The polygamist family is rallying together after Meri's "catfishing" scandal

By Emily Strohm
Updated October 14, 2015 01:15 PM
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In the days since Meri Brown announced she had been "catfished" into an online relationship with a woman who was impersonating a man, the Sister Wives star is shutting down rumors that her family hasn’t been on her side.

“It makes me sick to hear accusations that Robyn has been anything but loving and supportive through this unfortunate situation,” she tells PEOPLE.

Earlier this year, Meri agreed to divorce her husband Kody so that he could legally marry Robyn and adopt her three children. But despite talk that the two were at odds over the change in family dynamics and the “catfishing” scandal, Meri is clear it has only brought them closer together.

“Our relationship is strong and she has always been there for me, as have all of my family,” she adds.

“Our family is holding strong together, as we always have and always will.”

For more on how Meri Brown is recovering from being duped online, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday