When Janelle Brown promoted the January 12 episode of Sister Wives on Instagram — a fan responded to her post, “Was that all for real … or set up to make a little drama …” Janelle responded, “For real.”
Since season 9 premiered, Meri Brown’s rental drama has been a focal point for the TLC reality series thus far. Meri claimed that her Flagstaff neighbors were not pleased with her plural lifestyle in their hood. “The neighbors contacted the owner of my rental,” she explained during a confessional with Kody Brown and her sister wives — Janelle, Robyn Brown and Christine Brown. “I had a conversation with the owner. Pretty much, the first thing she said to me was, ‘Meri, I am second-guessing 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.”
“If I walk away, what does that say about me?” Meri asked. “Just being a chicken? Is that like, letting them win? Because of their bullying? Cause that’s what it is, they’re bullying me, they’re bullying the owner to kick me out because they don’t like who I am without even knowing me … If I cave and I let them bully me out of this house, then they win.”
Meri’s landlord subsequently asked her to move out and she returned to Las Vegas for 6-weeks before she found another rental in Flagstaff. Many fans questioned why Meri Brown’s family didn’t offer her accommodations after she was forced out of her Flagstaff rental by disgruntle neighbors.
Janelle Brown explained the situation on Twitter when responding to a fan inquiry, “A lot of us don’t understand why Meri couldn’t stay with you or Robyn?” The person wrote. Janelle Brown responded, “Meri runs a business that takes a lot of room and we have all moved into smaller homes compared to what we had. The bedrooms are full. We didn’t have an option #sisterwives.”
Sister Wives airs Sundays, at 10:00 pm ET, on TLC.