Even with Sister Wives Season 6 months away, the fans are already speculating that when the show returns, Meri Barber will not be a part of it. Meri had decided to divorce her husband Kody Brown after 25 years of marriage.
The decision to go for a divorce was so that Meri’s sister Robyn Sullivan could get the opportunity to marry Kody Brown and get legal custody for her three children from the previous marriage.
In order to get custody of the children, Kody had to marry Robyn formally. Meri was kind enough to step down as the only legal wife in the polygamous household to let Robyn enjoy the legal protection.
Sister Wives Season 6 will see a nasty court drama ensuing between Robyn and her ex-husband, who is not ready to step down as far as the custody rights over the kids are concerned. Being married to Kody will give Robyn and her kids a protection and it will help her get the legal rights over her kids instead of her ex-husband.
There are new rumors surfacing that Meri Brown’s decision to end her successful marriage was because she was tired of the polygamous set up. She was the only legal wife of Kody Brown, but she wanted to try out monogamous relationship and hence took the decision to start a new life.
On the 25th anniversary, where fans and well-wishers were congratulating her, Meri Brown kept away from her social media account. She didn’t even respond to Kody’s post talking about wanting to spend 25 more years with Meri. By the looks of it, Meri doesn’t seem to be sharing Kody’s sentiments.
She has recently taken to post statuses about signs and dreams in her Twitter account, which has led fans to speculate that she isn’t going to return to the household to uphold a spiritual marriage with her husband.
With her eighteen year old daughter away in college, it looks like Meri is focusing on completely her education and achieving the dreams and aspirations that she has yet to fulfil in her life. She had also posted about every woman needing a good man, which raised quite a few eyebrows.
Sister Wives has been renewed by TLC for the sixth season and fans will have to wait for the season to start in the fall to get all their answers. Sister Wives has always been controversial because of its depiction of polygamy, which is illegal.