Meri Brown new partner – this is why she kept him a secret for months

Since the show’s premiere in 2010, Meri has been a key player, offering viewers a unique glimpse into the intricacies and challenges of a polygamous lifestyle.

After years of marital problems, Meri & Kody’s marriage finally reached a boiling point and they announced their split last year.

But today, Meri seems to be stepping into a new chapter in her personal life and the resilient and charismatic TV personality just revealed that she has a new boyfriend…

But today, Meri seems to be stepping into a new chapter in her personal life and the resilient and charismatic TV personality just revealed that she has a new boyfriend…

Sister Wives has captivated audiences with its unique portrayal of the polygamous lifestyle, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of the Brown family.

The show combines personal drama, cultural exploration and has garnered a dedicated fan base intrigued by the unconventional family dynamics and the challenges faced by its members.

As the first wife in a polygamous marriage, Meri Browns’ dynamic relationship with Kody Brown has been an endless source of drama for viewers. Meri, a California native, became Kody’s first wife after their legal marriage in 1990.

The couple embraced a plural marriage lifestyle, and the addition of Janelle Brown as the first sister wife occurred through a ”spiritual” union with Kody in 1993.

To many, it may seem unconventional, but the polygamous way of life was not unfamiliar to Meri Brown. Her father practiced polygamy with five wives, and she has a total of 25 siblings.

Meri first met Kody Brown back in 1989 and it was one of his sisters introduced them. She was 19 years old, he was 22.

Soon after their first meeting, they fell madly in love and Kody, who was raised in a Mormon household, proposed that same year. From the early stages of their relationship, Meri anticipated that Kody would eventually introduce additional wives into the family. And she was fine with that, due to her own background.

As per the Sister Wives fandom, Meri wanted to have eight children with Kody but unfortunately, she faced challenges in conceiving. Throughout their marriage, Meri experienced pregnancy only twice. In 1994, she gave birth to Mariah Lian (now Leon), fulfilling their hopes for expanding the family. Sadly, a subsequent pregnancy around 2007 ended in a miscarriage.

”I completely assumed that after I had Mariah, it would be very easy for me to conceive again,” Meri said at the time. “And that just didn’t happen. So, after years of a rollercoaster, we had finally backed off. … I was so frustrated and so angry. I didn’t understand why, after another 12 years of trying, and then, it was just taken away from us. I didn’t understand that. It was really hard.”

In 1994, Kody entered into a “spiritual marriage” with his third wife, Christine. Two decades later, Kody and Meri filed for divorce so that Kody could get legally married to Robyn and adopt her three children from a previous relationship.

Cast of TLC’s “Sister Wives” Christine Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Robyn Brown and Meri Brown attend the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Production of “The Nutcracker” opening night performance at the Smith Center on December 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)

Undoubtedly, Meri Brown experienced a profound shift in her day-to-day life as her personal journey unfolded on the public stage through the TLC reality television series Sister Wives, which first aired in 2010. The series became a success and has offered viewers a unique glimpse into the intricacies of Meri’s life with Kody and his four wives.

After their divorce in 2014, Meri and Kody remained ”spiritually married”, but their relationship was far from smooth sailing. Viewers could closely follow their emotional rollercoaster, and it was evident to many that there were strains in the air for many years, hinting at the direction their relationship was heading.

Their relationship faced a massive blow when Meri became the victim of a catfishing scandal in 2015. She had engaged in an online relationship but fell victim to a catfishing scheme involving the person she had a crush on.

It was particularly after this incident that tension escalated, leading to a growing emotional distance between her and Kody. In Sister Wives, Kody said that he could no longer trust his first wife and revealed that he no longer visited her house and had lost the romantic connection they once shared.

”Meri and I have been in a very dark place for a very long time,” Kody said in 2021 and continued:

”It’s been more about trying to get ourselves out of this hole that we dug ourselves into. … I feel like [my wives] need to understand that — that they can leave. If it’s not working for them, they can leave. Nobody’s going to be a prisoner here.”

In January 2023, the couple formally went their separate ways after more than 30 years of marriage.

”After more than a decade of working on our relationship in our own unique ways, we have made the decision to permanently terminate our marriage relationship,” a Meri said in a statement released on her Instagram page.

New, mysterious boyfriend?

Kody has expressed his full support for Meri exploring a new romantic connection, and his fourth wife, Robyn, has openly stated that she would be happy for Meri if she were to meet someone new and start a new chapter.

But finding love again probably happened faster than many had anticipated.

In 2023, speculations arisen regarding a potential romance in Meri’s life, with rumors swirling around a mysterious man named JD Crawford. It all took off when IMeri shared a photo on her Instagram alongside a mystery man identified as JD Crawford. She described him as ”kind, genuine, and authentic—a true friend,” according to InTouch. In the caption, she mentioned the importance of having someone supportive in life, sparking further speculation about a possible romance.

However, the rumor about JD Crawford would turn out to be just that—a rumor. There wasn’t really much evidence to suggest that Meri had a new boyfriend.

Instead, it was said that she was focusing on herself.

“I’m pretty badass, just going to say it,” she told People in 2023 and added: ”And I am very confident and I know what I’m worthy of and I am a very good business person and I know how to create safe boundaries around myself.”

Meri Brown partner 2024

We know, many have been curious about whether Meri has met someone since the split with Kody. And the answer is… YES!

In January 2024, she revealed the joyful news on Instagram. “Meet Amos,” she wrote on Instagram, “the good-looking guy I’ve been dating since October!”

“He’s not 6 foot 6, nor is he a pilot, but he loves Christmas almost as much as I do, and we laugh a lot together, both of which are important elements to a relationship!”

As mentioned, the couple has been dating since October, but Meri has wanted to keep the relationship secret for quite some time. And there’s a reason for it, as she’s now sharing.

“I’ve been keeping this kind of close to me as we’ve been enjoying the last few months of dating and getting to know each other.”

“As I’ve considered when and how I wanted to share this fun news and share him with the world (jk, not really sharing, I’m keeping him to myself 😉) I knew I wanted to celebrate my birthday in a special way and let you celebrate this with me!”

Congratulations Meri! You so deserve a good man who treats you the way you deserve to be treated!!

She has so much sparkle in her eyes. She can now see how valuable she is as a woman, after all the times Kody said he was keeping her around as a favor.