‘Sister Wives’ Star Meri Brown Reflects On Her Marriage to Kody Brown on What Would Have Been Their 34th Wedding Anniversary: “I Don’t Regret My Marriage”

“I hope you weren’t expecting flowers, Meri.”

Meri Brown is no longer married, but that detail isn’t keeping her from acknowledging the day the she and Kody Brown said “I do.” 

The Sister Wives star took to Facebook over the weekend, telling fans that, after some thought, she decided to “address” the fact that she and Kody tied the knot 34 years ago on Sunday. 

“34 years ago was the start of this family that so many of you have come to love or, well, not so much,” she wrote. “Yes, I know full well that we are a very polarizing topic.”

 

“I can’t imagine why!”

“At that time, and in the many years following, I never anticipated a divorce was in my future,” Meri wrote. “I don’t regret my marriage, and I don’t regret my divorce.

“I look back on the years and see where I could have done better, where I did the best I could, where I didn’t live to my best potential, and where I loved as full as my heart could feel it. I look back and am grateful for the experiences and lessons,” she continued.

As you may recall, Meri and Kody officially and “permanently terminated” their mess of a marriage in January 2023, leaving Robyn Brown as the only remaining (and legal) wife of Kody, as Christine Brown and Janelle Brown parted ways with Kody in 2021 and 2022, respectively. 

When you’re trying to figure out how you ‘won’…but still got stuck being married to a grumpy maniac in a visor…

While Kody and Meri didn’t officially end their spiritual union until 2023, the couple’s marriage had been over for years. Nevertheless, Meri seemed determined to hold on to what was left of her relationship, despite Kody making it very clear on ‘Sister Wives’ that he didn’t consider himself married to Meri anymore and even encouraged her to find another man to be with. 

Kody and Meri were legally wed from 1990 until 2014, when Meri divorced Kody so he could marry Robyn and adopt her three children. They continued to be “spiritually” married until they terminated their relationship in 2023. 

On Sunday, Meri told fans she used to think if she couldn’t make her marriage work, then she was a failure, but she has since changed her way of thinking. 

“What if, instead, I looked at all the lessons I lived and realized that’s what made me who I am today?” Meri wrote. “Not a failure, but a strong woman going after her dreams. Not a failure, but a woman realizing dreams that she didn’t know she even had. Not a failure, but a woman building her own table and surrounding it with people who want to share it with her.” 

Meri said that throughout the years, her wedding anniversary–- April 21–- has been a day surrounded with “a plethora of emotions,” but in recent years, she has started looking at it as a day that brought her life “full circle.” 

“An April 21st will never pass without me remembering,” she wrote. “Not with bitterness, not with anger, not with sadness or even grief. Just remembering my life and all the lessons and experiences in it.

Kody, trying to figure out if it would be inappropriate to slide into Meri’s DMs and ask for some Rice Krispies Treats for “old times’ sake.” 

“But more importantly, I will remember it as a day of a new start,” she added. “A full circle moment. Because sometimes, life hands you a gift of the knowing you’re on the right track.” 

Kody did not publicly respond to Meri’s post or acknowledge what would’ve been his and Meri’s 34th wedding anniversary. 

While Meri is currently single, she has been in at least one relationship since ending her marriage to Kody. 

As The Ashley previously told you, Meri revealed on social media in January that she was in a relationship with a man named Amos Andrews, who she had been dating since October. A month later, Meri shared on one of her weekly “Fridays with Friends” Instagram Live sessions that she and Amos had parted ways. 

Meri and Amos, during their short-lived romance.

That same week, the former (and OG) Mrs. Kody Brown took to Facebook, claiming that her relationship with Amos had come to an end after facing some “hard truths” and having “some difficult conversations.” 

“Just because I care a lot about someone, and him me, does not equate to full compatibility for a long-term relationship,” she wrote. “When we have different dreams and aspirations, different communication styles and values, different visions for our future, and these things aren’t aligning, it’s then that we need to make hard decisions.” 

Meri told fans that while she plans to “dip [her] toes into this [dating] process again,” she remains “confident” in herself as a single lady. 

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(Photos: TLC; Facebook; Instagram) 

7 Responses


  1. It’s only been a year or two since she left. In time, she will forget her anniversary date. I did. Once I left my ex husband I totally forgot the date we even got married, and I’m glad I did.

    Meri you’ll be fine and you’ll look back at these posts and think “how embarrassing”.

    On top of the fact he didn’t even acknowledge it. Sheesh.


  2. I am glad he ditched that guy she dated after him too. Amos was a walking red flag. Not everyone can have such luck as Christina. Maybe one day Meri you find a guy who will actually love you for you and not just stay married with you for the sake of it. (Didn’t Kody admit they weren’t intimate for many years before that?)


  3. I think that some people forget that you don’t have to share every thought online. She could have acknowledged all of that stuff in private. No one was checking for an anniversary update.


  4. I would be interested to know if she still has a seemingly close relationship with Robyn. Meri still seems to be in denial that Robyn has manipulated and used her for many years.

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