‘Sister Wives’: Fans Think Kody and Meri Brown Have Basically Admitted They Stay Together for the Show

Kody Brown’s relationships are not going well. In fact, the Brown family patriarch seems to be battling with all four of his wives on some level. His worst relationship, however, is with his first wife, Meri Brown, by a wide margin. The duo never recovered from Meri’s 2015 catfishing scandal, and fans have long surmised that Meri is only part of the family for the health of their reality TV show, Sister Wives. In a recent episode, Meri and Kody confirmed that they spend almost no time together. Fans now think they have admitted that Meri is only a family member when the cameras are rolling.

Kody and Meri have only dined together twice in 18 months

Kody and Meri’s relationship is in shambles. That’s nothing new. The fact that the duo is willing to admit that it is unlikely to get better is unique, though. The pair, on a recent episode, have acknowledged that they weren’t seeking the counsel of a therapist for more than a year. It was also revealed that in that time, their relationship had gone from bad to nonexistent.

It appears as though the duo are sharing absolutely nothing with each other, not even dinner. That has left fans wondering exactly why Meri is still allowing herself to be dragged along in the family’s often-hasty plans. Meri, in theory, could have walked away from the family when they decided to move to Flagstaff, nearly two years ago.

Meri vacations alone often

Meri may have decided to move with the family, but that doesn’t mean she’s committed to making it work. In fact, Meri has been living her very best life alone, at least based on her Instagram posts. The mother of one has nothing tying her to Flagstaff, Arizona, and she’s made it abundantly clear that the family’s new home base is the last place she wants to be. She has been spending most of her time outside of Arizona.

In the last several months, Meri has checked in from Chicago, Las Vegas, Utah, and California. Fans, however, have noticed that her family, including her sister wives, rarely appear to be a part of her trips. Family followers believe there is a good reason for the trips. Many believe that Meri is only a part of the family for filming purposes, and when the cameras turn off, she takes off to whatever location best suits her. A former family friend suggested that Meri only joined the family for filming years ago. If that’s the case, she might actually be selling herself short.

Fans would happily watch a show about Meri leaving

While it’s theorized that the Brown family is putting up a united front for the health of their reality TV show, fans think they may be doing themselves a disservice. At the very least, they believe Meri is doing herself a disservice. Reddit followers note that they’d excitedly watch a series that followed Meri as she untangled herself from her troubled family life.

While she is far from the show’s favorite wife, many followers believe that Meri would be far happier away from Kody and her sister wives, Robyn Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown. It’s clear that Meri appears to be an unwelcomed guest rather than a member of the family, and it’s pretty obvious that the sister wives are not and never have been friends, regardless of what they claim.