor Meri, Andrea does — and you can feel the hesitation in her voice as she says it — pose the question.

Do any of Meri's fellow sister-wives think that Meri and Kody need to call it quits?

She phrased it more delicately, but she's clearly asking if they think that everything would be better if Kody just kicked Meri out of the family.

"No one thinks that," Christine reassures Meri.

"None of us think that it’s not supposed to happen or get better."

Even as she comforts Meri, she admits that she doesn't know what the future holds.

"We don’t know what it looks like in the end but none of us think that."

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Honestly, many Sister Wives fans are hoping that Meri can find a better, happier life away from Kody.

It's not that polygamy is inherently bad, but just that fans really, really do not like Kody. His man-bun, while a great style on some others, isn't doing him any favors in this Tell-All.

(It's a combination of his age and his facial hair. Long hair can be great, but Kody isn't giving off the kind of look at he hopes to)

But what matters is what Meri wants. And she was clearly relieved to hear Christine's kind words.

See the video below for a preview of the next Tell All special:

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Sister Wives: Returning to TLC Despite Declining Ratings!

Great news for fans of reality TV’s most scandalous clan of polygamists!

Come to think of it … the Browns might be reality TV’s only clan of polygamists.

Anyway, it seems Kody and company will be back for another round of polyamorous hijinks!

TLC comfirmed today that despite poor ratings for Sister Wives, the show will be back for at least one more season.

“We’ve followed the Browns through plenty of ups and downs, but their story is far from over. We’re excited to share that ‘Sister Wives’ will return to TLC to continue following the journey of the Brown family,” 

The news comes as something of a surprise, as ratings for Sister Wives declined precipitously over the course of the past season.

While the show still manages a decent market share, the downward trend points to an uncertain future for the once wildly-popular series.

According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup the Sister Wives Season 9 premiere drew in 1.7 million viewers.

Not terrible numbers for a long-running basic cable series, but down considerably from the show’s series premiere, which drew in a whopping 2.2 million viewers.

And worse, it seems the numbers may be slipping as the show’s current season trudges on.

As for what viewers can expect from Sister Wives Season 10, well, TLC didn’t give much away in today’s announcement, but we have some predictions.

As those who follow the Browns closely already know, Kody and Christine’s daughter Aspyn Brown got engaged to Mitch Thompson in June.

News of wedding preparations has been kept largely under wraps, which leads us to believe the build-up to the big day will be the focus of Season 10.

But that doesn’t mean the older generation will be pushed to the margins completely. 

After much speculation that Meri Brown will leave Kody, it seems we finally know for sure whether or not she’s sticking around.

Meri tweeted last week that “not bailing” on her family, and would like the speculation to end.

So you can expect the ongoing drama between Kody and Meri (and all of his other wives for that matter) to figure prominently in upcoming episodes.

Frankly, we can’t wait!

Watch Sister Wives online to get caught up in time for what may be the show’s final season.

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Meri Brown Finally Addresses Sister Wives Future: Is She Outta There?

You’ve likely been hearing the rumor for months.

But will it soon become a reality?

Will Meri Brown get up and walk out on Kody Brown, following endless chatter that the end of this relationship is both near and inevitable?

Meri herself has finally decided to address this long-gestating piece of gossip.

Consider what she wrote on Sunday night in response to what folks were talking about on Twiter:

Already starting the night with a blocking spree! Come on guys, I have a family, I’m not bailing! Sheesh!! #SisterWives

Oh, so there we go. Simple enough, we guess.

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Concerns of Meri and Kody Brown’s romance for back a very long time.

Back in 2015, Kody filed to divorce Meri so that he could make Robyn is lone official wife.

Meri, however, remained very much in the picture; she was simply demoted from the status of Lead Wife in This Very Unusual Family.

Then, in May of 2016, Meri found herself at the center of one of the more unexpected celebrity scandals in recent memory, as she flirted hard with a man she met online.

Or at least she thought it was a man she met online.

She later learned that she had been catfished (that is, fooled and lied to) and that she had really been in contact with a woman who she met on the Internet.

This was pretty darn awkward for all involved, not just due to the whole catfishing thing — but because Meri was seemingly out there, looking for love.

TLC, meanwhile, has teased various seasons of Sister Wives by hinting that break-ups and walk-outs were imminent.

This arrangement always seems on the verge of falling apart.

In December of 2016, however, Meri did assure Twitter followers that anything you hear from someone outside the family is “probably a lie.”

Probably, though.

That does leave some wiggle room, doesn’t it?

On the last season of Sister Wives, Meri and Kody attended therapy together in an attempt to move past the catfishing scandal and save their relationship.

In one emotional episode, Kody confronted Meri’s complicated situation and told her:

“You didn’t want to be out of the family, you just wanted to be out of your relationship with me.”

