Sister Wives star Christine Brown has packed up her husband Kody’s belongings after the family patriarch told her that he no longer wanted ‘an intimate marriage anymore.’
Christine, 49, said that polygamist Kody told her that he wanted a sexless marriage as he did not ‘like her behavior’ and they would have to see if she could ‘be a good sister wife’.
‘It’s over. The intimate part of our marriage is over,’ she revealed on Sunday night’s episode of the TLC reality series.
Had enough: Sister Wives star Christine Brown has packed up her husband Kody’s belongings after the family patriarch told her that he no longer wanted ‘an intimate marriage anymore’
The television personality, who has been married to Kody for 27 years, continued, ‘And to be honest, I’m not okay with that. I’m not okay with staying in a marriage where there’s no intimacy.
‘That’s not a real marriage. I’m not interested in a half marriage or a partial marriage or whatever we have.’
Christine isn’t the first wife Kody, 53, has tried to end intimacy with. He is married to three other women: Janelle, 52, Meri, 51, and Robyn, 43.
Difficult: Christine, 49, said that polygamist Kody told her that he wanted a sexless marriage as he did not ‘like her behavior’ and they would have to see if she could ‘be a good sister wife’. (L–R) Janelle, Christine, Kody, Meri and Robyn seen in 2015 in Las Vegas
Recurring pattern: Christine isn’t the first wife Kody has tried to end intimacy with. He is married to three other women, and no longer has an intimate marriage with one of them
The reality star is no longer intimate with Meri, though he continues to have a physical relationship with Janelle and Robyn.
‘I’m heartbroken,’ Christine went on to say. ‘My heart’s shattered, to be honest with you.’
Christine also revealed that this latest impasse wasn’t the first strike against their marriage. She claimed that Kody previously told her he didn’t find her attractive anymore.
Kody later told the cameras that he felt as if Christine had ‘dropped a bomb’ on him, though he admitted that the couple had experienced ‘serious troubles’ in their marriage for 12 years.
The Wyoming native also said that Christine told him that he was no longer welcome in her bedroom.
Troubled: Kody later told the cameras that he felt as if Christine had ‘dropped a bomb’ on him, though he admitted that the couple had experienced ‘serious troubles’ in their marriage for 12 years
He recounted, ”She said, ‘I don’t want you to stay in my room anymore.’ ‘
”She’s like, ‘My room is a special place to me and nothing special happens there for us.’ I’m like, ‘Okay. I know a lot of people have marriages that are like this — romance-free marriage.’
She says, ‘Not for me. So, I don’t want you in my room. Go ahead and go on out. You can come visit the kids, but don’t plan on staying in my room.’ ‘
Kody went on to ponder the two’s future and wondered ‘if this is a phase or if this is just an awakening.’
He claimed that she ‘murdered our intimacy with betrayal’ and explained that the betrayal stemmed from Christine ‘telling wives and adult children that she wants to leave me for years.’
Uncertain: Kody went on to ponder the two’s future and wondered ‘if this is a phase or if this is just an awakening’
Meanwhile, Christine said she had come to a decision of her own. ‘I don’t want to stay in Flagstaff anymore and I want to go,’ she asserted.
‘I got to thinking about what it would look like if he came back to pack up all of his stuff. So that would mean that every time he’s over at my house, what, he’s going to be packing and not spending time with the girls? So I just decided to pack up his stuff and I put it all in the garage. … I don’t know what to tell my kids.’
While packing up Kody’s belongings, Christine began crying and asked, ‘What did I do so wrong?
‘I always wanted romantic marriage and it’s been so hard for so long. I feel like I don’t have a choice but to throw his stuff out because I can’t — it’s too heartbreaking to be around his stuff and it’s too heartbreaking to be around him and watch him with Robyn and Janelle and the kids.’
Kody was stunned upon coming home to find all of his personal items packed into boxes.
Moving on: Meanwhile, Christine said she had come to a decision of her own. ‘I don’t want to stay in Flagstaff anymore and I want to go,’ she asserted. Seen in 2012
He said, ‘I guess I’ve been moved out of the house. Personally, I don’t know what to think about this.
‘This is not something we discussed. I’m having a hard time not being a little frustrated by this.’
Kody later said that he did not want to take the boxes out of the garage since he ‘honestly didn’t know she was this serious.’
The patriarch then wondered if Christine might be playing ‘a game’ but added, ‘I almost don’t care.’
For her part, Christine explained that moving Kody out would allow her to get some clarity.
‘I feel like I can take a breath and get myself grounded and get my head in a good place and just rest for a bit and just settle for a bit here,’ she said. ‘[Be] independent.’
The pair announced their separation last year. Christine wrote a statement announcing the news which she posted to Instagram.
‘We will continue to be a strong presence in each other’s lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family,’ she wrote. ‘At this time, we ask for your grace and kindness as we navigate through this stage within our family.’
Strained: Janelle Brown, who married Kody in 1993, said on Sunday night’s show that her relationship with her husband is ‘pretty strained’; still from Sister Wives season 16
Questioning everything: Janelle admitted she has been reflecting on whether or not she still wants to be in a polygamist relationship now that her kids are grown up; still from Sister Wives
Kody’s wife Janelle Brown, who married him in 1993, said on Sunday night’s show that her relationship with her husband is also ‘pretty strained.’
‘I’ve caught myself in the last few weeks really reflecting and being like, ‘Okay, look: Do I still choose plural marriage?” she admitted. ‘Yeah, I still choose it, but I’ve had to have that conscious decision with myself.’
Janelle said such questions rose to her mind because Kody implemented COVID-19 protocol rules that prevented any of his other wives from going with Janelle to her mother’s funeral.
Janelle said the Brown family had ‘lost sight that we’re all in this together’ amid the changing times, and that she wasn’t sure the plural marriage was the best option for her with her children getting older.
‘I’ve had to really think,’ Janelle told Robyn Brown, who Cody married in 2014. ‘My children are almost grown and there’s not a huge necessity anymore to stay. It was a wonderful way to raise children.’
Kody shares six kids with Janelle, one with Meri, six with Christine and two biological children with Robyn. He also legally adopted three of Robyn’s children from a previous relationship.