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Kody Brown, Sister Wives Officially Move to Arizona!

While Sister Wives daughter Mariah Brown gushes about her move to Chicago, Kody Brown and the sister wives themselves have uprooted their family for a move of their own.

Kody and the sister wives left Vegas to move to Flagstaff, Arizona. They announced the move months ago, but have made some progress since then.

Here is what we know about their big move:

Sister Wives Pic

In July, the Browns put out a statement explaining why they were making this drastic change.

"As much as we’ve loved making our home and memories here in Las Vegas," the statement began.

The statement continued: "we are excited to embark on a new adventure in Flagstaff, Arizona."

“We are looking forward to cooler temperatures, the mountain air, scenic views," the statement read.

The statement concluded, adding: "and the slower lifestyle of Flagstaff."

Kody Brown, Janelle Brown at U2

At present, Kody and his wives and their young children have yet to actually move into new, permanent residences.

Don't get us wrong -- they're lviing in Flagstaff. They made the move.

But apparently they're currently living in four rentals, which are scattered throughout Flagstaff, and have also rented a commercial building.

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Kody joked about the tangled logistical ngihtmare of moving so many people before their new homes are actually built.

"We moved to heaven," he joked. "But we’re living in hell right now."

Kody and Sister Wives

Once their new residences are ready, however, it looks like they'll be living in paradise.

Kody and the sister wives have spent $820,000 on purchasing their new properties, which will allow them to live in close proximity to each other.

The purchase of the four lots makes for a combined 15 acres of land.

It is also close to downtown Flagstaff.

But they'll have to wait for their new homes to be built. In the mean times, they deal with inconvenience and a little chaos while their lives hang in limbo.

meri brown road pic in flagstaff

Even before they made their move to Flagstaff, Meri Brown spoke of her excitement alongside a photo of the open sky.

"Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love the mountains, the peace, calm, & serenity that can be found there," Meri began.

Her post continued: "Since moving away from Utah I’ve missed being able to head up to my favorite mountain anytime I want."

"But I’m looking forward to our move to the mountains of Arizona," Meri expressed hopefully.

Meri concluded that she is excited about "the road that’s stretched out ahead of me and the promise it holds."

Robyn Brown deer pic in flagstaff

Robyn Brown snapped a photo of a deer, writing: "I came upon this lovely creature in my backyard. It was an accident that I got so close. I had to snap a picture."

"She just stopped and stared at me for the longest time," Robyn shared. "I think she saw into my soul."

"Ari has been scared of the deer we have been seeing," Robyn continued. "But I explained they were nice and safe."

"Now," Robyn shared. "She loves watching them through the window. 'They are nice happy deer!' she says."

Hopefully we'll get to see a lot of their new experiences when Sister Wives returns on January 4!

Mariah Brown Moves to Chicago with Girlfriend! Awww!

Earlier this year, Mariah Brown's girlfriend Audrey Kriss made her debut on Sister Wives.

While the rest of her family has left Las Vegas, Mariah has also moved -- to Chicago.

She shared some very touching updates on her and Audrey's move and their new home. Take a look:

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss - Approved!

Kody and the sister-wives have settled in to their new home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Or rather, their homes.

The Browns shelled out $820,000 on property in the Arizona town.

In the mean time, Mariah is taking a huge step, as she and Audrey have moved into a Chicago apartment.

On July 6, Mariah gleefully shared the news that they had been approved.

"Audrey and I got APPROVED for our Chicago apartment today and holy moly I am so stoked," Mariah wrote on Instagram.

"Now I can’t stop thinking about all of the stuff I want to buy for our new space," she admitted. "Oops."

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss at the Game

"Driving out of Salt Lake for the last time," Mariah reflected in a later post.

Mariah admitted: "It's hitting me a lot harder than I expected."

"This place will always hold such a special place in my heart," she explained.

Despite her excitement about moving, Mariah reminisced: "So many people and places have touched me in such unexpected and beautiful ways."

"I'm excited for our new chapter," Mariah concluded. "But closing this one is breaking my heart a little."

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss

On August 5, Mariah gave her fans and followers a very welcome update about her move.

"It’s been a minute (bc moving and traveling and life stuff) but we are in Chicago," she wrote on Instagram. "And oh so happy about it."

on August 9, Mariah delivered another update. This time, with a more personal note.

"You know that feeling after moving to a new place and you’re oh so happy yet feel a weird sadness inside?" Mariah asked.

"Yep, that was me yesterday," she admitted. "I’m so incredibly excited and grateful to be here but I also feel a little melancholy. I’m even more excited to start school now and start getting in a routine."

Mariah added: "Pro tip when being new to a city - find a gym fast. Working out today make me feel a bit more normal."

Mariah Brown Pic of Chicago

On August 12, Mariah told her fans and followers about how setting up their new home was coming along.

"Audrey and I spent the entire day putting together our dresser/cleaning a very messy apartment," she wrote.

Mariah continued: "And then I went to the gym so today is a good day and I’m actually falling in love with this street. It’s a good Sunday - how was yours?"

On September 5 -- which was Wednesday -- she was still gushing about her new home.

"I’ve always wanted to live in a city where I could walk everywhere and had actual real, downpour rain storms," Mariah wrote.

Meri Brown, Mariah Brown, Audrey Kriss

It's funny that she says that, as there are jokes within the LGBT+ community about "gays who can't drive," though there's no statistical evidence to support sexual orientation having a correlation with driving ability.

