Mariah Brown is the only daughter of Meri and Kody Brown from the reality TV show Sister Wives and on the show, we see Mariah come out as gay to her family. After being somewhat blindsided by Mariah’s announcement, dad Kody tells the cameras that, “We’re not happy Mariah’s gay; we’re happy Mariah knows herself.” As for Meri, she says that she thought she knew her daughter, but she didn’t. Meri and Mariah have had their ups and downs since Meri’s catfishing scandal. In 2015, Meri Brown became involved in a catfishing scandal, in which she says she was a victim. Meri was carrying on an online relationship with someone she thought was a man named Sam., but reports are that Sam ended up being a woman.
Mariah’s father Kody leads a polygamous lifestyle and one of his wives, Christine, previously talked about her support of gay marriage, saying:
I think we should be able to marry who we love. As a Christian, I believe it is my duty, responsibility and desire to love everybody regardless of their choices. I don’t know how I could raise my children in this world without raising them open-minded and if I want my children to be open-minded, then I have to be open-minded as well.
According to The Ashleys Reality Round Up, for years, Mariah was all for living a polygamous lifestyle for her future, but she changed her mind once she went to college.
Growing up, Mariah says she became homophobic to compensate for her being gay. In an interview with People, she described her upbringing in her church as this:
It was something I was so scared of in myself. If you were to ask me my biggest fear, it would have been to be gay … I remember being in church, and they talked about how being gay was bad. But none of that came from my parents. It was from church and the people I was around. One bishop told me gay people were selfish.
After coming out on television, Mariah posted a tweet with this message:
As hard as 2016 was for me, it was also probably the best year of my life. I am genuinely so blessed.
Mariah has received a ton of support online from fans since her coming out.
There has been no word of Mariah Brown dating anyone, so fans will just have to wait and see what the future holds for her.