Sister Wives' Christine Was 'Heartbroken for Years' in Marriage to Kody

Not mincing phrases. Christine Brown opens as much as Kody Brown about why she determined to finish their marriage in an upcoming episode of Sister Wives.

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“I did love the thought of a household. Of getting sister wives, of elevating youngsters collectively,” Christine, 50, tells the Brown household patriarch, 53, in Us Weekly‘s unique sneak peek of the Sunday, November 13, episode of the TLC collection. “It is a crucial a part of a plural household, that every relationship and every marriage is robust too. We at all times speak in regards to the spokes in a wheel, and when there’s a spoke that’s damaged, how will we maintain it going?”

In a confessional interview, the Turning into Sister Wives coauthor explains that she cherished being a part of the large Brown household, which additionally contains Kody’s wives Meri Brown, Janelle Brown and Robyn Brown.

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“I did a lot for the household,” Christine, who introduced her cut up from Kody in November 2021, recollects. “It was all about having household features and household get-togethers and household events. My home was at all times open to all people. I cherished the massive household actions that we had. The large household is nice. However whenever you really feel such as you’re a minimal individual in Kody’s large image, and you actually don’t even matter within the large image, it modifications the attitude on the whole lot.”

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The Cooking With Simply Christine host shares six kids with the Wyoming native: daughters Aspyn, 27, Mykelti, 26, Gwendlyn, 21, Ysabel, 19, and Truely, 12, and son Paedon, 24. Kody additionally shares 12 kids along with his different wives.

Within the clip, Kody accuses his ex of pondering solely of herself fairly than the “large image” of their household, however she tells him that wasn’t the case. “I’ve been heartbroken for years,” she says. “I used to be bored with being heartbroken. Simply drained. You don’t assume I stayed for the massive image so long as I did? As a result of I wished it to work?”

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Kody, for his half, seemingly doesn’t settle for Christine’s rationalization, saying in a confessional that he’s “so upset” about how their cut up occurred. “I feel I’m indignant as a result of whenever you get divorced you’re presupposed to be,” he tells the digital camera. “If I actually boil it down, if I carry it to the core of what’s occurring, it appears like in any case I’ve performed, I’m being rejected anyway. And it’s simply not rejection for me, it’s rejection for a few of my youngsters and my different wives.”

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Final month, Christine completely informed Us that she was stunned by her ex-husband’s conduct amid their cut up, particularly when he informed his different wives to “conform to patriarchy once more” after their breakup.

“It’s so surprising and stunning as a result of he’s not like that. … I imply, again in Vegas, he was like, ‘In case you ever wanna go away, we’ll determine a method so that you can go away peacefully and so we are able to nonetheless, like, get along with the youngsters and issues like that,’” she mentioned in October. “I feel that he’s simply indignant and he’s processing all of this rather a lot totally different than I’m as a result of I’ve been processing leaving consistently, you realize, for a yr.”

Sister Wives airs on TLC Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.