MERI Brown has celebrated her split from her husband Kody with a wild trip to the Las Vegas strip.
The Sister Wives star turned 52 years old on Monday, marking a major milestone in her newfound single life.
Meri shared a video from the Las Vegas strip on MondayCredit: Instagram/therealmeribrown
Meri chose to celebrate the big birthday with a trip to the Las Vegas strip, as she shared the jaw-dropping view from her skyscraper hotel.
The reality star took to her Instagram Stories late on Monday night to post the incredible cityscape of resorts, restaurants, and shops glowing with colorful lights.
The TV personality added the song On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons and the caption: “Las Vegas I’ve missed you!” as she enjoyed her special getaway.
Meri headed to Vegas with her closest girlfriends as they rang in the big weekend.
The TLC alum appeared in a post shared to her BFF, Jenn Sullivan’s Instagram Stories on Friday after arriving at the strip.
Her friend, Jen, and another gal pal were also in the photo.
The caption read: “Y’all we are celebrating @therealmeribrown birthday all weekend, so we will see you next week!”
Meri reshared the post on her Stories, though she didn’t elaborate on what the festivities would entail.
The post came just days after the TV star clapped back at critics for their negative comments about her ex-Kody, 53.
Last Tuesday, the former couple shared a joint statement on Instagram, announcing they were officially parting ways.
They explained: “In light of a recent unapproved press release, we feel compelled to share our own truth, in our own way, and in our own timing.
Meri and Kody officially announced the end of their marriage last weekCredit: TLC
“After more than a decade of working on our relationship in our own unique ways, we have made the decision to permanently terminate our marriage relationship.”
The ex-spouses added: “During this process, we are committed to kindness and respect toward each other and all members of our family.
“We are also committed to the continued healing of any and all relationships with the family so that we can move forward with forgiveness, grace, and love.
“In kindness, Meri and Kody.”
While the statement regarding the couple’s divorce appeared to be congenial, the Sister Wives star sang a different, angrier tune in the post’s caption.
Meri wrote: “Today I reclaim my power,” before focusing her annoyance on People magazine, which first broke the news in December.
The outlet shared a video from the Sister Wives: One On One special, where Meri hinted their marriage was over.
She continued: “Last month’s article by the ‘reputable’ People Magazine quoting me as saying that I had ‘confirmed’ that Kody and I had separated was a complete lie.”
The TV personality stated that the “information, content, and timing was inaccurate,” adding that it was “based on a highly edited version of events that had been filmed months prior.”
Meri then revealed that since “the taping of those interviews,” she and Kody participated in “open and honest discussions” that led to the announcement.
The California native mysteriously added: “There is so much more to be told about this story, and I assure you, my truth will be told. But for now, know that there is peace in my heart, and I hold no animosity toward Kody.”
She continued: “I am not, and pray that I never will be, in a place where I will enjoy making, or seeing you make, rude and demeaning comments about him.”
Meri then addressed her followers directly, writing: “You likely will have a range of emotions and opinions at this news and want to offer comments.
“In doing so, please be considerate of the fact that we are real people, with real lives, and real emotions.
The mother of one asked her fans to “refrain from congratulating” her on the break up of her marriage,” adding that she valued the relationship she and Kody had and “look[s] forward to stepping into 2023 and [her] future with grace, kindness, and power.”
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Kody and Meri’s rocky relationship played out on screen, with the Wyoming native even saying he didn’t consider himself married to her during the December 18th special.
“If she wanted to move on and marry another, she wouldn’t get into an argument with me,” he said to host Sukanya Krishnan.
The interview also revealed that Kody’s third wife, Janelle, 53, had left him, following in the footsteps of his second wife, Christine, 50, who announced their split in November 2021.