- On the latest episode of “Sister Wives,” Christine Brown called her wedding rings “a noose.”
- She struggled with when her split from Kody would feel final but said she didn’t consider herself married.
- Kody wondered when Christine would realize she’s not going to have a “better” life elsewhere.
On Sunday’s episode of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” Christine Brown referred to her wedding rings as a “noose” while discussing the status of her relationship with ex-husband Kody Brown in a self-filmed video confessional.
“I don’t consider myself married to him anymore at all,” she said in a separate video interview to the cameras.
She filmed the video confessional on March 25, 2021 — which would have been her and Kody’s 27th wedding anniversary.
At the time, Christine was in St. George, Utah where her daughter, Mykelti Padron, lives with her husband, Tony. Christine was there waiting on the birth of her first biological grandchild, Avalon Padron.
She told the cameras that before she left, she told Kody she wasn’t going to “pretend” that their relationship was in a good place by posting anything on social media on their anniversary.
“I mean, I don’t wear our wedding rings anymore most of the time,” Christine said, showing the camera her bare hands. “I just feel like they’re a noose, to be honest with you.”
In a separate confessional, Kody said that asking Christine about posting something on social media for their anniversary was a “test” to see if she would “protect our kids.”
Kody said that when she refused it was the first time he realized Christine was “serious” about leaving him. “I think I want to keep testing it though,” he added with a laugh.
“You never know when she’s just going to realize that the life she’s looking to create somewhere else isn’t going to be any better than what she’s had or got,” he continued.
Christine said it felt “so good” to take her wedding rings off, but admitted that even though she didn’t consider herself married anymore she struggled with when her decision would feel final. At the time, Christine still had to tell her sister wives and her youngest daughter, 12-year-old Truely, that she left Kody.
Christine is Kody’s third of four wives in a polygamous family. She has never been legally married to him, so she didn’t have to file divorce papers to dissolve their “spiritual” marriage.
The struggles in their relationship have been chronicled for 17 seasons on “Sister Wives.” Christine realized she no longer wanted to be married to Kody during the COVID-19 pandemic when his strict rules prevented him from traveling to New Jersey with her and their daughter Ysabel, 19, for Ysabel’s surgery to correct scoliosis.
The couple have six children together: Truely, Ysabel, Gwendlyn, 20, Paedon, 24, Mykelti, 26, and Aspyn, 27. They officially announced their split to the public on Instagram in November.