Kendra was interviewed about the affair and what she knew, who she told, and what she found out later on. Here are a few snippets of her interview.
What did Samuel say about the affair?
He was really sweet. He told me, he got really emotional I believe he even cried about it. He told me that they fell in love. That was pretty much it. It wasn’t like planned. They started out as friends. But it just grew. Yeah, he adores her. And that was, I mean it was really simple it wasn’t that much. But he kept it to the point.
Why did your opinion of the family change?
I was always on the line for them and when I started to see their reality unfold as to be completely fake and just staged. I was, I started to, yeah, I lost compelete faith in them. And it’s not just one thing it’s been multiple things. Empty promises from Robyn. Only needing me when she needed something. You know, it’s been like a series of things. A series of let downs. It’s not even about, I’m not sitting here crying to myself I’m actually really happy and proud of myself for pulling away and being really honest about it because I’ve had everyone I know around me say the same things and I’ve ignored it. And then to have it really be true, this thing with Meri was the kicker. It really was. Because the situation is it doesn’t matter, honest to God it doesn’t matter what occurred with whom or whatever. What matters is this woman felt desperate that she needed to find love elsewhere and that’s because her home was so broken. That’s the truth of the matter. So the rest of it really doesn’t matter she was a very broken bad, desperate person. And that only happens when you are being neglected at home. And it’s impossible when you have a huge family like that. For her to be that hurt and let down, it was really sad to me. And it makes me more sad that Robyn was selffish. That she didn’t take time to go, you know what Kody you spend too much time with me, go be with your wives. She didn’t encourage any of that shit. She had no problem with him always being at her house, sneaking in the door. He would leave 10, 11 o’clock at night and go be with whoever he needed to be with and be right back in her bed at 6 in the morning. That is not how it should be. So all of that changed my opinion of everybody. It really did.
Who did you tell when you found out?
And my thing the whole time to Kody was, Kody. I told Kody, I think I told Kody and I told Robyn, I know I told Robyn I don’t remember if Kody was in the room. I was like why don’t you just go and woo her back? I don’t understand. Here is your wife, she’s fallen for someone else and he didn’t believe at first(The affair). You know, he clearly didn’t believe it but then he, he knew. He knew it was going on and then he started to believe it and once he realized what was going on, that’s when he was like I’m taking this piece of shit guy down. And that’s when we were like dude it goes both ways. If she’s not happy here and you’re making it clear that you’re unhappy with her anyway, who cares? You know, I mean you either woo her back or you let her go. You have two choices. That’s pretty much all it is, right?
What happened when you went to Meri’s house to ask about the rumors?
The very first time, going over and talking to her. What happened was she was not. She was totally withdrawn from the family, she wasn’t communicating with anybody, she sat in the corner. I was there visiting and I was like something is not right with her. I knew something wasn’t right. Robyn had said many times Meri is totally withdrawn. All of them had said she pulled away from the whole family. Completely. And it’s true. So when I actually saw it I was like, well I know exactly what’s going on (The affair) and I’m going to go talk to her about it before I talk to anybody else about it because I thought that was just the right thing to do. So I said can we talk? And we went and talked in Christine’s house for a few minutes and then she said you know what. After I brought up the Sam thing, after we went back to Robyn’s house, she sent me a text and said maybe you should come over here and we should talk about this. You know, more indepth. Privately. And so I went over there (To Meri’s house) and we sat down and I said look I know what’s going on. I’ve seen all the messages (On twitter), you know I was getting everything from fans in the groups so I didn’t really know what was going on until I started researching it. When I finally went on twitter I said you know you’re obviously perfectly very open and aware that this is happening publicly (The affair). And you’re not having an issue with it and it’s totally inappropriate.
When did Robyn tell you Meri confirmed the affair was real?
