Kody and Meri Brown of TLC’s ‘Sister Wives’ have cut up up

Kody Brown and his “sister wives” aren’t any extra. At the least for now.

Meri Brown, 51, of TLC’s actuality TV present “Sister Wives” confirmed this week that she has ended her 32-year marriage to Kody Brown, 53. She is the newest companion to go away Kody.

Whereas the present is continuous for now, three of the 4 girls have left their polygamous unions with Kody, leaving him with one remaining spouse, Robyn Brown, the one authorized union among the many household, which shares 18 youngsters.

Marriage with multiple particular person is outlawed throughout the U.S. Nonetheless, Kody Brown has referred to as his relationships with Meri, Christine and Janelle Brown “spiritual unions,” arguing that their marriages are additionally authorized.

Meri Brown mentioned Kody “made the decision” to finish their marriage, in line with Individuals, which on Thursday teased a take a look at a “Sister Wives: One on One” interview particular, which can air on TLC on Sunday.

The announcement comes days after Janelle Brown additionally confirmed to Individuals she had separated from Kody Brown.

Final November, Christine Brown introduced she and Kody had dissolved their relationship after 25 years collectively, Us Weekly reported.

Whether or not the current separations would spell the tip of the TLC present was not instantly clear. Nonetheless, even after Christine Brown left the household final yr, she remained on the present’s most up-to-date season, which debuted in September.

Through the TLC interview with host Sukanya Krishnan, Meri Brown is proven a clip of Kody Brown by which he says, “I don’t consider myself married to Meri. If she wanted to move on and marry another, she wouldn’t get an argument with me.”

Meri mentioned the pair by no means mentioned their separation.

“Like, he just made the decision,” she mentioned. “I’ve never heard him say that to me.”

The announcement of Meri Brown’s separation from Kody affirmed what many viewers had suspected. And lots of of them voiced their assist for Meri.

“It’s about time,” creator Jami Denise tweeted. “Honestly, I can’t believe any of them stuck with this abusive j— this long.”

One viewer mentioned she hopes Meri finds somebody who “loves and respects” her, whereas one other mentioned she “deserves better.”

A number of others have been important of Kody’s conduct, with creator Danielle Gray calling him “an awful human being” who was “very controlling” and “cruel” towards his wives.

“I love that these women finally had the courage to stand up for themselves and leave him,” mentioned another viewer.

Because the first episode of “Sister Wives” aired in 2010, the household has moved a number of occasions all through the present’s 17 seasons, first residing in Lehi, Utah, then in Las Vegas and most just lately in Flagstaff, Ariz., the place the household owns rural property and had been constructing a house.

Meri mentioned she and Kody had been engaged on their relationship since transferring to Flagstaff however throughout a current anniversary observed issues have been crumbling.

After she prompt the 2 go public about their relationship standing, Kody declined, saying he didn’t “want that to be out there publicly because I don’t want that judgment.”

Even so, Meri Brown mentioned that if Kody is , she’d be open to reconciling their relationship.