(The joke may have arisen because a lot of LGBT+ folks who live openly have moved to cities where public transportation and walking are viable options)

"Chicago has both," Mariah continued. "And I had no idea how great it would actually be. So I’m pretty stoked to be living here."

She also gushed about Audrey, writing: "How lucky am I that I get to spend my life with someone who makes me as happy as this?"

They are so cute. We wish them the best!

Kody Brown and His Sister Wives: Leaving Las Vegas!

While fans and viewers wait for Sister Wives to return to TLC early next year, they can still keep up to date with the Brown family.

And that family is going through some big changes.

Less than a decade after fleeing from Utah, they are moving again -- and leaving Las Vegas for ...

Kody and Sister Wives

In a statement released by TLC, the Browns announce that they are leaving Vegas for (relatively) cooler pastures.

"As much as we've loved making our home and memories here in Las Vegas," the statement begins. "We are excited to embark on a new adventure in Flagstaff, AZ!"

We're sure that Flagstaff appreciates their enthusiasm.

"We are looking forward to cooler temperatures, the mountain air, scenic views, and the slower lifestyle of Flagstaff."

A lot of that sounds so great. And, after Vegas, just about any lifestyle sounds slower -- even if you're still a reality star.

Also, you know that the climate is unbearable in Vegas when people are looking forward to the cooler temperatures in Arizona.

Robyn Brown, Kody Brown, and Janelle Brown

As you may recall, the Browns moved to Las Vegas in 2011.

Polygamy is illegal in Utah.

While those laws may have been a well-intentioned effort to prevent abuses that sometimes go along with polygamist Mormon offshoots (such as child marriage), it can make life difficult for consenting adults.

So Kody and his wives essentially fled the state. They've sacrificed a lot in order to raise awareness and campaign for the legalization of polygamy.

Now, they're moving again -- into a Flagstaff cul-de-sac with enough space to accommodate Kody, his wives, and their children.

(Well, the 10 children who are still living at home)

Janelle Brown on Instagram

As the good folks over at The Ashley noted, Janelle Brown celebrated the Fourth of July in Flagstaff, and spoke about it on Instagram.

"Had the great fun of attending a small town 4th of July parade in Flagstaff, AZ," Janelle writes.

Janelle continues: "Maddie, Caleb, Axel, Savanah, Garrison and I ran away from the heat for a few days."

Flagstaff is in the upper 70s today, which isn't exactly cool but it'll at least mean lower air-conditioning bills.

"This small town parade is popular," Janelle boasts. "Bringing in 20,000 spectators every year."

Janelle is already touting the local attractions for perspective tourists.

Kody Brown, Janelle Brown at U2

Janelle wasn't done hyping up her experience.

"It was so much fun. Plus the temp was in the low 80s!" Janelle gushes, clarifying that this is "30 degrees cooler than home!"

Some folks consider all temperatures above 70 degrees to be slight variations of "too hot," but others embrace the heat. Some people actually enjoy 80-degree weather! it takes all types.

"The coolest thing that happened was the huge cheer that went up for the wild land firefighters," Janelle continues. "Both BLM and Forest Service."

And she makes it very clear why they are particularly important at the moment.

"With all the fires burning in the West right now," Janelle reminds her fans and followers. "They really are heroes."

Janelle Brown Weight Loss with Kody Brown

The looming threat of out-of-control wildfires sweeping through and destroying your home is enough to keep plenty of people from moving to the American southwest unless they have no other choice.

But the Browns are choosing this, and it might be good for them.

Certainly, this move will have to be less emotional than their departure from Utah.

At that time, they were fleeing from potential prosecution for living their lives as consenting adults.

While many believe that Kody is absolutely the wrong person to be one of the "faces" of modern-day polygamy, the Browns have given up a lot to campaign for a future in which the marital choices of adults are respected.

And we're sure that they'll continue to do so in Flagstaff.

Sister Wives’ Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson: Married!

Very early this year, we shared the happy news that Aspyn Brown is engaged!

The eldest Sister Wives daughter, whose mom is Christine, was engaged to her childhood friend, Mitch Thompson.

Well, now we have a beautiful update: Aspyn and Mitch have gotten married!

Aspyn Brown & Mitch Thompson, Engaged!

All things considered, a six-month engagement isn't an especially lengthy one. But sometimes, you just know.

Besides -- Aspyn and Mitch have known each other since childhood. 

The wedding took place on Sunday, in the mountains of Utah.

Aspyn herself was dressed in a white satin gown brought to life by some delicate beadwork.

Mitch wore a Scottish kilt, which is always a stylish but topical choice. In his case, it's also honoring his Scottish heritage.

Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson Wedding Photo

And then there were the guests.

Kody decided to follow Mitch's example, wearing a kilt of his own.

Hey, they're comfy. Say what you will about Kody Brown, but the father of the bride made a choice to dress in solidarity with his now-son-in-law.

All four of Aspyn's moms were there, complete with fancy hats. (Who says that royal weddings don't have an impact in America?)

Mom Christine, who gave birth to Aspyn, was absolutely stunning in emerald green.

Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson Pic

Now, originally, Aspyn had stated that she was going to have Mykelti as her maid of honor.

After all, she had been her sister's maid of honor in 2016 -- we all remember the taco wedding, right?

But instead, Aspyn and Mitch opted to forgo the usual bridal party.

