Is Meri Brown Really Feuding with Her Other Sister Wives?

What is going on with Kody Brown and his wives?

The stars of TLC’s Sister Wives have a complicated relationship, as you might expect when you have four women married to the same man. For months, some fans of the show have been speculating that Kody’s first wife Meri Brown is on the outs with the rest of the Brown family. And a recent quote she shared on Instagram seems to add fuel to that fire.

She posted about selfish women

Janelle Brown, Christine Brown, Kody Brown, Meri Brown and Robyn Brown
Janelle Brown, Christine Brown, Kody Brown, Meri Brown, and Robyn Brown in 2015 | Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

In Touch Weekly recently spotted an intriguing post on Meri’s Instagram that seems like it might reference her fellow wives Christine, Robyn, and Janelle.

“I wish more women realized that helping another woman win, cheering her on, praying for her, or sharing a resource with her, does NOT take away from the blessings coming to them,” reads the quote that Meri shared on her Instagram Stories. “In fact, the more you give, the more you receive. Empowering women doesn’t come from selfishness but rather from selflessness.”

Could Meri be venting because she feels that the other women in her family aren’t supporting her? She’s been striking out on her own lately, running a successful business selling LuLaRoe apparel and traveling without the rest of the family. She also started her own bed and breakfast in Utah, without the help of the rest of the Browns.

Meri has also shared that she misses Las Vegas and still didn’t feel at home in Flagstaff. The entire Brown clan relocated to Arizona last year. The last time she shared a photo of herself and Kody together was in January, when the pair went out to dinner for her birthday.

Given some of her recent activity and posts, some even wonder if Meri has already left the family. The theory is that she is just pretending to still be spiritually married to Kody for the show, but that she’s really single. Sources have also claimed that Kody spends all his time with youngest wife Robyn and is ignoring the other women in his life.

Is she really on the outs with the other wives?

While there are rumors that Meri and Kody have split for good, there’s also evidence that they are still together.  

Back in April, Meri’s friend Jess Harmon addressed the breakup talk head on in a comment on Meri’s Instagram, writing: “Maybe at some point, people will realize she isn’t leaving Kody; and leave her alone.”

In early May, both Janelle and Christine shared the same group photo of Kody and his four wives — including Meri — enjoying a dinner out in Sedona, Arizona, for Janelle’s birthday. “I just love these people!!” Christine wrote in her caption.

In the Season 13 tell-all episode, which aired in April, Meri and Kody acknowledged that their relationship went through a rocky patch, but said they were working on repairing the rift.

“We are steadily moving in a direction where we’re fully mended,” Kody said. “This is like a new beginning, the past is in the past.”

For her part, Meri said she had to come to terms with the changes in her marriage to Kody. “I honestly have had to mourn what is gone,” she said. But she’s trying to have a positive outlook about what’s ahead.

“And I’m looking at a future as well,” she said. “I am, and I have a lot of hope for what could be.”

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