'Sister Wives' Meri Brown Is Disappointed In Kody's Lack Of Care

'Sister Wives' Meri Brown Talks 'The Most Humiliating' Thing She Lived Through With Kody

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By Afouda Bamidele on December 11, 2023 at 9:15 AM EST

Meri Brown is bravely sharing the untold story of the most humiliating experience she endured alongside her ex-husband, Kody Brown. The "Sister Wives" star's candid revelation peels back the layers of their complex relationship, offering a glimpse into the challenges faced since a particular ring-melting incident. 

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Meri Brown Is Sad Over Being Strung Along By Kody Brown

In a recent revelation on TLC's "Sister Wives: One on One Special," the spotlight fell on Kody's controversial comments about Meri. 

The episode showcased the aftermath of the family's patriarch's on-camera admission that he no longer considered himself married to the mother-of-one. This revelation left both Meri and her former sister wife, Christine calling him out for the first time.

Although Christine expressed the profound impact of Kody's words, labeling it "the most humiliating, terrible thing to live through," Meri highlighted the need for a face-to-face conversation, emphasizing that learning about their apparent separation via television was both "low and uncool."

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Speaking with the host, Sukanya Krishnan, the TV personality stated, "I was not going to guess. I was not going to assume. I deserve to have a conversation and to be told. That wasn't cool." 

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She also further opened up about the emotional detachment she sensed over the years, acknowledging that Kody had let go of her emotionally long before their official split in January 2023. 

Despite his indication that he was uninterested in being part of her life, Meri expressed a desire for his happiness while resolving to move forward independently. In her words:

"He's made it very clear to me that he's not interested in having any part of my life. He's actually used the words, 'Your life is not one that I want to insert myself into.' And so I've had to really step back and figure out me and where I am and how I move forward and not let his emotions, his thoughts, his issues at all affect me."

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The "One on One Special" highlighted Meri's persistent hope for reconciliation, a hope Kody seemed to have known would never materialize. In the previous installment, the 52-year-old faced the harsh reality that the reconciliation ship had long sailed

Kody's on-camera admission that he no longer considered himself married to Meri shattered her lingering hopes for a renewed connection. Expressing her disappointment in his delayed declaration, she noted:

"He should have told me because I'm still sitting here holding onto the idea that maybe you might get your head out of your butt." 

The episode also unveiled the challenges within their marriage, with Meri revealing the struggle to meet Kody's ever-changing expectations. "He would ask me to do things and ask me to be a certain way or ask me to fix a certain situation, but it's not good enough," she confessed. 

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Meri Spoke Out On Kody's Ring Meltdown

Before speaking about her feelings on finding out Kody's thoughts on their relationship, Meri Brown delved into the pivotal moment that marked its breakdown — the melting of their wedding ring. She expressed the emotional toll of her former partner's decision, emphasizing that it signified more than the physical act of melting metal.

Meri disclosed that the father-of-eighteen's choice to melt it was a deliberate move to sever her claim on him. The reality TV star reflected on the symbolic weight of the act, stating, "Who's to say that he didn't just melt down our whole relationship in that moment? Symbolically, that's what he did to me."

This unsettling event occurred seven years before her catfishing scandal in 2015, a period she attributed to a lack of friends around her. At the same time, Christine shared Meri's reaction to Kody's subsequent ring change after removing the family's Claddagh ring, which they all wore.

Apparently, the family's patriarch melted down the original ring, preserving the gold and diamonds as he welcomed a new wife, Robyn Brown. 

"Well, Meri found out, she's like, 'Well, where's my ring? You don't wear it anymore. He's like, 'Oh, I melted it down,' just like that," the 51-year-old shared. Kody's decision, deemed "hurtful" by Christine, prompted all the wives to abandon the family's Claddagh rings together.

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