Entertainment TV 'Sister Wives' ' Janelle Brown Celebrates Grandson Axel's 5th Birthday: 'Grandma Loves You So Much' Axel James is the son of Sister Wives stars Maddie Brown Brush and Caleb Brush By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 23, 2022 10:58AM EDT Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic, Janelle Brown/Instagram Happy birthday, Axel James! The young son of Sister Wives stars Maddie Brown Brush and Caleb Brush celebrated his 5th birthday on Friday. Together, the pair are also parents to daughter Evangalynn Kodi, 2. In an Instagram post, Axel's grandmother, Janelle Brown, celebrated him on his special day. "I can hardly believe this grand baby of mine is 5 years old today!" Janelle, 53, wrote alongside a series of photographs of Axel, including one pic of herself posing with both Axel and Evangalynn. "I remember your birth like it was just yesterday. Happy Happy Birthday Axel!" she added. "Grandma loves you so much ❤️." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Sister Wives' Janelle Brown Is 'Motivated' to 'Take Care' of Herself Because of Her Grandchildren Back in May 2017, PEOPLE exclusively revealed that Maddie, 26, and Caleb, 35, welcomed Axel into the world. The family's little bundle of joy was born after 72 hours of labor — including 12 hours of hard labor and four hours of pushing. "We're feeling both excited and exhausted at the same time," the couple told PEOPLE at the time. "We're looking forward to having a family." "Now that he's here we're excited to grow our family a little bit more and spread our love even more," they then added. RELATED VIDEO: Janelle Brown Reflects on 'First Disney World' Trip with Grandchildren: 'Tired, Happy, Grateful' Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Janelle previously opened up about how her grandchildren give her purpose in an Instagram post earlier this year. At the time, the star posted a photo smiling alongside her grandson and granddaughter, where she wrote, "These two are why I am motivated to take care of myself." "I love watching them grow up and being a part of their lives!" added Janelle. "Find your motivation and become the best version of yourself 👏❤️."