Feeling homesick? Christine Brown broke down in tears while sharing her hopes to move back to Utah with husband Kody and fellow spouses, Janelle, Meri and Robyn Brown on the dramatic season 15 finale of Sister Wives. Since then, she seemingly took a leap of faith and is now living in a duplex in the city of Murray. Did she leave Kody to start fresh? Find out what we know.
Why Did Christine Want to Move Back to Utah?
After a family trip brought up some feelings, Christine, 49, told her loved ones on the show that she felt nostalgic about the good times they shared in their former abode because she wasn’t entirely content with their life in Arizona.
“When we were there, you guys all talked about [how] Utah was home, and the mountains were home, and family was there,” the TLC personality said on a season 15 episode in April 2021. “So, I thought that you felt the same.”
Christine’s heart-to-heart conversation about Utah ended with her confession about the relationship woes she was having with Kody, 52, after nearly 30 years together. “Meri, I can’t do marriage with Kody anymore,” she declared. “I don’t want to … It’s not enough.”
“I agreed to move to Flagstaff, and I followed Kody here, but it’s been a struggle the whole time,” the mom of six added in a confessional. “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.”
When Did Christine Move Away From Arizona?
In Touch confirmed that Christine is living in a Utah-based duplex on October 18. She listed her new address in the city of Murray on the mortgage deed of her former Arizona house, and it appears she is renting the duplex for the time being.
It’s unknown exactly when the Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage author relocated, however, she did share photos from a reunion with her kids at Oktoberfest in Snowbird in September.
When fans were first introduced to the reality TV brood in 2010, the Browns resided in Lehi, Utah. They later relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they lived for years before deciding to uproot again to move to Flagstaff, Arizona.
Kody and his wives still have plans to build on their new Coyote Pass land in the near future. Janelle was the first of the family to move into an RV on the property in June 2021, but she has since traveled back into town to stay warmer for the winter.
Christine Will Address Her Move to Utah on Season 16
“I would move to Utah in a heartbeat, are you kidding me? Is it on the table still?” she asked Kody in a tense new teaser clip that was released by TLC on October 12.
After he told her that everyone else shut down the idea, Christine was visibly upset, adding, “I’m not going to talk to you.”
“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, who celebrated 27 years with Kody in April, said. “Who would ever want to live like that?”
Christine and Kody Announce Split
On November 2, Christine took to Instagram to reveal her breakup from Kody after 27 years of spiritual marriage. “After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” she wrote in a statement via 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. With Love, Christine Brown.”
Kody, for his part, also shared his own statement about his split from Christine. “Christine’s decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness,” his Instagram post read. “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.”
Sister Wives returns to TLC on Sunday, November 21, at 10 p.m. ET.
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