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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.

Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 6 Recap: Meeting Mariah’s Girlfriend

Mariah and Meri Brown have been on the outs for some time now. 

On Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 6, Mariah invited the family to join her and her girlfriend on a march for women in D.C. 

When Mariah confirmed to her nearest and dearest that she was gay, Meri did not take it all that well. 

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that Meri has been an emotional wreck ever since the catfish scandal rocked the family a few years back. 

This changed Meri's stance with the family forever, and she has yearned to branch out and forge her own path ever since. 

Meri felt like she should have been told about Mariah's sexuality sooner, and that's why there are still issues in the mother-daughter relationship. 

Meri Brown Poses With a Chair

Despite this, Mariah wanted to work at the relationship, and Meri and Janelle were invited along to the march. 

Enter Kody, who was not impressed to hear about the march. The reason for all of it was that his friend was pressing on with a march of his own about legalizing polygamy. 

Without thinking, Kody admitted that the LGBTQ community already had more rights than their family and that they would be wise to focus on legalizing polygamy. 

Meri was not about to allow Kody to mess with her relationship with Mariah, so she told him she would be going to help Mariah out.

There was also the issue of their being drama between Janelle and Meri. The family will likely never get over the catfishing scandal, and that's why Meri is ready to move on. 

Mariah Brown, Audrey Kriss

However, Janelle shocked everyone when she did not invite Meri to a family gathering for her son coming home on leave. That was another insight into just how fraught Meri's relationship with the family is. 

Because of all of the drama, Meri and Janelle debated whether they should even attend the march together. The last thing they wanted was to find themselves in a fight. 

The two women decided to air out their thoughts about everything that had been happening. It was a therapeutic process, and the pair seemed to put the past behind them. 

Meri Brown photo

It was about time. They attended the March and were introduced to Audrey, Mariah's girlfriend. It all went well, but Mariah was on edge. She expected something to go wrong. 

It's always tricky meeting the parents, but Audrey was lovely, and the mothers could openly admit that. They were even happy with Mariah's signs. 

While some were out there, Mariah kept hers reserved because she wanted to send a message to the people they were protesting about. 

Janelle Brown in Black

How long will it be before the drama kicks off again?

Hit the comments below. 

Sister Wives continues Sunday nights on TLC. 

Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 5 Recap: PolygaMexicamist Wedding

It was finally time for the big day!

On Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 5, Mykelti and Tony tied the knot, and the day did not go to plan. 

The episode kicked off with the family meeting up at the Country Club to get things sorted for the wedding.  

Mykelti decided to keep Kodi away from the early preparation.

The reason?

She did not want her overbearing father complaining about every single thing she did. Weddings are stressful enough, so we are inclined to agree with Mykelti on this one. 

This wedding has been talked about for quite some time now. If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that the family balked at the idea initially. 

Mykelti Brown & Antonio Padron are Married!

That's because both Mykelti and Tony did not know enough about each other to be getting that close so swiftly. 

While the wedding was scheduled to go ahead outdoors, they were forced to rethink that because the weather was just not going in their favor. 

They would have benefited from running through all of the possible things that could go wrong on the day, so they were prepared, but they did not. 

Luckily, the duo managed to find ways to keep everyone warm despite the horrific weather. They did the best they could with what little time they had. 

Mykelti Brown and Antonio "Tony" Padron

Just when it seemed like everything was going well, we got the revelation that Christine had forgotten Kody's shirts. Yes, you would think these people would be more prepared. 

Kody needed to be at the event on time because he was the one to walk Mykelti down the aisle. In short, the day could not have gone any worse. 

The wedding kicked off, and all seemed right in the world. They quickly got the wedding over and done with, but there was drama afoot. 

Kody was worried about any of the kids getting sick due to the adverse weather and made his thoughts known to Mykelti. 

Kody Brown Shows Off His Chair

Even though it seemed like everyone but Toni was worrying initially, we later found out that Toni was petrified of them running out of food. 

You can't have a wedding without food, right?

Christine later got to belt her heart out to a song that her grandfather would sing to her grandmother. It was sentimental for sure, and it gave Mykelti a good feeling. 

Christine has been critical of the union for some time now. It was her way of confirming she was good with it. Christine had been battling anxiety over the performance for weeks. 

