‘Sister Wives’ Star Meri Brown Says She Was Bullied by Her New Arizona Neighbors for Being In a Polygamist Relationship

“Um…your house isn’t even that great! It doesn’t even have a wet bar!”

Meri Brown is unhappy!

(We’ll give you a moment to get over the shock you’re certainly feeling after reading that sentence!)

The Sister Wives star revealed in a sneak peek clip of the show’s new season that she experienced discrimination for being part of a plural family, after the owner of the Arizona house she was renting told her she was considering kicking Meri out of the house, due to Meri being married to Kody (who has three other wives).

In the clip, shared by Us Weekly, Meri explains that the neighbors must have complained to the home’s owner about having to live next to a polygamist (who is on TV), causing the home owner to tell Meri that she was re-considering her decision to rent to her.

“Pretty much the first thing she said to me was, ‘Meri, I am second-guessing the fact that I approved you to rent this house,” Meri tells Kody and the other Sister Wives, Janelle, Christine and Robyn. “She asked me if I would consider leaving the house and not renting from her.”

Kody insists that he and Meri had “disclosed everything” before renting, including that Meri was in a polygamist relationship and that she was on a reality TV show.

“I was, like, completely open with her,” Meri said. “They put [the polygamist relationship] in the [rental] contract. She knows we’re a plural family. She knows that we’re going to be filming in the house.” 

“She was like, I need to rethink this. I need to consider whether or not I want to have you continuing to rent from me,” Meri tells the gang.

Perhaps Meri already hit up all the neighbors and exhausted them with her catfish story and that’s why they don’t want to live near her?

Kody points out that they all signed a contract already, so the home owner doesn’t get to make the choice whether or not to kick Meri (and her endless supply of leggings) out. 

Meri insists that she doesn’t want to be a “chicken” and walk away from the house.

“Is that like letting them win?” she said. “Because of their bullying, because that’s what it is. [The neighbors] are bullying me. They’re bullying the owner to kick me out because they don’t like who I am without even knowing me. 

“If I cave, and I let them bully me out of this house, then they win!” she added. 

We’ll have to wait until Sunday’s ‘Sister Wives’ premiere to find out if Meri did cave and leave the house.

Click here to watch the full clip!

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(Photos: TLC)


  1. Kody Brown …..Love should be multiplied NOT divided

    Kody Brown in the next breath.

    I have to DIVIED my time between my wives so they’re not feeling like they’re left out ! … WTF??,,,
    Kody you’re a wanker.

  2. Kody bullies his wives….I’d love to see him come up against a man and try his bullying tactics there !
    Kody would be crying like a bitch lol

  3. Nope more like no one wanted your drama and cameras in their quiet neighborhood. Meri ALWAYS plays the victim. Sociopathic levels of delusion with that one lol. Take your catfish wagon back to the BnB. What ever happened with that anyway? Even the rest of the Browns don’t want Meri there lol.

  4. That family is a train wreck! They drive me nuts, but it’s like I can’t look away. Kody is simply disgusting. They give the impression that they pull together to take care of each other. But years back when the show first came on, much information surfaced that Kody and Meri had filed for bankruptcy more than once, and Janelle and Christine lived off food stamps. That’s not Kody taking care of his family. That’s the taxpayers funding his lifestyle choice. Excuse me, his religious choice, whatever. Call me naive, but if you can’t afford to take care of your kids, maybe you shouldn’t have so many! As much as Kody annoys me, so do all the women for various reasons. I’d like to knock some sense into all of them! Since they grew up in the “plyg” culture, they just don’t seem to “get it”, that marriage doesn’t have to be full of constant drama, jealousy, self- confidence eroding… As screwed up as all the adults are, it’s utterly amazing their kids seemed to have turned out so well. And, on a final note, if they weren’t forever trying to live beyond their means, maybe they wouldn’t be in the predicament they are. Every season I keep my fingers crossed that this show will finally be cancelled and those poor victimized polygamists will get the wakeup call they all need! And hello Meri… I wouldn’t want any of you as a neighbor either because I enjoy my peace and quiet! Those families were there first in that quiet little culdesac and I’m sure that’s the way they want to keep it. Amazing that didn’t occur to any of them. Still and will always be playing the victims. It’s all about choices people!

  5. I blame all of this on Kody. I had stopped watching and recently got bored and binged watch season 12 and 13 (where I had left off). The sheer madness of Kody and his wives just doing what he says is just beyond me. This whole move…he put ALL their money down on land which they can’t build on until they sell their 500,000 homes in Vegas and he is paying on rentals. Why on earth wouldn’t you move, put houses up for sale, THEN buy land? Then in the second episode he is second guessing their move because of all the reasons the wives stated BEFORE THEY LEFT! I mean is he for real?? He just makes poor life decisions and he is vague about his business dealings. He just comes across like a snake oil salesman to me. Now Meri is back living in Vegas because she doesn’t have a rental here and they keep pestering her “why aren’t you close with the family??” umm she got exiled to ANOTHER STATE because your husband fails to plan properly! It’s enraging watching this play out lol.

    1. I blame Robyn more than Kody. She’s the one who planted the seed of moving to AZ because it was close to where her son got accepted to college. Knowing that Kody will do whatever she wants she pushed him for the move and he happily obliged to make his favorite wife happy by any means necessary. That in combination with the fact that I read that they had ballon mortgages on their Vegas homes. They want to get out before they have to pay up because they don’t have the money.

