Kody Brown handles a lot when it comes to balancing four wives and seventeen children, but the latest development in his sprawling family may be what breaks him. Faced with the fact that Meri is unhappy and may wind up leaving him, it’s enough to bring him to tears.
Is Kody Brown‘s family losing a member? The Sister Wives patriarch’s first wife, Meri, admitted to cheating on him after months of unhappiness following a huge shakeup in the family. After their amicable divorce (so that fourth wife Robyn‘s children could get insurance benefits), things haven’t been the same for the polygamists. Click through to watch their in-depth discussion!
In a new sneak-peek clip, moderator Tamron Hall sits down with the Browns: Kody, Meri, Christine, Janelle and Robyn), to discuss the major changes that happened in the family over the past season. It was an incredibly emotional interview that left Kody in tears — something Tamron had never seen before in the history of the show. If you’re wanting to brush up on your Sister Wives history, you can click here to watch a major episode!
Meri’s had one hell of a year after her divorce from Kody. She remained silent and stone-faced throughout the interview, and Tamron had to ask what was up. “Meri, there was a lot of emotion from just about everyone — the kids, the adults,” Tamron said. “I wonder if people who watched this season will feel that you came off detached throughout the adoption process.”
“I was dealing with a lot of other external issues,” Meri said. “External issues during the whole filming of this season.” Tamron pushed her to confirm: “So there was a detachment?” Meri made sure to let everyone know that it wasn’t about the fact that Kody had adopted Robyn’s kids. “Yeah, but it wasn’t because of the family,” she said.
Meri is likely referring to her confession that she entered into an emotional affair after feeling lonely and neglected in her relationship. Totally understandable when your partner is in a relationship with three other women. She was further crushed when it turned out that “Sam Cooper,” the man whom she had been pouring out her heart and soul to online, was catfishing her. It turned out to be a woman named Jackie Overton. Poor Meri!
Kody was definitely emotional about the three children he’s gained from his new marriage to Robyn. But knowing about Meri’s unhappiness, and the fact that she looks so miserable, certainly looks like it’s weighing on him as well.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Meri is going to leave the family? Tell us in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson