Sister Wives star Meri Brown‘s only child got engaged but it looks like Robyn Brown got the jump on sharing the news for the Brown family. Mariah Brown popped the question to Audrey Kriss and she said yes. But instead of Meri Brown announcing the family’s joy at her daughter’s happy news online, Robyn did. So what’s up with that?
The family made no secret of how they felt about Audrey Kriss in the past – they love her. Especially after seeing how happy Mariah Brown is with her girlfriend of two years. So there’s no doubt that Audrey fits right into the Sister Wives family. Mariah and Audrey announced their engagement online this week.
Sister Wives: Robyn Brown Takes Over?
It didn’t take long for one Sister Wives spouse to follow up on that announcement online. Just after the news broke of Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss’ engagement, Robyn Brown hopped on Instagram to share the announcement too. She also shared a picture of the couple with Audrey showing off her engagement ring.
Starting with addressing Mariah as “Our daughter”, Robyn Brown went on to announce the engagement. She also called them a “sweet couple” and shared how excited she is for their future together. It’s all very nice, but where is Mariah’s bio-mom Meri Brown in all this?
What About Meri Brown – Mariah Brown is Her Daughter
The SW spouses consider all the Brown children their own, whether biologically connected or not. So saying “our daughter” aligns with the plural family philosophy. With that said, Mariah is Meri’s only biological child. She’s been with Mariah since the day she was born. While Robyn is another mother to Mariah, she is not the woman who gave birth to her.
Robyn married into the Sister Wives clan in 2010 in a spiritual marriage. By then, Mariah was a teenager. While the Brown family’s polygamy lifestyle entails four wives, Kody Brown is only allowed by law to legally marry one. Stepping over that line means bigamy and that’s a crime in all 50 states.
Kody Brown Wives – Who Has First Wife Position?
So a few years back, Meri Brown divorced Kody Brown so he could legally marry Robyn. This was done so Kody Brown could legally adopt Robyn’s kids. But this put Robyn (at least legally) in the first wife position and a lot of duties come along with that.
It’s not known exactly what duties Meri Brown relinquished to Robyn when the later wife legally married Kody. But it is possible she became the spokesperson for the Sister Wives. Certainly, that would explain why Robyn got the glory of the first SW spouse to announce the engagement of Mariah Brown.
— Tom Judson (@tjuds) February 14, 2019
Still, this is Meri’s only daughter so you might think Robyn would step aside and leave that honor to Meri Brown. It looks like as of Saturday morning, Robyn Brown was the only parent from the Sister Wives that acknowledged Mariah and Audrey’s engagement on Instagram.
Kody, Christine, Janelle, and Meri Brown all have Instagram accounts. They are also active on these pages. While Meri and Mariah went through a rough patch a while back, this has since been cleared up between the SW mom and daughter.
— TLC Network (@TLC) February 16, 2019
Sister Wives Mom Meri And Engaged Daughter Duo On Good Terms
Meri Brown joined Mariah and Audrey on a trip to Seattle recently. Not only did she bond with her daughter, but she got to know Audrey really well. So why wasn’t Meri Brown the first of the Sister Wives bunch to share this news with fans after Mariah made the announcement? Watch TLC on Sunday nights for episodes of the new season.
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