SISTER Wives star Janelle Brown still owns the $170,000 Coyote Pass property with her ex-husband Kody, despite renting a tiny apartment in Flagstaff, Arizona, The U.S. Sun has exclusively learned.
On this season of Sister Wives, viewers are watching the demise of Janelle, 54, and Kody’s marriage, as a blowout fight left her worried about her finances.
Janelle said on the episode after the fight: “I have nothing financially. I am tied up in this property. Everything, as far as my estate goes. Any kind of savings, money, and everything is tied up in this property.
“I am a smart woman and I have done this very dumb thing. I trusted in this family structure, but now I’m really stuck. I’m 50 and I have nothing.”
The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal, according to Arizona property records, that Janelle and Kody, 54, still own the plot of land in their name, as she has not sold it to him.
The patriarch and his then-wives purchased four parcels of land called Coyote Pass in Flagstaff, Arizona for $820,000 in 2018 when the family moved from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The father of 18 planned to split the property into five parcels, as he and his now three ex-wives Meri, 52, Janelle, Christine, 51, and his last-standing wife Robyn, 44, could build homes.
The U.S. Sun previously reported Kody and Janelle paid off the plot of land in their name on June 2, 2023, and an additional plot in Robyn’s name that was purchased for $170,000 each.
The deed of release and full reconveyance for both parcels obtained by The U.S. Sun said the amount owed to Fidelity National Title Agency was fully paid on June 2, 2023.
The amount of $146,200 was owed on the properties to Fidelity National Tite Agency, as a down payment of $23,800 was made.
One of the parcels purchased on June 25, 2018, was in Janelle and Kody’s names, while the second was in Robyn and Kody’s names.
JANELLE’S NEW REALITY
Janelle had been the one rallying the most to begin building on the land, as she rented and even lived in an RV to save money to be able to begin building.
She currently lives in a small apartment with her daughter, Savannah, 18.
She explained the financial situation in the episode: “We moved to Flagstaff and we bought this property. We had a vision we would all build on it. The way that we were able to buy it is we paid mostly cash for it.
“We had to take a private mortgage on a portion of it. We just didn’t have the cash for it. If we do not pay it off, we are in jeopardy of losing the land, just like any other mortgage. Kody sticks his hand in the sand.”
She then said how he owns a $890,000 house with Robyn, as he defended his decision to buy the home to house his children with his fourth wife.
He added that he encouraged Janelle to buy a home as well.
The U.S. Sun can confirm the family has not begun plans to build on the property yet, as no new permits have been filed.
Kody and Janelle, who share six children together, had a marriage-ending fight this season.
Kody accused her of not following his Covid-19 rules and not forcing their children to follow his strict guidelines.
Janelle defended that her family was not given his list of rules and that they followed the CDC’s guidelines.
She also refused to kick their sons out of her home because of their unwillingness to follow the rules, as Kody used that as the reason he stayed with Robyn during the pandemic and after.
When their sons confronted Robyn over not seeing their father, Kody demanded they apologize, causing the family to not be together on Christmas.
Janelle continued post-fight: “It feels like Kody and I are no longer going to be a couple. It was that dramatic. There had been so much build-up. The words were very harsh, but the feeling was, we’re done.
“It took me a half hour to overcome the shock of the conversation. I called him and I said: ‘Come get your stuff.’ In my mind, he’s out of the house.
“He feels like he can’t leave a wife because it’s bad on him… So his pattern seems to be he ignores that person. He wants you to say it’s over because he doesn’t want the responsibility of being the husband who says: ‘I don’t want to be married anymore.’”
CHRISTINE’S NEW BEGINNING
Christine announced her split from Kody in November 2021.
She moved to Utah with their daughter, Truely, 13, and announced her engagement to David Woolley in April after just months of dating.
The U.S. Sun previously reported Christine signed over the parcel in her name to Kody and Robyn for $10 on July 28, 2022.
Christine expressed her unhappiness in the family on Sister Wives, as Kody spent the majority of his time at Robyn’s home because she was the only wife who would follow his strict Covid rules.
Christine said on the episode where the wives were picking their parcels of land: “The best that I can give today is to just pretend. I don’t want to move onto the property, I want to move back to Utah.
“Why would I want to live on the same property with a dysfunctional marriage where right over there he’s got a fully-functioning marriage? Who would ever want to live like that?”
Christine said on another episode: “I feel like to Kody, Robyn is more important… I agreed to be a sister wife, but I agreed to be an equal wife.”
She told him in a separate scene: “It’s been heartbreaking being your wife for years.”
In the last scene, Kody screamed at Christine with the other wives around him: “You never tried to have a good relationship with these people and that’s the reason I’m pissed off.
“Just a knife in the kidneys after all these years. Sacrifices that I’ve made to love you!”
Kody remains legally married to Robyn.
As for Meri, she announced her split from Kody in January.
Kody continues to live in his $890,000 Flagstaff home with Robyn and the five children they share together.