SISTER Wives star, Kody Brown, has received backlash for his absence from his grandson Axel’s fifth birthday.
Janelle Brown gave a shoutout to her grandson, Axel, for his fifth birthdayCredit: Instagram
Kody was noticeably absent from the tributeCredit: TLC
Janelle posted a tribute to the birthday boy with a slew of photos of the smiling tot.
Axel’s gaze is away from the camera while eating at a restaurant with his family in one snap.
However, in a second shot, the adorable youngster has his eyes locked on the lens as his grandmother embraces him.
Janelle wrapped her arms around the little one and his younger sister, Evie, while sitting on the front stairs of her home.
Axel took over the spotlight in another solo shot where he’s smiling wide at the camera with his backpack alongside him.
The slideshow also included another picture of Axel and Evie playing on a grassy field.
In the caption, Janelle gushed over her grandson, writing: “I can hardly believe this grand baby of mine is 5 years old today! I remember your birth like it was just yesterday. Happy Happy Birthday Axel! Grandma loves you so much.”
Kody, 53, was noticeably missing from Janelle’s shoutout to their grandson.
One fan pointed out Kody’s absence, commenting: “Does your husband, his grandfather, Kody EVER vist them…..go on vacation with them, spend any time with them??? Or just you?”
Another had the same thought, writing: “So cute. U look happy! But does Cody ever visit his Grandchildren?”
The couple’s daughter, Maddie Brown Brush, is mom to Axel and Evie with her husband, Caleb Brush.
The pair are also parents to sons Logan, Gabriel, Hunter, Garrison, and daughter, Savannah.
Kody has missed out on several functions amid drama with his wives in recent months.
Janelle opted to take a trip without her husband last month as she accompanied her sister on a trip to Portugal.
The 52-year-old posted a video of the scenery outside where she is staying.
” LISBON, PORTUGAL! First international trip for me since 1987 – 1988,” she captioned the post.
“I qualified for an all-expense-paid trip with Plexus in a contest last year and here we are. Stay tuned for lots of photos,” the reality star ended.
The video featured a lot of buildings and trees as she panned the camera.
You could hear car horns and background noise in the video.
Fans wished her well and gave her tips on where to go in the comments.
She won the trip through Plexus earlier this year and is finally getting to go.
Other fans wondered if she went on the trip by herself or brought anybody along.
The Sister Wives star cleared up any speculation about who she was with on the trip when she posted a photo of her and her sister on her Instagram story.
“My sister is my travel buddy for this trip,” she captioned the photo of the two of them smiling.
“Seeing the city via Tuk Tuk on this very rainy day,” Janelle ended the caption.
Janelle also posted photos of her “European coffee” and some of the food she had eaten.
After 25 years together, the couple announced they “grew apart” via Instagram.
“After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” she wrote.
The two are not married any longer; however, a source close to the Sister Wives star revealed that they are “spiritually married.”
Kody has the same arrangement with Janelle, and his other wife, Meri, 51, although he is legally married to his fourth wife, Robyn, 43.
The family dynamic may continue to unravel as Meri recently sparked split rumors after posting cryptic quotes on her Instagram.
“It’s brave to stand alone while your soul rediscovers who it is and where it wants to be,” the quote read.
She also reposted some other quotes about taking care of yourself.
“You will be ‘too much’ for some people. Too loud. Too soft. But you’ll always be perfect for the people who love you,” read one quote.
This came after Meri spoke out about her non-intimate relationship with Kody.
“A few months ago, I used the word ‘estranged’ regarding my relationship in a conversation with a friend. It was the first time I had vocalized it, and it felt … honest,” Meri admitted in an Instagram post.
“I will always look for the best in people and situations, and hope they see it too. I want to protect people, their emotions, the tough situations,” she continued.
Janelle has not mentioned if she is splitting from her husband.
Janelle and Kody’s daughter, Maddie, is mom to Axel and his sister EvieCredit: Instagram
Kody has missed out on several family functions in recent monthsCredit: Instagram
Kody is spiritually married to Janelle, as well as Christine, and Meri, while he is legally married to his fourth wife, RobynCredit: Instagram
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