So no maid of honor. No man of honor.

But they did include the wedding's younger guests -- in the form of ten flower girls. That is so adorable.

Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson Photo

(Quick aside -- this photo was taken from the trip on which Mitch popped the question! Those are memories that they can both treasure forever)

There is another precious detail from this wedding that we would be remiss if we didn't mention.

Mitch, as you may remember, works as a carpenter.

He built the arch under which he and Aspyn were married. That is a beautiful gesture.

(And, real talk, those of us who dread assembling premade furniture might not always appreciate how much work and love a carpenter puts into their work -- we're certain that this, at least, was a labor of love)

We hope to see more of this wedding than a single snapshot ... and we probably will.

Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson

Sister Wives will return despite its ratings. Not every show has to dominate its timeslot for a network to consider it worth continuing. There are a number of factors.

So when the show does come back, we expect to see a lot of the build-up to Aspyn's wedding.

And probably the wedding itself, since TLC's cameras were there.

Weddings are a big deal for people and families, so they're a huge deal for reality television.

For the record, though, though they started dating after attending a pro-polygamy rally, Aspyn and Mitch have both made it clear that they are planning on keeping their marriage monogamous.

Janelle Brown: Is She Leaving Sister Wives or Not?!?

Janelle Brown would like your attention, please.

The veteran Sister Wives cast member has apparently been reading the Internet and browsing through various celebrity gossip websites.

She knows what folks out there are saying about her and her marital/professional status.

Janelle Brown on Instagram

And the TLC personality is now here to put a stop to the rumors once and for all.

We type, of course, about one rumor in particular:

Is she leaving Kody Brown and, in turn, is she therefore leaving Sister Wives?

Janelle attemped to address this chatter in May when she shared a selfie of her and her husband out on a date.

Wasn't that sufficient evidence to prove she and Kody were still madly in love? Especially when she wrote the following as a caption?

I’ve wanted to see U2 in concert since I was 19. Finally made it 30 years later and with my love. So dang excited.

Yes, critics, she just referred to Kody as her love.

Kody Brown, Janelle Brown at U2

But the Internt is gonna Internet and speculation has continued to run wild in regard to Janelle's marriage, along with her role on one of TV's most controversial reality programs.

"@JanelleBrown117 You are in the hot seat on fb this wk!" wrote a fan on Twitter late Sunday might, adding:

"I've seen various "articles" about "Janelle leaving SW", "Janelle leaving family", "Janelle's new diet plan just $19.95." LoL. You've been quite busy."

Janelle apparently appreciated this individual's comment and sarcasm, responding with a very simple and light-hearted statement of her own:

"Haha  - so crazy.  Of course it’s all rubbish."

Janelle Brown tweet

So there we have it, we guess?

Janelle is committed to Kody and will remain a strong presence on Sister Wives going forward.

Can the same be said of her other co-stars, however?

Tabloid cover stories for years now have ran anonymous quotes that claimed one Sister Wife or another was finally sick of her unusual arrangement with Kody.

It wouldn't be hard to blame them if this were the case, considering they're sharing a man with mulitple women.

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Most prominent among those rumored to be departing the series is Meri Brown.

She was caught in a catfishing scandal in 2016 during which she thought she had found herself a new man... only it turned out to be a woman.

AWKWARD!

Then, just a few weeks ago, we reported that she has once again found herself a new man... only this time it turned out to actually be a man.

PROGRESS!

Still, as far as we know, Meri is still a key part of the series.

Sister Wives last aired a new episode on April 1, 2018.

TLC has not yet announced a return date for the program, which has already been on the air for 12 seasons.

How crazy is that?!?

That's more seasons than Kody has wives!

For the record, meanwhile, if either Janelle, Meri or anyone else does in fact walk away from Kody once and for all, you'll hear it here either first or second... at The Hollywood Gossip!

Janelle Brown Shares Kody Brown Date Photo: We’re Still in Love!

Even though Sister Wives star Kody Brown recently celebrated his anniversary with Meri, rumors swirled that Meri has found a new man.

But things still seem to be pretty solid for Kody and Janelle.

In fact, the two went on a romantic concert date ... and Janelle shared the photos so that everyone could share in the experience.

Kody Brown, Janelle Brown at U2

Janelle seems very happy in her marriage. We only wish that this were the case for a certain troubled sister wife of hers.

Poor Meri Brown. She's had a rough go of things. Worst of all was her catfishing scandal which was also a cheating scandal, of sorts. She has seemed so unhappy for a long time.

But just a few weeks ago, she and Kody went out and about together to celebrate their anniversary.

She's not Kody's only wife, of course.

Janelle has avoided scandals. She is known for having never legally married Kody (under current laws, he can only legally be married to one wife at a time).

She is also known for her dramatic weight loss, and she has gone on to share tips with fans and viewers.

Janelle Brown shares U2 concert pic

It appears that Kody and Janelle treated themselves to a concert.

Janelle shared a selfie from the audience and a glimpse of the performance, captioning the photos:

"I’ve wanted to see U2 in concert since I was 19."

So this has been a long time coming.

"Finally made it 30 years later and with my love."

You could feel how thrilled she was.

"So dang excited."

Janelle Brown in Purple

Janelle and Kody are both 49, so it stands to reason that they grew up with relatively similar music tastes -- though plenty of people pick up on theri partner's music.

The two saw the U2 show in Las Vegas and Janelle was happy to share a glimpse of that fun with her fans and followers.

