- Kody Brown said on “Sister Wives” that he wished Christine wouldn’t go.
- “I believe God can make miracles happen,” his fourth wife Robyn said of Christine, who stays.
- Kody said he struggled with his faith and his message to the world seems “dysfunctional now.”
Christine Brown’s move from Arizona got closer Sunday’s episode of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” but Kody Brown and some other family members struggled to accept reality.
“I live in a delusional world where I wish Christine wouldn’t go,” Kody told cameras in a confessional interview, reflecting back on his daughter Ysabel’s birthday and graduation party, presumably taped for the June 2021 show.
He also said that he had hoped that Ysabel would choose to attend college in Arizona and that he could “maintain an almost family relationship” with Christine.
“Kody’s not one to hide his feelings though. He’s more into showing you how he feels and I think he’s just super sad,” Christine said in her own confessional interview. “And it’s bittersweet. He loves Ysabel and he hasn’t spent enough time with her and I think he’s probably aware of that.”
On a previous episode of “Sister Wives,” the former partners told Kody’s three remaining wives that Christine left Kody and moved in with their 12-year-old daughter Truely to Utah. They also argued over Kody’s decision not to visit Ysabel at Christine’s house because the teenager had gone to school in person.
Kody said earlier that Ysabel would benefit more from spending time with her friends during her senior year. “But she’ll be fine,” he added.
Robyn, Kody’s fourth wife, similarly had a hard time with Christine’s decision to leave Kody and move away from the family, especially since all the brown parents and children living in Utah got together and had a wonderful time celebrating Ysabel .
“Why isn’t this something worth fighting for? Why isn’t this something worth staying for?” she asked the cameras rhetorically in a solo interview.
“I don’t know, I’m just one of those people who keeps hoping that maybe something will spark for someone and they’ll just say, ‘Oh, it’s worth finding out and sticking with.’ ,” she continued.
She said she would look at her family celebrating that day and feel that way. “I believe that God can make miracles happen,” she added.
Kody didn’t seem quite so optimistic though.
“The message we had to the world about functional polygamy seems so dysfunctional now,” he said in his confessional interview.
Christine and Kody publicly announced that they were end their “spiritual marriage” in November 2021. They have six children together: Truely, 12, Ysabel, 19, Gwendlyn, 20, Paedon, 23, Mykelti, 25, and Aspyn, 26.
“Sister Wives” airs Sundays at 10pm ET on TLC.