SISTER Wives star Robyn Brown’s jewelry company remains closed as Meri was forced to shut down her successful bed and breakfast amid the family’s financial issues.
Kody Brown’s fourth wife Robyn’s online jewelry boutique, My Sisterwife’s Closet, has been closed for over a year.
When fans visit the website, a message reads: “We’ll be back soon! We are busy updating the store for you.”
The last time the social media accounts were updated were in March 2019.
In June 2019, Robyn, 41, told a fan on Facebook that the website will be active “shortly.”
According to Arizona Corporation Commission, My Sisterwife’s Closet’s business license remains active, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
As for second wife Janelle, 50, she obtained her real estate license while the family was living in Las Vegas.
But according to Arizona Department of Real Estate, Janelle does not have a real estate license in the state.
Fortunately for the cash-strapped family, Meri and third wife Christine, 48, sell clothing through LuLaRoe.
The family also receives a salary from Sister Wives on TLC.
Meri, 49, revealed on her Instagram Saturday that she has temporarily decided to close her bed and breakfast, Lizzie’s Heritage Inn.
Kody’s first wife captioned a photo of her inn: “Over the past weeks and months during the current pandemic, I’ve kept a close eye on Utah guidelines for travel recommendations and possible restrictions for closures in the hospitality industry.
“At this time as things seem to be loosening up a bit, I’ve been putting some deep thought into how to move forward with the B&B. In the interest and safety of my staff, in particular my sweet mom who so graciously and lovingly welcomes all our guests on a daily basis, as well as the local southern Utah community, we will not be accepting any bookings until further notice. We are also not conducting ANY tours at this time.”
Meri continued that it is “her part” to “limit the potential spread of COVID-19.”
She ended the post with: “I can’t, in good conscience, continue to keep the inn open at this time. As a small, family-run inn, I appreciate all your continued kindness and support. Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. The inn and staff miss the guests that keep our home so lively and we look forward to when we can all commune safely together again.”
Meri opened Lizzie’s Heritage Inn in 2017.
On last season of Sister Wives, Meri asked the family for a $40,000 loan for the home, while she agreed to pay the remaining $40,000 for the down payment.
While the wives were supportive of the idea, Kody, 51, had his reservations because bed and breakfasts are “not big moneymakers.”
Kody then informed her that he did not have the $40,000 to lend her.
Meri was able to earn the money on her own through LuLaRoe.
The inn appears profitable, as Lizzie’s Heritage Inn was named Best County Inn in Utah for two years in a row and has five stars on TripAdvisor.
The closing and business troubles come amid serious financial woes for the family.
Kody spent $820,000 on land in June 2018, which was split into four parcels to build on.
While Christine and Robyn purchased homes, Meri and Janelle are renting.
Kody and Robyn purchased a $890,000 house for them and their five children.
Robyn feared buying over renting would stall them from building homes on the land they purchased.
And it appears it did, as The Sun exclusively reported Kody and Robyn applied for a home equity line of credit in the amount of $150,000 on March 20, which was approved.
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