Fans have noted that Janelle continues to seem happy with her polygamous marriage to Kody.

She was, like her sister wives, impacted by Meri's catfishing scandal. They all were. She noted to Meri that nothing in their marriage happens in a vacuum.

It was enough to make Meri wonder if she needed to leave Kody for everyone's sake.

Janelle Brown Weight Loss with Kody Brown

It's great for Janelle that she enjoys her marriage to Kody -- even if it isn't legally recognized.

But some in polyamorous relationships object to Sister Wives because they consider it a negative portrayal.

Though Kody wanted to do the series in order to push for acceptance and legalization of polygamy, he may be undercutting his efforts by, well, being himself.

His reaction to Meri's catfishing scandal -- admitting that he didn't even want to have sex with Meri anymore -- did not exactly win many people over.

Would anyone really blame her if she decided to move on with a new man?

Meri Brown in Chicago

A lot of people, including Sister Wives fans, find Kody to be creepy and single-minded and egocentric and generally off-putting.

Many viewers enjoy the show, but they watch for the wives -- Robyn, Christine, Janelle, and Meri -- and for the children.

Janelle may be happy with Kody, but some wonder if it's only a matter of time before Meri leaves him to live a happier life.

And that's assuming that she isn't in the process of doing that already.

Janelle, however, looks like she's still happy right where she is.

Meri Brown: She Has a New, Non-Polygamous Man!

According to a new report, Meri Brown has moved on from Kody Brown.

And here's the best part:

She's moved on with a man who actually exists!

Meri Brown Up High

We're sorry.

But that's a catfishing joke that simply had to be made after Meri got herself all wrapped up in scandal two years ago after she struck up a relationship with someone online she believed to be a potential boyfriend.

She then learned, however, that this person was a female and she was the victim of a very cruel prank. Ouch, right?

That was back then, though, and now Meri has dusted herself off and made the best of her life.

Does this life include Kody? This is the question fans continue to ask.

It certainly seemed as if the answer was no after Kody said he didn't want to have sex with Meri any longer, but the fact remains this:

The stars are still married.

We're not sure what to think.

Meri Brown in Chicago

Yes, there are some signs that Meri and Kody are in love again, the latest example being the picture above, which was snapped in late April and which depicts Kody visiting Meri in Chicago.

Wrote Meri as a caption:

Kody flew out to Chicago on my last day of #LuLaRoe leadership so we could spend our anniversary together yesterday. How sweet was that?! 28 years and still here!

Sounds like a content woman, right?

Not so fast, writes Life & Style.

This tabloid claims Meri has finally had enough of Kody taking on new wives (she was his first, remember) and that she's ready to leave her long-time husband. 

Especially now that she has a new lover waiting for her once she officially makes this decision.

Meri Brown on Instagram

“This man treats her life a queen,” an insider tells the aforementioned magazine, adding a more details:

“He’s friends with some of Meri’s family and they’ve known each other for several years, but things only became romantic recently.”

Do we know his name? His occupation? His age?

Nope, nope and nope.

But he’s never been married and he isn’t interested in polygamy, Life & Style explains.

Meri Brown from Sister Wives

“He’s not into fame, either,” the source adds. “He just loves her a lot. He says he has always felt she wasn’t appreciated in her marriage to Kody.”

The tabloid goes on to say that Kody and his other wives (Janelle, Christine, and Robyn) are staying put in Las Vegas these days, where they moved for a bit to hide from the anti-polygamy laws of Utah.

Meanwhile, Meri is enjoying her life back in Utah with her new boyfriend.

And why not, right? Tt's not as though her problems with Kody have been a secret.

"The whole thing sucks, sorry,” Robyn said of Meri and Kody’s predicament while in counseling.

She concluded at the time:

“It’s not fun and it’s hard to know what to do with it... we love Meri, we love Kody. We have to be Switzerland constantly and we hate to see him in this place, and it’s stressful for our family."

Meri Brown: Do I Need to Leave Kody Brown for the Sake of My Sister Wives?

Hey, so, remember Meri Brown's catfishing scandal? The fallout from that continues to drive a wedge between various members of the Brown family.

In this clip from part two of the Sister Wives Tell All, her fellow sister-wives are asked if they wish that Meri and Kody would just go their separate ways.

And Meri is shocked by their answers.

Robyn brown tells all

Early in this clip from the Tell All special, each of Meri's fellow sister-wives are speaking about how Meri's catfishing scandal and the ensuing troubles with Kody have impacted them.

Robyn is fairly staightforward with her answer.

"It sucks. The whole thing sucks."

Robyn continues.

"It's not fun and it's hard to know what to do with it."

That said, she makes it clear that 

"We love Meri, we love Kody, we have to be Switzerland constantly and we hate to see them in this place and it's stressful for our family."

By Switzerland, she of course means neutral.

Meri brown and christine brown

Christine Brown, who has the best hair of the family, speaks next.

She is, perhaps, the gentlest.

"It's sad to see two broken hearts and we don't know what to do to fix it."

Sometimes, there's little that an outsider can do.

But Christine explains what they are all doing.

"Just support and be there but there’s broken hearts involved on both sides and its super hard."

Robyn brown kody brown and janelle brown

Janelle chimes in.

"You know, in our family you don't just live in a vacuum, like one relationship affects the other 100 percent."

