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Sister Wives star Christine Brown announced on Nov. 2 that she had decided to leave her plural marriage with Kody Brown. While she gave a statement about her decision, she didn’t mention why she wanted to leave her marriage. Why did Christine leave the polygamist marriage to Kody?

Christine Brown and Kody Brown sitting on a couch together on on 'Sister Wives' | TLC
Christine Brown and Kody Brown on ‘Sister Wives’ | TLC

Christine Brown leaves plural marriage to Kody Brown

The Sister Wives Star has decided to leave her plural marriage after over 27 years together. The Sister Wives star wrote a statement on Instagram, which reads: “After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart, and I have made the difficult decision to leave.” Kody’s third wife’s statement continues, “We will continue to be a strong presence in each other’s lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family.”

The statement concludes, “At this time, we ask for your grace and kindness as we navigate through this state within our family. With love, Christine Brown.” She captioned the post: “Thanks for your understanding and compassion! #journey #hope #change #changeisgood #changeisscary.”

What caused Christine to leave the marriage and the polygamist lifestyle?

Christine breaks down when trying to decide where they will put their lots on Coyote Pass, thinking of living on the same spot of land as her sister wives. She says, “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? Who would ever want to live like that?” She says, “Who would ever want to live like that.” Check out the clip below:

From the trailer, it appears that Christine and Robyn begin to have major disagreements. She’s seen talking to Robyn, saying, “We don’t have to do everything together.” Robyn tells the cameras, “When you know she’s actually trying to sabotage your relationship with Kody, you can’t trust her.” She said, “I’m just always looking for a fight, apparently.”

What’s next for Christine?

Where the family is living is also a major issue in season 16. Christine says, “Next time I see Kody, I’m going to tell him I freaking want to move back to Utah, even though the girls don’t want to.” In a sneak peek of the conversation, Kody says, “One, two, three, four wives said ‘No, we are never moving back to Utah.'” Christine breaks down to Meri, saying, “I can’t do marriage to Kody anymore. I don’t want to do it anymore.”


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On Oct. 19, The Sun broke the news that Christine had moved away from the rest of the family in Flagstaff, Arizona and moved into a home in Murray, Utah. Earlier this month, she moved into one side of a $1.1 million duplex after selling her home in Arizona for $700,000. The 49-year-old mother of six now lives in Utah with her 11-year-old daughter, Truely, the only child who still lives at home with her.

Sister Wives fans are hoping they will get answers to their questions regarding Christine’s decision in season 16. The new season of Sister Wives premieres on Nov. 21 at 10 pm EST on TLC.