SISTER Wives’ Christine Brown spent Thanksgiving Eve cozying up to her daughter Truely, 11, her granddaughter Avalon, and her mother all wearing matching pajamas after leaving her husband Kody for a new home in Utah.
In the season opener of Sister Wives, Christine, 49 was shown crying as Kody, 52, and his three other wives Meri, 50, Jenelle, 52, and Robyn, 43, shut down her idea to move back to Utah, but she has appeared to bounce back in good spirits for the holiday.
Instagram/christine_brownswSister Wives’ Christine spent Thanksgiving Eve with her family in her new Utah home[/caption]
Instagram/christine_brownswShe appears to be in high holiday spirits after separating from her polygamous marriage[/caption]
Christine posted a candid photo of herself standing next to her mother with the daughter she shares with Kody, Truely, standing between them.
The three women are all smiles standing in front of the Christmas tree in their new Utah home, and Truely looked so grown up and adorable with her glasses on.
Their festive and supposedly LuLaRoe pajamas are a deep blue and snowflake patterned, and seasonal poinsettias could be spotted in the background.
Christine added two more additional photos of her festive and home-y evening to her Facebook page, the first with Truely being silly in the group photo and sticking her tongue out.
The second was of Christine getting a hug from Truely while holding her granddaughter Avalon, her daughter Mykelti and her son-in-law Tony’s baby.
Christine captioned the joyful Instagram post: “Matching pajamas with my Mom and Truley! #blessed #lularoeholly #holiday #christmaspajamas.”
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Fans wrote in the comments, alluding to her recent separation: “You look truly happy for the first time in a very long time.”
Another slammed her ex-husband: “It is so nice to see you smile now that you have stepped into your own life rather than being under the control of narcissistic Kody.”
A third added: “Happiness looks good on you.”
SISTER WIVES WOES!
Kody went from four wives to two this year, leaving longtime fans of the show reeling.
Christine married Kody in 1994, becoming his third wife.
The pair confirmed their split on November 2, after months of specilation.
Christine released a statement via Instagram saying: “After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave.”
The divorce came after Christine expressed on the TLC reality show that she wanted to return to Utah.
Kody was not interested, which ultimately pushed his wife to leave without him.
Meri, whom he married in 1990, is also said to be done with her polygamist husband.
She and Kody have been legally divorced for many years — a move they made so Kody could adopt his fourth wife Robyn’s three children from a previous relationship.
They remained in a spiritual marriage, however.
Earlier this month a source told Us Weekly their relationship is “all fake.”
The insider alleged: “She and Kody have had zero relationship — it’s all fake. They’re together for TV, essentially.”
‘MY MARRIAGE IS SAD’
In Christine’s season premiere confessional, she revealed how “hard” the family’s denial was and how rocky her marriage to Kody has been.
She said: “It’s not just about moving back to Utah. It’s just not. I’m not going to make any drastic decisions on what I am going to do next today. I am hurt today.
“I really needed his support. I really did. Marriage is hard, but I never wanted the kind of marriage I have now. I never wanted to be so estranged and have extremely limited physical contact. Not even hand holding. It’s sad. My marriage to Kody is sad.”
After Christine’s breakdown, Kody decided to speak to each of his wives about the possibility of moving to Utah.
Second wife Janelle said: “I would just be like, ‘Give me the property and you can move. You can go. Be in Utah and do your thing.’ I don’t care. I would stay. You would leave this?”
Kody said in his confessional: “I want to move there. I never lost that desire. But I am not moving the family because of where I want to live.”
He added: “I had three of these four women threaten to leave me for a significant part of the marriages. [Christine] is bluffing completely, but it’s not a new thing to be threatened to be left.”
But when Kody talked to Robyn, who fans have dubbed his “favorite” wife, the idea seemed to be more off the table.
Robyn said while crying: “This is so frustrating that this is a question. We just got here to Flagstaff. I’ve invested myself here. I made it really clear once we moved here, I’m not interested in being a transient family. My kids are very happy here in Flagstaff. I wish we could just settle down. We’re in Flagstaff. It’s beautiful.
“I am so frustrated that we are constantly bringing up where should we go. We could find a place and make it home.”
She then expressed her fear of the family being outcasted in Utah.
Kody was quick to calm Robyn down, as he explained to her he was touching base over the idea and the family is not moving to Utah.
CHRISTINE’S UTAH MOVE
Christine sold the Arizona home she once shared with Kody for $700,000 in October after threatening to move to Utah amid their martial troubles.
She is now living in a two-story duplex built in 2019 that has two living units attached next to each other as townhouses.
Christine’s portion is 3,490-square feet, and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Christine admitted she realized after her split with Kody that she needs to have “chaos” around her.
She’s admitted she needs a bit of commotion and madness going on in order to get more done in a day.
During an honest moment with fans on her Instagram Story, she shared: “It’s absolutely crazy. It’s like I need chaos in order to function. So weird.”
Christine explained: “Car confession! Does it feel like, to everybody else, that the more I have to do in the day, the more effective I am?
“Like, if I have a huge list of things to do, and I’ve made a schedule and really, really had a plan, it feels like I get so much done.”
Sitting in her car, wearing a green top and black glasses, she continued: “But then on the days where I don’t have that much to do, I don’t think I get anything done on those days.”
The chaos, she said, is what helps her hunker down and put in the work to tick things off her to-do list.
IN THE DOG HOUSE
Kody has been slammed for insisting he build his own mansion away from his wives on the Arizona property.
He explained on the season premiere how he split their $820,000 Arizona land purchased in 2018 into five parcels.
Kody shocked his wives when he revealed he would be building on the property.
While wives Janelle and Robyn are getting four-acre lots, Meri and Christine will be building homes on two-acres of land.
That leaves another two-acre lot up for grabs that features a pond.
He said on the season premiere: “I want to make five lots and I’m keeping one for me. I’m not going to have four wives owning that fifth lot when I don’t own one so I am going to keep the fifth lot, it’s that simple.
“The lot that will have the pond will most likely be mine for full access to family. You are all going to own your own house, why shouldn’t I own my own house?”
Fourth wife Robyn said in her confessional: “This whole thing Kody is talking about is a surprise to me. I think Kody having his own house is silly, but I do think having a fifth home having all of us to gather at is amazing.”
Christine added: “I think it’s stupid Kody talking about having his own house. I guess he’s going to use it for family gatherings. I’m like what a waste of money.”
Christine then complained because her promised lot was given to second wife Janelle so she could have easier access to the pond for her green house.
She fired in her confessional: “Apparently there is no me and polygamy. We really all have to work together and I have to work myself.
“Kody wants a dog house. I mean house, Freudian slip. Kody wants a house. His own house.”
TLCChristine announced her divorce with Kody in an Instagram post on November 2[/caption]
Instagram / christine_brownswKody went from four wives to two this year, leaving fans of the show reeling[/caption]
Instagram/christine_brownswChristine sold her $700,000 Arizona home she shared with Kody to make her new life in Utah[/caption]