Sister Wives star Christine Brown accused Kody Brown of denying her intimacy for not treating Robyn Brown well.
Christine Brown is opening up about all her grievances in season 17 of Sister Wives. On Sunday’s explosive episode, Christine and Kody went toe-to-toe over her decision to leave their marriage after 25 years.
According to Christine, she and Kody had a conversation “months ago” in which he admitted he “wasn’t attracted to me anymore and we were not going to have an intimate marriage anymore.”
So, Christine tells Kody to stop sleeping in her room, and even moved his things into the garage, according to a report by ET. Kody wanted to discuss the status of their marriage with Christine, without accepting the notion of staying on the couch.
Kody claims he never told Christine that he’d never be intimate with her again. “I just shrugged my shoulders. I didn’t tell you it was over,” he said.
Christine responded by saying, “I don’t want to be married to a guy who’s just shrugging his shoulders when I’m asking him if we’re going to have an intimate marriage… Bulls**t that.”
Kody points out that Christine has been telling family members that she wanted to leave him for a year. “I shrug my shoulders because I’m not going to be fooling around with a woman who’s talking about leaving me,” he said in an aside interview.
However, Christine states that their marriage has been bad for 10 to 12 years, which is when Robyn joined the family.
“If I have to meet all these criteria in order for him to be attracted to me then I just can’t be myself. He’s just not attracted to me. I can count on my hand how many times he told me I was beautiful, and I don’t think that has anything to do with my sister wives,” Christine argued in an aside interview. “That’s just what it comes down to. I think he has a favorite wife and that’s why all of this is like it is. And apparently I’m not treating her well enough so there’s nothing I can do. I mean, honestly, what he’s asking from me is ridiculous.”
Christine later said, “I feel like to Kody, Robyn’s more important, certainly than I am. And I’ve been a third wheel for years now. And I know it and everybody knows it. It’s sad and it sucks, but my relationship with Kody isn’t as important. It’s not. No matter what he says it isn’t.”
Kody argues that he has been more intimate with Christine than he has been with his first wife, Meri Brown, for the last five years.
“I would never ever want what you and Meri have and I would never want what you and I have,” Christine said. “Nor do I want Meri to have that relationship with you. That’s so heartbreaking.”
Moreover, Kody told Christine that he “felt pressured” into their marriage, saying, “I did not know better at the time.”
“So did he marry me out of obligation? You know, our church doesn’t have arranged marriages, but it sounds to me like he felt like he had to marry me,” Christine said in an aside interview. “That’s so sad.”
He went on to admit that he felt “dumbfounded” and “pathetic,” before conceding that Christine can divorce him.
“I’m good with that,” he said. “No one’s a prisoner here.”
However, he doesn’t support Christine’s decision to move to Utah with their only underage daughter, Truely, 12.
“Grown-ups make it work for the kids. I don’t have to be your lover to be able to be a good parent to our children,” Kody said. “So the idea of moving doesn’t work for me.”
Kody said he is fighting for Christine to stay in the marriage because he thinks he’s “supposed to.”
“But you don’t want to. You don’t really want to,” Christine said.
“I’m sorry,” Kody replied.
“I’m sorry too,” Christine said.
“We can’t make ourselves into something that we don’t want to be because I think I tried doing that for years now,” Kody admits before the episode ends.
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