‘Sister Wives’ Star Meri Brown Says Kept Fighting for Her Marriage to Ex Kody Because She Was Confident In Herself: “There’s A Lot of Misconceptions About Me”

“Whatever helps you sleep at night, Meri…and as long as you’re sleeping far away from me.”

Meri Brown’s unwavering commitment to former husband Kody Brown has led many Sister Wives viewers to make assumptions about the 52-year-old’s self-worth over the years, but Meri is setting the record straight. 

“There’s a lot of misconceptions about me, personally, because people are always telling me, ‘You don’t know what you’re worth. You have no value.’ Just really derogatory [things] about me,” Meri recently told People. “And it’s like, no, actually, I know what I’m worth, and I know what my value is, and I know what my values are.

“…This is why I worked to try to save my marriage for so long,” she added. “A lot of people look at it as because I waited so long, it means I have no confidence.”

“…even if that somebody is me.”

As The Ashley previously told you, Meri and Kody announced in January that they were “permanently terminating” their marriage (or what was left of it, that is) after more than 33 years together. However, the couple had not lived as a married couple for many years leading up to that announcement.

While Meri and Kody’s split seemed inevitable to viewers of the show, Meri said her decision to stick around and attempt to salvage her relationship with Kody for as long as she did wasn’t because she didn’t think she deserved better, but rather because she was confident enough to keep working at it.

All of us, watching Meri be a ride-or-die for a man who has hardly acknowledged her for years…

“I think that’s a huge, huge misconception,” she explained. “I 100 percent gave it my all. I did everything in my power that I could do [to save the marriage]. And if I would’ve walked away any sooner, there would’ve always been a question in my mind of, ‘Did I do everything that I can do?’”

“I fill feel like you could’ve given it another three to five years, but whatever. But don’t expect me to buy you a porch chair, Mer!” 

As ‘Sister Wives’ fans know, Christine Brown (Wife #3) was the first wife to leave Kody, confirming the split on social media in November 2021. Janelle Brown (Wife #2) went on to reveal on the Season 17 Tell-All, which aired in late 2022, that she and Kody had also separated. Meri and Kody confirmed their split the following month.

Robyn Brown (Wife #4) is the only wife who remains married to Kody today. 

“Gee, how in the world did THAT happen?!”

It was revealed in April that the Flagstaff, Arizona, rental home Meri had been living in was back on the market and that she had updated her personal and business address to Parowan, Utah–- the location of her bed and breakfast, Lizzie’s Heritage Inn. 

On Sunday’s episode of ‘Sister Wives,’ Meri told viewers she was proud of herself and who she is, despite how her marriage to Kody ultimately turned out. 

“It’s just sad to me that [Kody] couldn’t see that there is value to, you know, three decades of history,” she added. 

On a recent episode of ‘Sister Wives,’ Meri and Kody “celebrated” their 32nd wedding anniversary by going on a drive to get dinner…only for Kody to drop some hurtful truth bombs on Meri. He told her that he felt they were faking their marriage (something Meri didn’t agree with); that they were never (ever) getting back together; and that he never actually loved her all those years they were married.

RELATED STORY: ’Sister Wives’ Star Gwendlyn Brown Says Her Mom Christine Told Her, “I’m Sorry Your Dad Doesn’t Love You” During Christine’s Divorce From Kody

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16 Responses

  1. I’ve never watched a single episode of this show, and even I know that this dumb lady is desperate for that asshole’s love and attention. She’d run back in a heartbeat even now. Girl get you some therapy, a few good sex toys, and a puppy.

    1. Check out her banana (fellatio) photo she gave to her “cat fisher”. I wouldn’t send a picture like that to ANYONE EVER and I’m not a public figure. She’s not the brightest ?

  2. Oh and he screwed you over with that divorce. He made you think you were still worth something to him so he could have a clean divorce. You could have walked away with so much more from that divorce. Half the assets. And who is still sitting there with the kings ransom while he disposed of the peasants he no longer has use for.

    1. So true, She was his puppy dog begging for lefty over scraps.
      So many good years wasted.
      Now she wants us to believe she is a strong independent woman.
      She literally begged to be loved, so sad, and so pathetic
      Guess that is what happens when you invite other women into your husbands bed.

  3. You’re groveling for a man who no longer wants you. Grab what little dignity you have left and move on. I would never lower myself and give a man such power as to beg for him to take you back. Read the room. When it’s done, it’s done. You’re just building his disgusting ego by thinking you still have a chance. Ewwww.

  4. She has to tell herself that (and try to convince us) because admitting the truth would be too painful for her.

    I can’t blame her for that, I can only pity her and hope that with more time and certainly more distance, she’ll allow herself to be free and heal.

    She’s treated others horribly—and she’s been horribly treated. She deserves the opportunity to heal, I hope she takes it.

  5. Meri- if you had self worth and self confidence, you would have walked away when he divorced you to marry Robin… I really don’t care what she says, that is a fact. She was desperate and came off as a pathetic puppy dog following around this idiot for any shred of possible attention he may have given her. It literally made me embarrassed for her that she was “holding out” and I’d cringe watching it all go down. I really hope she can let him go for good and get it through her delusional mind that he does not want anything to do with her.

  6. Either you don’t know your value or you think your value is zero. You wasted 33 years of your life with Kodylocks and he had zero respect or consideration for you

    1. First to start off I am ok with plural marriage. What I feel went wrong is when he went out seeking a 4th. Then that’s when he probably really fell in love and to the hell with the other wives. He convinced Meri to divorce him so he could “legally” adopt Robins children. Why did he have to legally do anything? Any man can be a dad to a child married or not. He didn’t care that he wasn’t “legally” married to Christine or Janelle. What was so important about Robin? To top it all off how can you be a good loving parent to 20+ kids? I wonder if he even knows all their birthday’s?

  7. I don’t think it’s confidence that keeps you fighting, it’s delusion.

    Girl, its time to get a therapist, and download tinder, you’ll be much happier.

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