Kody Brown hasn’t always been popular with “Sister Wives” fans, despite his position as the head of the household. In particular, as Screen Rant reports, viewers have repeatedly criticized Kody for neglecting his wives and not supporting them either emotionally or financially. In fact, many of them believe he’s only really interested in Robyn these days. Likewise, they’re concerned Kody isn’t the best grandfather either.
In summer 2021, Janelle shared photos from a family vacation to Instagram, which featured her daughter Maddie Brush, Maddie’s husband Caleb, and their two children, Axel and Evangalynn. Sadly, Kody was nowhere to be found. There’s even a Reddit thread dedicated to deciphering why Kody allegedly never sees his grandkids, with one commenter concluding that the father-of-18 is the definition of a “deadbeat dad.” They pointed out, “He shows up for photo ops, like graduations and award ceremonies, but disappears when it’s time for day-to-day involvement.”
Commenters also noted how Kody’s kids appear to be distancing themselves from him the older they get. As for visiting the grandchildren, Kody has complained in the past about how his own children need to move closer to him, so it’s unlikely “he’s traveling to see the grandkids.” In fact, another user reckons Kody only keeps his kids and grandchildren around because “it massages his ego.” Fans criticized the patriarch’s poor family planning overall, wondering whether he wanted a big family without actually considering the reality of having one.