Season 16 of Sister Wives has shown the couple's strained relationship go from bad to worse, starting from their different views about the COVID-19 pandemic to where the 52-year-old sees herself in their polygamous family.
Despite Kody admitting on the most recent episode that the two "don't partner really well," their kids seem to think nothing but the world of their mama.
On Thursday, February 3, Janelle took to Instagram to share a loving note her son Gabriel left her along with a bouquet of flowers. "When you come home after a long day and find a surprise," she captioned a photo of the note that read: "Love you Mama! Just wanted to show you how much -Gabe." Janelle also shared a photo of the colorful flower arrangement.
"Grateful for my kids," Janelle concluded her caption.
Janelle — who shares sons Gabe, Garrison, Hunter, Logan, as well as daughters Savanah and Madison with the family patriarch — also recently praised her son Garrison after he bought his own home in Flagstaff, Ariz., and adopted a cat.
"Garrison called me today to say he has adopted a cat! He bought a home last month and now feels he is in a more settled place," the proud mama captioned her January post of her son holding up his new pet and another photo of the cat perched by the window. "Name is TBD. Garrison told me this is his first official family portrait 🤣."
Garrison's real estate move came after Kody and Janelle were butting heads over the 53-year-old's over-the-top COVID-19 restrictions amid the pandemic. When Janelle insisted her boys should be allowed to have a social life, Kody suggested they move out if they couldn't comply with his rules — and Garrison did just that.
Apart from feuding over the pandemic and their sons' independence, Janelle previously admitted her relationship with Kody had become strained.
While Kody maintained he and Janelle are "good friends" during the most recent episode, he admitted: "It's more of just a committed relationship."
"Janelle wouldn't tell you she's in that place with me either if she was being honest," he continued, noting that he has "love" for her but nothing more serious than that.
Apart from his romance with Robyn, Kody's relationships with his other sister wives have been crumbling, with Christine revealing in November 2021 that she and her ex-husband are over. Meanwhile, Meri and Kody haven't been in a good place for years, but the mother-of-one remains committed to their family.