3 Clues That the ‘Sister Wives’ Cast is In Serious Financial Trouble

The Brown family of Sister Wives fame appears to be floundering, even as their show is picked up for another season. After moving from Las Vegas to Flagstaff, Arizona, the family ran into serious cash flow issues. Those problems have only intensified, even after they managed to sell the four homes they owned in Vegas. Now, Kody Brown’s wives, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, and Christine Brown, are looking for creative ways to make some extra money.

Meri Brown is selling her used clothing

Meri has been making a great deal of money as a LuLaRoe consultant for the last few years. In fact, she appears to have been in the top 10% of consultants for several years in a row, but fans are now wondering if she’s hit a dry spell with her sales. The mother of one and inn owner has taken to selling her used clothing during her LuLaRoe streams, leading some fans to believe the Brown family is desperate for money.

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Several days ago, Meri’s Facebook event was going on as normal, and then she threw her viewers a curveball. She started pulling out pieces of clothing she had previously worn, offering them to shoppers. She even tried to sweeten the deal by pointing out items she had worn specifically on Sister Wives or her Instagram feed. There have been rumors that LuLaRoe and its consultants are in serious trouble amid dipping sales. According to Business Insider, top consultants have abandoned the business, and mounting debt from lavish events threatens the multi-level marketing company with extinction.

Janelle Brown has joined Cameo

While Meri attempts to unload her old clothes on fans, Janelle has taken an entirely different route when it comes to raising money. The former real estate agent is trying her hand at crafting custom messages for fans, for a price, of course. Janelle, who recently shut down her Instagram comments, announced that she was available to make any occasion special with a custom video message via Cameo. Janelle is charging her fans $30 for a personalized message.

Meri Brwon, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown speak during a panel in 2010
Meri Brwon, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown speak during a panel in 2010 | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

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Cameo is an app that helps celebrities reach their fans. Verified celebrities can create an account and offer personalized video messages. Each star can set their own rate. Several reality TV stars have begun offering their services on the app in recent months. Spencer Pratt of The Hills: New Beginnings, for example, offers personalized videos for $100. Jinger Vuolo, best known for her role on Counting On, was offering personalized messages for $60, although she is currently unavailable on the app.

Christine Brown is attempting to raise money for her daughter’s surgery

Meri and Janelle haven’t stated why they are taking on new business ventures, but Christine has made it clear that all sales from her own LuLaRoe business will be put to good use. Christine is attempting to raise money for her daughter’s upcoming surgery. She told fans during a Facebook Live event that she needs $50,000 as a down payment for a future medical need.

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Christine stopped short at mentioning which of her children was in need of medical intervention, but fans assume she was speaking about Ysabel Brown. Ysabel’s journey with scoliosis has been heavily documented on Sister Wives. Ysabel was also on a recent Livestream, and when asked about her condition, Christine told her she wasn’t allowed to speak about it, because it would be featured on the upcoming season of the family’s show. It is unknown if Ysabel has health insurance.