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Sister Wives Star Meri Brown Tells All About Her Catfishing Scandal: 'I Started to Love Who He Was Portraying Himself to Be'

Sister Wives Star Meri Brown Tells All About Her Catfishing Scandal: 'I Started to Love Who He Was Portraying Himself to Be'

Originally posted 11/23/2015 02:50PM

Meri Brown made headlines last month when she admitted to PEOPLE that she had been catfished into an online relationship with a woman, but the reality star revealed more details surrounding the scandal during Sunday's tell-all special on TLC.

"I became fearful of the online relationship as I became aware of the deception," she previously told PEOPLE. "I didn't know how to get out of the situation without putting myself, family, and friends at greater risk. It was a very difficult time. I had a lot of anxiety."

Here are three more confessions Meri made Sunday:

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Sister Wives Robyn Brown 'Begged' Meri to Open Up About Catfishing Scandal: 'I Knew Something Wasn't Right'

Originally posted 11/20/2015 09:30AM

Meri Brown's family is well aware of the details surrounding her catfishing scandal that made headlines earlier this year, but it wasn't easy for the TLC star to work up the courage to reveal that she had been tricked into an online relationship with a female admirer who was impersonating a man.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Sunday's tell-all special, a teary-eyed Brown admits it "took a lot" for her to spill her secret to husband Kody and his three other wives.

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Sister Wives' Meri Brown Opens Up About Being Catfished: 'He Was Just Saying All the Right Things'

Originally posted 11/15/2015 03:50PM

Sister Wives star Meri Brown is coming clean.

The star, who admitted to being "catfished" by a female admirer posing as a man online earlier this year, will open up about the experience in Sunday's season finale of Sister Wives.

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FIRST LOOK: The Sister Wives, Including Catfished Wife Meri, Tell All

Originally posted 11/13/2015 02:30PM

"Meri, have you told them everything?"

That's an incredibly loaded question for Sister Wives star Meri Brown, who admitted to being "catfished" by a female admirer online earlier this year.

PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at a two-hour special on Nov. 22 when Today host Tamron Hall grills Meri on the circumstances of her emotional online affair.

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See the Touching Adoption Party Gifts Robyn Brown's Kids Bought Sister Wives Kody and Meri

Originally posted 11/01/2015 03:05PM

The Sister Wives family is ready to celebrate.

In an exclusive clip from Sunday's episode, Robyn Brown's three children from a previous marriage prepare for a party to celebrate patriarch Kody Brown being allowed to legally adopt them.

Robyn's kids Dayton, 15, Aurora, 12, and Breanna, 9, show their mom gifts they picked out for Kody, 46, and his first wife Meri, who volunteered to divorce Kody so the children could be legally adopted.

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Inside the Emotional Sister Wives Adoption: 'It Was a Validation of Our Family'

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Inside the Emotional Sister Wives Adoption: 'It Was a Validation of Our Family'

Originally posted 10/28/2015 01:00PM

It wasn't an easy process for Sister Wives star Kody Brown to adopt his fourth wife Robyn's three children from a previous marriage.

He had to divorce his first wife Meri – who is one of four women who live a polygamist lifestyle with Brown on TLC's hit reality series – then legally marry fourth wife Robyn before the adoption could even become a possibility.

"We had to do the restructuring so that we would do the adoption," Meri says in this week's issue of PEOPLE. "That was something that I decided to do just for the purpose of the kids. And the adoption, it was something that I knew that they wanted to have their legal name Brown. They really wanted to be adopted."

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'Catfished' Sister Wives Star Meri Brown Faces Cancer Scare

Originally posted 10/18/2015 09:10AM

It's been one thing after the other for Sister Wives star Meri Brown.

Just a week after the first wife of polygamist patriarch Kody Brown opened up to PEOPLE about leading an embarrassing online relationship with someone she believed to be a businessman – in truth, the person turned out to be a woman, a situation that falls under the modern social media phenomenon of "catfishing" – it's now being revealed that she also faced a scary medical situation recently. 

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Meri Brown Denies Discord with Her Fellow Sister Wives: 'Our Family Is Holding Strong Together'

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Meri Brown Denies Discord with Her Fellow Sister Wives: 'Our Family Is Holding Strong Together'

Originally posted 10/14/2015 01:15PM

In the days since Meri Brown announced she had been "catfished" into an online relationship with a woman who was impersonating a man, the Sister Wives star is shutting down rumors that her family hasn't been on her side.

"It makes me sick to hear accusations that Robyn has been anything but loving and supportive through this unfortunate situation," she tells PEOPLE.

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Sister Wives' Meri Brown Speaks Out: How I Got Tricked into an Online Relationship – with a Woman

Sister Wives' Meri Brown Speaks Out: How I Got Tricked into an Online Relationship – with a Woman

Originally posted 10/14/2015 08:00AM

Meri Brown was still dealing with the changing dynamics in her polygamist family when she faced yet another challenge.

After she agreed to divorce her husband Kody so he could legally marry his fourth wife Robyn and adopt her three kids, the Sister Wives star was catfished into an online relationship by a woman impersonating a man.

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Sister Wives Tell All Sneak Peek: Meri Brown Opens Up About Divorcing Kody (VIDEO)

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.

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