Still, the wives admit that their relationship with Brown and each other doesn't come without jealousy.
"[It] happens, but then there's also the times that I know the other wives will look at the situation and look at me, well, I'm the one who is getting all of the attention," Meri, the first wife, said. "It kind of goes both ways."
Christine agreed. "We all realize that it's not just our relationship with him that matters, it's all of their relationships with him," she said. "It's all of our relationships with each other … with the family. … That's what has to happen in order to have a functioning family."
The jealousy issue became more complicated when the number of wives expanded from three to four after Kody and Meri met Robyn through the family's church.
"It was a chance meeting," Robyn said. "Meri and I started talking and texting, and it kind of just went from there."
Despite its challenges, Brown and his wives all strongly believe that their living situation is a good place to raise their 16 children.
"We feel like our children are very well balanced," Christine said. "They're proud of their big family and they love telling their friends about it."
"They'll be very decent citizens," Kody added.