People Magazine has the news that the latest and youngest wife on the polygamist reality show Sister Wives, Robyn, is pregnant. This is in no way surprising. Dad Kody has been seen on the show pressuring his third wife, Christine, to have a seventh child while she was pregnant with a sixth that she was reluctant to have in the first place. He also very clumsily offered his first wife, Meri, fertility treatments while they were having a romantic vacation in Hawaii for their 20th anniversary. Kody already has 13 biological children along with 3 stepchildren with Robyn, but he wants more at any cost. He also drives a two seater car.
“You should have seen the look on his face when we found out,” Robyn tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It was priceless.”
The baby, due in mid October, will be the first for Kody and Robyn, who has three children from a previous marriage. This will be the 17th child for the family, which includes Kody’s three other wives and their kids. Kody and Robyn, who moved to Las Vegas with the rest of his fundamentalist Mormon family in January, were married last year during the first season of Sister Wives. Kody is also married to Meri, his only legal wife, Janelle, and Christine.
“I’m overjoyed,” says Kody, 43, about the impending arrival of the new family member. “This connects Robyn and I together in a way that nobody can take away…”
So what has Kody learned after surviving 14 of his wives’ previous pregnancies? “I try to always be kind and tender, but when a woman is expecting, you have to be ultra sensitive,” he says. “And always do the dishes.”
Kody has 13 kids and Robyn has three of her own, but they write that Kody has been through 14 of his wives’ “previous” pregnancies. Christine had a very difficult miscarriage before she had her last baby, Truely. On the show she said “I hemorrhaged and I passed out and it was really horrible.” Still Kody pressured her for more, and bribed Christine’s 14 year-old daughter, Aspen, $100 to convince her mom to have another baby. It worked and Christine got pregnant again but Kody has still to pay up to Aspen. Christine is done now having kids now though, and so are Meri and Janelle. So Kody got a new wife who was more than willing to have another. She’s got to prove her worth to the family. We heard two weeks ago that she was stretching the budget thin and hadn’t yet found a job. I wonder if that’s why Kody made that weird comment about how this pregnancy “connects Robyn and I together in a way that nobody can take away.”
(Note: I haven’t yet seen last night’s episode of Sister Wives. The last one I saw was the Halloween episode last week and not much happened that I could report on.)
Photos are from 10/9/10 of Kody and Robyn at the mall in Salt Lake City. Credit: Fame