That is true in any polyamorous relationship, and things are still hugely interconnected in the Browm family's polygamy. Which, Janelle says, means that what impacts one of them impacts them all.

"You feel it when things are out of joint."

It is at this point when Meri is clearly crying.

(Poor Meri!)

Meri brown cries

Speaking of poor Meri, Andrea does -- and you can feel the hesitation in her voice as she says it -- pose the question.

Do any of Meri's fellow sister-wives think that Meri and Kody need to call it quits?

She phrased it more delicately, but she's clearly asking if they think that everything would be better if Kody just kicked Meri out of the family.

"No one thinks that," Christine reassures Meri.

"None of us think that it’s not supposed to happen or get better."

Even as she comforts Meri, she admits that she doesn't know what the future holds.

"We don’t know what it looks like in the end but none of us think that."

Sister wives stars celebrate hard rock cafe las vegas 25th anniv

Honestly, many Sister Wives fans are hoping that Meri can find a better, happier life away from Kody.

It's not that polygamy is inherently bad, but just that fans really, really do not like Kody. His man-bun, while a great style on some others, isn't doing him any favors in this Tell-All.

(It's a combination of his age and his facial hair. Long hair can be great, but Kody isn't giving off the kind of look at he hopes to)

But what matters is what Meri wants. And she was clearly relieved to hear Christine's kind words.

See the video below for a preview of the next Tell All special:

Meri brown do i need to leave kody brown for the sake of my sist

Kody Brown: I Don’t Want to Have Sex with Meri Anymore!

Let's be honest: the Sister Wives crew has been kind of a mess for a long, long time now.

And we're not even talking their usual polygamy drama mess -- for a good few years now, Meri has had and has introduced some serious problems in the Brown family.

Even though Meri's been friendly with Kody's fourth wife, Robyn, it does seem like she's dealt with some jealousy issues, and those only got worse when Kody legally divorced her to marry Robyn.

The divorce made sense -- the family did it that way so that Kody could have rights over the three children Robyn had with her ex-husband -- but Meri still took it very personally.

Around the same time as the divorce, Meri began talking to a man online, and they quickly became very close.

One could even say she had an emotional affair with him, and she may have gone even further if the man hadn't turned out to be a catfish.

Yep, the man she'd been falling for was actually a woman, and the whole thing really and truly broke her.

That's all happened a few years ago at this point, but as we've been seeing on the current season of Sister Wives, it's still causing plenty of issues in the family.

One of those issues is that Kody is pretty much over Meri entirely.

In this sneak peek for their upcoming tell-all episode, the Sister Wives crew sit down to go over some issues they've had, and one particular comment Kody made is brought up.

Andrea Canning, the woman interviewing the family, asks about the scene in which he tells a reporter that Meri says she's his wife, but they don't "co-habitate."

Kody and his man-bun explain that they made that comment because they were feeling "a little snarky -- not towards Meri, but towards this law."

Feelings about laws aside, Meri says that she was "mixed" by his statement because "part of me was like 'wait, we don't need to share every little bit of information about our lives,' but at the same time, it's time to start being real and honest."

Robyn, dear sweet Robyn, cuts in with "Kody sometimes says stuff he shouldn't say."

Truer words, right?

Andrea says that it was difficult to hear Kody and Meri talk about feeling like a divorced couple, but Meri laughs and says "Well technically, we are!"

And she's right, of course, but the bitterness in her voice is a bit extreme.

Andrea soldiers on and adds that Kody also said he didn't want to be intimate with Meri, and he admits that he still feels that way, even today.

Meri asks if she feels the same way or if she does want to be intimate, and she replies that she simply wants "more of a relationship with him than we're having right now."

Kody begins to say that they don't know how to fix things, but Meri cuts him off pointedly by saying that the solution is to have "two parties wanting to work toward it."

So ... yikes.

At this point, it's really hard to understand why they're even still together.

Meri has obviously been unhappy for a very long time, enough to start talking to who she thought was another man, and now that Kody is understandably upset about that, she's desperate to make things work.

It doesn't make sense, it's silly for both of them to waste their time like this -- even in the very first season, they were having problems.

If Kody doesn't even want to be intimate with her anymore ... it really sounds like this Sister Wives ship has already sailed.

Fly free, Meri.

Kody brown i dont want to have sex with meri anymore

Sister Wives: Returning to TLC Despite Declining Ratings!

Great news for fans of reality TV's most scandalous clan of polygamists!

Come to think of it ... the Browns might be reality TV's only clan of polygamists.

Kody and His Sister Wives

Anyway, it seems Kody and company will be back for another round of polyamorous hijinks!

TLC confirmed today that despite poor ratings for Sister Wives, the show will be back for at least one more season.

"We’ve followed the Browns through plenty of ups and downs, but their story is far from over," reads a statement released today by TLC.

"We’re excited to share that ‘Sister Wives’ will return to TLC to continue following the journey of the Brown family,” 

The news comes as something of a surprise, as viewership for Sister Wives declined precipitously over the course of the past season.

While the show still manages a decent market share, the downward trend points to an uncertain future for the once wildly-popular series.

Sister Wives Take a Selfie

According to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, the Sister Wives Season 9 premiere drew in 1.7 million viewers.

Not terrible numbers for a long-running basic cable series, but down considerably from the show's series premiere, which drew in a whopping 2.2 million viewers.

And worse, it seems the numbers may be slipping as the show's current season trudges on.

