Sister Wives: Are Janelle and Meri Leaving The Show (and Kody Brown)?

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It's probably for the best, but ahead of its Season 7 premiere, TLC's Sister Wives may go on without two family members.

Trouble began last year when a catfish scandal had Meri, one of Kody Brown's four wives, fooled into thinking she developed a romance.

That "emotional affair" was with a woman posing a man.

Kody and the rest of the family stood by her and the family put forth a united front, with Meri saying in a statement at the time:

“During an emotional and vulnerable time earlier this year, I began speaking with someone online who turned out not to be who they said they were."

“I never met this person and I regret being drawn into the situation, but I hope because of it I can help others who find themselves in similar circumstances."

"Throughout this whole ordeal, my family has supported and stood by me. I am grateful to them for their love and strength through this difficult time.”

Unfortunately, the situation was emblematic of bigger problems for the polygamous family, with three wives ready to leave Kody Brown.

At this point, the father of 18 is only banging Robyn - his legal wife - and sister spouses Meri and Janelle have decided to leave the show.  

Though not confirmed by the network, both women have chosen to focus on other aspects of their lives, according to insider sources.

People close to the Brown suspect that Janelle is as good as gone, while Meri will also try to leave her polygamous marriage to Kody.

"She did not want to be there anymore," a source told Life & Style in early February, regarding Meri's continuing unhappiness at home.

"That she loved the kids but the marriage was done and she was not wanting to fix it. She said the second sister wife [Janelle] was shocked." 

Stay tuned.

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