So Much for an Eternity, However
In October of 2015, Meri dropped the shocking bombshell that she’d been “catfished” after having an online relationship with someone she thought was a man – but was actually a woman.
This person identified himself as a man named "Sam" and got very close to Meri (along with other victims) on the Internet. But Meri later learned it was actually a woman named Jackie Overton.
Why Did This Person Do This?
“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,” Meri told People Magazine of the humiliating incident.
In Need of Assistance
Meri and Kody tried therapy after the catfishing scandal went viral, but Meri didn't seem optimistic about it. It requires “two parties wanting to work toward it, I think,” Meri said in March 2018, adding, “I think it’s a lot of work.”
A Second Chance?
On the Sister Wives Tell All special that aired in April 2019, Kody sounded a positive note about himself and Meri, acknowledging their issues but also saying he was looking forward to a clean slate.