Sister Wife's Christine Brown is seen for the first time since she announced her divorce

Christine Brown was seen for the first time just two weeks after announcing her split from her polygamist husband Kody Brown after 25 years together.

On Wednesday, the 49-year-old reality star spent an afternoon with daughters Aspyn, 26, Mykelti, 25, in Salt Lake City.

The family was seen shopping at numerous thrift stores before hitting a local coffee shop, where they documented their hangout with a few selfies.

Doing good: Christine Brown was seen for the first time just two weeks after announcing her split from her polygamist husband Kody Brown after 25 years together

Doing good: Christine Brown was seen for the first time just two weeks after announcing her split from her polygamist husband Kody Brown after 25 years together

Coming soon: The upcoming season of Sister Wives will premiere on November 21st at 10pm on TLC

Coming soon: The upcoming season of Sister Wives will premiere on November 21st at 10pm on TLC

‘Hanging out with my beautiful daughters today!’ Christine captioned a slideshow on Instagram with her adult children, whom she shares with Kody. 

Christine, who has starred on TLC’s show Sister Wives since 2010, wore a purple leather jacket, red blouse, matching flats and floral pants. 

She completed her ensemble with a pair of sunglasses and brown leather crossbody bag.  

Freedom: On Wednesday, the 49-year-old reality star appeared in high spirits as she spent a fun afternoon with daughters Aspyn, 26, Mykelti, 25, in Salt Lake City

Freedom: On Wednesday, the 49-year-old reality star appeared in high spirits as she spent a fun afternoon with daughters Aspyn, 26, Mykelti, 25, in Salt Lake City

Family time: The family were seen shopping at numerous thrift stores before hitting a local coffee shop, where they documented their hangout with a few selfies

Family time: The family were seen shopping at numerous thrift stores before hitting a local coffee shop, where they documented their hangout with a few selfies

'Hanging out with my beautiful daughters today!' Christine captioned a slideshow on Instagram with her adult children, who she shares with Kody

‘Hanging out with my beautiful daughters today!’ Christine captioned a slideshow on Instagram with her adult children, who she shares with Kody

Mykelti rocked an olive green floral long sleeve, black leggings and brown hiking boots. 

The new mom, who welcomed a daughter, named Avalon Asa, in April with husband Tony Padron styled her curls in a high-up, half-down hairstyle. 

Her older sister cut a causal figure in a grey jacket, jeans, a graphic t-shirt and yellow high top Converse sneakers.

Casual: She completed her ensemble with a pair of sunglasses and brown leather crossbody bag

New mom: Mykelti rocked an olive green floral long sleeve, black leggings and brown hiking boots

Chic: Christine, who has starred on TLC’ show Sister Wives since 2010, wore a purple leather jacket, red blouse, matching flats and floral pants. Mykelti, right, rocked an olive green floral long sleeve, black leggings and brown hiking boots

Sad: Christine had been honest about her marital troubles and watching her longtime partner devote al his time to fourth wife, Robyn, who he married in 2010

Sad: Christine had been honest about her marital troubles and watching her longtime partner devote al his time to fourth wife, Robyn, who he married in 2010

Growing up: The new mom, who welcomed a daughter, named Avalon Asa, in April with husband Tony Padron styled her curls in a high-up, half-down hairstyle

Growing up: The new mom, who welcomed a daughter, named Avalon Asa, in April with husband Tony Padron styled her curls in a high-up, half-down hairstyle

Doing well: Christine appears to be enjoying her new single life

Driving around: The reality star seen getting out og her white car

Doing well: Christine appears to be enjoying her new single life

Eldest child: Her older sister cut a causal figure in a grey jacket, jeans, a graphic t-shirt and yellow high top Converse sneakers

Eldest child: Her older sister cut a causal figure in a grey jacket, jeans, a graphic t-shirt and yellow high top Converse sneakers

Aspyn works as a store manager at a Kendra Scott location in Salt Lake City, Utah, after graduating from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2019. 

Both siblings have previously stated they have no plans to follow in their parents footsteps of living a polygamist lifestyle. 

Christine became her ex’s third wife after the couple spiritually married in 1994. They also share daughters Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 18, Truely, 11, and son Paedon, 23. 

Working hard: Aspyn works as a store manager at a Kendra Scott location in Salt Lake City, Utah, after graduating from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2019

Working hard: Aspyn works as a store manager at a Kendra Scott location in Salt Lake City, Utah, after graduating from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2019

Doing their own thing: Both siblings have previously stated they have no plans to follow in their parents footsteps of living a polygamist lifestyle

Doing their own thing: Both siblings have previously stated they have no plans to follow in their parents footsteps of living a polygamist lifestyle

Unique: Christine became her ex's third wife after the couple spiritually married in 1994. They also share daughters Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 18, Truely, 11, and son Paedon, 23

Unique: Christine became her ex’s third wife after the couple spiritually married in 1994. They also share daughters Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 18, Truely, 11, and son Paedon, 23

Christine announced she had ‘made the difficult decision to leave’ in a statement posted to her Instagram account on November 1.

