What went wrong for ‘Sister Wives’ star Christine Brown and husband Kody?
After over twenty-five years of marriage, Sister Wives star Christine Brown has announced that both she and her husband, Kody, have decided to split after having multiple conversations these past few months where they’ve dived into their relationship troubles. Christine Brown, the forty-two year old Sister Wives star made the following statement on her Instagram page.
“After more than twenty-five years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” Brown said. “We will continue to be a strong presence in each other’s lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family. At this time, we ask for your grace and kindness as we navigate through this stage within our family.”
“Christine’s decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness,” Kody, who’s fifty-two added in his own statement. “We enjoyed many years together and I have a large amount of respect and admiration for her.” This is very sad to hear. Did Kody’s other sister wives have anything to add regarding this breakup? Will Sister Wives continue to air? Let’s delve into the full story and see what we can find.
Christine & Kody
Christine Brown first joined Kody and his plural marriage back in 1994, back when Kody was already married to Meri & Janelle, but prior to his fourth marriage with Robyn, who became the fourth wife of the group in 2010. In the build-up to this tragic split, Christine Brown had been quite vocal on Sister Wives regarding her hesitancy to stay on their Arizona ranch, wanting to move back to her home in Utah.
It is expected that TLC will reveal some of these feuds on its upcoming season of the show, set to air later this month, highlighting the troubles behind Christine & Kody’s marriage and how it will impact the six children they share together. “I would move to Utah in a heartbeat, are you kidding me? Is it on the table still?” she even asks Kody in a preview clip, who told her that everyone else in the family had said no to the move.
“I’m not going to talk to you. Why would I want to live on the same property with a dysfunctional marriage where right over there, he’s got a full-functioning marriage,” Christine said as the trailer ended. “Who would ever want to live like that?” Of course, many will recall last season’s finale of the show, where Christine’s hopes for moving back to Utah were sparked when polygamy was decriminalized in 2020 in Utah.
End of a marriage
It was Christine Brown’s haunting words during last season’s finale of Sister Wives when we knew something was troubling her regarding her marriage when she broke down in front of fellow sister-wife Meri and told her how she “Can’t do marriage with Kody anymore.” Meri attempted to give Christine a bit of advice, but Christine was adamant that she didn’t want her marriage to mirror that of Meri’s & Kody’s.
Equally, Christine delved into how her marriage has been in turmoil ever since they moved to Flagstaff, stating “I don’t want to look at the mountains and remember the angels, how they were singing and I felt this pull. I agreed to move to Flagstaff and I followed Kody here, but it’s been a struggle the whole time. I’m tired of feeling like I don’t matter. I’m tired of not having his support when I really need it. I’m just tired.”
In fact, Christine Brown has dropped more than enough clues regarding her struggle with Kody, feeling as if she was always on the “outside looking in” when it came to Kody and his other wives, even going as far as to say how family gatherings felt “hostile”. Ultimately, Christine sounds quite unhappy, and maybe moving forward in her life in search of new love will be the best thing for her.