As for what viewers can expect from Sister Wives Season 10, well, TLC didn't give much away in today's announcement, but we have some predictions.

As those who follow the Browns closely already know, Kody and Christine's daughter Aspyn Brown got engaged to Mitch Thompson in June.

Meri Brown with Kody

News of wedding preparations has been kept largely under wraps, which leads us to believe the build-up to the big day will be the focus of Season 10.

But that doesn't mean the older generation will be pushed to the margins completely. 

After much speculation that Meri Brown will leave Kody, it seems we finally know for sure whether or not she's sticking around.

Meri tweeted last week that "not bailing" on her family, and would like the speculation to end.

So you can expect the ongoing drama between Kody and Meri (and all of his other wives for that matter) to figure prominently in upcoming episodes.

Frankly, we can't wait!

Watch Sister Wives online to get caught up in time for what may be the show's final season.

Meri Brown Finally Addresses Sister Wives Future: Is She Outta There?

You've likely been hearing the rumor for months.

But will it soon become a reality?

Will Meri Brown get up and walk out on Kody Brown, following endless chatter that the end of this relationship is both near and inevitable?

Meri Brown on Instagram

Meri herself has finally decided to address this long-gestating piece of gossip.

Consider what she wrote on Sunday night in response to what folks were talking about on Twiter:

Already starting the night with a blocking spree! Come on guys, I have a family, I'm not bailing! Sheesh!! #SisterWives

Oh, so there we go. Simple enough, we guess.

meri message

Concerns of Meri and Kody Brown's romance for back a very long time.

Back in 2015, Kody filed to divorce Meri so that he could make Robyn is lone official wife.

Meri, however, remained very much in the picture; she was simply demoted from the status of Lead Wife in This Very Unusual Family.

Then, in May of 2016, Meri found herself at the center of one of the more unexpected celebrity scandals in recent memory, as she flirted hard with a man she met online.

Or at least she thought it was a man she met online.

She later learned that she had been catfished (that is, fooled and lied to) and that she had really been in contact with a woman who she met on the Internet.

This was pretty darn awkward for all involved, not just due to the whole catfishing thing -- but because Meri was seemingly out there, looking for love.

Meri Brown with Kody

TLC, meanwhile, has teased various seasons of Sister Wives by hinting that break-ups and walk-outs were imminent.

This arrangement always seems on the verge of falling apart.

In December of 2016, however, Meri did assure Twitter followers that anything you hear from someone outside the family is "probably a lie."

Probably, though.

That does leave some wiggle room, doesn't it?

On the last season of Sister Wives, Meri and Kody attended therapy together in an attempt to move past the catfishing scandal and save their relationship.

In one emotional episode, Kody confronted Meri’s complicated situation and told her:

“You didn’t want to be out of the family, you just wanted to be out of your relationship with me.”

Meri Brown from Sister Wives

So now you can see where those Meri-Kody breakup rumors come from, right?

We aren't just making them up, people!

One glance through Meri's Instagram page does reveal a seemingly content individual, however.

It may very well be that TLC and the Browns themselves perpetrate these sorts of rumors in order to make headlines and remain relevant.

It wouldn't exactly be the first time a reality television show did such a thing, would it?

Either way, we'll continue to keep an eye on the many relationships of Kody Brown and report back if or when any does finally come to an end. 

Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 10 Recap: Did Meri Go Too Far?

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will already know that Meri Brown has been somewhat isolated from the rest of her family.

On Sister Wives 9 Episode 10, Meri learned that she was left out of the birth of Maddie's child and that all of the other sister wives were present. 

The child was born at home, and Meri felt like she was purposefully left out because of everything that happened in the past. 

Was it a miscommunication? Was it intentional? Meri was determined to find out ... even if that meant putting herself further at odds with the rest of her family. 

For Janelle, it seemed like a slight issue, and one she did not want to have hanging over the family like everything else. 

Meri Brown Poses With a Chair

The family went to their usual group therapy session, and, well, it was clear there was some animosity with everyone because of what happened. 

"I'm trying to be rational, I'm really trying to let logic and calm thinking reign right now," Janelle told the cameras."But maybe because it's involving Madison, but my mama bear...is uncaged."

"This is my daughter, she's giving birth," she continued. "This is not about us, this is about her and the birth and protecting that experience for her. I'm kind of like, this is so idiotic that we're dealing with this over a birth."

Things went from bad to worse when the two women had a war of words about the situation at hand. The other wives reiterated that they had moved on from the past, while Meri seemed intent on dragging things out for dear life. 

Meri Brown photo

"I just feel like I'm kind of over this," Meri said before saying that Janelle is never there for her anymore.

"It was a miscommunication at the beginning, but now I feel like...you're not there." 

"The bottom line is we did not purposely keep Meri away from the birth," Janelle added as a defense. "In fact, the whole time I was thinking where is Meri."

Be that as it may, but if Janelle was really thinking about Meri, she would have made sure she was there. Pregnancies can be stressful times, but Meri was left in the dark. 

Meri could be compared to a hurricane. Her emotions are always all over the shop, so it makes sense that the family would want to keep her away from a birth. 

Christine Brown Sings

She has a knack for making things about her, and it looks like she's doing the same this time around. 

But Christine was the one who doled out the harsh truth that she would not have allowed Meri near the bedroom if she was in charge of the whole thing.  

"You bring a lot with you when you come in a room, and you bring a lot of baggage when you come in the room," she told Meri. "And I don't know what to do with that."

