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Meri Brown: Think Hard About Leaving Kody Brown After Your ‘Catfish Affair’

Fri, November 13, 2015 6:12pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 30 Comments
Meri Brown Leaving Kody
Courtesy of TLC

Meri Brown — it sure seems like time to reconsider staying in your polygamist sister wife marriage to Kody Brown. You confess that you’ve had an affair on the season finale of Sister Wives. Is it time to move on?

Meri Brown: all the Sister Wives‘ fans were shocked when reports surfaced that you were “catfished” into an affair, but now you’ve confess all. On the season finale of Sister Wives you admit that you’ve had an online affair with what turned out to be a woman called Jackie Overton, who posed as a handsome 42 year-old man called Sam Cooper.

Meri, you were “catfished.” But the real issue isn’t so much that you were tricked into falling for a fake person — it’s that you had an “affair” period!  And you emotionally strayed because you are clearly feeling lonely and unfulfilled as a “sister wife.”

Meri, you were Kody Brown‘s first wife and until about a year ago, his only legal wife. But you selflessly divorced Kody so that he could legally marry fourth wife, Robyn, and then adopt her three children from a previous marriage.

In a preview of the Sister Wives finale, which will air on TLC on Nov. 15, you confess all to Kody and your three fellow sisters wives. The confession goes down during a family trip to Alaska and Meri, you sob throughout your difficult revelation.

“During an emotional and vulnerable time earlier this year, I began speaking with someone online who turned out to be not who they said they were. I never met this person and I regret being drawn into this situation, but I hope because of it I can help others who find themselves in similar circumstances,” you tell a stunned Kody and other wives Janelle, Christine and Robyn.

Kody is distraught after your admission and his biggest fear is that you’ll leave the sister wife marriage. “It’s weird, some of the words she’s saying. It sounds like she’s leaving,” he laments. Well, he should lament. How can it really be possible for one husband to satisfy the emotional and physical needs of four wives?

It’s not surprising that you were vulnerable, Meri, to getting involved in an online affair. You have to share your husband with three other wives, your one child, Mariah, is off at college, and Kody is preoccupied with adopting Robyn’s three children from her first marriage. Then he’s expecting an 18th baby with Robyn too.

But if you were feeling so neglected or unfulfilled, it seems like a very good time to ask yourself whether the polygamist marriage lifestyle still makes sense for you. Since you found yourself trying to find love with a man online, that’s a major reason to reconsider your sister wife marriage.

HollywoodLifers, do you agree?

Should Meri think seriously about leaving Kody Brown after her”catfish” affair? Let me know.

— Bonnie Fuller