Janelle Brown from Sister Wives is known for being married to Kody Brown, but she was previously in a short-term relationship with a man named Adam Barber. Longtime fans know that Janelle got married to Kody on January 20, 1993. They met each other through Kody’s first wife, Meri Brown. At the time, Kody was looking for another wife, and Janelle was interested in joining him in a spiritual union, even though she had not grown up in a polygamous family like the other Brown wives.
When Janelle and Kody, who are more like siblings, first met, she was married to Meri’s brother, Adam, whom she had been with since 1988. It took years for Janelle to join the Brown family, but she finally did in 1990, shortly after getting a divorce from Adam. When they finally got married, Janelle had six kids with Kody. However, Janelle and Adam did not have any children while they were married. According to Radar, Janelle was the one who filed for divorce.
Janelle Brown’s First Husband Adam Is Meri Brown’s Brother
When the day came to finalize their split, Adam did not show up to court, waiving his right to show up. While they were together, Janelle and Adam shared a home and had multiple vehicles. After the divorce, Janelle got the house and several loans, while Adam was given three of their cars. Despite Adam and Janelle’s divorce, Meri, who will never win back Kody’s love, maintained a close relationship with her brother.
In fact, Meri even invited Adam to come to the closing of Lizzie’s Heritage Inn, the bed and breakfast she owns, even though the Brown family was not happy about it. Meri didn’t think her family would care if Adam attended the closing as they never seemed intrigued by her bed and breakfast in the first place. Meri’s inn supposedly belonged to her great-great-grandparents, so it was appropriate for her to be accompanied by a family member.
Very little is known about Adam’s current life. In fact, it doesn’t seem like there are any photos of him online, nor does he appear to be active on any social media platform. If he does have an Instagram account, neither Janelle nor Meri follows him. Given that Adam is Janelle’s ex-husband, it makes sense for Janelle, who’s now rejecting Kody, not to share information about him. After being divorced for over 30 years and being married to Kody for 28, it’s clear Janelle has moved on. However, after a rocky few Sister Wives seasons, Janelle and Kody’s relationship may be on shaky ground.
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