The harsh reality. sister wives’ kody brownthe battle of accepting their separation from cristina brown it has left him with a bad taste in his mouth and resentment for his entire family.
“Christine and I have been on the fast track from separation to divorce for a few months now. The last time the family got together was when Christine told us she was leaving,” Kody, 53, said during the Sunday, Oct. 9 episode of the TLC series. “I feel very separated from the family. I have struggled through this process.” (Christine, 50, announced via Instagram in November 2021 that she and Kody had split after more than 25 years.)
The Wyoming native revealed that he was also dealing with janelle brownThe move from his house, which he could no longer rent, to a mobile home. Janelle, 53, planned to park the fifth wheel on the Coyote Pass property, which consists of five different lots.
“My life is in a kind of limbo because Christine is leaving and I don’t know what that looks like. I’ve been in the anger phase of the divorce, so I haven’t been dealing with it very well,” Kody explained. “I guess this construction project with Janelle and [contractor] Peter [is] one of those things to take my mind off the frustration of the divorce. I’m in the angry phase. I’m tied up in knots over Christine leaving.
Kody’s relationship with his first wife, meri brown, also hit another roadblock during Sunday’s episode after the patriarch told Meri, 51, that it would be best if she moved to Utah to run her bed and breakfast. Meri’s mom, Bonnie, ran the place before her death, which fans learned earlier this season.
“I was here at the beginning. I helped start this family. It was him and me and we had plans. He loved me,” Meri said during a confessional as she held back tears. “For him to just say, ‘Um, just go up there now.’ It did not make sense.
Kody, however, managed to pause all the drama and join Christine in celebrating her daughter. Ysabelhigh school graduation. As the group, which also included Meri, Janelle, and brown robin and their respective children, was a success, Kody left feeling “sad” about his future.
“We will never be there again. I live in a delusional world where I wish Christine hadn’t left. I’m struggling with a sort of state of regret and frustration,” Kody told the cameras. “It’s kind of weird that they leave you. It has made me question going into plural marriage. Question my faith. The message we had for the world about functional polygamy seems so dysfunctional now.”
The head of the Brown family also confessed that his relationships with some of the other children, not just his children with Christine, had recently hit a rough patch.
“I have what feels like a very strained relationship with a group of kids. I don’t feel like I get the respect I should get,” she concluded. “No, I am not ok. I’m here. I’m in a funk. It’s this loneliness combined with a bitterness with the whole family.”
sister wives airs TLC Sundays at 10 pm ET.
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