Looks like America’s favorite polygamist family is getting a divorce. Well, kinda.
Polygamy Turns to Divorce
TLC’s Sister Wives celebrates the love and devotion that exists between Kody Brown and his four wives, Meri, Christine, Janelle, and Robyn. But it looks like Brown, 46, has divorced his first wife, Meri, 44, in order to marry (legally) the youngest wife, Robyn, 37.
Meri and Brown wed in 1990. Robyn joined the polygamist family in 2010.
On February 3, 2015, Brown officially became divorced from Meri. The two filed joint divorce documents last September. In December, Brown and Robyn applied for a wedding license.
Reasons Behind Divorce
The show, now in its sixth season has closely followed the ever widening rift between Brown and Meri. The couple share a daughter, 18-year-old Mariah, but have not been able to conceive more kids. Meri has taken to social media to voice personal issues, although she’s remained pretty cryptic, tweeting: “Stay real, stay loyal, or stay away from me.”
Brown also has children with the other wives: six with Janelle, six with Christine, and one son with Robyn. Robyn has three other children from a previous relationship.
It’s not clear what the exact reason for the divorce, but it’s speculated that it was done to bring Robyn’s family into the family legally.
Working with a Divorce
Divorce is difficult in any family situation. Working with a skilled divorce attorney can ensure you understand all the legal issues that arise during the divorce process. A family law attorney can help you negotiate marital property division, child support and visitation, and alimony.
Source: US Weekly, Sister Wives Polygamist Kody Brown Divorces First Wife Meri to Legally Wed Youngest Wife Robyn, February 3, 2015
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