12:45 PM EDT 10/09/2015
Originally posted 10/05/2015 02:50PM
It hasn't exactly been an easy year for Meri Brown, but things just got a little more complicated for the Sister Wives star.
The first wife of polygamist patriarch Kody Brown admits she was recently "catfished" after having an online relationship with someone she thought was a man – but was actually a woman.
"During an emotional and vulnerable time earlier this year, I began speaking with someone online who turned out to be not who they said they were," Meri tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
Originally posted 09/13/2015 10:30AM
Sister Wives star Maddie Rose Brown is ready to say, "I do!"
Sister Wives' Meri Brown on Kody's Quickie Divorce and Wedding to Fourth Wife Robyn: 'It's Just Weird'
Originally posted 09/11/2015 05:30PM
"It's just weird," Meri says to Kody and Robyn in an exclusive sneak peek at Sunday's season premiere.
"I've just been trying so hard to be there and do this whole team thing and not be caught up in the emotions of it, and I shocked myself by having so much emotion."
Polygamous Sister Wives Couple Wants License to Wed After Supreme Court Ruling: 'It's About Marriage Equality'
Originally posted 07/02/2015 11:50AM
Polygamists in Montana are trying to apply the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same-sex marriage to their own union.
Nathan, Victoria and Christine Collier – who have appeared on TLC's reality show Sister Wives – applied for a marriage license Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
Nathan, 46, and Victoria, 40, married in 2000 – but his second wife, Christine, is not legally his spouse.
Originally posted 02/27/2015 02:45PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4084272122001" "" "" "auto"] When it was announced that Kody Brown would divorce his first wife, Meri, for his youngest wife, Robyn, many immediately assumed the worst.
However, while the family clarified in a statement that they simply chose to "legally restructure" the family and that the decision was made as a unit, the Sister Wives stars remain emotional about the change.
In an exclusive clip of the Sister Wives Tell All special airing Sunday, Meri, 44, opens up about her "mixed emotions" following the decision.
Originally posted 02/03/2015 08:05PM
The Brown family has always been open about their polygamist lifestyle, but it came as a surprise when patriarch Kody quietly ended his legal marriage to first wife Meri, then wed fourth wife Robyn shortly afterwards.
Originally posted 08/31/2013 10:30AM
Move over Sister Wives, there's a new polygamous family in town.
My Five Wives is TLC's latest foray into the world of polygamy. The one-hour special profiles Brady Williams, his five wives and 24 children, who all live together on a large family property outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brady and his wives maintain that they practice polygamy not only for religious reasons, but also out of mutual love and commitment to each other. They are estranged from their church and therefore shunned by their community and many family members, but the Williams family believes the sacrifices are worth it.
Originally posted 06/01/2012 10:00AM
No charges will be filed against the polygamous family featured on the TLC reality show Sister Wives.
Before the show premiered in 2010, Utah authorities had begun investigating charges of bigamy against Kody Brown, 44, and his four wives – Meri, 41, Janelle, 43, Christine, 40, and Robyn, 33 – who have 17 children among them, but the case is now closed, reports the Associated Press.
Brown moved his wives and children to Las Vegas in the wake of the investigation and sued Utah County, as well as the state governor and attorney general.
The state lawsuits were later dropped, and on Thursday, Utah County prosecutor Jeff Buhman filed a motion seeking to have the case against the county dismissed.
Originally posted 05/13/2012 05:00PM
When you have four wives and 17 kids, planning a special Mother's Day can be something of a production.
Sister Wives star Kody Brown, 44, will have a doozy of a special occasion on his hands this Sunday, celebrating with his four wives: Meri, 41, Janelle, 43, Christine, 40, and Robyn, 33, as well as their combined 17 kids.
"Mother's Day is a great day at our house," says Brown, who divides his time between his wives and kids in their four separate houses in Las Vegas. "We want to spend it as a family and make it so my wives don't have to cook."
Kody and Robyn welcomed baby Solomon in October, further cementing the family's ties after Robyn and her three kids Dayton, 12, Aurora, 10, and Breanna, 8, joined the Brown clan, whose show returns to TLC on Sunday (9 p.m. ET).
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