Christine Brown Sings

It took a lot from her, and she was happy she followed through with it. We are also pleased that we got to hear her singing voice once again. 

It wasn't great, but she tried her best, we guess. 

The rest of the day seemed perfect. It may have looked like the whole day was going to be as horrible as Kodi's relationship with Meri, but it all came together in the end. 

It's just a shame that the show is very likely being canceled if the rumors are true about all the wives leaving Kody behind. 

Hey, those rumors have been around since the show's inception, so we will believe it when we see it. 

What did you think of it?

Sound off below!

Sister Wives continues Sunday on TLC!

Sister Wives: Is the Show as Dead as Kody Brown’s Marriages?!

Things aren't looking so good for the Sister Wives crew ...

Or, well, they haven't been looking good pretty much since the first moment we were introduced to them, so maybe it would be more accurate to just say that things are looking worse.

Sister Wives Take a Selfie

Way, way worse.

We've been hearing for months and months now, maybe even years, that the four wives of Kody Brown -- Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn -- are unhappy with him and with their situation.

Combine that with all the cancelation rumors that had been going around about the show before the trailer for the new season dropped, and it's clear that things aren't well in the Brown family households.

It's a lot for one family, right?

Even one family that's sort of branched out into four different families, because polygamy.

'Sister Wives' Stars Celebrate Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas' 25th Anniversary

And now, according to a sad new report, things are about to get even worse.

As the Sister Wives insider explains, ratings were down last season, and TLC was "less than impressed" by the amount of viewers the family was pulling in.

So this time around, for the current season, "Kody told them he'd be willing to have the network slash his family's pay from $180,000 for each adult to $180,000 total if it meant they could make season 12."

"He put everything on the line to convince them it could still work."

It seems like there could be a little bit of negotiation somewhere in there, right? If Kody did offer that pay cut, then that's $720,000 less that the adults are making this season.

Kody Brown Listens

But then again, maybe it was smart for him to get as much money as he could for a show that's been doing so poorly that it's been on the brink of cancelation for over a year now.

"Three years ago," the source says, "the show could command 2.5 million viewers, but now fans are leaving the show in droves."

"TLC has broken the news to Kody that it plans to cancel Sister Wives after the current season because ratings have been so tepid. Kody can kiss any hope of a Season 13 goodbye."

And it's not just his reality television career that's failing -- another source claims that his "spiritual marriages" are also close to being canceled.

"His only real connection seems to be with Robyn now," and "the other wives have all but given up on him."

Kody Brown and Robyn Brown Pic

"They mostly see him as an ex-husband who turns up to help with the children," the source adds.

It turns out that this issues are sort of tied together -- in the beginning, Sister Wives viewers were intrigued by what seemed to be happy family living the polygamist lifestyle.

But now, "TLC has discovered you can only pretend things are all rosy for so long. Fans now realize the Browns are anything but a happy group."

The plan going forward, the insider says, is to develop a new show focusing on the Brown children -- so sort of like how 19 Kids and Counting morphed into Counting On.

If this were to happen, then Mariah, the only child of Kody and Meri, would be heavily featured, because "she's a favorite with fans because of her maturity."

"But will Meri will make the occasional appearance on the show, there are no plans to feature Kody," because "for him, things are very much over."

Is anyone else disappointed that since the show would be canceled, we won't be able to see episodes featuring the drama caused by the cancelation?

Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 4 Recap: Meri’s Crazy Idea

It seems like Kody Brown and his family are talking about weddings every single episode. 

But here we are. 

On Sister Wives Season 9 Episode 4, the family continued to prepare for Mykelit's wedding to Tony, and Kody had a lot to say about the looming nuptials. 

“My baby girl’s getting married today,” the patriarch of the Brown family said. 

“[Your] wedding’s gonna come together, you guys are gonna do your ‘I Dos’ without a hitch, and even if you have a hitch, if the cake falls over, if drunk cousins come, nothing’s gonna ruin this day for you guys if you two stay connected in each other’s eyes,” he said.

Maybe Kody forgot that his very public arguments with some of his wives have made the news over the years, but he was still acting like he knew everything. 

Kody Brown Shows Off His Chair

Should we have expected anything less from this man? Probably not. 

But it did show that he was at least trying to be positive about the wedding because a lot of fans have been critical of the wedding. 

