‘Sister Wives’: Janelle Brown Tells Fans Why Meri Couldn’t Move in With Them in Flagstaff

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robyn, Janelle, Meri, and Christine Brown

Meri Brown of TLC’s Sister Wives has lengthy gave the impression to be on the outs amongst polygamist patriarch Kody Brown and her sister wives, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown. But the Sister Wives Season 14 premiere on Jan. 5 made Meri’s distant place within the household all of the extra apparent to many viewers.

First spouse Meri and Kody had issues for years due partly to their troubles with secondary infertility after their daughter, Mariah Brown, was born. After Meri’s catfishing scandal in 2015, issues received even worse, and the couple puzzled if they need to separate regardless of their spiritual doctrine of “eternal marriage.”

On the Sister Wives premiere, “Kicked Out,” the Browns moved from their 4 Las Vegas properties into rental properties in Flagstaff, Arizona. Meri’s neighbors referred to as the police and led her to get kicked out of her rental, and followers had been confused by the polygamist household’s response.

Robyn, Janelle, Meri, and Christine Brown
Robyn, Janelle, Meri, and Christine Brown | Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic

Meri spent three months away from her ‘Sister Wives’ household throughout the transfer

Amid the Browns’ already dramatic transfer to Flagstaff, Meri’s neighbors triggered much more bother for the plural household. Neighbors referred to as the police and made it clear that they didn’t need any Sister Wives solid members dwelling or filming close to their house. It wasn’t clear whether or not their foremost drawback was with polygamy itself or with the TV present.

“The neighbors contacted the owner of my rental,” Meri stated on the Sister Wives premiere. “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.’”

Meri added of her landlord, “She asked me if I would consider leaving the house and not renting from her.”

The Sister Wives star thought of authorized motion, however in the end determined simply to get a resort room after which head again to Las Vegas alone, particularly after neighbors referred to as the police on her. She stayed within the Browns’ Vegas cul-de-sac till she lastly discovered a rental three months later.

Fans had been shocked that Meri was alone in Las Vegas

Many Sister Wives followers believed it was clear that the Brown household wasn’t precisely shut from their remedy of Meri when she was kicked out. 

Viewers took to Twitter throughout the premiere to marvel why Meri wasn’t supplied a spot to remain, at the least quickly, with the opposite Brown mother and father. “Lmao I’m sorry but how fitting that Meri is the only one that has to move back to Vegas lmao…. like no one had a spare guest room??” one Twitter user wrote.

Another Sister Wives fan agreed, writing, “Oh and Meri is like ‘I’ll just get a hotel for the night.’ Really? There’s three other f***ing homes and NO ONE offered to take her in for ONE night?! Stay in Vegas girl.”

Third spouse Christine reside tweeted the premiere and stated she and the remainder of the polygamist household missed Meri throughout her absence. “It’s simply unhappy that @MeriBrown1 is by herself in our cul-de-sac. Super lonely! We actually missed her ALOT!!” the Sister Wives star wrote.

But most followers pushed again, telling Christine the Browns ought to have fought tougher to maintain Meri with them. “In any other scenario, singling out one person is called bullying and abuse. But for plural families it’s called love. Who knows,” one critic replied.

Second spouse Janelle defended the household on Twitter

Meri and second spouse Janelle additionally chimed in to debate the housing setup. Meri wrote throughout the Sister Wives episode, “Mixed feelings/emotions about staying in Vegas for 3 months while I found another house in Flagstaff. I LOVE Vegas (no secret) but it was hard being away from the family. I traveled back and forth often those months!”

Janelle, who has had rigidity with Meri up to now, responded kindly, writing, “I’m so glad that is behind us!”

One Sister Wives fan requested Janelle straight why Kody’s first spouse didn’t simply stick with the remainder of the household in Arizona till she discovered a everlasting place to reside. Janelle responded, tweeting, “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.”

But most viewers nonetheless weren’t writing it, assuming Meri both needed to distance herself from the household or the opposite sister wives weren’t having it. “What do you mean?” one fan replied. “Robyn @LuvgvsUwngs received the largest house..6,000 SQ toes, but there’s no room to place up @MeriBrown1 quickly? It can be very nice to see you all preventing to maintain Meri with all of you for as soon as, sadly with every season she will get pushed additional & additional away!”

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