Meri Brown has been a key cast member on Sister Wives ever since the premiere of this controversial reality show.
But just because she’s been in the spotlight for a number of years, that doesn’t mean she’s a known commodity.
Far from it, in fact.
Scroll down for a list of Meri Brown facts and figures that may come as a shock, even to those who watch Sister Wives online (or on television) each and every week…
1. She Was HOW Old When She Married Kody Brown?
Only 19, way back in 1990. Meri was studying to be a psychologist at one point, but gave it up once the reality show became a hit after its 2010 premiere.
2. For How Long Did She Know Kody Before They Got Married?
Just four months. They got engaged after just two months.
3. She Has HOW Many Siblings?!?
Six in total: four sisters (Teresa Barber, Rebekah Barber, Elaine Barber, Deborah Barber) and two brothers (Adam Barber and Marc William Barber).
4. Meri and Kody Struggled with Infertility for Years
They tried to have kids from the very beginning, but it took them nearly a half decade. Finally, Meri and Kody welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mariah Brown, on July 29,1995.
5. When Did Meri and Kody Get Divorced?
In 2014, after almost 25 years of marriage. But she has remained on the show and by Kody’s side ever since.
6. Wait… What? Why and How?
She only agreed to the divorce so that Kody could adopt Robyn’s three children from another marriage, which is something which Meri hinted at during an episode of Sister Wives, saying: “If ever I’m having an emotional moment about what I’ve lost, I just think, it’s not about me, it’s about the kids.”