Moving on! Sister Wives fans were stunned after Janelle Brown became the second wife to leave Kody Brown. Now that she and Christine Brown are both moving on, fans are wondering if they’ll get their own TLC show. Keep reading to find out why viewers are pushing for a Christine and Janelle spinoff.
When Did Janelle and Kody Split?
In Touch exclusively confirmed Janelle and Kody’s split on December 9, 2022. “Janelle is a strong independent woman and realized she can do it on her own,” an insider dished, adding that the mom of six – who spiritually wed the businessman in 1993 – “outgrew him.”
Kody confirmed the breakup at the end of the December 12 episode of Sister Wives, saying, “I am separated from Janelle, and I am divorced from Christine.”
When Did Christine and Kody Split?
Christine and Kody shared statements on their respective social media accounts announcing their split in November 2021. “After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” the Cooking With Just Christine star wrote on her Instagram at the time.
“Christine’s decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness,” the Brown family patriarch added in a tweet of his own. “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.”
Are Janelle and Christine Getting a ‘Sister Wives’ Spinoff?
Variety revealed in April 2023 that TLC is not focused on “spinoff opportunities” with the cast, however, did confirm the network has been capturing footage for season 18 of Sister Wives.
“Of course, I would love to [do spinoffs] and I think people would love to see what happens to each one of them. But fortunately, we’re in a place right now where we’re covering that on ‘Sister Wives,’” showrunner Chris Poole told the publication. “Nobody’s disappearing from the show.”
While Christine and Janelle won’t be getting their own show just yet, fans of Sister Wives have been demanding they get a spinoff, claiming the two women are the reason why many viewers stuck around for the last few seasons of the long-running reality series.
“Cancel this show and give Janelle & Christine a show,” one Twitter user wrote, while another tagged TLC and added, “So is it time to cancel #SisterWivesTLC yet? The only reason ppl [people] tuned in are [sic] now gone. Nobody likes Robyn & Kody and honestly the show has run its course. Let’s have a Christine and Janelle after-Sister Wives show! They are the best!”
More social media users echoed similar sentiments, with another viewer pitching their own idea for a spinoff. “Can we get a show with Janelle and Christine where they road-trip in a RV and stop in to pay visits to all their kids along the way?” they wrote. “Janelle has RV experience already and they can do it during summer so truly and Savanah can not miss school.”
Though many fans called for TLC to cancel the original series and replace it with a show centering around Christine and Janelle’s lives with their children, one social media user admitted they would like to see both shows air at the same time. “Keep Sister Wives going and give Christine and Janelle their own show!” they said. “I’m so ready to see Kody flip! And Meri, she’s starting to turn on Kody!”
Aside from TLC viewers, Christine’s daughter Gwendlyn Brown agrees with the notion of a new series, saying in a January 2023 YouTube video, “I think we should have a spinoff series where Janelle and my mom get together. Tell me you don’t love that idea.”
Will Christine’s New Boyfriend Be on ‘Sister Wives’?
Though it is not confirmed whether Christine’s new boyfriend, David Woolley – whom she introduced fans to on Valentine’s Day 2023 – will be on the forthcoming season of Sister Wives, fans are convinced they’ll see the TLC star’s man on screen in some capacity in the near future.
“The film crew in the pic. What show is this for?? Congrats!” one fan commented on a photo of the pair which featured cameras and microphones in the background, to which another replied: “If I remember correctly she said she was still doing Sister Wives so they are most likely filming for that.”
Now that Christine has moved on from Kody, fans are doubling down on a spinoff – specifically, one that shows the mom of six as she embarks on this exciting new chapter of her life.
“Can we please have a Christine show now and just film your entire rebuild and rise?!” one fan commented on a February 2023 Instagram post, while another added, “You and Janelle need your own show! You guys were the only reason I watched anyway! Love seeing you happy!!!”
When Did ‘Sister Wives’ Start?
Sister Wives premiered on TLC in September 2010. The show is in its 17th season as of December 2022, and although a premiere date for season 18 has yet to be announced, Christine confirmed she was “finally filming” in her Salt Lake City, Utah, home in a November 2022 Instagram post.
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