What’s the Real Tea about Marie Brown, why she left sister wives? And what has she been doing?
Meri Brown is known to be a woman of many talents. She is an author, entrepreneur and reality TV personality. She rose to the spotlight when she debuted as a reality show presenter in 2010. Since then people have always been interested to know about the whereabouts of Meri Brown. The instance she came to the world of entertainment a lot has been discovered by her fans, Scroll down to know further!
Bio of Meri Brown
Meri Caroline Barber goes by the name Meri Brown. She was born on January 16, 1971 in Alameda, California, United States. As of 2023, she is 52 years old. Moreover, she is havingAmerican nationality and she follows the religion of Christian. She has blonde hair with a pair of blue eyes.
She has a stature of 5 feet and 5 inches. Her estimated weight is 61 kilos. Education of Meri Brown has never been much disclosed, just that she is a high school graduate. Some speculate that she has studied psychology.
Meri Brown’s Parents
She was born to the parents Mr. William James Barber (November 9, 1942 – September, 2007, lived for 65 years) and Bonnie Ahlstrom (died on March 26, 2021, at the age of 76). Her father was a business man and mother was a housewife.
Marriage of Meri Brown
Meri Brown got married to a man called Kody Brown. Meri Brown’s Parent’s-In-Law were William Winn Brown (Father-In-Law) and Genielle Brown (Mother-In-Law). Brown family started going to Meri’s church, where Meri turned out to be friends with Brown sisters.
They introduced Meri (18 years old) to Kody (21 years old) in 1989. Soon after, within 2 months Kody and Meri had their engagement on December 24, 1989. Then they got married after 4 months on April 21, 1990. Finally, they announced their separation on September 25, 2014. As of 2023, she is single. Afterwards, she moved to Utah.
Meri comes from a Polygamous Culture
In States, you will seldom find polygamy as you can only legally exchange the vows with one spouse at once. Despite, Brown’s father Mr. Bill Barber was a polygamist having 5 wives. Mr. Barber shared 26 children (including Meri Brown) in total with all of his wives. Brown’s own biological mother had 7 children.
Furthermore, When Marie grew up and married Kody Brown, he also turned out a polygamist. Marie Brown was the very first and only legal wife of Kody Brown until their divorce. Kody married his second wife Janelle Brown on January 20, 1993. His third wife is Christine Brown, married on March 25, 1994. His fourth wife is Robyn. Kody Brown claimed to be spiritually married to his wives other than Marie. Kody Brown has 18 children in total from all of his wives.
Firstly, Christine left her husband Kody Brown in 2021. In 2022, Janelle and Meri Brown left Kody. It resulted in Robyn being Kody’s only wife. After the divorce between Marie and Kody, the rumors were afloat at the time, that it happened because Kody wanted to legally marry Robyn Brown to adopt her children (as per the state law of keeping only one legal spouse).
Who is Leon Brown?
Meri Brown and Kody Brown imparted each other with only one child throughout their marriage who was born on July 29, 1995. They have only one daughter called Mariah Brown who later on came forward as a transgender (and goes by they/them pronouns) in June 2022 and now has changed their name to Leon Brown.
Leon Brown stayed in a relationship for 2 years when their partner approached them to officially tie the knot and are assumed to be secretly married to their partner Audrey Kriss (also came out as a transgender in 2021) in 2019. Leon and Audrey also have a joint Instagram, @audreykrisscreative, where they both perform as digital artists. Audrey is also reportedly involved in marketing and social media handling of Lizzie’s Heritage Inn.
Sister Wives – Meri Brown’s True Fortune
Sister Wives is a reality TV show premiered on TLC channel. That show featured the lifestyle of a polygamous patriarch – Kody Brown. Marie Brown made her debut and got real recognition through this television series in 2010. She was starred in 76 episodes of the series. This series has recorded over 10 seasons.
Meri Got CatFished!
Meri realized through an overwhelming experience that how treacherous the social media could be. In 2015, Brown started mingling and found a person on the internet who happened to have the matching compatibility.
She said later on,
“I got into this situation talking to one person who really made me trust him. He was just saying all the right things.”
She took that person to be in early 40’s called Sam Cooper a Chicago based Business man. That person turned out to be a woman called Jackie Overton. Overton is known for her scamming tactics who preferably ambushes for the most vulnerable victims to get as much benefit as she can. And Brown, as expected fell for it!
This chit chatting got heightened to a relationship. All of this catfishing occurred from March till August of 2015. Ultimately, it was exposed that Sam Cooper was a woman, which still contributes in Meri’s embarrassment to-this-date.
Meri Brown’s Livelihood and Net Worth
Meri Brown is known as a multi-tasker, although she is still mostly recognized by people for her Television role. She works for a women’s clothing company called LulaRoe created by DeAnne Stidham in 2012. Brown serves as a trainer and retailer for the company, as she sells the articles via her online boutique.
She has also created a bed & breakfast bar which is called “Lizzie’s History Inn” in December 2017 in Parowan, Utah. She manages this pub with her mother. She has also worked in the mental health industry. Meri holds an estate of around $500,000 US dollars. As of 2023, her net worth is assumed to be near $1 million.
Is Meri Brown an Author?
She has authored 2 books so far, called “Almost Meri’ed” and “Almost Defamed: Life After A Public Scandal”. Both the books were published in 2016. She has also co-authored a book called “Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage” with her husband and the rest of the sister wives. Fans did speculate through her social media that Brown is onto another book called “There’s so much more to the Story”.
Meri Brown has managed to garner a decent amount of fan base through all these years. Her marriage has always been a subject of real gossip due to their openness regarding it being unconventional.
She has lived mostly recognized as a television actress but after her divorce she decided to unwind a bit and started her own lounge with her mother. She is currently focusing on polishing her entrepreneurial skills by engaging herself in various businesses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1. Who is Meri Brown?
Ans. She is one of the ex-wives of Kody Brown.
Q2. Does she have a child?
Ans. Yes, she is a mother of one child called Leon Brown.
Q3. What does she do after Sister Wives?
Ans. She is focusing on her businesses after Sister Wives.
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