As of this writing, Sister Wives has not been canceled by TLC.
But it seems very much as if the man at the forefront of this long-running reality show has finally been canceled by two of his
cult members better halves.
Allow us to explain...
On Wednesday, August 7, Meri Brown posted a video of herself driving out of Flagstaff, Arizona, where she has been residing for months with her polygamous husband and sister wives Janelle, Christine and Robyn.
She revealed in this post that she is bidding farewell to the town the family moved to last August.
“Saying goodbye to Flagstaff,” Meri explained, as you can see down below. “It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later.”
As veteran fans of this polarizing series likely know, Meri has been renting a resident in Flagstaff since August 29, 2018.
Now, Radar Online has reported that the home is on the market for $870,000.
What does this mean for Meri and Kody? We can't say for certain.
But their marriage has seemingly been on very thin ice for a very long time now.
Just this past March, for instance, Meri basically said she was sick and tired of being a sister wife.
This admission came years after Kody actually divorced her (in order to marry Robyn -- more on her below -- and adopt her kids) and about three years after that very embarrassing catfishing scandal.
On this spring's Sister Wives Tell All special, Meri and Kody talked about starting over and giving their relationship another shot...
... but then Meri was spotted getting close to some dude named Brandon Stone.
Here is a photo of the pair from July:
Meri has also been open about her dislike of Arizona.
Remember this Instagram post from April?
“Yesterday I had this overwhelming emotion of missing Las Vegas, the place I called home for nearly 8 years. I mean, I was really, really sad for not living there anymore. So much life there, so many friends. It was home for me. I loved it.”
Moreover, Meri hasn't shared a photo of herself and Kody since January.
"We have a commitment to a marriage," Kody said on the aforementioned TLC special, adding of himself and Meri:
"We’re moving forward. We’re steadily working on a direction that’s fully mended.”
Added Meri in this same sit-down:
"It was not moving in a positive direction for a really long time prior to the realization. From that point he and I and everybody had to figure out what we really wanted and move forward from there.”
Kody then said the lovers are working on a "new beginning."
Fair enough, but maybe now also false. It sounds like Meri is simply ready for it all to end.
This, as outlined above, should not come as a shock to anyone that's been paying attention.
But Robyn? Is she also done with Kody? If so, prepare for all jaws to hit the floor in stunned uniformity.
Radar Online also reported this week that reveal Kody’s fourth -- and presumably favorite -- wife has also put her Arizona home on the market.
As noted previously, this may come as a surprise to some Sister Wives fans, but you therefore ought to stop and ask yourself:
When was the last time you even heard from Robyn?
She's been skipping family functions and vacations and grew frustrated with her husband this past season when he couldn’t promise that Arizona would be the family's permanent home after moving from Utah to Nevada... and then Nevada to Arizona in August 2018.
For the record:
Robyn rented a five- bedroom home when the clan moved to Flagstaff last year.
Radar writes that it put on the market on May 2, 2019 for $975,000 and was officially sold on August 1, 2019 for $925,000.
Again, we do not know for sure what all this means.
Not for Kody, Robyn, Meri or the future of Sister Wives as a television program.
But it doesn't sound very promising for anyone involved, of that we're confident saying.
Could this also explain why Kody is allegedly in the market for a fifth wife? Probably.
We also hope it explains why no woman should ever want to become that fifth wife.