That was that, and the issue was far from resolved, but Meri made it clear she did not blame Maddie for all of the drama. 

"I'm not critical of Madison at all," she said.

"Madison did nothing wrong. Madison brought a new life into the world, and I have absolutely no issues with Madison or any of that."

"All I feel toward her is love, and all she's ever done is welcome me and accept me as grandma to this baby."

She continued: "The hurt that I felt had to do with sister wives and Kody, because there are four of them who could have said, 'Hey, wait a second, an important piece is missing.'"

This is likely going to be the argument that pushes Meredith away from the family for good, but at least she has her bed and breakfast to keep her busy. 

What did you think of all the latest drama?

Hit the comments below. 

Sister Wives continues Sundays on TLC.

Sister Wives Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: The Longest Labor

A new baby joined the family on Sister Wives Season 7 Episode 9, and it made for one of the show's most heartfelt episodes. 

When the episode got underway, everyone was preparing for the new addition to the family. 

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that the family has faced their fair share of legal woes over the years, and that's down to them living as a polygamous family. 

This presented Madison with quite the issue: She did not want to go to the hospital to give birth. The reason? She was worried that as soon as they heard who her family was, she would be scrutinized. 

It made sense. Kody Brown and his band of wives have been a staple on celebrity gossip sites, and that's because of their lifestyle. 

Kody Brown Shows Off His Chair

Madison and Caleb were living with Janelle, and she was doing everything she could do to make them feel comfortable. She wanted to assign part of the house to them. 

What more could they want? More, it seemed.

Caleb was on the fence about having the child at home because he felt like the hospital was the best place to be in case there were any issues at childbirth. 

Things took a painful turn for Madison, and she wound up having a 36-hour labor. This was especially difficult for Madison because everyone kept telling her the baby was coming. 

Maddie Rose Brown, Caleb Brush

However, the midwife was doling out the bad news like it was going out of fashion. We can't begin to imagine how difficult that must have been. 

The child was finally born, and they named him Axel James. Ludicrous name aside, everyone was happy the labor was out of the way. 

Elsewhere in this episode, Meri continued to try and get her bed and breakfast idea off the ground, but that came at a cost: She had to take a trip with Kody to Utah. 

He was still not sold on the idea and worried that Meri would look to the family for help more often than not. That's what families do, right?

Meri Brown Poses With a Chair

In any case, Kody needed to know that it was financially viable, so they took a trip to the place. While there, he warmed to the idea of it and gave his blessing. 

But Meri was shocked to the core when Kody was on the phone and told a journalist about them going to therapy. Ever since the catfishing scandal, Meri has been trying to keep a low profile. 

So, this made her wonder whether their troubling times were really over. 

Meri Brown photo

When they returned home, the other wives spoke out in support of Meri's idea, but like Kody, they wanted to know it was going to make sense from a financial standpoint. 

What's the point of creating a business if it's going to fail?

Either way, we're going to be in for a fun time when the family starts to run the establishment. Could we get a spin-off?

Quite possibly. 

Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 8 Recap: The Truth Comes Out

It was all joy for the cast of Sister Wives when Maddie returned home for her baby shower, but as is always the case on this series, nothing ever goes to plan. 

When Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 8 got underway,  it was all about Mariah and her relationship with Audrey. If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that Meri has never had the best relationship with her daughter. 

Seriously, it seemed like hell was going to freeze over before they ever got on good terms again. 

But here we are, and Meri is trying to plan a family dinner to introduce Audrey to the wild family formally. Surprisingly, Audrey got along with EVERYONE. 

If you thought Kody would be complaining about the things his family has faced over the years, you were sadly mistaken. Instead, Kody was open and honest with Audrey, and she respected that. 

Kody Brown Shows Off His Chair

Caleb and Maddie were also at the event, and it allowed them to show off the baby bump. The size of the bump was the topic of the conversation, and many wondered whether she had more than one child. 

Madison was letting the comments get to her, and she told them to stop talking smack, or she would have to make them pay for it. 

Elsewhere, we learned the sad news that Ysabel's scoliosis was causing her trouble. At the time of the diagnosis, she was told to wear a night brace to try and reduce the issues with her spine. 

Meri Brown Poses With a Chair

This was not good for Ysabel because she found it uncomfortable, but Christine found a program that had success with helping to reduce the issues. 

While Christine and Kody had to agree about the best course of action for their daughter, it was clear they were still having problems int their marriage. 

As such, they continued to go to therapy on a regular basis. Then there were the issues between Kody and Meri. Meri still wanted to buy the bed and breakfast. 

In Kody's defense, he felt like Meri would turn to the family for financial help if anything went wrong with the venture. He wanted to know that Meri could sustain it all on her own. 

Meri Brown photo

At therapy, the pair reached an agreement, and Kody said he would try to offer as much support as he could to her, but he stopped short of saying he would like to get intimate with her. 

At Ysabel's appointment, we learned that the doctor was ready to follow through with surgery and that meant she did not need to wear the brace anymore. 

However, she had to build up muscle memory because she was going to be in a tough position after it with physiotherapy. 

Meri Brown: Sister Wives Star Geting Emotional

All of this resulted in Kody and Christine getting closer together, and that made them happy. It's been a long time coming, but they are finally back together and showing a united front. 

What did you think of the episode?

Hit the comments below!

Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 7 Recap: Risking Arrest

The Brown family learned the hard way on Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 7 that their fortune was going to get worse before it got better. 

