Sister Wives Stars Janelle and Kody Brown's Son Garrison Dead at 25

Sister Wives star Robert Garrison Brown—the son of Janelle Brown and Kody Brown—died on March 5 at age 25.

By Gabrielle Chung Mar 05, 2024 10:34 PMTags
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The Sister Wives family has suffered an unimaginable loss.

Robert Garrison Brown—the son of Kody Brown and Janelle Brown—died on March 5, the former couple confirmed in a statement. He was 25.

"Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown," Janelle shared on Instagram alongside photos of her late son. "He was a bright spot in the lives of all who knew him. His loss will leave such a big hole in our lives that it takes our breath away. We ask that you please respect our privacy and join us in honoring his memory."

Kody also posted the same statement on his own account. Neither he or Janelle provided a cause of death.

Often called by his middle name, Garrison was the fourth oldest of Janelle's six children with Kody, who the matriarch separated from in 2022 after more than three decades together. 

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Janelle also shares kids Logan, 29, Madison, 28, Hunter, 27, Gabriel, 22, and Savanah, 19, with Kody, who is dad to 12 other children through his relationships with Christine BrownMeri Brown and Robyn Brown. (Christine and Kody broke up in 2021, while Meri confirmed she had called it quits with the TLC star the following year.)

Garrison was regularly featured on Sister Wives since the reality show—which documented Kody's polygamous lifestyle—premiered in 2010. In recent years, he butted heads with his father, leading to the two to fall out after Kody attempted to kick him out of the family home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On the latest season, Garrison reflected on his strained relationship with Kody.

"Since I last talked to Dad, I bought a house," he said in an October episode of Sister Wives. "I've gotten into school and I got the car that I wanted, that he told me I should never get."

Days before his passing, Garrison shared that he had adopted a new cat.

"Newest edition to my home, Ms Buttons," he captioned a photo of himself holding a medium-haired black cat in a Feb. 28 Instagram post. "She's 9 years old and was on the line for euthanasia but my savior complex couldn't suffice."

For more details on the Brown family, keep reading.

Logan Taylor Brown

Born May 21, 1994, Logan is the oldest son of Kody Brown and Janelle Brown. He is also the eldest child of 18 in Kody's entire brood.

After graduating with a master's degree in business administration from the University of Nevada in 2020, he married Michelle Petty two years later.

Aspyn Kristin Thompson (née Brown)

Aspyn is the oldest child of Kody and Christine Brown. She was born on March 14, 1995.

Also a University of Nevada alum, Aspyn tied the knot with Mitch Thompson in 2018. 

Leon "Leo" Brown

Born on July 29, 1995, Leon is the only child of Kody and Meri Brown.

In 2020, Leon came out as transgender, sharing that they were previously "socialized as a girl."

"I was pretty young & unfortunately i grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered & restrictive," Leon—who also goes by "Leo"—wrote on Instagram. "and here’s the thing, i’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world. and that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic."

Leon married Audrey Kiss in 2020 at a Colorado courthouse wedding.

Mykelti Ann Padron (née Brown)

The second of Kody and Christine's children, Mykelti was born on June 9, 1996.

She married Antonio "Tony" Padron in 2016 in a wedding ceremony documented on Sister Wives. The couple are parents to daughter Avalon and twin sons Archer and Ace.

Madison Rose Brush (née Brown)

Janelle gave birth to Madison—her second child with Kody—on Nov. 3, 1995.

After studying at Utah State University, Madison married Caleb Brush in 2016. The pair share kids Axel, Evangalynn and Josephine.

Hunter Elias Brown

Janelle and Kody welcomed Hunter—their third child together—on Feb. 9, 1997.

Hunter graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2020, before studying nursing at Johns Hopkins University.

Paedon Rex Brown

Kristine gave birth to her and Kody's third child together on Aug. 7, 1998.

Robert Garrison Brown

Born Oct. 31, 1998, Garrison was Kody and Janelle's third youngest child together. He died on March 5, 2024 at age 25.

David "Dayton" Preston Brown

Dayton is the oldest child of Kody's fourth wife Robyn Brown from her past marriage with Preston Jessop. He was adopted into the family in 2015, five years after Robyn spiritually married Kody.

In 2014, Kody legally divorced his first wife Meri so he could marry Robyn and officially adopt Dayton as his son. 

Gabriel Winn Brown

Nicknamed Gabe, the fifth child of Kody and Janelle was born on Oct. 11, 2001. 

Gwendlyn Genielle Queiroz (née Brown)

Kody and Christine welcomed their fourth child on Oct. 15, 2001.

Gwendlyn tied the knot with Beatriz Queiroz in 2023.

Aurora Alice Brown

Aurora is the second oldest child of Robyn. She was legally adopted by Kody in 2015 after he married Robyn the prior year.

Ysabel Paige Brown

Kody and Christine welcomed their fifth child together on June 13, 2003.

Her struggles with scoliosis have been documented on Sister Wives.

Breanna Rose Brown

Breanna is Robyn's third child from her marriage to Preston. After Robyn married Kody, Breanna and her older siblings were legally adopted into the family.

Savanah Brown

Kody and Janelle welcomed their youngest child together on Dec. 7, 2004. The exes reunited for Savanah's high school graduation in 2023. 

Truely Grace Brown

Born on April 13, 2010, Truely is the youngest child of Kody and Christine.

Solomon Kody Brown

Kody and Robyn welcomed their second youngest son on Oct. 27, 2011.

Ariella Mae Brown

Born on Jan. 10, 2016, Ariella is the youngest daughter of Kody and Robyn. She is also the youngest child of 18 in the entire Brown family.

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