Yeah, that’s when she went, she’s like I talked to Meri and everything’s okay. But Meri made it clear to her that she was ending it. She was like leaving Samuel I believe, that she had fallen in love. That like, it was going to be over (The affair). Because she mislead Robyn too. Unfortunately. She mislead Robyn because we all knew darn well that wasn’t over. And Robyn started to believe her. I had, that’s when she (Meri) got on the I have to support my family train that started to really make me upset because she(Robyn) wasn’t listening(That the affair really wasn’t over, Meri was misleading Robyn to believe it was over).
What has the family done to hurt your public image?
What this family has done is they dragged, allowed my name, Lindsay’s name, any person who was involved in this scenario at all to be dragged through the mud.
What did you think about Samuel after talking to him for the first time?
He was very open about himself like, he introduced himself to me. I was a little bit shocked that he was even real to be honest. Because there were so many people saying he wasn’t real or he was just some guy she met, he wasn’t in love her. You know what I mean, like I don’t know. I was just still shocked that he was, here’s this guy. And he’s so, he’s so nice.
What did you tell her about what you saw on twitter?
You know what and she spent the whole time playing on her phone. And I’m like okay cool I get it. So I said to her. I said I understand you’re not happy. I’ve known for a very long time that you’ve been unhappy through Robyn. Robyn tells me everything. That’s another truth that, yes she told me everything. I know you’ve been miserable. I know your marriage turned out to not be exactly what you hoped for. I know all of these things. So if you’ve found somebody I think it’s amazing and I think you should go for it and I’m not speaking as Robyn’s friend and I wasn’t speaking as, what I already knew personally. I was speaking in the realm of Once you find something so amazing you need to go for it.
What did Meri say when you asked what was going on?
She was coy she was like I can’t explain it. It’s like her. You could read it all over her face. She was happy. She was in love. She was in the glow state. And she was like he’s just a friend and she would just laugh laugh laugh giggle. He makes me happy. He’s somebody I can talk to. He gets me. He understands me. I haven’t had this for a long time.
What did Robyn say about the rumors?
I told her something was going on. And she was kind of like “What do you mean? Show me” like so we kind of did our own investigating together. Pretty much did it together because I was with her. So, we pulled everything up. Fans started posting on her group on her Facebook page (Robyn Sullivan Brown Sister Wife #4 page that has been taken down by Robyn for the past 7 months now) oh look what Meri’s doing look who Meri’s talking to. Who’s Sam who’s this guy, who’s this guy? And that meeting was the night we didn’t have too much information at that point because we were both trying to figure it out.
What did Meri’s daughter think about the rumors?
I was there the second time. Mariah was there she had gone to get juice. Jambo juice or something. And we were talking and I said, and that’s when I was really like open to Meri and I said you know I see what’s going on with this, cause I had already had conversations with Kody and Robyn and I knew exactly where his head was at. Nothing was going to change for Meri at home, you know. Things had changed so much that she was never going to find happiness like she found with this guy. So I basically was like, I think that you need to just go for it and I basically encouraged her to leave. I said that you need to go find yourself and your happiness. And I think you already found it and I think its the best thing for you. Well Mariah, Mariah wasn’t happy with any of it at all. She was pissed actually. She thought it was disgusting and embarrasing and disturbing. And she thought from what Robyn and everyone said she was completely unsupportive of Meri. She was disgusted with Meri. All this family ever said of Meri is she was mentally ill and she was insane.
Meri sold you on the fact that Samuel was supporting her and loving her?
My concerns of um, them having this, carrying this relationship on. But you know, he (Samuel) was like she’s unhappy, she’s miserable there. You know. Um, he was supporting her. That was totally understandable. Of course he’s going to support her. I would expect anyone to support the person that they fall in love with. She had me sold on that.
How Did Meri act when you asked about things?
I could see in her face that she was totally done. Like, she was, it was all about her and this guy. So it didn’t matter.
Did Robyn Know?
Robyn was with me the whole time. Robyn was kind of like “Oops I can’t tell anyone I know this. Nobody can know. Meri can not know, nobody can know”. She wanted to be off record completely, knowing anything, yet she knew everything the whole time.