SISTER Wives’ Meri Brown admitted her relationship with husband Kody is ‘over’ as star explained, the “ball is in his court.”
Meri, 50, is Kody’s first wife, who he legally divorced in 2014 so he could marry fourth wife Robyn and adopt her three children from a previous relationship.
Sister Wives Meri Brown admitted her relationship with husband Kody is ‘over’Credit: TLC
Since then the couple have been plagued by rumors their relationship is on the rocks.
Now in a sneak peak of tomorrow’s episode, Kody, 53, admits: “My relationship with Meri is – at best – just distant and amicable.”
The clip then flashes back to a therapy session between the pair, two months ago.
“The relationship between he and I, it’s gone. It’s dead. It’s over,” says Meri.
The pair were speaking in a preview clip of tomorrow’s episode of the popular reality showCredit: TLC
Meri made the confession during a therapy sessionCredit: TLC
Kody appeared to have given up and refused to carry the ‘burden’Credit: TLC
Speaking to the camera, Kody reflects: “For all my marriage with Meri, I felt like she unloads her emotions into a burden that I’m supposed to carry.
“I’m not carrying this burden, because there’s no reason that I should.
“I haven’t put effort into that relationship specifically because I have three other relationships that are rewarding and wholesome with children that need me [and] need to see me.”
Meri was the first of his four wivesCredit: Instagram
Kody shares a total of 18 children with his four wives who include Meri, Janelle, 51, Christine, 48, and Robyn, 42.
Meri added: “I’m really careful about pushing Kody, because I don’t want him to feel like I’m being demanding or pushy or anything like that.
“I feel like I’ve made it known to him enough where I want the relationship to go, as far as just moving forward. It’s best to leave the ball in his court.”
On their marriage, Kody said: “Neither of us see real value in the relationship because if Meri and I really wanted to be together, we would.”
Kody with all four of his wivesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The patriarch has been accused of treating Robyn as his favoriteCredit: TLC
The current season of Sister Wives has explored the wives’ jealously towards one another.
During Sunday night’s episode, a troll tweeted at the father of 18: “Things went downhill when Robyn joined the family but that’s not all Robyn’s fault. Kody was so obviously in lust with Robyn he neglected his other wives. #sisterwives #TLC.”
Kody, who rarely calls out haters, came to Robyn’s defense by firing back: “Hey JACKWAGON! You never new [sic] this family without Robyn. She has blessed us as each wife would agree. #SisterWives.”
Christine Brown is Kody’s third wife and has six childrenCredit: Instagram
Viewers saw Kody standing up for Robyn, who shares five children with the patriarch, as another example of favoritism.
One fan responded on Reddit: “Where’s this energy for the rest of the wives, Kody?”
Another said on Twitter: “I think you just proved a point Kody… you immediately came to defend Robyn… publicly. Have you ever done that for Meri? Or another wife! Legitimate question bc I don’t know but I don’t recall seeing it.”
Meri has sparked rumours over a split for several yearsCredit: Instagram
Meri has been sparking split rumors from Kody in recent years by not wearing her wedding ring and posting cryptic quotes on social media.
Last week she hinted she would “stop comparing herself” as the wives deal with their “jealousy” over Kody.
Meri posted an image to her Instagram of a hand-written note that read: “Stop comparing yourself. Flowers are pretty but so are sunsets and they look nothing alike.”