Sister Wives star Meri Brown isn’t letting a catfishing scandal or a cancer scare keep her down.
The TLC reality star has been tweeting inspirational messages since revealing earlier this month that she had been the victim of a catfishing scheme. She took to Twitter on Friday to share a Bible verse from Ephesians 6:11, which read, "Put on the full armor of God to that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes."
Meri, who legally divorced Sister Wives star Kody Brown in September 2014 (the two remain "spiritually married"), revealed that she had been lured into a online relationship earlier this year by a woman posing as a man.
"During an emotional and vulnerable time earlier this year, I began speaking with someone online who turned out to be not who they said they were," Meri, 44, told People in early October. "I never met this person and I regret being drawn into this situation, but I hope because of it I can help others who find themselves in similar circumstances."
InTouch reports that Meri’s catfisher was 40-year-old Jackie Overton, who was arrested by the sheriff in Osage County, Oklahoma on Thursday for warrants stemming from Overton’s failure to appear in court on three different traffic violations.
She has since been released, though her mother, Della Overton, was also arrested on charges of embezzlement and exploitation of an elderly person.
On Sunday’s episode of Sister Wives, Meri also revealed that she had recently suffered a cancer scare, and had to undergo a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer. She tweeted about going to the doctor's appointment without Kody after the episode had aired.
"No reason to panic about my doctor appt so I chose to go alone," Meri wrote. "Didn't hear a concern about possible cancer till I got there."
No reason to panic about my doctor appt so I chose to go alone. Didn't hear a concern about possible cancer till I got there.— Meri Brown (@MeriBrown1) October 19, 2015