Entertainment Everything Sister Wives Star Christine Brown Has Said About Her Relationship Issues with Ex Kody
Sister Wives star Kody Brown separates from Christine Brown
Christine announced their split on her Instagram account on Tuesday, where she posted a statement over a visual of an ocean sunset.Christine, 49, announced she had 'made the difficult decision to leave' in a statement posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday.
revealed Tuesday that she and have , following months of openly discussing their relationship woes.
"After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave," thestar, 42, said in a on Instagram. "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."
Sister Wives' Christine Brown Moves to Utah After Leaving Ex Kody Brown
Sister Wives' Christine Brown Moves to Utah After Leaving Ex Kody Brown in Arizona Moving on. Following Christine Brown‘s decision to end her relationship with Kody Brown, the reality star made the move from Arizona back to Utah. 'Sister Wives' Family Guide: Get to Know Kody Brown's Spouses and Kids Read article According to documents obtained by Us Weekly, Christine, 49, sold the Arizona property where she lived with Kody, 52, in October and has since moved into a duplex in Utah. The major life change comes amid Christine’s announcement that she and Kody were going their separate ways.
"Christine's decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness," Kody, 52,in his own statement. "We enjoyed many years together and I have a large amount of respect and admiration for her."
Christine entered the Brown family's plural marriage in 1994. At the time, Kody was already married to first wifeand second wife . became Kody's fourth wife in 2010.
In the time leading up to the split, Christine had been open on Sister Wives about her ongoing issues with Kody, one of them stemming from her desire tofrom her family's current ranch in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Christine, who shares son Paedon, 23, and daughters Aspyn, 26,, 25, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 18, and Truely, 11, with Kody, addressed the conflict in the of the TLC show, set to debut later this month.
"I would move to Utah in a heartbeat, are you kidding me? Is it on the table still?" she asked Kody in the clip, who told her that everyone else in the family had said no to the move.
"I'm not going to talk to you," she replied, walking away from the conversation.
"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?"
Christine also talked about wanting to say goodbye to Arizona during the last season finale of the series in April, noting that her hopes for a move were reignited afterin early 2020.
Christine Brown's Aunt Weighs in on Sister Wives Star's Breakup With Kody Brown
Kristyn Decker, a former polygamist and the aunt of Sister Wives' Christine Brown, has weighed in on the reality star's split from Kody Brown.Earlier this week, the polygamous couple, whose relationship was documented on the TLC reality show Sister Wives, announced in separate statements that they have split after more than 25 years together. Christine, 49, said that she and Kody, 52, "have grown apart" and that she "made the difficult decision to leave. While the two were never legally married, she was considered his third "wife." They have six children together. Kody, a father of 18, remains with his first legal wife Meri, "wife" Janelle and current legal wife Robyn.
At the end of the episode, she broke down to fellow sister wife Meri, telling her through tears, "I can't do marriage with Kody anymore."
Meri, 50, tried to reassure her and give her advice, but Christine told the cameras she didn't want her own marriage to mirror Meri and Kody's.
"Her relationship with Kody certainly isn't one that I would want. And the relationship that I have with Kody isn't what I would want either," she said in a confessional. "What I have here is."
Still speaking to cameras, Christine later admitted that the relationship had "been a struggle" ever since she moved to Flagstaff — and that she didn't feel supported by Kody.
"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," she said. "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. I need a partnership. I need something different than this."
Sister Wives' Janelle Brown Officially Moves Out of RV: 'So Long'
Sister Wives' Janelle Brown Officially Moves Out of RV: 'So Long'“So long trailer ! See you next spring ,” the Sister Wives star, 52, wrote via Instagram on Sunday, November 7, with a photo of her former home being driven away. “Trailer is headed down to storage for the winter. We decided to find short term housing in town instead of riding out the winter.
Earlier in the season, she opened up about, revealing that she felt she was "on the outside looking in all the time" and calling the environment at the family gatherings "hostile."
"I'm really sorry — I still get jealous," Christine told Kody and the wives. "I still get super, super, super jealous and I'm really, really, really sorry."
She added that "it makes getting together hard — really, really hard."
"Maybe I don't like me either. I'm not really strong on my own, and it's surprising and it's hard," she continued. "And I thought I'd be stronger on my own, but I'm not. And it's really hard to just feel like I can contribute anything. It's hard to find that balance of being strong and not being a b----."
In another episode, Christine recalled a painful part from the earlier years of her marriage with Kody, when she said Kody would.
Sister Wives' Robyn Brown Feels 'Guilt' Over Christine and Kody's Split
Sister Wives' Robyn Brown Feels 'Guilt' Over Christine and Kody's SplitRobyn Brown, who joined the polygamous family in May 2010 as Kody’s fourth wife, is particularly feeling the sting, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly, adding, “She secretly knows that she’s the one to blame for the separation, so obviously there’s some guilt there.
"I had a backdoor entrance, so it's like, Kody would come in, dump all of his stuff at Meri's house or Janelle's house — never settle in mine," she told Robyn at the time.
"It's like, I do everything that I can to make my home our home," Christine said, adding that she was told by Kody, "'Well, Meri's shower's just better.' I'm like, 'I don't care. I don't care. Because what you're saying is, I don't matter.'"
"I mentioned it a lot over the years, and he didn't change it and didn't change it and didn't change it, and it wasn't until Robyn was coming into the family that he changed it," she then said to the cameras. "I hated it. It really, really bothered me."
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Speaking with PEOPLE in February, Christine expanded on where her relationships stood with Kody and the sister wives.
"Just like all relationships, there's just been ups and downs. And it's like, it's the gift that keeps on giving, though, 'cause you film it, and then you could answer questions about it, and then you get to watch it, and then you get to do reruns on it, whatever, things like that. So you see yourself in a light," she explained.
Christine went on to say that "the relationships with my sister wives and Kody, they've come and gone, they've ebb and flowed.."
'Sister Wives' star Christine Brown said she's living in a 'whole new world' and feels 'like a much better person' after splitting from Kody Brown .
The TLC star also admitted her decision to leave Kody was "a long time coming" and said she "had no idea life could be simple.""The decision was a long time coming and I feel like a much better person divorced than I ever did," she said. "I had no idea life could be simple.