Sister Wives star Meri Brown seemed to join forces with Kody Brown during the years he was on the hunt to create his polygamous lifestyle. From his second wife, Janelle Brown, to his fourth wife Robyn Brown, it looks like Meri had some ideas of this should work.
It was as if the first wife took over once Janelle and Christine came into the Sister Wives world. With Robyn, it was a bit different. But never-the-less it’s like Meri directed Robyn’s fate as well when she first entered the family. Don’t forget Robyn’s entrance sparked jealousy and even some anger.
Meri was all for this fourth wife, she even helped lure this younger wife in for Kody Brown. So, as the other two wives struggled with a fourth woman after years of just the three wives, the Sister Wives original matriarch didn’t.
Sister Wives: Meri Brown Helped Shape the Plural Marriage for Kody Brown
Janelle Brown was the first to enter the Sister Wives family after Meri Brown. But her early years weren’t all happiness and sunshine. After eight years of marriage to Kody Brown under her belt, she left the family. It wasn’t a short-term breakup, no she was gone a few years.
Janelle packed-up her five kids (number six would be born later) and moved in with her mother. She lived estranged from Kody Brown and the Sister Wives household for more than two years. She even purchased her own home and moved out of her mother’s house.
Janelle left the Sister Wives home because of Meri Brown. It seems there was no living with the Sister Wives matriarch back then, claims Janelle. She explained that nothing she did would meet with Meri’s standards.
When she folded Kody’s clothes, it was all wrong for her co-wife according to Janelle. Even something as simple as putting the dishes away sparked the wrath of Meri brown. It sounds as if Kody Brown’s first wife was a tyrant within the Sister Wives tribe in Janelle’s eyes.
Eventually, her mother talked Janelle into going back. But as the Sister Wives viewers know, Meri Brown and Janelle needed to go through therapy. There was a time when the two couldn’t ride in the same car together.
Wives #2 and #3 Battle With Meri
But this just shows how welcoming Meri was to this Sister Wives women when they became a new addition. Meri lured Janelle (Wife #2) into marriage, then she changed. Kody’s first wife says she never felt in competition with Janelle for Kody’s romantic attention. But when Christine (Wife #3) came along, then she did.
In recent seasons Meri said she was jealous when Christine joined the family because unlike Janelle, Meri saw Christine vying for Kody’s attention in a different way – romance. Up until this time, Meri didn’t have that type of competition from Janelle. While that was a long time ago, Sister Wives followers know that Christine and Meri still don’t get along.
After Meri Brown missed the birth of Maddie Brown Brush’s first child, Christine laid into her. Basically, Christine told her she wasn’t missed because Meri brings so much baggage with her when she enters a room. So it seems as if there’s still some bad blood between the two.
Sister Wives: How Did Robyn Brown Fit Into Meri’s Battle?
When Robyn Brown first came into the scope of the Sister Wives family, Meri welcomed her with open arms. Janelle and Christine were not happy that a new wife was about to be added to the mix. So what does Meri do? She befriends Robyn and is instrumental in Kody Brown’s marriage to her.
So while Meri didn’t rub Robyn the wrong way as she did with Christine and Janelle, she seemed to become a cheerleader for Robyn and Kody’s marriage. This is pretty much the opposite of how her other two co-wives from this Sister Wives clan reacted.
Meri Brown was with Kody when he met Robyn and his first wife felt it was a good match for her shared husband. She also prompted Kody Brown to consider adding Robyn into the family.
First Wife Still Calling The Shots?
So, at this point, it seems as if Meri still called the shots for the other two wives by coaxing Kody towards Robyn. Even though Janelle and her co-wife Christine weren’t on board yet, the Brown family matriarch was. So in a roundabout way, Robyn was under the impression all was good, thanks to Meri, but it really wasn’t.
So, did Kody Brown’s first wife lure all the ladies into this Sister Wives arrangement but then make life unbearable?
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