Speculations are swirling wildly these days that Meri Barber will no longer return for Season 6 of the American reality TV series “Sister Wives” on TLC.
Fans who have been following the show are speculating that Meri decided to divorce Kody Brown, that was aired during the series finale of Season 5, because she wanted to be on her own now and is tired of living a pro-polygamy life.
According to initial reports, Meri wants to explore monogamy instead after being part of a polygamy set up for quite some time. Just before divorcing Kody late last year, their marriage lasted for 25 years.
It has also been reported that Meri is tired of being alone after her 18-year-old daughter Mariah left home for college and thus she is already contemplating of leaving the show.
In yet another report by the Day Herald, it said that Meri is planning to pursue her studies and that she cannot do it if she will continue to remain with the show.
All these are mere speculations for the time being as neither Meri Barber nor TLC have yet to confirm anything thus far although there is a good chance that she might stay and do a couple of episodes for “Sister Wives” Season 6 before leaving for good.
Now that she is no longer the wife of Kody, things will be different for Meri. And the attention will be focus instead on Kody’s newly-wedded wife Robyn Sullivan. Having gotten much of the series limelight over the past five seasons, Meri would certainly be threading a new territory which may come off not to her liking and force her to decide on leaving the show for good.
Divorcing for good reason
However, reports also have it that Kody and Meri decided to divorce so that Kody could officially marry his fourth wife Robyn Sullivan and give them a chance to legally adopt Robyn’s three kids from her previous marriage.
Apparently, in order to get custody of the three children, Kody will formally adopt the kids and his official marriage with Robyn last December 2014 is the first step in the legal process.
However, Kody and Robyn will be up for a tough hurdle as Robyn’s ex-husband is planning to give them a run for the money in as far as children custody is concerned. According to sources, he is planning to make it difficult for both Robyn and Kody to gain custody over the three kids, which would possibly be another centerpiece plotline of the show for Season 6.
Now it turns out that what Meri did is actually a supreme sacrifice because it seems that she is happy with her decision to divorce Kody but remain spiritually married to him.