- Meri Brown has had a tough time keeping her place in the family structure as Kody’s relationships have changed throughout the years.
- Kody’s decision to legally divorce Meri after 20 years together in order to marry Robyn has significantly impacted Meri’s relationship with him.
- Meri has tried to work on her marriage with Kody, but his disinterest and lack of effort have made her feel insecure and has hurt their relationship.
Sister Wives Meri Brown was Kody Brown’s first wife, but she’s been the one to lose the most when it comes to his downward spiral. Kody and Meri were legally married in 1990, both coming from religious backgrounds that promoted plural marriage. The couple seemed happy together early on in their marriage, adding Janelle Brown and Christine Brown into the mix later on. Meri welcomed her only child with Kody in 1995 and was happy in her role within the family as Christine and Janelle also expanded their families. As Kody’s relationships have changed through the years, Meri has had a tough time keeping her place in the family structure.
When Kody met and began courting Robyn Brown in 2010, things changed tremendously for the Brown family as he brought a new wife into their family for the first time in nearly 20 years. Meri’s relationship with Kody continually became more fractured. Though she was still trying to keep their relationship afloat, things were rough for years and Kody wasn’t holding up his end of the responsibility to their relationship. Watching Meri and Kody’s marriage on Sister Wives, it’s obvious that the issues between them have hurt her and made her life immensely more difficult.
8Kody Legally Divorced Meri After 20 Years Together For Robyn
When Kody first met Robyn, he knew he wanted to court her and ultimately make her a part of the Brown family. While it had been years since he’d shown interest in a new wife, he felt strongly for Robyn and she reciprocated his feelings. The pair discussed marriage, but Robyn had one stipulation about joining the Brown family surrounding her children.
In order for Kody to legally adopt Robyn’s children from her previous marriage, he needed to legally marry her. This came down to Meri, who was Kody’s only legal wife, and she was pushed into divorcing her husband of over 20 years so Robyn could get her way. Though Meri accepted the divorce as well as she could, it changed her relationship dynamic with Kody entirely when their legal marriage ended.
7Meri Has Tried To Work On Their Marriage But Kody’s Disinterested
After Robyn joined the family and Meri was ousted as Kody’s legal wife, things began to change between Kody and his first wife. Though their relationship was still a priority, Kody definitely put the majority of his efforts into ensuring that his relationship with Robyn was going smoothly. He put less effort into his time with his other wives, especially Meri. She, on the other hand, was always trying to work on their relationship, acknowledging things had changed but she wanted to be sure they were both happy in the relationship.
6Kody Has Made Meri Insecure In Herself With His Attitude
For years, Kody has had a sour attitude when it comes to his marriage with Meri. Though it didn’t begin this way, as Sister Wives continued on it became obvious that he wasn’t really interested in Meri romantically anymore. Though Meri tried to heal things with him on her own, the majority of her efforts weren’t met with success. Kody often made Meri even worse about herself with how much he rebuffed her when she was trying to improve their relationship, tanking her self-esteem because he was afraid to be forthright about his feelings