Kody Brown Wants to “Forgive” Himself & Move On From His Failed Marriages; Says He Hopes to Rebuild Friendship With Ex-Wife Meri Brown

“…other than some damage control, I suppose.”

Despite three of his four marriages imploding within just over a year, Kody Brown says he’s looking forward to a future of forgiveness and possibly a renewed friendship. 

In a recent interview with People, the feral-haired Sister Wives patriarch opened up about his current “journey” and how part of that journey includes expressing “forgiveness to the people you’ve been involved with.” 

Surprisingly, he also mentions that he hopes to make amends with his first wife, Meri, and work on becoming her friend.

“You have to express understanding and hope that at the end of an era for us as a family, we still have hope of a friendship and a loving or kind relationship with each other in the future because we’re bound forever through our kids,” Kody continued. 

“Oh, NOW they’re ‘our’ kids…”

As fans of ‘Sister Wives’ know, Kody has (and is estranged from many of his) 18 kids–- six with ex-wife Christine Brown, six with ex-wife Janelle Brown, one with ex-wife Meri Brown and five with his only remaining wife, Robyn Brown. (Kody adopted Robyn’s three oldest children shortly after the couple legally wed years ago.) 

While Kody and Meri confirmed in January 2023 that they had “permanently terminated” their sad and hanging-on-by-a-curly-hair marriage, Kody has already expressed a desire to mend the friendship the two once had. 

“ … Meri and I do, I believe, go forward very quickly, I hope, with love and grace, forgiveness and charity to where I want her to feel free to call me if she ever needs anything,” he told People. 

“Ok, let’s be honest. He’s just hoping to score some Rice Krispies treats.” 

Kody also mentioned the possibility of palling around with Meri on one of the recent Season 18 ‘Sister Wives’ Talk Back episodes, during which he told Robyn he believed a friendship between him and Meri was still feasible, despite the two being exes. According to Kody, Meri’s continued friendship with Robyn and her closeness to their children may help he and Meri have an “open” dialogue with one another going forward. 

“Her and Robyn are still, I think, close,” he said. “She still wants to come see the kids. We’ll always have a relationship of what I hope is at least [some] kind of friendship.”

Robyn, clinging hard to both her friendship with Meri and her porch dreams…

Kody also noted that he and Meri are “not angry with each other anymore” and are now in a place where they are able to find “friendship in this breakup.” 

Kody also claims to be in a better place with himself in the aftermath of the Brown family’s collapse. 

“I feel like my confidence is coming back,” he said. “I got to find that space of grace and love for myself as well. Be it really forgiving of simple things, like, just being angry about what has happened. I want to forgive myself for that and move on.” 

Oh good! Because if there’s one thing Kody needed to learn how to do, it was love himself…

Kody added that he’s also in a place where he can look back on his family’s past and see it for what it was. 

“I remember this great life that we had and what an experience to be a team with these 22 people and just trying to survive the rapids of life and it was great,” he said. “There’s my optimism. It’s back. I’m seeing my past again and saying, ‘It was lovely.’ It’s changed now.” 

Kody noted that he hopes to find that same optimism in the future. 

“In the end, hopefully we just love each other and let each other move on,” he said. 

RELATED STORY: Robyn Brown Is Seeing A Therapist To Recover From Losing Her Sister Wives; Says She’ll Never Leave Husband Kody Because “He’s Doing His Best” 

(Photos: TLC; YouTube) 


  1. I’m sorry…”you’re bound forever by your children”? What children? Robyn’s 5 and Mykelti? Because he sure has abandoned the rest of his many, many children. These are also the same children that Kody calls “Christine’s kids” and “Jenelle’s kids”. He doesn’t say “our kids”. He also never refers to Kody and Robyn’s only child, Leon. He is trying desperately to do damage control. A little hard to do when your narcissistic, misogynistic ass is on TV.

    1. My bad…so many kids to keep up with… I said Robyn and Kody’s only child was Leon. I meant Kody and Meri’s only child is Leon. Oopsies!😅

  2. Kooter and Crybrows just want Meri around for the $$$$. Meri would be a fool to give those two asshats one more dime. They’ve already abused her, not to mention how they’ve abused Christine and Janelle.

    I’d tell the toxic duo to go to hell.

    1. Omffggg CRYBROWS?! I must have them cuz I am cackling lololol I’ve heard lots of names for Sobyn but that one takes the cake. Thank you internet stranger 😆

  3. I’m so glad that Kody can forgive himself, for all the hurtful things he has done to OTHER people. That’s so magnanimous of him.

  4. Sounds like someone is sick of the bad press and is doing damage control. Of course, it’s Kody, so the best he can come up with is forgiving and loving himself.

  5. My how he has changed his ugly tune. Hang on to your wallet Meri. These are truly toxic people who will use you. People to avoid I life. A PSA really.

  6. “Hopefully we just love each other”
    You told your 3 ex “wives” you never loved them.
    You want to be Meri,s friend,
    But within the past week you posted you were relieved that you had no other children by her.
    You sir are an asinine moron .
    You are a sad failure and a little man with a big ego. Please shut up already.
    Even your own children don’t want to hear your excuses anymore.

    1. I’ve never seen anyone contradict themselves more than Kody. I find it extremely annoying! It’s also shows how phony he is. After admitting he was never in love with the other 3, why continue to pretend to care? He should just own that he has zero interest and couldn’t care less if he never sees any of them again.

  7. I would hope that Meri would tell Kody and Robyn to just go to hell. From the moment Robyn entered the picture she and Kody went out of their way to make Meri’s life a living hell. Who would want them for friends?

  8. They just want to mend the relationship because no other friends and able to use manipulate and control. They know Christine and Janelle would never go back

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