Meri Brown

Birth Name:

Meri Caroline Barber


(1971-01-16) January 16, 1971 (age 47)


Kody Brown


Mariah Brown
7 sons and 10 daughters from sister wives


Bill Barber (father)
Bonnie Barber (mother)

Other family:

Teresa (sister)
Several others

Meri Caroline Brown (née Barber) is the first wife of Kody Brown. They were married on April 21, 1990 and they have one biological child, daughter Mariah Brown; Mariah is Kody's third child.

When Meri married Kody, she planned for them to have eight children together. Unfortunately, she struggled to get pregnant for unknown reasons (she was told she has 'unexplained infertility'). She has only been able to get pregnant twice during their marriage; once in 1994, which resulted in the birth of Mariah, and once again around 2007 which ended in miscarriage.

On 25th September 2014, Meri and Kody obtained a legal divorce in order to allow Kody to legally marry his fourth wife, Robyn. This was done in order to allow Kody to legally adopt Robyn's three oldest children from her first marriage. Meri and Kody have stated that they still consider themselves spiritually married and do not consider themselves divorced.