  6. You have rights also Although I don’t believe in it isn’t it your God given right
    Not like you are the family hurting a so
    Them are the kind of people who we’ll only make it worse on the next person becouse in there minds
    They scared you away why not just bully people they want something from
    Now if it had been me I would have probably just kind of turned around pulled my pants down and said kiss my ass’
    It you paying for everything not coming out of any one eles pockets
    As long no one being hurt dont care what the say or do you mind your own business when it’s exactly what the neighbors should do for themselves.

    1. I think there was probably a nice sentiment in there somewhere, but consider using punctuation next time. This was very difficult to decipher.

  7. I say to each their own, you do what suits you. People are so stupid now a days. If we were all made the same it would be boring that’s why God made us all different.

  8. I sometimes watch this show. I feel like the women are suffering. Especially Meri. The woman sit around waiting for affection from Cody. I just feel bad for them. Cody seems to be a narcissist. There’s no way he’s giving the wives enough attention or the children. Seems to me there’s a lot more misery than happiness.
    Side Note: where the F is all the money coming from?

    1. Meri is a MLM goddess LOL.. she has a huge downline that pretty much funds her life style. And of course they all get paid by TLC>

  9. I mean I wouldn’t want to live next to Kody even if he was single lol Meri seems like she would be fun at a neighborhood party

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    I don’t believe this . I think its a stunt to get people to watch the show. I say don’t watch this show. Make Kody get a job and support his family. We’re supporting their lifestyle by watching this show

  11. A woman of age, living alone, with an occasional gentleman caller would be an IDEAL tenant.

    It’s not polygamy, its the cameras, film crew, fans, and trolls that are the problem.

  12. Don’t think it was actually Meri the neighbors didn’t like, but they really didn’t like Kody. Who does?

  13. I call bullshit. The landlady and neighbors probably didn’t want UPS trucks roaring up their street daily to pick up her loads of crappy clothes that dumb fans are crazy enough to buy from bitchy Meri. Nobody gives a rat’s ass that you’re a divorcee with two single mothers and a crafty bitch that bumped you down so she could marry Kody and she’s got his balls in her purse now. Sobbin, well played!

    1. Calm down Taressa. She’s paid very well to be a public figure. Opinions come with the territory. Her choice.

  14. Oh Meri, you should have left this family AGES ago. You really think Kody still loves you? Haha haha. Yeah, I don’t think people mind her being in a plural family (because, after all, she isn’t sleeping with her husband anymore), her daughter doesn’t live at home anymore, as much as her being an annoying b*tch who likes to be on TV every chance she has. People want privacy which is understandable because who would want to be filmed living next to these trainwrecks?!

  15. I don’t know where but I read an article written shortly after “The Outlaws” moved to Phoenix. Back when Meri wasn’t thrilled with the move and she got a small house in town. She did an interview and said either the owners or some of their family wanted to move into the house. Meri was fine with it and said she was going to move into her bed and breakfast for a while. Now the neighbors are chasing her out of town…just like they did in Utah. Utah didn’t even know their names. Drama Queen.

  16. I have read and watched this BS for so long that I have decided to speak up and say what others are thinking… Kody, get a haircut and a real job that you are not ashamed to let people know about, instead of living off of your 4 silly and stupid wives. Wives, get a backbone and leave the biggest BULLY of the town! What a shameful bunch!! No wait, they have no shame.

    1. Kody bullies his wives….I’d love to see him come up against a man and try his bullying tactics there !
      Kody would be crying like a bitch lol

  17. I don’t think that the polygamist part of the story is what troubles the neighbors but the reality TV part. Normal people doesn’t want their neighborhood to be flooded with cameras and nosey people.

  18. Quite frankly, Meri could just tell the family that she’s staying in the house, then leaving and going to her B&B in Utah – no one in that family pays Meri any attention when the cameras aren’t around. They wouldn’t even notice she was gone. Meri brought it on herself though – she brought Robyn into the family because she wanted a friend (Christine and Janelle weren’t too buddy buddy with her) and that backfired on her big time, so she withdrew, and we know the rest. Just go run your business in Utah and be happy and let the circus stay in Flagstaff.

    1. Ditto, I often wonder if she secretly regrets the Robin decision.
      I’m sure if we could hear their inner voices, Christine would regret it & for financial reasons Jenelle would regret it.
      What ever happened to her jewelry line? My sister’s closet?

      1. My sister wives closet is now Robyn’s “baby”. Her and meri did it, but Meri wanted to go back to school (remember that??) so Robyn does it full time. Meri now does the B&B and Lularue, Christine and Mykelti now do Lula too and Janelle now does some healthy living website.

        1. Sorry, don’t mind me, I’m just having a huge LOL at the fact that Janelle does some healthy living website. If I were looking for healthy living advice, I would NOT go to her.

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    I cal BS… Who would put that on a rental application?!?!

  20. BULLYING… what BS. She’s just using the new word of the moment. The neighbors are upset that a ton of cars from all the plygs and camera crews will be parked all over their streets and in front of their homes. Now the other residents will have to play frogger every day when they drive home.

    1. I agree…I feel like it’s more of the circus that they are creating in the neighborhood vs her polygamist lifestyle. I really don’t see how anyone would care enough about her being a polygamist to “bully” her out of the neighborhood. She really does like being a victim!

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