Born on January 16, 1971, in Alameda situated in California, United States, Meri Brown’s birth name was Meri Barber. Initially, Meri Brown was studying to be a psychologist, but following the controversies surrounding her show she had to quit. When Meri was just 19 years old, she married Kody Brown, an advertising salesman in the year 1990 and they then went on to star in the TLC reality series Sister Wives in the year 2010. The show revolves around a polygamist family of the advertising salesman Kody Brown and his four wives. Kody Brown and his four wives have a total of 18 children. Meri holds American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. Her father's name is Bill Barber and mother's name is Bronnie Ahlstrom. She has six siblings, four sisters- Teresa Barber, Rebekah Barber, Elaine Barber, Deborah Barber and two brothers- Adam Barber and Marc William Barber.
Meri and Kodi met each other in 1989 when Kody’s sister introduced Meri to him. After just two months of knowing each other, Kody proposed to Meri, which she accepted. They then went on to marry each other four months later on April 21, 1990, when she was just 19 and Kody was 22. After struggling with infertility for years, Meri and Kody welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mariah Brown on July 29,1995.
The family along with all the kids initially lived in Lehi, which is situated in Utah, center but later on shifted to Las Vegas in the year 2011. Their show Sister Wives has been the center of many controversies. Just after the show started airing in 2010, the family was suspected to serve a possible prosecution for polygamy.
According to the patriarch Kody Brown, there is nothing wrong with the polygamist arrangement of his family and he believes that this arrangement is purely legal as he has married only Meri legally and his other three wives Janelle, Christine and Robyn are bound to him through spiritual unions. He then defended his show by saying that his show Sister Wives will help people understand polygamy and also help them overcome prejudices against it.
Meri Brown and her husband Kody Brown got divorced in the year 2014, after which he married his fourth wife Robyn so that he can adopt Robyn’s three children from her first marriage legally. Meri Brown and Kody Brown were together for 25 years before getting divorced in 2014. Meri Brown is believed to belong to a polygamist family before her marriage as well. There have been many rumors currently that Meri Brown is distancing herself from her ex-husband Kody Brown and after her sad tweets on her 25th anniversary, the speculations further increased. The end of the season 5 of their show Sister Wives showed that Meri and Kody will maintain their relationship. The reason behind Meri’s sad and weird tweets is said to be the fact that she is having a hard time coming in terms with Kody’s fourth marriage to a much younger Robyn. According to her bio, she has also contributed in a book named Becoming Sister Wives: The story of an unconventional marriage.
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