Though they’ve been living separate lives for several years, “Sister Wives” stars Meri and Kody Brown have released a statement confirming they are no longer married.
Their separation was discussed on the “Sister Wives: One-on-One” special recently, but the TLC stars have not officially confirmed they are no longer married until now. In a joint statement shared via Instagram on Tuesday, they claim they weren’t ready to officially call it quits on their marriage until now.
“In light of a recent unapproved press release, we feel compelled to share our own truth, in our own way and in our own timing,” the statement begins. “After more than a decade of working on our relationship in our own unique ways, we have made the decision to permanently terminate our marriage relationship.”
“During this process, we are committed to kindness and respect toward each other and to all members of our family, and we are also committed to the continued healing of any and all relationships within the family so that we can move forward with forgiveness, grace, and love. In kindness, Meri and Kody.”
In her caption, Meri explains her feelings a little further.
“There is so much more to be told about this story, and I assure you, my truth will be told. But for now, know that there is peace in my heart, and I hold no animosity toward Kody. I am not, and pray that I never will be, in a place where I will enjoy making, or seeing you make, rude and demeaning comments about him.”
For a majority of the duration of “Sister Wives,” the Brown family consisted of Kody and wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn and their combined 18 children operating as one family unit. Christine made the decision to divorce Kody and moved to Salt Lake City in September 2021. Janelle and Kody separated in 2022, and now Kody and Meri are officially calling it quits.
That means that the plural family is, technically, no more and Kody is a one-wife monogamist with his fourth wife, Robyn.