Fans were shocked when they learned that Kody had divorced his first wife, Meri, to marry the youngest of his four wives, Robyn. But in an emotional new ‘Sister Wives’ teaser, Meri breaks down in tears and reveals that she was the one who asked Kody for a divorce! Watch it here!
Meri Brown is setting the record straight! It may seem hard to believe, but in a dramatic new teaser for the Season 5 finale of Sister Wives, Kody Brown‘s former first wife swears that it was her choice to divorce the polygamist patriarch, leaving him free to legally wed Robyn, 37, just months later. Assuming Meri, 44, still loves Kody — which she appears to — how could she possibly be okay with this arrangement?! Here’s what we know.
‘Sister Wives’ Divorce: First Wife Meri Brown Wanted Divorce From Kody Brown
Sister Wives fans are demanding answers after Kody’s divorce bombshell dropped in early February, and it looks like they’ll finally get them in the two-hour Season 5 finale of TLC’s Sister Wives on March 1.
In the meantime, this new teaser gives us a lot of insight into what’s really going on with the Brown family.
First of all, NO ONE seems happy about the divorce. Meri’s sister wives, Robyn, Christine and Janelle, are shocked and saddened when she announces, “I am divorcing Kody.” Even Kody admits in a confessional with Meri that, “The word divorce is like shattering glass.” And when Meri signs the divorce papers, she starts crying and says, “My heart’s pounding.” Robyn is also in tears, and Janelle worries that the shocking divorce “changes the dynamic” — and not in a good way.
So we have to ask: Is this divorce really worth all the emotional upheaval — especially since Meri will remain Kody’s “spiritual wife?”
Kody has said that he and his four wives decided together to “legally restructure” their family in order to protect and insure Robyn’s three children from a previous relationship, Dayton, Aurora and Breanna, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
And TLC is promising a full explanation in the upcoming season finale. The network said in a new statement to Us Weekly: “In the season finale, additional details emerge that add clarity to Meri’s decision to divorce Kody and the family’s decision to take the additional step of Robyn marrying Kody.”
If all else fails, perhaps Meri will open up during the family’s post-finale tell-all interview with Today show co-host Tamrin Hall!
‘Sister Wives’: Kody Brown Legally Divorced First Wife Meri To Marry Robyn
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Kody and Meri officially divorced in Fall 2014 and Kody quietly married Robyn just a few months later.
“We’re told he wants to make sure Robyn’s kids have security within the family, such as access to insurance and other benefits,” TMZ reported in February, when the divorce came to light.
What do YOU think of this surprising turn of events, HollywoodLifers? Do you believe it was Meri’s decision to divorce Kody? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee