Who is Meri Brown?
American TV personality and entrepreneur Meri Caroline Brown (nee Barber), was born in Alameda, California USA, on 16 January 1971, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She’s known best for having been the first wife of Kody Brown, an American polygamist who’s married four times and has 18 children; Mary and Kody are starring alongside in the reality show “Sister Wives”, which has been airing since 2010, follows the lives of Kody, his four wives and their children, and has been nominated for two awards.
Education and early life
Meri was raised in Alameda by her parents about whom she’s yet to speak in public, as they prefer to stay away from media; it’s believed that her mother was a high school teacher, and her father a car mechanic. She’s yet to speak about having siblings, but it’s believed that she wasn’t raised as an only child.
She studied at a local high school in Alameda and was into a number of activities during her four years there, including acting with the school’s drama club, dancing and taking creative writing lessons. Meri matriculated in 1989, and although it’s known that she continued her education at a college, she’s yet to disclose which one she attended, but graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1993.
Meri’s TV appearances
Meri and Kody became somewhat popular following the launch of their reality show, and Meri was thus invited to make a guest appearance in a 2010 episode of what was one of the most popular US talk-shows: “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, hosted by Oprah from 1986 through 2011, winning 74 of its 189 award nominations.
In 2011, Meri appeared in an episode of the talk-show “The Wendy Williams Show”, and the following year saw her appear in an episode of the talk-show “Good Morning News”.
Her only other appearance has been in a 2019 episode of the talk-show “WGN Morning News”.
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Love life and marriage
Meri and Kody met in 1989, when she was 17 and he was 20 years old, and exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony in the following year, attended by only their closest family members and friends. On 29 July 1995, Meri gave birth to their daughter Mariah Brown.
Meri knew from the beginning that her husband was a polygamist, and they lived with his two other (unmarried) wives Janelle Brown and Christine Brown, while his fourth wife Robyn Brown joined them years later.
Meri and Kody divorced on 25 September 2014 so that he could marry his fourth wife (legally second), but they remained ‘spiritually married’.
Meri grew dissatisfied with the marriage over time, and revealed in December 2022 that she and Kody had split; it appears that Kody’s three former wives made a sort of pact, as they all left him around the same time.
Meri’s daughter Mariah’s transgender; she’s changed her name to Leon Brown and uses the pronouns ‘they/them’.
Meri seems to be unattached as of May 2023, was married to Kody Brown, and has a daughter with him.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Meri’s highly popular on Instagram, as over 800,000 people are following her on the social media network, while she’s posted more than 700 pictures and videos, most of which show her during her everyday life. When she revealed that she was splitting from Kody, many of her fans showed support, while some claimed that she should had done it many years earlier.
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Meri published her book “Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage” on 16 April 2013, and it became a New York Times bestseller.
She’s a huge lover of animals, and horses are her favorites.
Meri loves to travel, and has been to several countries since her and Kody’s split; she’s just recently visited London, England and has uploaded a number of pictures, taken during the travel onto her Instagram account.
Her favorite actor and actress are Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins, and some of her favorite movies include “Paddington”, “I Came By” and “Viceroy’s House”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Meri’s age is 52. She has blue eyes and brown hair, which she occasionally dyes blonde; she’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).
Meri’s net worth’s been estimated at over $400,000 as of May 2023.
Who is Meri’s former husband Kody?
American TV personality and social media star Kody Winn Brown was born in the USA on 17 January 1969, making Capricorn his zodiac sign. He’s also known best for starring in the reality show “Sister Wives”, while he also appeared in the same talk-shows as his former wife Meri.
Kody was raised by his Mormon parents William ‘Winn’ Brown and Genielle Tew; his father had three wives and was also a polygamist, but Winn only became a polygamist later on in life. Kody has nine siblings, but it remains unknown how many of them are his half-siblings; he’s revealed that living with the dichotomy of plural marriage and the Mormon faith was rather hard for the entire family.
Kody proposed to Meri on 24 December 1989, and they married on 21 April 1990; they were to have another child together, as Meri became pregnant several months after giving birth to Mariah, but she suffered a miscarriage and was unable to become pregnant again afterwards.
Kody spiritually married his second wife, Janelle Schriever on 20 January 1993, and they have six children together; he spiritually married his third wife Christine Allred on 25 March 1994, and they also have six children together.
Kody married his fourth wife Robyn in September 2014, mostly so that he could adopt her three children from previous marriage; they had previously married spiritually on 22 May 2010. It’s widely believed that his former three wives chose to leave him because he had become too attached to his fourth wife, thus neglecting the other three. Kody and Robyn have two children together.
Kody’s today followed by more than 150,000 people on Instagram, but has posted only 11 pictures and videos; people seem to dislike Kody on the internet, referring to him as a ‘selfish-man child’.