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Seeking Sister Wife fans call out Garrick Merrifield for using religion as an ‘excuse’ to have multiple wives

Garrick Merrifield of Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife fans called out Garrick for using his religion as an “excuse” to be with multiple women. Pic credit: TLC

Seeking Sister Wife star Garrick Merrifield hasn’t exactly come across as a fan favorite on the show, and they called him out recently for using his religion as an “excuse” to have multiple wives.

Garrick and his first wife, Dannielle, were married for nearly 13 years before they divorced to allow their future sister wife, Roberta, to legally enter the United States on a K-1 visa. Roberta lives in Brazil and only speaks Portuguese.

Garrick has said he was called by God to polygamy

Garrick claimed he was called to polygamy by God, and eventually convinced Dannielle to agree to welcome sister wives into their family.

During their divorce proceedings in court, Dannielle became emotional as she told a judge that their marriage was “irretrievably broken.” Garrick and Dannielle have met Roberta in Cabo, a halfway point between the United States and her home country of Brazil, to spend more time with her in person while they await her visa to be approved.

In a new sneak peek for next week’s upcoming episode, TLC shared a clip of Garrick struggling with leaving Roberta and returning to the United States with Dannielle.

As he wiped away tears from his face, Garrick told cameras, “Leaving Roberta will be very hard for me because I love her.” While stroking Roberta’s hair, he looked at his first wife, Dannielle, and told her, “I miss Bert.”

Fans of the show showed up in the comments and weren’t shy about voicing their opinions about Garrick

Several fans think that Garrick is using his religion as an excuse, though, and is manipulating his first wife into accepting a second woman into their relationship.

One fan thought that Garrick is using God’s name in vain, writing, “He’s a Christian but screwing his fiancée before the marriage. It’s all b***s**t using God’s name in vain”

Another Seeking Sister Wife fan shared a similar sentiment when they commented, “Oh yeah, this has nothing to do with religion. It’s an excuse for him. I’m not buying it.”

Garrick Merrifield of Seeking Sister Wife on Twitter
Garrick was called out by fans of the show for using his religion as an “excuse.” Pic credit: @TLC/Twitter

Another fan thought that Garrick used religion as a way to convince Dannielle to allow Garrick to marry Roberta.

They wrote, “What a creep!! He convinced his wife to accept his cheating by saying its God’s will! His wife is stupid too!!! He just wanted a younger model! It’s pretty evident he no longer loves Danielle!! She was stupid to give up all her legal rights!! He is disgusting!!!”

Garrick Merrifield of Seeking Sister Wife on Twitter
More fans of the show were candid in the comments about Garrick. Pic credit: @TLC/Twitter

The Merrifields join their fellow polygamous castmates the Snowdens, who faced some legal trouble earlier this week, as well as the Clarks, and the Winders, who are the show’s only Mormon polygamists.

Fans of the show can tune in next week to catch up on some more entertaining reality tv, polygamy-style.

Seeking Sister Wife airs on Mondays at 8/7c on TLC.

Mona Wexler is a long-time fan of reality TV and recently more

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  1. Garrick is such a SNAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t believe how gullible his first wife is! He’s nothing more than a low life cheater who doesn’t care whatsoever how much he hurts/humiliates his wife on camera for the entire world to see! He’s no PRIZE! Talk about brainwashing & above all ABUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Piece of crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Danielle,

    My heart goes out to you. I believe that you are being used and abused by Garrick. I know you wanted to blame Roberta for your husband being unfaithful. You want to trust that he loves you enough to be respectful of your heart and feelings. Garrick is the one who talked you into giving him a divorce. He had no problems lying to the judge while you were crying. Having sex on the first night with Roberta. Watching you struggle with your emotions and only spending more time with Roberta. You are free. Take your kid, Go back to court and get child support and send him to live with whomever he chooses. You are worth far more than you realize. You don’t want his chosen lifestyle. You are doing it for him and trust me he is not doing anything for the love of the Lord. He would hit on a snake if he could.
    He has probably been unfaithful way before now

  3. He used religion to do a few things. He was able to see the new woman he wants and with support of other people including is wife and kids. He got Dannielle to go along with the divorce in order to continue pursuing another woman. Now he can legally bring her into the US. However, what is not matching up is if religion is so important, why did he f*ck Roberta before being married to her?

    • The problem with this whole “so called” arrangement is that Danielle was raised in a Christian Family and while historically the Old Testament was written for Christians to see what happened before Christ came and what pitfalls took place during that time – a lot involving women. Once that happened Christ liberated those who believe in HIM and are no longer under the law but have direct access in the form of prayer to Christ. Also belief in Christ is to believe the New Testament and it’s teachings. The teachings set forth regarding marriage is between one man and one woman and outside of that relationship it is absolutely forbidden and considered adultery. Even if you don’t believe any of this, just take a look at the strife and unhappiness that plural marriage brings with it. Danielle is being abused emotionally and physically and her family knows it – deep down so does Danielle. Garrick has violated every vow he made to Danielle when he married her. Roberta is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and no peace for this type behavior can bring God’s blessing nor relieve jealously because Garrick is systematically destroying the very foundation on which he and Danielle’s union was made. I am so sorry if Danielle continues down this road with him because he obviously is not devoted to her but is using her for his gain under the guise of this being God’s will. The sex with Roberta will lose it’s thrill eventually and he will likely be pursuing another woman. Actions always bring consequences and I believe Garrick will soon be experiencing his. The problem is other people will be hurt in the process.


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