- Meri Brown said on “Sister Wives” that Kody didn’t fight “hard enough” for his marriages.
- Presumably in response, Kody called his marriage to Meri “unstable.”
- Meri also said she’s at “peace” staying in a non-romantic marriage and felt “betrayed” by Christine leaving.
On Sunday’s episode, TLC’s “Sister Wives” star Meri Brown told Robyn Brown she was “really angry” with the fact that her former sister wife Christine Brown was ending her “spiritual” marriage to Kody Brown and leaving the family to settle in Utah.
She also expressed frustration because she didn’t believe that Kody fought hard enough in his romantic marriages that have failed.
“Obviously, you don’t care enough to fight for her. Obviously, you don’t care enough to fight for me,” Meri said in a solo interview, speaking directly to Kody. “And I don’t understand that.”
Meri is Kody’s first wife, whom he met in 1989 and married in 1990. He was legally married to her until 2014 when they divorced so that he could legally adopt Robyn’s three kids from another marriage.
In 2015, Meri got entangled in a catfishing scandal which caused her and Kody to become estranged. As chronicled on previous seasons of “Sister Wives,” the pair no longer have a romantic marriage, though if it were up to Meri, they would. They are still “spiritually” married in the eyes of their faith.
While talking to Robyn about the state of their family, Meri told Robyn that Kody’s split from Christine (their “spiritual” marriage ended in 2021) felt “familiar” to her.
“And I’ve seen Kody give up on me and him,” she added.
Presumably in response to Meri’s remarks, Kody told cameras in his own solo interview: “I didn’t give up on Meri. It just turned out the relationship was essentially unstable. I just didn’t feel like it was tenable. It’s not a functional relationship. And we can get along, but we can’t be together.”
Meri said in a solo interview that she had a bigger picture in mind than romance when she married Kody. “When I married Kody, it wasn’t just because I loved him. I felt like that I had a confirmation from God that I was supposed to be married to Kody — and I still feel like that.”
She told Robyn that she feels at “peace” with her decision to stay in a non-romantic marriage to Kody, and said that she feels “betrayed” by Christine’s choice to leave.
“Sister Wives” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC.