BREAKING: Sister Wives Star Announces Split From Kody Brown

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TLC One of the stars from "Sister Wives" is speaking out after the family suffered a loss.

One of Kody Brown’s four wives has announced she has decided to split from Brown and the “Sister Wives” family.

Christine Brown took to Instagram on Tuesday, November 2 to announce, after 25 years of marriage, she has decided to leave Kody and her fellow sister wives.

“After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” she said in a statement posted to 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.”

She also thanked the fans for their “understanding and compassion” and included hashtags saying “change is good” and “change is scary.”

Here’s everything we know about the split so far:

Kody Says Split From Christine Comes With ‘Great Deal of Sadness’

Kody also posted a statement of his own on Instagram following the news of the split.

“Christine’s decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness,” he wrote on Instagram. “We enjoyed many years together and I have a large amount of respect and admiration for her. Although we are moving forward on different paths, we will always remain committed parents.” 

The pair share six children together, son Paedon, 23, and daughters Aspyn, 26, Mykelti, 25, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 18, and Truely, 11. Christine is Kody’s third wife following Meri and Janelle, a fourth wife, Robyn, joined the family in 2010 according to the show’s fandom page.

“So I only ever wanted to be a third,” Christine said according to Sister Wives Fandom. “I never wanted to be a first, at all, and then I didn’t want to be a second because I felt like, because I didn’t want to be married to a guy by myself. They were a little wedge in the relationship, and I didn’t want to be the wedge. I only ever wanted to be a third, because it sounded the easiest.”

Fans Show Support to Christine Following Decision to Leave ‘Strangled’ Marriage

Fans showed their support for Christine by leaving Instagram comments on Kody’s post. Christine has her comments turned off.

“Awesome! She deserved much better than what she was getting,” someone wrote. “So happy for Christine. May she find someone who loves her fiercely! Life is too short,” another fan wrote.

“Saw it coming,” someone wrote.”She was being strangled by you and this life.”

Some fans were surprised it was Christine who left the family first after it appeared as though first wife Meri was slowly distancing herself from the clan over the course of the last few seasons.

“I didn’t see Christine being the first, but I definitely can’t see her being the last. Just sad for the children,” an Instagram user wrote. “Damn! Who woulda thought Christine would leave before Meri! Wow. Congrats Christine,” someone else commented.

Christine hinted at marital troubles in the teaser for season 16, which is set to air November 21, the family struggled with how to live on the Coyote Pass property.

“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?” she said in the teaser. “Who would ever want to live like that?”sister

At press time none of the other “Sister Wives” had commented on the split.

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Lisa Maness Boggs
Lisa Maness Boggs
2 months ago

He only wants Robin,and that has been pretty obvious for a long time and it is about Time Mary and christina left ,its all Codys fault no one elses ,first off when he divorced Mary to marry Robin so he could adopt her kids ,as soon as the adoption went through he should have divorced Robin and remarried Mary ,he is so selfish and self centered ,he thinks hes all that and cracker jacks ,he aint no where near as good he thinks he is and handsome at all ,I am so proud of them for leaving,I cant believe jennelle is still there

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