Kody Brown revealed at the latest Sister wives Episode where he hopes he can mend his relationship with his sons Gabriel And garrison Brown.
“I haven’t had contact with Gabriel and Garrison in a while,” Kody, 54, admitted on the Sunday, November 5, episode of the TLC series while discussing his life Janelle Brown‘s children. “I’m pretty sad I’m not around anymore.”
The patriarch explained: “There were just so many things in our lives that we enriched together, you know, just special experiences.” I think and hope that in time we will just get over this [and] It will be safe to be together again.”
However, Kody claimed that he is at a standstill with Garrison, 25, and Gabriel, 21, following their COVID-19 fallout. “Right now there is no open door with Gabe and Garrison,” he said, claiming: “They are not ready to commit [with] Me.”
Last season, viewers saw Kody’s relationship with Gabriel and Garrison begin to crumble after he claimed the boys were disrespectful to him and his fourth wife Robyn Brown about Kody’s strict COVID-19 rules.
At the time, Kody insisted that the children apologize for their actions, which caused an even greater rift in the family. As a result, Janelle, 54, and her six children spent the 2021 holidays away from Kody and Robyn, 45.
In addition to Gabriel and Garrison, Kody also shares Logan29, Maddie27, Hunter26, and Savanah, 18, with his estranged second wife Janelle. (Janelle revealed in December 2022 that she and Kody had been “separated” for months after nearly 30 years of spiritual marriage.)
At the start of Season 18, it became clear that tensions between Janelle and Kody over their sons had not been resolved.
“I’m worried about my boys’ mental health,” Janelle shared during the Oct. 8 episode, which was filmed in early 2022. “Gabriel feels everything very, very deeply. But he’s also the boy who doesn’t say anything. And Garrison just seems angry or sadder, he’s not as carefree as he used to be.”
Gabriel also commented on the nature of his relationship with his father in the episode, saying, “Me and Garrison are at odds with my dad because when we expressed our dissatisfaction with how things were going with COVID, I just hit a brick wall. “. Like and there was no line of dialogue. I think that’s what really drove the wedge between us.”
While Kody’s dynamic with Gabriel and Garrison had not improved by the time of filming Sunday’s episode in summer 2022, he had improved his relationship with Savanah.
“Kody made an effort with Savanah,” Janelle shared during a confessional on the new episode. “He’s certainly seeing her more than he did at the beginning of the year.” Kody, on the other hand, called his dynamic with their youngest child “sweet” and “gentle.”
In addition to splitting from Janelle, Kody also split from his third wife Christine Brown in November 2021. His first wife, Meri Brown, confirmed in January that they were no longer in a romantic relationship. Kody is still legally married to Robyn.
Sister wives airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.