Kody Brown is not just a married man.
He's a married man FOUR times over.
This is how Brown ended up as the star of Sister Wives, a polarizing reality show about his relationship with this quartet of women... not to mention the 18 children he has procreated along with them.
But might these long-standing, angst-ridden and unconventional (to say the least) romances be coming to an end for the Kode Man?
Following various rumors about various wives being unhappy in their roles, might Brown be actively seeking a new batch of cult members?
We do now have a reason to believe this could be the case.
What else would explain the scene described down below?
What's the Latest Controversy?
According to The Daily Mail, Brown was spotted outside a gym in his new home state of Arizona... without a wedding ring on his finger.
Should This Be Cause for Concern?
As Sister Wives viewers know well, Kody does wear a ring on each episode in order to represent his marriages to Meri, 48, Janelle, 50, Christine, 47, and Robyn, 40.
Isn't It Common to Take Off One's Ring When Working Out?
Yes. However, a witness tells The Daily Mail that Brown was also acting very single: "He drove up in a little blue sports car. He has a twinkle in his eye and a certain charm, I'm sure some of the ladies at the place were checking him out."
"You'd never know that he had four wives and 18 children at home," the source added. "It seems like his wives would want him to wear it, especially at a place where there are plenty of attractive single women hanging out."
Man Bun Alert!
The newspaper made a point to say that Brown was rocking his "trademark man bun" and "pranced around and looked to see if anyone was watching." We guess some women might find that attractive, right?
Kody packed up his large family last summer and moved them from Las Vegas, Nevada to Flagstaff, Arizona.
Often on the Move
The Browns were also forced to flee their home in Utah in 2011 shortly after Sister Wives premiered when it became evident the state was seeking to prosecute them for their openly polygamist lifestyle.
It's a Tough Lifestyle
Meri Brown once estimated she had moved over two dozen times in her almost thirty years of being with Kody. This is one of many reasons why she hasn't been thrilled of late with the romantic arrangement.
There Have Been Ups and Many, Many Downs
In 2014, Meri officially 'divorced' Kody so that he could legally marry wife number-four Robyn, and adopt her three children from a previous marriage.
Kody and Meri
One year later, in 2015, it was exposed that Meri was caught up in a catfishing scam, where a woman (Jackie Overton) posed as suitor named Sam Cooper and began an online romance with her. This all went public and was very embarrassing for all involved.
But the Problems Extend Beyond Meri
And Let's Not Forget About Christine
As you can see here, her alleged marital woes resulted in a tabloid cover story.
Kody Has Acknowledged These Issues
Especially when it comes to Meri. He spoke candidly about their relationship on the most recent Sister Wives reunion special.
Oh Yeah? What Did He Say?
"What we've had to do is discover our new baseline. Every marriage has a baseline, and it gently changes through the years for most people. Well, Meri and I had an abrupt change."
He Continued on This Subject:
"Different culture, different religious values, we might have just [gotten a divorce], but we're fortunate enough to be blessed to be a part of a family that is its own culture. So we continue to move forward working on that, steadily moving in a direction where we're just fully mended."
Is There Hope?
Kody thinks so. He says that he and Meri are starting fresh: "We are dating. We literally got to a place, it just got nasty. And like no, we're not gonna do that anymore ... I am cutting off everything that was the past. It's a new date, it's a new girlfriend, it's a new person, but we have a history and we also know each other."
Divorce Rumors Have Been Around FOREVER
Remember this tabloid cover story in 2016?
And This One?
Those two new wives never materialized.
And Also This One?
None has really walked out. All remain with Kody in some fashion.
There Was Also This One
Wrong again, editors!
Will Anyone Ever Leave?
Sadly, we doubt it. This is as close to a socially accepted cult as we can get, considering there's an entire television show made around the family. We can't imagine any of the women realizing the error of their ways and leaving Kody for good.