Sister Wives: Kody Brown Thanks God He Didn’t Have More Kids with Meri!
Kody Brown took a shot at his ex, Meri Brown, during Sunday’s Sister Wives special. The special episode, subtitled “Look Back: How We Started,” featured cast members reflecting back on pivotal moments documented on the TLC series.
Kody expressed how glad he was that he had only one child with his first wife, during one of his interview spots.
“Retrospectively, I’m really glad we didn’t have more children,” Kody stated.
He added — “It wouldn’t have been good for the child because Meri and I weren’t healthy then.”
Kody and Meri’s struggle to conceive was openly discussed during the early years of the TLC reality series. Kody’s fourth and only remaining wife, Robyn Brown, even offered to carry Meri and Kody’s child as a surrogate.
Kody shares six children with each of his exes, Janelle and Christine Brown. He shares two biological children with Robyn.
TLC looked back at Kody and Meri grappling over a decision to undergo IVF in an effort to expand their family, during Sunday’s special.
“It just freaks me out to go through that again. I want to have another baby. I would love that,” Meri said at the time.
Kody wanted to move forward with the treatment, commenting in a throwback clip — “When we’re dying when we’re 110, we’ll look back and we’ll be glad we did the IVF.”
Kody’s change of heart follows nearly a decade of marital estrangement. Meri and Kody, who share one child, Leon, formerly Mariah, officially called it quits a year ago. Leon came out as transgender in 2022.
Kody was asked to explain a comment he made years ago, during the cast’s walk down memory lane. He remarked at the time that he wasn’t “burning in his gut” to procreate with his first wife.
Kody explained — “During that time, it was more realization that our marriage is not really healthy.”
Meri has been open about her fertility issues over the years. In May, she took to Instagram to speak out about one of her miscarriages.
She said — “Today was a travel day for me, and as I was driving through this town tonight, I saw a group of three teenage-looking boys, maybe 15 or 16 years old, walking down the street, hands in pockets, chit chatting away, and I just had to smile and almost sort of giggle to myself.”
Meri shared — “It was a fun, and even bittersweet moment for me, realizing that had my baby survived, he might be engaging in that same sort of teenaged banter, and having those same sort of memorable teenaged moments.”
She added — “He’d be 15 now, and I often wonder what life would be like with him here. There’s often a lot of sorrow and pain surrounding that loss, but having that moment of joy today, seeing those boys happy and alive, was healing in a way for me.”
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