Sister Wives star Meri Brown declares support as her child with Kody comes out as transgender

Sister Wives star Meri Brown voiced support for her only child’s gender affirmation from Mariah to Leon hours after they announced Tuesday that they’re ‘finally ready to share my favorite self with the world.’

The 26-year-old Westminster College graduate – whose pronouns are they/them – was ‘pretty young’ when they first realized they weren’t a girl.

‘Unfortunately I grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered and restrictive,’ Leon – who grew up Mormon – explained via Instagram.

Sister Wives star Meri Brown (R, pictured March 28) voiced support for her only child’s (L) gender affirmation from Mariah to Leon hours after they announced Tuesday that they’re ‘finally ready to share my favorite self with the world’

‘So I continued to be socialized as a girl and later a woman. And here’s the thing, I’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world. And that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic. Being queer and trans are definitely some of my favorite parts of myself.

‘And yet, there are so many things that I am learning to love about myself through this process. Here’s to me getting to know myself, share myself, and continually evolve to be the person I am, to be my favorite self in all contexts.’

Brown just Pride month with their fiancée of three years- marketing coordinator Audrey Kriss – whose own gender affirmation came on December 3.

The 51-year-old reality star – who boasts 1.1M social media followers – took to Instastory to repost a snap of Leon with the gif caption: ‘You are my sunshine!’

'I grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered and restrictive': The 26-year-old Westminster College graduate - whose pronouns are they/them - was 'pretty young' when they first realized they weren't a regular Mormon girl

‘I grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered and restrictive’: The 26-year-old Westminster College graduate – whose pronouns are they/them – was ‘pretty young’ when they first realized they weren’t a regular Mormon girl

Twinning!  Leon (R, pictured June 11) just celebrated Pride month with their fiancée of three years- marketing coordinator Audrey Kriss (L) - whose own gender affirmation came on December 3

Twinning! Leon (R, pictured June 11) just celebrated Pride month with their fiancée of three years- marketing coordinator Audrey Kriss (L) – whose own gender affirmation came on December 3

The 51-year-old reality star - who boasts 1.1M social media followers - took to Instastory to repost a snap of Brown with the gif caption: 'You are my sunshine!'

The 51-year-old reality star – who boasts 1.1M social media followers – took to Instastory to repost a snap of Brown with the gif caption: ‘You are my sunshine!’

Meri wasn’t as accepting when the self-described ‘radical humanist’ publicly came out as a lesbian in 2017 during a two-part episode of their TLC reality show.

‘This is a little unexpected. I did not see this coming… Kind of surprises me that she’s known for so long and she hasn’t said anything to us, ‘Brown (born Barber) said at the time.

‘When I had Mariah, you know, I had this cute little girl, I just, I just always expected that she would grow up, meet a guy, get married, have kids. I see Janelle and her relationship with Madison’s husband Caleb, and I see Christine building this relationship with Tony, and I kind of always expected that.

‘I always wanted to have a son. I always kind of thought, well, you know, since I never had a son I’ll be able to kind of adopt Mariah’s husband into, you know, kind of being a son, and I looked forward to seeing who that was gonna be , you know. And that’s not gonna happen!’

'I did not see this coming': Meri wasn't as accepting when the self-described 'radical humanist' publicly came out as a lesbian in 2017 during a two-part episode of their TLC reality show

‘I did not see this coming’: Meri wasn’t as accepting when the self-described ‘radical humanist’ publicly came out as a lesbian in 2017 during a two-part episode of their TLC reality show

Brown (born Barber) said at the time: 'Kind of surprises me that she's known for so long and hasn't said anything to us.  When I had Mariah, you know, I had this cute little girl, I just, I just always expected that she would grow up, meet a guy, get married, have kids'

'I always wanted to have a son.  I always kind of thought, well, you know, since I never had a son I'll be able to kind of adopt Mariah's husband into, you know, kind of being a son'

Brown (born Barber) said at the time: ‘Kind of surprises me that she’s known for so long and hasn’t said anything to us. When I had Mariah, you know, I had this cute little girl, I just, I just always expected that she would grow up, meet a guy, get married, have kids’

The Lizzie’s Heritage Inn owner ‘remains spiritually married’ to Kody Brown despite officially ending their 24-year marriage in 2014 so that he could legally marry his fourth wife Robyn Sullivan and adopt her children.

Cali-born, Arizona-based Meri’s father William also happens to be a polygamist so it’s all she’s known all her life.

Aside from Leon, the 53-year-old grandfather-of-three is also father to 17 other children with Robyn, second wife Janelle Schriever, and ex-wife #3 Christine Allred.

On January 18, Kody and Christine’s 23-year-old son Paedon confirmed his mother was ‘currently filming’ the 17th season of Sister Wives, despite TLC never officially confirming the renewal.

Fractured: The Lizzie's Heritage Inn owner 'remains spiritually married' to Kody Brown (L, pictured in 2020) despite officially ending their 24-year marriage in 2014 so that he could legally marry his fourth wife Robyn Sullivan and adopt her children

Fractured: The Lizzie’s Heritage Inn owner ‘remains spiritually married’ to Kody Brown (L, pictured in 2020) despite officially ending their 24-year marriage in 2014 so that he could legally marry his fourth wife Robyn Sullivan and adopt her children

2010 husband and wives portrait: Aside from Leon, the 53-year-old grandfather-of-three is also father to 17 other children with Robyn (2-R), second wife Janelle Schriever (2-L), and ex-wife #3 Christine Allred (L)

2010 husband and wives portrait: Aside from Leon, the 53-year-old grandfather-of-three is also father to 17 other children with Robyn (2-R), second wife Janelle Schriever (2-L), and ex-wife #3 Christine Allred (L)

Ready for more?  On January 18, Kody and Christine's 23-year-old son Paedon confirmed his mother dele was 'currently filming' the 17th season of Sister Wives, despite TLC never officially confirming the renewal

Ready for more? On January 18, Kody and Christine’s 23-year-old son Paedon confirmed his mother dele was ‘currently filming’ the 17th season of Sister Wives, despite TLC never officially confirming the renewal

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