In another clip released by TLC, Kody Brown details his ongoing issues in his marriage with his first wife, Meri Brown. The clip begins with his fourth wife, Robyn Brown, saying that Kody Brown and Meri Brown don’t need any more tension in their relationship, as they are already struggling.
Meri Brown joins the clip, detailing that she and Kody Brown have been visiting their therapist, Nancy, in Las Vegas to try to resolve their ongoing issues.
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Kody is seen telling Nancy, “We’re family, but we’re not acting married,” when referring to Meri Brown, saying that at best their relationship is distant and friendly.
Meri Brown is seen telling Nancy that her and Kody Brown’s relationship is “gone, dead, and over.” Kody Brown says he could “buck up” and walk away from the situation, but that he doesn’t care. He divulges a hard truth, saying, “For all my marriage with Meri, I’ve felt like she unloads her emotions into a burden that I’m supposed to carry.”
The clip shows intermittent footage of Kody Brown with his wives, Meri and Robyn Brown, as they trek through their property in Coyote Pass. During the clip, he says with conviction, “I’m not carrying this burden, cuz there’s no reason that I should.”
Kody Brown goes on to talk about Meri Brown, “I haven’t put relationship effort into that relationship specifically because I have three other relationships that are rewarding and wholesome and with children that need me, need to see me.” Was Kody Brown implying that his daughter with Meri, Mariah, doesn’t need to see him? It would appear that he was saying that his relationship with Meri Brown is not rewarding or healthy.
Meri Brown adds that she is careful not to push Kody Brown so that she doesn’t come across as “demanding” or “pushy.” She mentions that she’s made it clear to Kody Brown that she might want to move on and says it’s best to “leave the ball in his court.”
Kody Brown drops another bombshell with disdain, saying, “Neither of us see real value in the relationship,” reiterating that if they really wanted to be together, they would be.
Meri and Robyn Brown were seemingly pitted against each other on Sister Wives. Given their dynamic, with Meri Brown being Kody Brown’s first legal wife who then divorced him in order to legally marry Robyn (who is still Kody’s only legal wife), it’s no surprise that fans assume Meri and Robyn Brown are in a broken relationship.