Kody Brown needs Sister Wives now more than ever — he's totally broke

Nov 9, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. ET
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The bad news just keeps rolling in for Sister Wives' Brown family.

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Life & Style magazine reports that the family's finances are an absolute mess, and that Kody Brown's four wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn — are ready to walk out on him and his six-figure debt.

To make matters worse, ratings for the show have been on a steady decline, and TLC has considered canceling Sister Wives. Apparently, since Kody's entire livelihood is based on the show, he's desperately looking for ways to bring viewers back in. One of the ways he's reportedly considered is marrying another wife, but his four current wives definitely aren't happy about that idea.

According to Life & Style, a lot of the family's money woes come from an accident that one of Robyn's children had. Her teenage son, Dayton, "had a horrific ATV accident and had to go through extensive surgery to repair his face," family friend Kendra Pollard-Parra told the magazine.

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"Insurance covered it a little bit," she added, but the bills stacked up, and eventually a lien was placed on the family's Utah house for the unpaid medical bills. Pollard says the lien was "very, very large."

Documents obtained by Life & Style show that the debt was settled in August of 2015, years after the accident actually happened. The magazine didn't have any more details about how much the Brown family ended up having to pay or how it affected their overall financial status.

Meanwhile, Sister Wives returns to TLC later this month. Will the new family drama be enough to draw in more viewers and make the show a success? Only time will tell.

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