So now you can see where those Meri-Kody breakup rumors come from, right?

We aren’t just making them up, people!

One glance through Meri’s Instagram page does reveal a seemingly content individual, however.

It may very well be that TLC and the Browns themselves perpetrate these sorts of rumors in order to make headlines and remain relevant.

It wouldn’t exactly be the first time a reality television show did such a thing, would it?

Either way, we’ll continue to keep an eye on the many relationships of Kody Brown and report back if or when any does finally come to an end. 

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Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 10 Recap: Did Meri Go Too Far?

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will already know that Meri Brown has been somewhat isolated from the rest of her family.

On Sister Wives 9 Episode 10, Meri learned that she was left out of the birth of Maddie’s child and that all of the other sister wives were present. 

The child was born at home, and Meri felt like she was purposefully left out because of everything that happened in the past. 

Was it a miscommunication? Was it intentional? Meri was determined to find out … even if that meant putting herself further at odds with the rest of her family. 

For Janelle, it seemed like a slight issue, and one she did not want to have hanging over the family like everything else. 

The family went to their usual group therapy session, and, well, it was clear there was some animosity with everyone because of what happened. 

“I’m trying to be rational, I’m really trying to let logic and calm thinking reign right now,” Janelle told the cameras.”But maybe because it’s involving Madison, but my mama bear…is uncaged.”

“This is my daughter, she’s giving birth,” she continued. “This is not about us, this is about her and the birth and protecting that experience for her. I’m kind of like, this is so idiotic that we’re dealing with this over a birth.”

Things went from bad to worse when the two women had a war of words about the situation at hand. The other wives reiterated that they had moved on from the past, while Meri seemed intent on dragging things out for dear life. 

“I just feel like I’m kind of over this,” Meri said before saying that Janelle is never there for her anymore.

“It was a miscommunication at the beginning, but now I feel like…you’re not there.” 

“The bottom line is we did not purposely keep Meri away from the birth,” Janelle added as a defense. “In fact, the whole time I was thinking where is Meri.”

Be that as it may, but if Janelle was really thinking about Meri, she would have made sure she was there. Pregnancies can be stressful times, but Meri was left in the dark. 

Meri could be compared to a hurricane. Her emotions are always all over the shop, so it makes sense that the family would want to keep her away from a birth. 

She has a knack for making things about her, and it looks like she’s doing the same this time around. 

But Christine was the one who doled out the harsh truth that she would not have allowed Meri near the bedroom if she was in charge of the whole thing.  

“You bring a lot with you when you come in a room, and you bring a lot of baggage when you come in the room,” she told Meri. “And I don’t know what to do with that.”

That was that, and the issue was far from resolved, but Meri made it clear she did not blame Maddie for all of the drama. 

“I’m not critical of Madison at all,” she said.

“Madison did nothing wrong. Madison brought a new life into the world, and I have absolutely no issues with Madison or any of that.”

“All I feel toward her is love, and all she’s ever done is welcome me and accept me as grandma to this baby.”

She continued: “The hurt that I felt had to do with sister wives and Kody, because there are four of them who could have said, ‘Hey, wait a second, an important piece is missing.'”

This is likely going to be the argument that pushes Meredith away from the family for good, but at least she has her bed and breakfast to keep her busy. 

What did you think of all the latest drama?

Hit the comments below. 

Sister Wives continues Sundays on TLC.

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Sister Wives Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: The Longest Labor

A new baby joined the family on Sister Wives Season 7 Episode 9, and it made for one of the show’s most heartfelt episodes. 

When the episode got underway, everyone was preparing for the new addition to the family. 

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that the family has faced their fair share of legal woes over the years, and that’s down to them living as a polygamous family. 

This presented Madison with quite the issue: She did not want to go to the hospital to give birth. The reason? She was worried that as soon as they heard who her family was, she would be scrutinized. 

It made sense. Kody Brown and his band of wives have been a staple on celebrity gossip sites, and that’s because of their lifestyle. 

Madison and Caleb were living with Janelle, and she was doing everything she could do to make them feel comfortable. She wanted to assign part of the house to them. 

What more could they want? More, it seemed.

Caleb was on the fence about having the child at home because he felt like the hospital was the best place to be in case there were any issues at childbirth. 

Things took a painful turn for Madison, and she wound up having a 36-hour labor. This was especially difficult for Madison because everyone kept telling her the baby was coming. 

However, the midwife was doling out the bad news like it was going out of fashion. We can’t begin to imagine how difficult that must have been. 

The child was finally born, and they named him Axel James. Ludicrous name aside, everyone was happy the labor was out of the way. 

Elsewhere in this episode, Meri continued to try and get her bed and breakfast idea off the ground, but that came at a cost: She had to take a trip with Kody to Utah. 

