Like with everyone, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the Sister Wives stars. However, Christine’s daughter, Truely, 10, is particularly feeling the strain. She is feeling frustrated and lonely because she cannot play with some of her siblings.
Sister Wives in the time of COVID-19
In a preview for the March 28 episode of Sister Wives, Janelle Brown opens up about her children. She says Aurora is turning 18, Breanna is heading for 16 and Hunter is graduating from the Air Force Academy. However, all these milestones are being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Janelle says they can’t do normal things and these things are “big, big milestones.”
However, it is when Christine’s family visits Robyn’s home for Aurora’s 18th birthday that reality crept in. In the teaser, Christine’s daughter, Truely, asks to play with Ariella Mae and Solomon. However, her mother is forced to say no. She tells Truely that she cannot play with her siblings because it isn’t safe.
Better if they were all together
Robyn admits that a part of her thinks there would be “major benefits” if they were living under one roof during the pandemic. She says they would be “hunkering down together and being careful together.” She adds that they would come to an agreement on how to do this 100 percent. However, while Kody and Robyn have thought of the idea, Christine cannot imagine that. In fact, she says she doesn’t want to imagine it.
There is a sad moment during the visit when Ariella Mae brings out a stuffed animal that Truely left behind the last time she visited. She holds it out to her, but Truely insists on staying socially-distanced. At this moment, Christine admits that her young daughter is “super, super lonely.”
Meanwhile, Ariella does eventually toss the toy to Truely, so she can take it home. Truely then asks again if she can play with Ariella and Solomon. This time it is Kody Brown that shuts down the idea. He tells his daughter, “Not yet, sweetheart. The only person who is traveling from house to house is me.”
Truely doesn’t understand the situation
It is easier for older children to understand what is going on with the pandemic and what they need to do. However, it is difficult for a young girl like Truely to understand and she is understandably frustrated. Robyn goes on to explain to her that they are just trying to be careful with each other. “Actually, being apart from each other right now is the best way to love each other, to make sure we’re not giving it to each other if any of us have it.”
Readers can watch the full teaser trailer on The Hollywood Life website. They can also watch the next episode of Sister Wives on TLC, on Sunday, at 10 pm.