In the episode of the 20th sister wivesKody Brown asks why his 11-year-old daughter isn’t smiling when she’s really looking forward to moving to Utah with her mother, Christine Brown. sister wives Fans are outraged that Kody constantly pushes adults’ problems onto his kids by “molesting” them for not smiling.
In the episode of the 20th sister wives, Christine’s daughter, Mykelti Padron, persuades Kody and his fourth wife, Robyn Brown, to say goodbye to Christine on the eve of their move. Kody and Robyn and their children Aurora, Breanna, Solomon and Ariella show up at Christine’s with long faces.
The awkward situation gets worse when Kody asks his daughter if she’s really excited about moving. “Really, hello. Are you okay with moving tomorrow?” She replies with a quick “Yes”.
But Kody keeps asking, “Are you excited?” She says, “Yes.” But he continues to stay there, asking questions of the clearly nervous little girl. “Are you sure? Where’s your smile? No smile about it, huh? I’m sorry.” Christine’s 11-year-old daughter shrugs and goes to see what her siblings are up to.
Most didn’t like Kody’s odd interaction with Truely sister wives fans. A fan posted the moment on Reddit, and one fan replied, “His question about whether she’s happy about the move made me cringe. He was hoping that she would say no so Christine would look/feel bad and it backfired.”
They continued, “Kody was obviously trying to make a last-ditch effort to control the narrative. It kills him that his kids don’t care about him like their mothers do, and he’ll never admit it’s his fault.”
More fans agreed that the interaction was odd for a father and daughter. For many, it felt like Kody was a distant relative and not a father to Truely. One fan commented: “Yes. It’s clear from this scene that their relationship appears to be very strained.”
A week before this strange interaction with Kody, Christine Truely said they were moving sooner than expected. She asked her daughter what she thought of moving in a week and she just shrugged. When asked if she was okay, Truely replied, “I’m fine. I just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.”
Christine admits her daughter isn’t “thrilled” about relocating to Utah for her entire life. “All I know is that moving with her is the best decision.” Christine tries her best not to “change” Truely’s life too much, but with a change this big, it’s inevitable. She just hopes that moving to Utah, where she will be close to her siblings, will benefit her.
Many sister wives Fans praised Truely’s maturity because it’s difficult for a child to get sucked into adult problems. Fans need to keep watching sister wives to find out how Christine’s move to Utah is affecting Kody and Truely’s relationship.
New episodes of Sister Wives Season 17 air Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.
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