Sister Wives’ Meri Brown: I Was Catfished Into an Online Relationship With a Woman During a “Vulnerable Time”

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Sister Wives star Meri Brown revealed that she was catfished into an online relationship with a woman posing as a man.  Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images

After a tough year and a public divorce from her polygamist husband, Sister Wives star Meri Brown reveals to Us Weekly that she’s also been going through some private struggles after a recent online courtship turned into something entirely unexpected. 

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“During an emotional and vulnerable time earlier this year, I began speaking with someone online who turned out to be not who they said they were,” Brown tells Us in a statement. “I never met this person and I regret being drawn into this situation, but I hope because of it I can help others who find themselves in similar circumstances.” 

Meri, 44, ended up creating an emotional connection with a woman posing as a man online. 

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Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown from Sister Wives Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Meri was the first wife of polygamist Kody Brown, and announced on the show in February her intention to divorce him decades after they tied the knot. She is mom to daughter Mariah, and Kody has attributed Meri’s support as being the reason he eventually wed his three other wives. 

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“Meri bonded with Janelle and Christine before it was a thought in my mind,” Kody said in a clip from the TLC show. 

Despite their split earlier this year, Meri maintains that her husband, sister wives, and their children have all been there for her during this difficult time. 

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“Throughout this ordeal, my family has supported and stood by me,” Meri’s statement continued. “I am grateful to them for their love and strength through this difficult time.”

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