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In the lore of Sister Wives, nachos play an unexpected role in the reality TV family’s history. Kody Brown wrote in the family memoir about a moment when he and Christine Brown were courting that made him second guess the marriage. Here’s what we know about the now-infamous Sister Wives nacho incident.

Christine and Kody Brown sit down for a "Sister Wives" confessional.
Christine and Kody Brown | TLC/YouTube

Christine Brown says Kody mentioned not being ‘attracted’ to her

On the Jan. 23, 2022, episode of Sister Wives, Christine revealed to the cameras that she and Kody’s intimate marriage was over. She revealed many signs that her and Kody’s marriage was ending. One is that they weren’t intimate on their wedding anniversary in 2020. Another sign was when Kody revealed he wasn’t attracted to her.

Despite this, she hoped that she and Kody’s marriage would improve.

Christine admitted, “So I just thought maybe it would get better. But it’s over. The intimate part of our marriage is over. And to be honest, I’m not OK with that. I’m not OK with staying in a marriage where there’s no intimacy.”

What did ‘Sister Wives’ star Kody Brown say about Christine eating nachos?

So when did Kody tell Christine that he wasn’t attracted to her? In the world of Sisters Wives, the infamous nacho incident marks a turning point. In the family’s memoir Becoming Sister Wives, Kody penned a section about being grossed out by Christine during their courtship.

“When we set out on our road trip, I was convinced that Christine was the cutest girl in the world, although she was a little chubby. Back then, I was young and superficial enough to care about physical appearances,” he wrote.

He then recalled a moment when they stopped at a gas station. Kody was dealing with an upset stomach and wrote that just thinking about food made him queasy.

“Christine went into the Quickie Mart and bought herself what seemed like the largest portion of chili chees nachos that I’d ever seen. The sight of those nachos turned my stomach. She must have been starving because she was eating so quickly, and there was chili sauce and nacho cheese everywhere.

“Looking back, I hate myself for the thoughts I had at that moment, but the sights of this chubby girl in my car devouring chili cheese nachos for breakfast put the brakes on our relationship,” Brown said. He went on to admit that his superficial and shallow thoughts cooled his attraction to Christine.

Becoming Sister Wives included the nachos incident Christine from Christine’s perspective. “Of course, I had no idea that I’d grossed Kody out with my nachos,” she revealed. “I was an overweight kid who liked junk food a little too much. And of all the junk food in the world, chili cheese nachos were my favorite.”

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In an episode of Sister Wives, the nacho incident became a topic of conversation for the Brown family.

A sarcastic Christine said, “I know! It was so silly. How could that cool down any relationship? Please. Me wolfing down nachos. Come on.”

After reading the excerpt from the book where he called Christine “chubby,” Kody answered if “size matters” to him. He said, “I will be honest, I was not attracted to Christine in any kind of physical sense.”

There was obvious pain in Christine’s eyes as Kody continued, “I look back in retrospect, and I wonder, ‘Was that fair?’ But I can’t even look there because we have children together, we have a life together, we have a relationship, and we found our sweet spot.”

The host clarified, “So you were not physically attracted to Christine?”

He said, “That’s an understatement. … The nachos grossed me out enough to make me go ‘OK, I’m waiting to marry her.'” Christine said to hear that from him “hurts.”

In November 2021, Christine announced her relationship with Kody Brown ended. Christine married David Woolley in October 2023.