Fans of the reality TV series “Sister Wives” are no strangers to the rollercoaster of emotions that the polygamous Brown family goes through. But in last night’s episode, the family patriarch, Kody Brown, came under heavy scrutiny for his seemingly unemotional response to his first wife, Meri Brown’s emotional revelations. The audience took to Twitter and other social platforms, expressing their disdain and disappointment over Kody’s behavior.
Meri Brown, 52, was seen talking to her husband Kody, 54, and his fourth wife Robyn, 44, about her plans to shift her clothing business to her bed-and-breakfast establishment in Utah. This big decision comes on the heels of Meri’s late mother’s passing and the ensuing emotional and logistical difficulties she’s been facing. “I don’t want to live there. I don’t want it to be my house,” Meri clarified, addressing any possible misunderstandings about her shifting her business. It was at this point that Meri broke down, making an already tense conversation even more uncomfortable.
The shocking part? Kody Brown just sat there. In silence.
As the show aired, reactions from fans poured in, making “Kody Brown” and “Meri” trending topics on Twitter. “Kody is disgusting. He isn’t even treating Meri with the respect the mother of his children deserves!” tweeted one furious fan. This sentiment was echoed by many, causing the internet to rip Kody apart for his dispassionate demeanor. You’d expect a husband to comfort his wife when she’s teary-eyed and emotionally vulnerable, wouldn’t you?
Wow Kody being HONEST for once in show history!!! What a 🤬and horrible way to say it but this is who he is and Robyn U won the prize U have him to urself but without the family income which was her real goal!!🤣😂🤣😂#sisterwives #SisterWives pic.twitter.com/ljqRR7s4Z8— Jamie Lee (@Wallflower2u) October 9, 2023
The situation is somewhat reminiscent of the emotional aloofness that led Christine Brown, Kody’s second wife, to step away from the family. A recent article on People explored Christine’s exit in detail, illuminating the cracks that had started to appear in this intricate family dynamic. Are we seeing a pattern here?
Meri also revealed her emotional exhaustion in a confessional, stating, “I was really just kind of hoping that he would care a little bit more.” For someone who’s been part of this complex family structure for years, that’s a telling confession. It further challenges Kody’s claims in his own confessional, where he voiced concerns about maintaining Robyn’s respect by not abandoning his other wives.
Given the backlash Kody is facing online, one can’t help but wonder if this will be the tipping point for the Brown family. Will Meri follow in Christine’s footsteps, considering her already shaky relationship with Kody?