The newest season of Sister Wives has just begun! The first episode of the new season aired Sunday, Jan. 5 at TLC.
In the new episode, fans saw that Meri Brown moved into a rental home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her fellow sister wives did the same. Unfortunately Meri was bullied by some of her neighbors because of her polygamous lifestyle. Kody said they told the owner of the rent about their family. But it seems the neighbors didn’t like it.
Meri Brown talked about the bullying and said, “So the neighbors contacted the owner of my rental. I had a conversation with the owner. The first thing she said to me was: ‘Meri, I think I question the fact that I approved you to rent this house’. She asked me if I would consider leaving the house and not renting from her.”
Along with telling the owner that the family is polygamous, Meri and Kody Brown also shared that they would be filming on the rental property. None of this was kept private from the owner.
Meri continued, “By the end of the conversation, you know, she was just like, ‘I need to rethink this. I need to consider whether or not I want to have you continue renting from me.’”
This put Meri Brown in a difficult place.She didn’t want to seem like a chicken to leave after being bullied. But she didn’t want to find a new place to live.
Meri Brown eventually moved back to Las Vegas temporarily so she could find a new home to live in. When the show was aired, she still stayed there.
Why couldn’t Meri Brown move in with one of her Sister Wives?
After seeing all of this, fans of the show began to ask questions. On Twitter, a fan asked why Meri Brown couldn’t live with one of her Sister Wives.
In response, Janelle Brown explained that there was not enough space. Fans of the show know that Meri Brown runs its own business through LuLaRoe. Janelle said that this business takes up too much space for the small houses in which the family members live. So there was simply no space for both Meri and her company. Janelle simply said: “We had no option”.
Prior to Janelle’s response, some Sister Wives fans criticized the family members for not stepping up to help Meri Brown. They said it was her family’s responsibility to take care of her and help her. Based on what was shown in the latest episode, the fans didn’t think the family was trying to help. In reality, there just wasn’t any room.
Everything has turned out okay, though. Now, Meri Brown has made her way back to Flagstaff. It seems that everything has been resolved with the living situation of the family.