‘Sister Wives’: Kody Brown Interrupts Meri Brown’s Work Day Demanding Her Signature On Unknown Documents; Fans Wonder If They’re Faking Drama

Kody Brown of TLC’s Sister Wives and his first wife, Meri Brown, have struggled in their relationship for years. A 2015 catfishing scandal, as well as a legal divorce so Kody could marry his fourth wife, Robyn Brown, and adopt her three children from a previous marriage, exacerbated the polygamist couple’s existing problems.

Now, Kody and Meri have claimed on the show that they no longer have a romantic relationship. They’ve hinted that they don’t even spend the night together or spend much time with each other, despite having been married for 30 years as of Apr. 2020.

But a recent incident in Meri’s online LuLaRoe sales group during one of her live marketing events has confused some fans about her relationship with Kody. Kody barged into the room and demanded that Meri sign a stack of unknown documents.

Fans took to Reddit to speculate about the Browns’ relationship status, with some wondering whether Sister Wives viewers have been deceived when it comes to the real behind-the-scenes drama.

Janelle, Meri, Kody, and Christine Brown
Janelle, Meri, Kody, and Christine Brown | Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AEG Live

Meri’s husband recently interrupted her live LuLaRoe sale event to ask for her signature on a few documents

Kody’s first wife is a dedicated salesperson with the multi-level marketing company, LuLaRoe. On her LuLaRoe Facebook group, which boasts almost 100,000 members, Meri regularly hosts live sales events for the company’s clothing. She’s been even more active with the company in quarantine.

The Sister Wives star recently hosted an online LuLaRoe sale on Facebook—but her husband had other ideas. According to YouTuber Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball, Kody barged into the room to interrupt the event Meri was hosting.

Appearing stressed, the dad of 18 asked his wife to sign a stack of documents. “Right now?” she asked. Kody replied that he needed her signature immediately so he could go take care of the matter before offices closed. The Sister Wives patriarch mentioned a “title,” but didn’t specify exactly what the documents were.

Katie Joy noted that, while Meri didn’t seem alarmed by the intrusion, she also said she wasn’t sure what exactly she was signing. She even joked that she could be signing “anything,” but she’d already signed divorce papers, so that wasn’t the likeliest possibility.

The estranged couple chatted about stress, sleep, and CBD

As Meri signed the papers and made photocopies, Kody and his first wife also chatted about his well-being during quarantine.

Meri asked her husband if he was feeling well, saying he appeared exhausted. The Sister Wives star admitted he hadn’t been sleeping well and alluded to stress in his life. Kody added that he’d tried meditation, but so far, nothing had worked to calm him down.

Although he didn’t elaborate on the cause of his anxiety, fans speculated that he was referring to the stress of the pandemic or to the family’s recent stress around moving to Flagstaff, finding homes for all four Brown wives, and finances.

The Sister Wives couple also discussed the possibility of taking CBD for stress. Meri said her daughter, Mariah Brown, and Mariah’s fiancée, Audrey Kriss, had recommended it to her.

Kody seemed open to the idea, calling it an “herbal supplement.” Some fans were surprised by the idea, given the Browns’ religious views on mind-altering substances, but CBD doesn’t produce a “high”—so it wouldn’t likely go against their fundamentalist Mormon beliefs.

Kody quickly apologized for interrupting Meri’s livestream before he hastily left.

Fans on Reddit speculated about the polygamist pair’s strange interaction

Sister Wives fans took to Reddit to chat about Kody’s interruption of Meri’s sale.

Some viewers thought the CBD comments seemed too pointed to be real. A few of them even suggested that Meri, Kody, or one of the other Browns might be looking to sell CBD-infused products in the future.

“I hate that I’m so cynical that my first thought is that this was staged,” one Redditor wrote. Another agreed, musing: “I agree 100% that this was staged. Guarantee one of them will be shilling some anti-stress crap with CBD any minute now.”

Several Reddit users concurred, arguing that the Brown family might have staged the interaction as some sort of “commercial” for CBD products. “I feel like this was a pitch for their next MLM,” one Sister Wives fan declared. “Stay tuned for their CBD launch announcement hon.”

Others thought that Meri and Kody’s interaction was far too comfortable and friendly for a couple that was so allegedly at odds with one another. Some fans thought the couple seemed easy-going and caring with one another, in stark contrast to their aloof behavior on Sister Wives. A few took this as proof that the drama on the show is faked or exaggerated for ratings.

“It was all lighthearted and refreshing to see them interact so nicely with each other,” one Reddit user wrote of the conversation between Kody and Meri. “That made me question the show because it was such a contrast.”

Another Redditor agreed that Meri’s relationship with Kody seemed completely different than on the show in her Facebook Live. “They fake a lot of the drama for the show,” the commenter argued. “If they were smart, they’d have [gotten] Meri onto Catfish. LOL.”