Janelle Brown

Birth Name:

Janelle S. Schriever


(1969-05-06) May 6, 1969 (age 49)


Adam Barber (1988-1990)
Kody Brown


Logan Brown, Maddie Brush, Hunter Brown, Garrison Brown, Gabriel Brown & Savanah Brown
3 sons and 9 daughters from sister wives


Robert Brown (father; deceased)
Sheryl Usher (mother)
Merlin Fryer (step-father)

Other family:

Carrie (sister)

Janelle S. Brown (née Schriever) is the second wife of Kody Brown. They were married on January 20, 1993 and together they have six biological children: daughters Madison and Savanah and sons Logan, Hunter, Garrison, and Gabriel. Through their daughter Madison and her husband Caleb they also have one grandson, Axel.

Janelle's marriage to Kody is her second marriage; she had previously been married to Adam Clark Barber in December 1988, and they divorced in 1990. Janelle's ex-husband is the brother of Kody's first wife, Meri.

Four months before Janelle and Kody married, Janelle's mother Sheryl married Kody's father, Winn Brown, making Winn both Janelle's father-in-law and her stepfather.

Janelle's biological father, Robert Schriever, died when she was a young child. Her mother re-married Janelle's first stepfather, Merlin Fryer. Janelle did not have a good relationship with her stepfather and has discussed how this lack of a strong father figure in her own childhood influenced her decision to marry Kody; she believed he would be a strong and involved father.