Sister Wives’ Gwendlyn Brown opened up about her sibling Leon Brown‘s relationship with their household after popping out as transgender.
In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel on Sunday, February 19, Gwendlyn, 21, reacted to episode 9 of Sister Wives’ seventeenth season and took problem along with her father, Kody Brown, saying the youngsters he shares with a number of companions are “not cohesive” as a household unit.
Gwendlyn — whose mom Christine Brown is without doubt one of the 54-year-old patriarch’s ex-wives — referred to as her dad’s feedback “past improper,” noting, “Leon has given themselves house for his or her emotional well being.”
Later within the video, the TLC persona elaborated on her 27-year-old sibling’s emotions towards the blended clan.
“Leon has been, since childhood, form of the odd one out within the household as a result of that they had no siblings from their mother to essentially get together with,” she mentioned of Kody’s solely organic baby with ex-wife Meri Brown. “They simply in all probability felt just like the odd one out. And likewise, with Leon being transgender and queer usually and being in a household that predominantly practices a Mormon fundamentalist religion. Mormonism hasn’t actually historically been variety to queer individuals, particularly with a household that’s fairly a bit conservative and partially in opposition to transsexuality usually.”
Gwendlyn added of Leon distancing themselves from the big brood: “It’s not that they’re not becoming in. It’s that they’ve chosen to go to individuals who they’ll belief, and it’s simply they discovered a safer group for themselves.”
Leon introduced that they’re transgender by way of Instagram in June 2022.
“Somebody not too long ago advised me that I didn’t must have all of my shit discovered to ensure that me to share myself with the world,” they wrote on the time. “So, right here’s me, positively not having virtually any of my shit discovered, to let you already know that i’m trans. My identify is Leon or Leo (I really like each) and my pronouns are they/them.”
Along with commenting on Leon’s dynamic with the remainder of the household, Gwendlyn referred to as out Kody for the way he handled Meri, 52, within the episode. After watching the Wyoming native state in a confessional that he not acknowledged the wedding, Gwendlyn mentioned, “The factor is, he’s simply main her on at this level.”
She continued: “It’s so unlucky to see my dad going off about how he and Meri principally have this finished relationship — as a result of she doesn’t know that. They haven’t had a dialog about it. … It feels utterly manipulative to me as a result of he’s principally retaining this data from her and letting her be on this loveless relationship with this false hope that it’s going to be mounted.”
Meri formally left the truth TV star in December 2022 after spiritually marrying him in 1994.
Along with Gwendlyn and Leon, Kody is father of 18 children with Meri, Christine, ex Janelle Brown and his solely remaining spouse, Robyn Brown.
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“Truthfully, he doesn’t have good relationships with any of his children,” Gwendlyn mentioned of her dad.