Meri has shared only a friendship with her former legal husband in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the pair’s distant relationship. Kody spent most of his time at Robyn’s home, supposedly due to his fourth wife’s submission to his Covid rules.
“I did not sign up to be in this family to only have Kody in my life,” Robyn tells Meri before becoming emotional. “As much as I love Kody and it is great to have him around, it is stressing me out. I’m worried about the kids that aren’t seeing their dad, and I’m worried about the wives that aren’t seeing Kody.”
Robyn, 43, also reveals that she had reached out to her mother for support during the family upset—who labeled her “the Brown family scapegoat.”
Meri, 50, who appears to be caught off guard by Robyn’s comments, explains that she feels like an “outsider” in her own family.
“At least you’re part of the Brown family. Do you know how hard it feels to be … I am an outsider, Robyn,” Meri reminds Robyn.
Meri adds in a confessional spot—“No I don’t feel like I am part of the Brown family. It’s this weird thing. Am I sister-wife when I don’t have a husband? And I have a husband, technically, but do I? … It’s weird.”
Meri tells Robyn that Kody had informed her that their relationship would never leave the friend zone.
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Meri and Kody were legally married from 1990-2014. They legally divorced in 2014 so Kody could adopt Robyn’s three children from her former marriage. Kody and Robyn share two biological children, Solomon, 10, and Ariella, 5.
Robyn addresses Meri and Kody’s broken relationship in a confessional spot, in the preview clip.
“She’s mourning the relationship that she had, the relationship lost, the marriage that she’s lost, and I understand that. I validate it,” Robyn says. “It’s sad, but I don’t know that it’s ever going to be what it was, but it could be something new.”
Meri has been sharing upbeat messages on social media in recent days, despite being romantically rejected by her husband. Fans know that Christine Brown, Kody’s third wife, recently announced that she was walking away from her polygamous marriage.
“Sister Wives” airs on Sundays at 10 pm, ET, on TLC.