He was still not sold on the idea and worried that Meri would look to the family for help more often than not. That’s what families do, right?

In any case, Kody needed to know that it was financially viable, so they took a trip to the place. While there, he warmed to the idea of it and gave his blessing. 

But Meri was shocked to the core when Kody was on the phone and told a journalist about them going to therapy. Ever since the catfishing scandal, Meri has been trying to keep a low profile. 

So, this made her wonder whether their troubling times were really over. 

When they returned home, the other wives spoke out in support of Meri’s idea, but like Kody, they wanted to know it was going to make sense from a financial standpoint. 

What’s the point of creating a business if it’s going to fail?

Either way, we’re going to be in for a fun time when the family starts to run the establishment. Could we get a spin-off?

Quite possibly. 

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Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 8 Recap: The Truth Comes Out

It was all joy for the cast of Sister Wives when Maddie returned home for her baby shower, but as is always the case on this series, nothing ever goes to plan. 

When Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 8 got underway,  it was all about Mariah and her relationship with Audrey. If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that Meri has never had the best relationship with her daughter. 

Seriously, it seemed like hell was going to freeze over before they ever got on good terms again. 

But here we are, and Meri is trying to plan a family dinner to introduce Audrey to the wild family formally. Surprisingly, Audrey got along with EVERYONE. 

If you thought Kody would be complaining about the things his family has faced over the years, you were sadly mistaken. Instead, Kody was open and honest with Audrey, and she respected that. 

Caleb and Maddie were also at the event, and it allowed them to show off the baby bump. The size of the bump was the topic of the conversation, and many wondered whether she had more than one child. 

Madison was letting the comments get to her, and she told them to stop talking smack, or she would have to make them pay for it. 

Elsewhere, we learned the sad news that Ysabel’s scoliosis was causing her trouble. At the time of the diagnosis, she was told to wear a night brace to try and reduce the issues with her spine. 

This was not good for Ysabel because she found it uncomfortable, but Christine found a program that had success with helping to reduce the issues. 

While Christine and Kody had to agree about the best course of action for their daughter, it was clear they were still having problems int their marriage. 

As such, they continued to go to therapy on a regular basis. Then there were the issues between Kody and Meri. Meri still wanted to buy the bed and breakfast. 

In Kody’s defense, he felt like Meri would turn to the family for financial help if anything went wrong with the venture. He wanted to know that Meri could sustain it all on her own. 

At therapy, the pair reached an agreement, and Kody said he would try to offer as much support as he could to her, but he stopped short of saying he would like to get intimate with her. 

At Ysabel’s appointment, we learned that the doctor was ready to follow through with surgery and that meant she did not need to wear the brace anymore. 

However, she had to build up muscle memory because she was going to be in a tough position after it with physiotherapy. 

All of this resulted in Kody and Christine getting closer together, and that made them happy. It’s been a long time coming, but they are finally back together and showing a united front. 

What did you think of the episode?

Hit the comments below!

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Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 7 Recap: Risking Arrest

The Brown family learned the hard way on Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 7 that their fortune was going to get worse before it got better. 

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that the family only moved to Las Vegas after being forced to leave the state of Utah. 

This was because they were polygamists. There was the possibility that they were going to lose their kids, and even find themselves in jail. 

Thankfully, the family got out in the nick of time. Thus, they wound up in Las Vegas. 

With the family winning a lawsuit against the state of Utah for the way they were treated, it seemed like they could return whenever they wanted. 

However, the family heard of a new legislation that was being floated by the state of Utah, and that it would affect them in a big way if they ever decided to return. 

But Kody was not ready to accept defeat. His friend, Joe Darger had organized a march for polygamists, and he wanted the family to attend. 

In Kody’s defense, he was tired of having to accept whatever the state decided and felt like it was time for him and his family to get the upper hand. 

It was time for war. 

While Meri and Janelle were on board, Christine and Robyn were very much against it. Simply put, they all had differing views and that made sense. 

They ran the risk of being arrested and everything taken for them because they did not know the ins and outs of the latest legislation. 

In a surprising turn of events, Paedon spoke up because he was older and wiser than when they ran away from Utah before. He wanted to remain in Las Vegas. 

Elsewhere, Robyn was also worried about it. She was scared she was taken, and the kids were left without parents. Mariah showed up to march with her girlfriend. 

Mariah was unsure at first whether to go, but she decided it was best for her to help out with her family. Mariah had grown up a lot in the spotlight due to the family polygamy. 

That’s why she wanted to press on and help out. In the end, the family marched, and it all seemed to go well. There was a police presence, but they did not get in the way of the reality TV cameras. 

Will everything continue to go well for the family?

Hit the comments with your thoughts on the latest episode. 

Find out next Sunday when Sister Wives airs a brand new episode!

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