Sister Wives' Christine Brown says her divorce from Kody Brown was 'a long time coming'


Sister Wives’ star Christine Brown has candidly addressed her emotional state after divorcing Kody Brown following 26 years of marriage. 

The 49-year-old TLC star has been filming inspirational Cameos in the wake of her split, and using her experience to give others advice. 

In one Cameo she revealed that the divorce was ‘a long time coming’ and in another she expressed that there was ‘sadness,’ but ‘no anger or anything like that.’ 

A new chapter: Sister Wives' star Christine Brown said divorcing Kody Brown was 'a long time coming' and shares that in wake of the split following 26 years of marriage 'there was sadness' but 'no anger'; pictured November 4

A new chapter: Sister Wives’ star Christine Brown said divorcing Kody Brown was ‘a long time coming’ and shares that in wake of the split following 26 years of marriage ‘there was sadness’ but ‘no anger’; pictured November 4

In a Cameo message she thanked a fan for ‘supporting me with leaving Kody.’ ‘The decision was a long time coming, and I feel like a much better person divorced than I ever did, and life is so great,’ she divulged. 

Feeling much freer she called the world ‘phenomenal’ and confessed that she ‘had no idea life could be simple.’

And additionally she admitting to seeking advice from her daughter Mykelti, 25, who confirmed that marriage could be easy. 

‘I just hope that Kody and I can still remain friends during all of this, because we’ve been still [really] communicating with each other and stuff. I mean, good and bad days — don’t get me wrong,’ she said. 

Personal anecdote: 'One thing I think you understand is that once you make the decision to get a divorce and leave...it's so difficult coming to that decision...Navigating it...all of that is also difficult,' she shared

Personal anecdote: ‘One thing I think you understand is that once you make the decision to get a divorce and leave…it’s so difficult coming to that decision…Navigating it…all of that is also difficult,’ she shared 

In a second video message she reached out to a woman who was also going through a split and gave advice based on her experience. 

‘One thing I think you understand is that once you make the decision to get a divorce and leave…it’s so difficult coming to that decision. And then you make the decision and you still have the rest of your life with these people that have been your family.

‘Navigating it…all of that is also difficult. You make the decision to leave but then you still have to figure it all out.  

‘There’s no anger or anything like that at all — there was sadness for sure but you’ve got your whole life,’ she said referencing her situation, while sharing a positive outlook. 

Brown continued: ‘This is a journey and I’m just in it — we’re all just in it, and it’s hard to really know what to do all of the time or what to say all of the time.’ 

Old life: The reality star was wife #3 and she penned her statement about their split just three weeks before the Season 16 premiere of the family's TLC show

Old life: The reality star was wife #3 and she penned her statement about their split just three weeks before the Season 16 premiere of the family’s TLC show 

On her terms: 'Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,' she said in excerpt while announcing their split on November 2, which she later said had been a 'long time coming'

On her terms: ‘Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,’ she said in excerpt while announcing their split on November 2, which she later said had been a ‘long time coming’

The reality star announced her split from Kody, 52, on November 2 — three weeks before the premiere of season 16 of the polygamist family’s TLC series. 

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

‘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.’  

The wives: Kody, 52, had four wives before Christine left; (left to right) Robyn (wife #4), Meri, (wife #1), Christine (wife #3) and Janelle (wife #2); pictured November 2019

The wives: Kody, 52, had four wives before Christine left; (left to right) Robyn (wife #4), Meri, (wife #1), Christine (wife #3) and Janelle (wife #2); pictured November 2019

Christine was Kody’s third wife and they share six children together: Mykelti, 25, Aspyn, 23, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 14, Truely, 11, and son Paedon, 23. 

Kody took two wives before her: Meri (married 1990), and Janelle (married 1993), and then he married his fourth wife Robyn in 2010. He has 18 children in total. 

A source told Us Weekly that Christine’s decision to leave had to do with his ‘complete devotion’ to Robyn over the last half a decade. 

‘It’s no shock,’ the insider said of the split. ‘She’s been in the process of leaving him for a while. The big reason why she split from him is because Kody has been completed devoted to Robyn for the past five or six years. That hasn’t changed at all.’

Brown brood: Christine and Kody share six children together: Mykelti, 25, Aspyn, 23, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 14, Truely, 11, and son Paedon, 23, and he has 18 children in total; pictured June 17

Brown brood: Christine and Kody share six children together: Mykelti, 25, Aspyn, 23, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 14, Truely, 11, and son Paedon, 23, and he has 18 children in total; pictured June 17

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