David Jessop’s complex ties to ‘Sister Wives’ revealed

The relationship between David Jessop, an ex-husband from the reality TV show “Sister Wives,” and Warren Jeffs, the notorious leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), has been a subject of intrigue for fans of the show. Jessop was previously married to Robyn Brown, a cast member, with whom he had three children.

In the labyrinthine world of polygamous relationships, it’s critical to comprehend how these connections work. Jessop’s relation to the Brown family is quite complex; he is a third cousin to the family patriarch, Kody Brown, and a first cousin to Christine, one of Kody’s wives. Even though Jessop isn’t directly related to Warren Jeffs, his connections to the Brown family indirectly tie him to Jeffs, illuminating the intricate nature of relationships within polygamous communities.

Jessop and Robyn Brown were married in June 1999 and welcomed three children into their lives: Dayton, Aurora, and Breanna. Their relationship, however, was far from smooth, culminating in a legal separation in 2007 due to irreconcilable differences. While Robyn now belongs to the Brown family, she seldom speaks about her previous relationship with Jessop.

In a significant turn of events, Kody Brown legally adopted Robyn’s three children in 2014, after their spiritual union. This was a culmination of the process initiated by Jessop, whose child support obligation, as stated in legal documents, was $159 per month for all three children. Following Kody’s adoption, Jessop’s regular interaction with his children decreased.

Jessop’s attempt to initiate a stepparent adoption, which would have alleviated his child support obligations, was hindered by a dispute over visitation rights. Kody successfully adopted the children after Jessop failed to fulfil child support payments for 30 months, permanently incorporating them into the Brown family.

Jessop’s post-divorce relationship with Robyn was far from amicable, as evidenced by revealing legal documents. Jessop had Robyn saved as “reality bitch” in his phone, indicative of their strained relationship. In January 2018, Jessop was arrested and charged with “partner or family member assault causing bodily injury.” This charge was later reduced to disorderly conduct, and he was ordered to pay fines.

Although David Jessop’s life still remains largely shrouded in mystery, his experiences with marriage, divorce, legal issues, and health struggles contribute significantly to the narrative of the Brown family on “Sister Wives.” The intrigue of their unique lifestyle keeps the public engaged and eager to follow the family’s journey.