Entertainment TV 'Sister Wives' ' Janelle Brown Is 'Motivated' to 'Take Care' of Herself Because of Her Grandchildren "I love watching them grow up," Janelle Brown said of her grandchildren By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 15, 2022 01:59 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Janelle Brown/Instagram Janelle Brown's grandchildren give her purpose. On Instagram Monday, the 52-year-old Sister Wives star posted a photo smiling alongside her grandson Axel James and granddaughter Evangalynn "Evie" Kodi. The little ones belong to Janelle's daughter, Maddie Brown Brush, and son-in-law, Caleb Brush. "These two are why I am motivated to take care of myself," she captioned the post. "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 👏❤️." Axel and Evie aren't the only grandchildren within the Brown family. Last April, Christine Brown's daughter, Mykelti Brown Padron, welcomed her daughter, Avalon, with her husband Antonio "Tony" Padron. Sister Wives' Christine Brown Says She 'Adores' Being a Grandma: 'So Rewarding' Janelle is currently spending time with her grandchildren and kids at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They were also joined by Christine — who previously ended her polygamous marriage with Janelle's husband, Kody Brown, in November 2021 — and her children. "Maddie and Christine and several of the kids joining me," she wrote, sharing a photo of her Evie with Christine's daughter Ysabel. "Yesterday we spent some time at the pool. I just loved this shot of Evie and Ysabel." Janelle's 52-year-old spouse is also married to Meri Brown and Robyn Brown through their polygamous arrangement. Kody's relationship with Meri, 51, is no longer romantic, however. 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. Janelle and Kody Brown. Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic This past season of Sister Wives highlighted the ups and downs in Kody's various marriages, particularly his bonds with Christine, 49, and Janelle. Janelle previously addressed her struggles with Kody, she said their "relationship is pretty strained" and it'd be "easy to walk away" from it all. Kody, for his part, said that the pair are "not in sync." "We don't partner really well but we actually just are able to have a marriage that's, if you will, lower in attachment," he said during the season 16 reunion. "I don't even know. We're good friends, we get along well. It's more of a, like, just a committed relationship."