‘After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave. 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.’ 

Not too surprising: Christine announced she had 'made the difficult decision to leave' in a statement posted to her Instagram account on November 1

Not too surprising: Christine announced she had ‘made the difficult decision to leave’ in a statement posted to her Instagram account on November 1

'After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave. We will continue to be a strong presence in each other's lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family

‘After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave. 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'

‘At this time, we ask for your grace and kindness as we navigate through this stage within our family. With Love, Christine Brown’

Kody addressed the split with a statement of his own on Twitter.

‘Christine’s decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness,’ he posted. ‘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.’

In total, Kody has 18 children.

Called it quits: Christine seen with ex Kody Brown

Called it quits: Christine seen with ex Kody Brown

Farewell: Her announcement post (pictured above)

Farewell: Her announcement post (pictured above) 

In addition to his six children with Christine, he shares daughter Mariah, 26, with Meri, sons Logan, Hunter, Robert, Gabriel and daughters Maddie and Savannah with Janelle, and son Solomon, one, and daughter Ariella, five, with Robyn.

He also adopted Robyn’s children from a previous marriage, son David and daughters Aurora and Breanna.

David is also a grandfather, with his daughter Mykelti welcoming Avalon earlier this year and Maddie giving birth to two children of her own.

While Kody and Christine have been together for almost three decades, cracks in the relationship were evident in a teaser for the upcoming 16 season of Sister Wives. 

Separating: Kody addressed the split with a statement of his own on Twitter

Separating: Kody addressed the split with a statement of his own on Twitter

In the teaser, Christine discusses her desire to move back to Utah from Arizona as the family struggle over being separated amid the pandemic.

‘Covid has brought out how much we want to be a family. We’re not,’ she said in a confessional.

‘The best I could give today is pretend. I don’t want to move on the property. I want to move back to Utah,’ she later says.

Christine and Kody also have a one-on-one conversation in one scene, where she tells him: ‘I would move to Utah in a heartbeat, are you kidding me?

Hashing it out: In the teaser, Christine discusses her desire to move back to Utah from Arizona as the family struggle over being separated amid the pandemic

Hashing it out: In the teaser, Christine discusses her desire to move back to Utah from Arizona as the family struggle over being separated amid the pandemic

‘Is it on the table still?’ she wonders before Kody firmly dismisses the possibility in a confessional.

She’s then seen walking away from the conversation, saying: ‘I’m not going to talk to you.’

Christine reflects on their situation with producers, asking: ‘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 as the clip closes. 

This isn’t the first time Christine has been so candid about her problems in the family dynamic.

On the season 15 finale, Christine admitted she wasn’t sure if she could continue being with Kody.  

‘Meri, I can’t do marriage with Kody anymore,’ she said on the season 15 finale. ‘I don’t want to… It’s not enough.’

She also described her challenges being in Flagstaff and in partnership with Kody.

‘I agreed to move to Flagstaff, and I followed Kody here, but it’s been a struggle the whole time,’ she said. ‘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.’ 

'It would cramp my style': Christine previously told Us Weekly she enjoyed the freedom that came with being in a plural marriage and insisted she wasn't a 'monogamous person'; pictured 2015

‘It would cramp my style’: Christine previously told Us Weekly she enjoyed the freedom that came with being in a plural marriage and insisted she wasn’t a ‘monogamous person’; pictured 2015

The couple landed at the center of split rumors last year when Kody sold Christine the Arizona home they had both bought together, according to The Sun.

The $520,000 home in Flagstaff was sold to Christine for $10, according to the Warranty Deed obtained by the site. 

Last month, Christine sold the home for $700,000, according to The Sun. 

Christine previously told Us Weekly she enjoyed the freedom that came with being in a plural marriage and insisted she wasn’t a ‘monogamous person.’

‘I’ve never been a monogamous [person], never. So, I mean, it’s so out there and beyond my understanding to have a guy around every night.

‘I felt, like, it would cramp my style a lot because I’ve never had that as soon as Kody and I married. I was the third wife. And so, I really liked the independence that I have and I love the freedom that I have. I love that I can just have those evenings where I’m wearing the grossest most comfortable clothes ever and I’m just, you know, curled up on the couch with the girls, eating popcorn and playing games or something. … I feel bad whenever I say things like that — really bad.’

Sisters Wives debuted on TLC in 2010, and a year later the family landed in the middle of a legal battle when they sued the state of Utah, contesting the state’s polygamy laws.

However, in 2016 an appeals court dismissed the case.

The upcoming season of Sister Wives will premiere on November 21st at 10pm on TLC. 

source: dailymail.co.uk