Meri Brown is finally becoming her own woman!
The star of Sister Wives has been leading a life without her husband, Kody, and his three other wives — Robyn, Christine, and Janelle, In Touch has learned exclusively. Kody and three of his four wives were out and about in Las Vegas on Feb. 25 to celebrate 47-year-old Janelle’s new business venture, Strive With Janelle — but Meri was suspiciously absent.
“Meri is a bit removed from the rest of the family,” a source tells In Touch exclusively.
And the absence of Meri, 46, wasn’t the only issue; according to the source, Kody, 49, was also suspiciously distant with his other wives.
“Kody kept walking away,” the source says. “He seemed distracted the whole time.”
Things have been tense between Meri and her sister wives in recent years; not only did Kody divorce Meri to make Robyn, 38, his legal wife, but she was also ostracized when she was involved in a highly publicized Catfishing scandal.
After falling in love with a man she believed to be named Sam Cooper — who turned out to be a woman named Jackie Overton — Meri opened up about the scandal that nearly tore her family apart.
“I became fearful of the online relationship as I became more aware of the deception,” she said at the time. “I didn’t know how to get out of the situation without putting myself, family, and friends at greater risk. It was a very difficult time. I had a lot of anxiety.”
She continued, “My family was very concerned for our safety and angry that we had been targeted. They were relieved once I told them what was really going on and saddened that I had been so afraid of involving them that I didn’t go to them sooner.”
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