What Meri Brown From Sister Wives Really Does For A Living

"Sister Wives" fans were hit with big news on December 15 when it was announced that Kody Brown had officially split with Meri Brown, as it was revealed the two were going their separate ways 32 years after they first married.

The news was confirmed in a sneak peek at "Sister Wives: One on One" obtained by People, in which Meri claimed it was Kody who decided to call time on things after he admitted he didn't really even consider himself to be married to her. Ouch. As longtime fans of the show will know, Meri was actually the first of the sister wives to marry Kody, but they divorced in 2014 so that he could instead be legally married to Robyn Brown. Ever since then, Kody and Meri have considered themselves to be in a spiritual matrimony with Meri. Meri admitted in the special that their split had been difficult, but said she doesn't necessarily believe it's the end for her and her polygamous husband. When asked if she would consider reconciling Kody, she responded, "I would. I definitely would. But I don't think that he's interested."

But now that Meri is stepping out without her (spiritual) husband, what will she be shifting her focus to? Well, it turns out Meri is quite the businesswoman with plenty to focus on.

Meri Brown runs a bed and breakfast

As "Sister Wives" fans will likely already know, Meri Brown proudly runs a bed and breakfast that has very special meaning for her family. Located in Parowan, Utah, Lizzie's Heritage Inn is Meri's baby, as she purchased the home and put in the work to turn it into a bed and breakfast. The property had actually been in Meri's family for generations, but was then sold to someone else, which didn't sit too well with the reality star. Thankfully, she managed to snap up the opportunity to buy it back and she turned it into the stunning getaway it is today.

Meri announced the grand opening of her side hustle back in 2017, sharing a photo on Instagram of herself (posing alongside Kody and several other family members) getting ready to open the property. In the caption, she wrote, "This is an old family home of mine, built by my great-great-grandparents in 1870 and occupied by 4 generations until it sold out of the family in the 1980's. It has been a long time dream of mine to get the home back into the family, and after a lot of work, and when I say a lot, a mean a LOT, it is back in my family where it belongs!"

But that's not all Meri's got going on. She also sells clothing via her boutique, LulaRoe Meri Brown, where she has everything from kids pajamas to yoga outfits on sale.

Meri Brown makes money with her sister wives

As well as her personal business ventures, Meri Brown is also cashing in with her sister wives and now former husband, Janelle Brown (who Kody has also split with), Robyn Brown, Christine Brown, and Kody Brown, as they teamed up to create My Sisterwife's Closet. Though the store is being updated as of December 2022, the group have sold various items via the site, including jewelry and Christmas ornaments. Of course, they also all get paid for appearing on "Sister Wives," with The Sun claiming they could make up to $40,000 as a family per episode.

Before finding notoriety on "Sister Wives" though, Meri's career was very different. Meri claimed she was working in the mental health industry, but purportedly lost her job because of her polygamous lifestyle being broadcast on TV. "They felt that they needed to protect the company, I think. It actually makes me really sad because I loved my job. It breaks my heart, definitely," she admitted on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2020 (via The Salt Lake Tribune).