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Janelle S. Brown (née Schriever) (born May 6, 1969) is the second wife of Kody Brown. They have six children together and two grandchildren.

Early life[]

Janelle S. Schriever was born on May 6, 1969 to Robert Schriever and Sheryl Usher. She has at least one sister. Her father died in 1972, when she was only three years old.

At some point while she was still a child, her mother married Merlin Fryer.

Her mother is now married to Kody's father Winn Brown, making him both her step-father and father-in-law. Her mother passed away on December 7, 2020.

Janelle was born in a long line of LDS Mormons, and was raised in this belief system.

She attended Bountiful High School.

Personal life[]

Marriage to Adam Barber[]

Janelle married Adam Barber in Salt Lake City, Utah, in December of 1988. They divorced for unknown reasons in 1990.

Marriage to Kody Brown[]

Janelle was introduced to Kody Brown by her first husband's sister Meri, and their friendship grew to a place where it was equal to Janelle's friendship with Meri. The two were spiritually married on January 20, 1993.


The couple has six children, sons Logan Taylor, Hunter Elias, Robert Garrison and Gabriel and daughters Madison Rose and Savanah.

Janelle and Kody's daughter Madison married Caleb Brush on June 4, 2016. They have one son, Axel James Brush and one daugther Evangelynn Kodi Brush.

Their son Logan got engaged to Michelle Petty on September 15, 2017.



Kody was legally married to Meri Barber on April 21, 1990. They got divorced in September, 2014, but remain spiritually married.

Kody spiritually married Christine Allred on March 24, 1994. They were divorced in 2021.

Kody spiritually married Robyn Sullivan on May 22, 2010. They were legally married in December, 2014, in order for Kody to adopt Robyn's three children.