What’s going on here? Meri Brown shared a selfie with a man who is decidedly not her husband, Kody Brown, on July 8, and included a very interesting caption that made Sister Wives everywhere freak out. “And then you meet someone who was right in front of you all along … @papabrandon1005. #LivingMyWhy #BecauseICan #FriendsWhoBecomeFamily #JustSmile.” Is it just us, or is that a rather ~ romantic ~ statement to make about someone you’re in a photo with?

Meri’s fans and followers seemed to agree and immediately jumped on the 48-year-old reality star’s post with questions. “Don’t put pictures up like this if you don’t want people to ask if he’s your boyfriend it’s really boring,” one follower angrily commented. A different person asked, “Did you leave Kody??!!” That was actually echoed in quite a few comments, with one fan writing, “Please tell me [you’re] leaving Kody!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏.”

One fan even asked Meri, “Do you want people to comment, ‘Is this your new boyfriend?’ If so is it? 👍.” So far, Meri hasn’t appeared to flat-out deny the speculation, leaving fans to run amok in the replies with their wild theories. However, a little digging proved that the man in the photo is probably related to someone Meri attended a funeral for on July 7 — at least based on the fact that they have the same last name: Stone.

But Meri’s caption still made people wonder. Let’s be real: it’s not as if there have never been rumors that Meri and Kody, 50, were on the verge of breaking up. After all, they are technically divorced, although they consider themselves spiritually married. The two of them have been struggling in their marriage for a while now, and admitted on the season 13 tell-all episode of Sister Wives that they spent “five years in Las Vegas without trust.” However, Kody also said that since they’ve moved to Flagstaff, they’ve “left that behind.” Meri added, “It’s like we left that bad, funky energy in Las Vegas, we’re moving on, you know. We’re moving forward, and it’s done.”

But is it? A former close friend of Robyn Brown, Kendra Pollard-Parraa, revealed to In Touch in March that the Sister Wives star has been “seeing so many guys” even though she claims to be spiritually with Kody. “She dates but she’s probably not going to become public with anybody until they’re serious because she knows the scrutiny she’ll get and her biggest thing right now is keeping her fans happy and promoting her business,” Kendra dished. So, is something going on with this guy Meri posed with and is it getting serious? Stay tuned.

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