One of the stars of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” Meri Brown revealed to People magazine that she had an online relationship with a person who turned out to be a woman posing as man.

Brown said the online interaction was strictly emotional and she never met the woman, who she thought was a man throughout their courtship.  

"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," the first wife of Kody Brown admitted to People. "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."

Despite the online affair, Kody Brown’s polygamous family, which includes three other wives, has stuck by Meri Brown.

"Throughout this ordeal, my family has supported and stood by me," she said. "I am grateful to them for their love and strength through this difficult time."

In 2014, Meri Brown divorced Kody Brown so he could legally marry his fourth wife; however they still consider themselves to be married in a not-legally-recognized marriage.