‘Sister Wives’ Star Meri Brown Finally Addresses the Rumors Saying She’s Split with Husband Kody

“We’re happy. Honest.”

After dealing with months of speculation (mostly brought on by her own cryptic Instagram posts), Meri Brown is finally addressing the rumors saying she has broken up with her husband Kody.

The Sister Wives star— who shares Kody with his other three wives, JanelleRobyn and Christine— took to Instagram to clarify that, despite how it may seem, she is still with Kody and she is happy with him. ‘Sister Wives’ fans have watched as Meri and Kody bicker and seem generally miserable on the show, so many doubted Meri’s claims. Some questioned if Meri’s feelings of love toward Kody were reciprocated.

In the caption of a photo of herself with Kody (the first photo she’s posted of them together in two years, mind you), Meri told her followers not to expect a split any time soon.

“Let’s just clarify something here. I love this man,” Meri wrote. “I don’t owe anyone an explanation but I’ll do it anyway. I’m well aware that we, as a family, have chosen to put ourselves ‘out there’, which, in turn, brings about all kinds of speculation, commentary, and opinions.

“But it comes down to this. My relationship with him is MY relationship with him. Sure we’ve had ups and downs through the years (I mean, isn’t that somewhat normal?) High highs and low lows. All of which, you get to see ‘some’ of, and speculate on. And that’s ok. You do you, boo.”

‘Sister Wives’ fans have speculated for years whether or not Meri will leave the Brown Family, with Meri even admitting in the past that she came close several times over the years. (Who could forget her never-ending Catfish Scandal?) In her Instagram post, Meri stated that, although she may not always get along with those in her family, she intends to stick with them.

“But here’s my truth. I love him. I love my family. I’m committed. I have 30 years in this. We struggle. We communicate. We repair relationships as the parties involved are willing and able,” she wrote. “I’m an independent person who does her own thing. I travel a lot. (Well, pre-covid that is.) I have multiple businesses. I have many friends. I have male friends, (Gasp! Shocker!) and I won’t apologize for that. I’m human. I have feelings. I make mistakes. I rise when I’ve fallen.

“Sometimes it takes longer than other times to rise. I. Will. Always. Rise. I get angry. I feel peace. I feel pain. I feel joy. I forgive. I love. I’m HUMAN. I’m here. I’m committed. I’m not going anywhere. Don’t get your hopes up on that.”

Some of the people who left comments on the post seemed skeptical that Meri did, indeed, love Kody. Even more were skeptical that Kody loves Meri, given how he behaves toward her on the show.

“Yes ur relationship with that s**tty man is all you,” one person wrote. “Now if you don’t want public opinion turn comments off and quit your national TV show.”

“I gave her the wetbar. What more does she want? A hug?!”

“Most people just want to see you happy and loved to bits. Heavy editing makes it look far from that,” another person wrote. 

Many of the negative comments appear to have been deleted by Meri. One person— whose comment was deleted— asked, “You love him Meri but do[es] he love you?”

Another deleted comment read, “Well try to look happy when you’re on TV. Don’t complain so much. You’re just too sad. That’s why people talk. You complain [an] awful lot but we’re happy that you’re happy…”

“You deserve to be loved!” another person whose comment was deleted wrote. “You are settling! Kody’s actions speak loud and clear. We know who he is in love with.”

Kody has yet to comment or like Meri’s post on Instagram. 

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(Photos: TLC; Instagram)


  1. It’s been clear for years now that the only person Kody loves is Robyn. Why the others stay- I don’t know. Probably because thy couldn’t get anyone else/better. Which is just sad because Kody is not a prize LOL. Meri has clearly been unhappy for a long time but I think she stays as a “power play”- she’s the only one legally married to him and I think she stays just to hold that over the others head. “I’m here. I’m committed. I’m not going anywhere. Don’t get your hopes up on that” Why do I feel like that is directed at no one except her fellow sister wives? LOL. The dynamics of the relationships between all of them or individually with Kody are insanely dysfunctional. I mean “you do you boo” (LOL I laughed hella had at Meri- of all people- saying that)but if you are going to be in a plural marriage, at least you should be happy with your spouse and sister wives/husbands.

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      Meri divorced him so Robyn could marry him & he could adopt her kids.

  2. IDK but when I look at Meri, I imagine she smells like hot dog water. Stay lit (as Sir nibs would say)

    1. Because she’s hip and cool, like Robyn. They’re like middle-aged grade-school girls fighting over the same boy and give me a serious case of the heebee-jeebees.
      I used to watch the show outta curiosity, then hate-watched, but now I can’t watch at all because I was going broke from paying my water bill… 3 and 4 hour showers after every episode to scrub the Koodies off

  3. All of them look terribly sad and miserable all the damn time. They’re all always crying, arguing and going to therapy.

    It’s hard too understand why the choose this lifestyle, because they’re obviously very unhappy.

  4. People are married and stay married for many different reasons. Life isn’t a big Hallmark romance movie. A lot of marriages are more like business deals, particularly later in life. For Meri, it appears that at least right now, needs are being met. We don’t have any idea what those needs are, but for her they’re satisfactory. I wish she could meet a partner who could show her love and attention. Then I think she’d leave.

    1. If the catfish had be a real man, Meri would have left and never looked back. That’s why the rest of the family was upset with her. There isn’t thay much love or loyalty that the SW like to portray

  5. Another one that claims a bad edit.

    The editors can’t make you a sad sack if you aren’t a sad sack. That’s not how editing works.

    You’re a sad sack, Meri. You’ve been a sad sack for years, especially ever since you brought Sobbyn Robyn into the fold. Just own it, lady.

    1. It’s strange she didn’t mention the catfishing scandal again. It is obvious that all happened because she looked for love elsewhere. She doesn’t have anyone besides Kody, that’s why she sticks to her marriage. If she found a better man, I’m sure she would leave his sorry ass.

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