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that the family only moved to Las Vegas after being forced to leave the state of Utah. 

This was because they were polygamists. There was the possibility that they were going to lose their kids, and even find themselves in jail. 

Thankfully, the family got out in the nick of time. Thus, they wound up in Las Vegas. 

With the family winning a lawsuit against the state of Utah for the way they were treated, it seemed like they could return whenever they wanted. 

However, the family heard of a new legislation that was being floated by the state of Utah, and that it would affect them in a big way if they ever decided to return. 

Kody Brown Shows Off His Chair

But Kody was not ready to accept defeat. His friend, Joe Darger had organized a march for polygamists, and he wanted the family to attend. 

In Kody's defense, he was tired of having to accept whatever the state decided and felt like it was time for him and his family to get the upper hand. 

It was time for war. 

While Meri and Janelle were on board, Christine and Robyn were very much against it. Simply put, they all had differing views and that made sense. 

They ran the risk of being arrested and everything taken for them because they did not know the ins and outs of the latest legislation. 

Meri Brown Poses With a Chair

In a surprising turn of events, Paedon spoke up because he was older and wiser than when they ran away from Utah before. He wanted to remain in Las Vegas. 

Elsewhere, Robyn was also worried about it. She was scared she was taken, and the kids were left without parents. Mariah showed up to march with her girlfriend. 

Mariah was unsure at first whether to go, but she decided it was best for her to help out with her family. Mariah had grown up a lot in the spotlight due to the family polygamy. 

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss in the Snow

That's why she wanted to press on and help out. In the end, the family marched, and it all seemed to go well. There was a police presence, but they did not get in the way of the reality TV cameras. 

Will everything continue to go well for the family?

Hit the comments with your thoughts on the latest episode. 

Find out next Sunday when Sister Wives airs a brand new episode!

Audrey Kriss: Get to Know Mariah Brown’s Girlfriend

On a very recent episode of Sister Wives, the family met Mariah's girlfriend. Meeting the family can be a big deal, but that's even more the case when the family is comprised of polygamous reality stars.

Despite Mariah's very complicated family, things actually went really well.

But the episode left viewers wanting to know more about Audrey Kriss.

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss at the Game

As most viewers still remember, Mariah's coming out wasn't initially as well-received as one might hope.

Obviously, it went way better than it does for those LGBT kids who face violence or get disowned. But her mother, Meri, spent more time grieving her dreams of her daughter marrying a man and the son-in-law she always imagined she would gain than she did celebrating her daughter.

(Of course, not all straight daughters get married, so Meri had made a lot of assumptions)

But, as you know if you watch Sister Wives online, things are so much better now. And fans and viewers have now gotten to see Mariah introduce her girlfriend to her family.

And, though Mariah was clearly tense and ready for things to go horribly wrong at any moment, things went amazingly well.

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss in the Snow

Admittedly, Kody Brown did put his foot in his mouth -- no real shocker there -- by being dismissive of some of the women in his life going to a march.

Because he thinks that everyone's focus should be on legalizing polygamy, since he seems to believe that the push for LGBT rights is over.

He seems to be forgetting, of course, that plenty of states still allow businesses to fire employees for being gay, not to mention the many restrictions faced by the transgender community. Plus the prejudice and violence that too many LGBT Americans face every single day.

However, he does have a point -- many suggest the next political push in terms of marriage should be to legalize polyamory. Really, the only complicated part of that is taxes and inheritance.

But thankfully, the part of the episode where Audrey met Mariah's family went off without much of a hitch.

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss

And the episode came just in time for Mariah and Audrey's one-year anniversary, which was Monday night.

Audrey celebrated with a sweet anniversary post to Instagram, writing:

"One year. What can I say that would do this past year justice? Who the heck knows but I’ll give it a try."

A lot of people worry that they can't adequately express their emotions through words. Fortunately, love has many languages.

"This year has been one of the single greatest years of my life. I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have you by my side."

That is so heartwarming.

"You stick with me through thick and thin, even though I tickle you to the point you get mad at me."

Believe it or not, some people like being tickled. Mariah is clearly not one of them.

"I love you more and more every single day. Cheers to this past year and many many more to come!"

Mariah Brown and Audrey Kriss, Selfie

For her part, Mariah wrote on Instagram:

"Thank you for being the love of my life, for going on adventures with me even when you are sleepy, & loving me even when I’m being a brat."

That sounds so cute. A little self denigrating. But mostly just super cute.

"You make my life incredible."

But that post came a little before their Februarty 19th anniversary date. Well, that's the anniversary of when they went Facebook-official.

Meri Brown, Mariah Brown, Audrey Kriss

(As we said, Meri has really come around ... even though she's still not in a great place, marriage-wise)

Audrey Kriss is an artist, and of course a fellow Westminster College student. She's from Littleton, Colorado, but she lives in Salt Lake City where she works as a golf instructor.

Both Mariah and Audrey are dedicated feminists, attending women's marches (though Mariah couldn't make it this year) and striving to make the world a better and more equal place.

We have to say that it's a really good sign that their relationship is so secure that Audrey isn't weirded out by Mariah's family life. And to be clear, we don't mean the polygamy aspect so much as the reality star thing.

In fact, Audrey's publicly listed interests include Taylor Swift, Harry Potter, Apples to Apples, and Sister Wives.

That's one supportive girlfriend.