‘Sister Wives’ First Look: Inside Christine’s Explosive Decision to Leave Plural Marriage
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« Sister Wives » returns with an explosive new season, going inside Christine Brown’s dramatic decision to leave Kody Brown and their plural marriage. In a trailer released Monday, Christine is candid about her reasons for leaving, Kody loses her temper, and the remaining sister wives grieve over the fallout.
« I feel like for Kody, Robyn is more important, » Christine admits in a new clip, calling her « being heartbreaking [Kody’s] wife for years. The two ended their 25-year spiritual marriage in November, as fans watched their union begin to fall apart on the show.
Now, “Sister Wives” picks up where it left off with a dramatic new season debuting on TLC Sunday, September 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
« You never tried to have a really good relationship with those other people! » Kody screams at one point. “And that’s why I’m pissed off. Man! Just a knife in the kidney after all these years. The sacrifices I made to love you!
Christine became Kody’s third wife in 1994 and she shares six children with him. But in November 2021, Christine announces her decision to divorce her ex after a few difficult years.
At the time, Christine said in a statement, “Kody and I have separated and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” noting that they “will continue to be a strong presence one in the life of the each other as we raise our beautiful children and support our wonderful family.
Kody also released a statement, saying, “With great sadness comes Christine’s decision to leave. We spent many years together and I have great respect and admiration for her. Even if we walk on different paths, we will always remain committed parents.
Christine had been shown to be increasingly independent over the past few seasons, growing distant from Kody and his other wives, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown and Robyn Brown.
“I really like living apart. I like my own space,” Christine told ET in February 2021, before the divorce news broke. “I like my own autonomy. loves better now. And I just feel like I’ve been able to really raise my kids the way I want to… I feel like as a person, I do better with a little more distance.
As for the moment that ended things between her and Kody, Christine recalled a conversation with her own father.
« He said, ‘When are you going to start saying no? You always say yes to everything. When are you going to start saying no? she recalls.
Noting that Kody didn’t know how to handle this sudden change in his wife, Christine said: ‘I think he heard but he didn’t know what to do because I had changed so much in the blink of an eye. Everything changed and Kody pulled out and I pulled out, and we just pulled out.
Kody was much less willing to discuss the split on camera, saying, “We can sit and say the ‘he said, she said’ until the cows come home. She told you things that I fundamentally disagree with and all I do now is defend myself.
He later added: « Now I just can’t wait to [the] healing process, managing it and getting to a place where we are friends again. We had this experience and it’s over and [now she can] have a good life. »
The drama will unfold on screen this season when sister wives Return. In addition to Christine kicking Kody out of her home, fans will see her breaking the news to the rest of the family as she is determined to move to Utah to be with her older children. Meanwhile, COVID continues to strain the entire family dynamic; Christine’s daughter, Mykelti, gives birth; and Janelle buys an RV without telling Kody and moves into their undeveloped Coyote Pass property.
“Sister Wives” airs Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.
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