Mykelti and Tony have had demands for the big day that would send the wealthiest of families towards bankruptcy, but Kody and his wives seemed to try and accommodate the demands of the kids. 

As we said before, it must be difficult when it seems like there are weddings happening every few weeks on the show. 

Kody Brown Listens

The wedding rehearsal seemed to hit a lull pretty much off the bat, and that's not a good thing. 

As expected, Mykelti was starting to feel the heat. She and Tony had all of the visitors gearing up to attend the event, but what if something ruined the big day?

Thankfully, Kody's speech helped quell fears that the day was going to be a disaster and it helped everyone move past it. 

That's not to say Meri was off the hook, however. 

If you watch Sister Wives online, you will know that Meri has been struggling to find her place in the family ever since her daughter went off to college. 

Meri Brown Poses With a Chair

Given that highly publicized catfish scandal and the drama that came with it, Meri has seemed like a perpetual outsider, and it makes sense that she would want to branch away from the family. 

That's why she was rolling full steam ahead to open Lizzie's Heritage Inn. Yes, she seemed to brush off what her family said about the bed and breakfast. 

Could this foreshadow Meri's exit from the series? If anything, she had had some very public meltdowns on the camera, and she likely wants to move past it. 

Meri Brown photo

That could explain why her family was worried about her buying the new business in the first place. It ruins the purpose of the show if one of the wives leaves, right?

In all honesty, not much happened in "Meri's Crazy Idea." It was 120 minutes of filler in preparation for the wedding episodes which look sure to be filled with drama. 

Sister Wives continues Sunday on TLC. 

Aspyn Brown: Eldest Sister Wives Daughter Engaged to Mitch Thompson!

Rejoice or despair (or both!), because Sister Wives is back.

But as much drama as the new season is packing, some of the family's developments haven't even made it on camera yet.

And not all of those developments are bad things. One of the many, many children in the family has gotten engaged!

Aspyn Brown & Mitch Thompson, Engaged!

It's kind of funny -- the Duggars had a big reality series, 19 Kids and Counting, highlighting the scope of their ever-growing brood. The whole selling point to lure viewers was that their fertility cult has so many children.

The Brown family on Sister Wives has nearly as many children -- 18 -- and yet that's not the real focus.

In part because the big draw is that the series follows Kody and his wives, because their family is polygamous.

But also because the Brown family "cheats" by having multiple mothers give birth. That doesn't carry as much shock value as one woman birthing so many children.

Recent episodes of Sister Wives have covered Christine's daughter, Mykelti, as she prepares to marry Tony, her fiance.

And now another of Christine's children has gotten engaged.

Aspyn Brown & Kody Brown

(Here she is with her father on his birthday, just a few days ago)

Aspyn Brown is Kody's eldest daughter with Christine -- who is his third wife. (Sometimes it can be hard to keep track, we know)

Aspyn was born in 1995, and is just slightly younger than Kody's son with Janelle, Logan. 

As it turns out, Aspyn and her new fiance, Mitch Thompson, have been friends since childhood.

It seems that Kody had always wanted this pairing for his daughter, and joked on social media that he even "conspired" to make it happen. (Parents love to take credit)

Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson

Aspyn Brown tells People all about the great news!

"We are both so excited to start our life together"

And she describes their shared personal history.

"We were raised in the same church group, and I had a little crush on him."

Awww. Most childhood crushes don't pan out, but this one clearly did.

Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson Photo

But at first, it seemed that they both went their separate ways.

"We went different directions until a rally some of my family attended in Utah, where we both happened to be."

This rally was one to protest against laws that would impose harsher penalties upon polygamous relationships.

(If you want to oppose those scary polygamous cults, pass laws protecting children; micromanaging the marriage choices of consenting adults just seems downright un-American)

"My dad’s brother asked what ever happened between us, which was nothing, because neither of us did anything about it. So I decided to call him."

And, well, one thing led to another.

Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson Pic

Mitch (full name David Mitchell Thompson) decided to propose while the two were in Seattle.

He popped the question on December 30th.

"We got dressed up and took a walk to the waterfront before dinner, where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him."

And her reaction is so sweet.

"I was so happy, I said yes immediately and pulled him up to kiss me before he could even put on the ring."

The couple plans to keep their wedding relatively simple, though they don't know when it will be.