Fans of Sister Wives may be preparing to see the final moments of the Brown family’s polygamous lifestyle. Season 17 of the series premieres on September 11, and things don’t seem to be going well between Kody Brown and three of his four partners, based on the trailer released by TLC ahead of the premiere.
Meri Brown, Kody Brown’s first divorced wife, seems to be increasing her social media presence. Some cryptic Instagram stories suggest there may be more trouble in her already chilly union. Is Meri preparing to leave for good? Some fans think so, while others believe she’s just blowing off steam again.
Sister Wives: Meri Brown Giving Up On Kody Brown?
Ahead of the 17th season of Sister Wives, Meri Brown has something to tell fans. The small business owner took to her Instagram Stories to share a quote about closing the doors on things that no longer serve you. Over the past week, Meri has also posted on her social media profiles about how she doesn’t accept bad behavior and shuts people out of her life.
Some Reddit users theorize that Meri may have subtly announced the end of her marriage to Kody, which hasn’t served her for years. While there is some merit to the theory, Meri doesn’t seem particularly keen on formally ending her spiritual union.
Meri Brown and Kody Brown’s marriage appeared to implode in 2015 when Meri was embroiled in a cat-calling scandal. More recently, Meri revealed that the problems between her and her husband began years before that. In an explosive season 16 revealing episode, Meri Brown revealed that she and her husband hadn’t been intimate for more than a decade.
While some Sister Wives fans are still hoping that Meri will leave Kody Brown for good, it seems less likely than ever. If she ever does leave, her Instagram activity will likely be what gives it away. Meri has been posting cryptically on her Instagram for years. She often shares quotes about troubled relationships, mistreatment and overcoming drama in her Instagram stories.
Even her more traditional posts don’t paint a picture of a happily married woman. Cryptic quotes, melancholic musings and sad captions are fairly common. However, Meri rarely mentions anyone in the Brown family outside of her child. When she does mention Kody by name, it is usually to defend him. In December 2020, she commented on the criticism from fans that her marriage was receiving. She insists that she loves Kody and no one needs to understand why.
In short, these cryptic quotes don’t seem to indicate that Meri is preparing to leave her troubled marriage. Only time will tell, however. The estrangement may deepen or Meri may move on, supposedly putting an end to the union for good. However, Instagram is probably not the best sign of a change in the marriage.