Brown has been running around without her wedding ring for months. At least,
it appears as though she’s ditched the ring according to recent Instagram
photos. While fans have recently begun discussing Meri’s missing ring, it looks
like she may have stopped wearing the symbol of her commitment more than a year
ago. Does the missing wedding ring mean her
marriage is over, though? It may, or it may not.
Meri was spotted wearing a band on her left ring finger in April
Meri’s pictures rarely feature a clear shot of her hands, but it looks as though she was wearing a ring on her left ring finger up until around April 2019. At the very least, she appeared to have a ring that seemed to match the style of ring that her sister wives wear. During the early seasons of Sister Wives the four rings were easily visible during interview segments.
Each of Kody’s
four wives wears a Claddagh ring. The ring, common in the Irish culture, is
meant to represent love and loyalty. Each of the women wears the ring to show their
commitment to Kody and their plural family. Christine Brown has featured her
ring on Instagram in the past. Robyn has
spoken briefly about the importance of her ring, as well.
The ring disappeared sometime after April 2019
Fans began noticing Meri’s naked fingers in the last several months, but a quick scroll through her Instagram feed suggests she was going without her ring, at least some of the time, as early as May 2019. The family picked up and moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, in the summer of 2018, and Meri wasn’t thrilled with the move. She spoke regularly about feeling lonely and out of place in her new city.
Meri has solved her homesickness by staying in Flagstaff as
little as possible and sharing inspiring
and motivational quotes on Instagram. Is the move what pushed Meri closer
to separation? Some fans believe so. Whether or not Meri will actually pack up
and leave her famous family, however, remains to be seen.
Is Meri’s missing wedding ring really that big of a deal?
There are plenty of reasons why someone could decide to take off their wedding ring. For those with hands-on jobs, wedding bands can be considered a hazard. Other’s prefer to forgo their ring if it’s too hot, or if their ring size has changed significantly since exchanging vows. Some couples decide to reserve the wearing of wedding rings for special occasions only. The lack of a wedding ring, in general, doesn’t mean that a marriage is in trouble. A sudden change in ring-wearing behavior, however, could signal a problem.