She’s a supportive mama! Meri Brown shared a photo of herself with her only daughter, Mariah Brown, and her daughter’s fiancée, Audrey Kriss, on September 25 in honor of National Daughters Day, and only had lovely things to say about her both in the caption and comments. “Happy National Daughters Day to these freaking adorable girls of mine!” she wrote. “Love you guys like crazy and am SO proud of who you are and what you stand for!! PS I miss you! 😊” That prompted a fan to reply, “I was so worried about you not accepting your child — so proud of all of you!! 🌈🌈❤️,” and Meri, 48, responded, “No way! Never an issue there!”

Mariah, 24, came out as gay during a January 2017 episode of Sister Wives. First, she gathered her family — her mom, Meri, and her dad, Kody Brown, as well as her father’s three other wives — and revealed simply, “I’m gay.” Although Meri seemed to struggle with the announcement at the time, she later explained it had more to do with feeling like she didn’t know her daughter than anything else.

meri and mariah brown smiling with audrey kriss in background
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Although the Brown family is very religious, they seem to have fully accepted Mariah’s sexuality and her engagement to Audrey. After the news was revealed on the TLC show, Mariah tweeted, “Wow OK y’all making me cry with your support. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you😌😌🏳️‍🌈.” Her mother replied to that statement, “I’m loving seeing all these comments to you. Love you! :)”

In fact, Meri really appears to take every chance she can get to express how much she loves her daughter on social media. On Mariah’s birthday on July 29, she gushed that on that day, “This beautiful and amazing person came into my life, and I knew a love that only a mom can know. I have loved watching her grow into such an amazing and wonderful person, loving herself and owning the person that she is. Words can’t express how proud I am of her, how amazed I am by her, or how much I love her. Thank you, Mariah, for being the awesome person that you are!”

In June, Mariah opened up about her sexuality on Instagram and admitted that in the past, she had “even tried erasing it from myself.” She added, “But that doesn’t help anyone. So I’m going to continue to post about queer identity — I’m going to continue to say things that don’t make sense to a lot of people, but maybe to the right person, it makes all the sense and gives them permission to be themselves.” We’re so glad she can live her truth and that her mama firmly has her back!

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