Christine Brown is reflecting on what the long run holds for her as a plural spouse.
On Sunday evening’s Season 10 finale of “Sister Wives,” the 48-year-old expressed her want to maneuver again to Utah, the place a lot of her relations nonetheless reside, Folks journal reported on Monday.
In line with the outlet, Brown hoped to say goodbye to Flagstaff, Arizona after polygamy was decriminalized in Utah in early 2020. Nonetheless, sister wives Janelle, Meri and Robyn weren’t on board.
“Once I heard in regards to the regulation, instantly my first thought was, ‘Nicely if the regulation passes, why wouldn’t we transfer again to Utah?’ So I need to speak to Kody about it,” Brown defined.
When Kody, 52, beforehand pitched the concept of transferring again to Utah, it was shot down by all of his 4 wives after they have been nonetheless residing in Las Vegas. Nonetheless, Brown admitted she modified her thoughts after the regulation change.
“Household’s there – all people has household in Utah,” she defined. “My dad’s there. I don’t know the way lengthy my dad’s going to be round. My mother’s there, sister’s there… It’s about residing with the neighborhood once more, residing with like-minded folks once more.”
“My dad’s tremendous sick,” mentioned Brown. “And I’d like to be there the previous couple of years of my dad’s life. My youngsters must get to know him higher. My dad being there’s a actually large pull.”
Whereas Kody was intrigued by the concept, he wasn’t satisfied the opposite sister wives would think about the transfer. He famous that each one his buddies have been nonetheless in Utah.
“I don’t suppose Christine will have the ability to persuade any of us, nevertheless it’s a curler coaster that I’m greater than prepared to affix,” he mentioned. “I hate the concept of transferring, however I like the concept of residing in St. George. And I’m simply not shutting her down as a result of I’m not going to take a seat right here and say, ‘Your thought is dumb.’ Particularly once I prefer it. I simply know that it’s not potential.”
Kody revealed that he truly beloved residing in Flagstaff.
“I feel Christine was mistaking my nostalgia for a want to maneuver again,” he mentioned. “However I don’t essentially suppose that signifies that my different wives need to transfer again to Utah. Man, I don’t need to transfer once more, and I don’t need to depart Flagstaff. I imply, that is the smartest place I’ve ever lived.”
Whereas Brown was “actually hopeful” she might persuade the household to maneuver again, issues didn’t go as deliberate. After explaining her hopes of returning to Utah, the ladies made it clear they weren’t .
“As a lot as I’d like to stay in Utah, I’ve to consider the long-term results of [my youngest children] Saul and Ari,” mentioned Robyn, 42. “You recognize, ‘trigger Breanna’s simply received a few years left earlier than she’s out of highschool, and so I’d actually be nervous about like, the problems that they’d run into figuring out that their dad and mom are these public polygamists. I’d be very, very involved the entire complete time.”
“There’s nothing for me in Utah,” mentioned Janelle, 51. “Nothing. My kids aren’t there… there’s nothing for me there. That is the dream I all the time wished after we lived in Wyoming. So the concept of giving this up is making me form of – my intestine response is anger. And I don’t know how one can reconcile that and hold all people glad. I don’t really feel any calling to return to Utah.”
“I feel that when we mainly have been kicked out of Utah, I’ve simply form of had a sense of, ‘Nicely, I’m not going to grace you with my presence, then,’” chimed Meri, 50.
As for Kody, the patriarch mentioned he felt he was in a spot that each one his kids “love.”
“That is the probably place for any of our children to maneuver again, our grownup youngsters,” he mentioned. “For the worth, we’d by no means have the ability to exchange this in Utah.”
Brown, who grew to become emotional, mentioned she was “stunned as a result of I assumed Kody was extra in favor of this.”
“However he’s performing like we’ve by no means even talked about this and that he wasn’t in favor of it final time we talked,” she mentioned.
That’s when an exasperated Brown informed sister spouse Meri that “I can’t do marriage with Kody anymore.”
Throughout a confessional, Brown mentioned it had “been a battle” ever since she moved to Flagstaff and he or she didn’t really feel supported by her husband.
“I do not need to have a look at the mountains and keep in mind the angels, how they have been singing and I felt this pull,” she mentioned. “I agreed to maneuver to Flagstaff and I adopted Kody right here, nevertheless it’s been a battle the entire time. I am bored with feeling like I do not matter. I am bored with not having his help once I really want it. I am simply drained. I want a partnership. I want one thing totally different than this.”
“Sister Wives,” a actuality TV sequence on TLC, goals to indicate how Brown and his household navigate life in a world that appears to shun their life-style. The sequence has been airing since 2010.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints deserted polygamy in 1890 and strictly prohibits it right now. The Browns think about themselves fundamentalist Mormons.
Again in 2019, Brown informed Fox Information that the household has agreed on not contemplating a fifth spouse anytime quickly.
“We actually took the fifth spouse factor off the desk a very long time in the past,” mentioned Brown. “And since we don’t need to snub the idea, we’ve all the time form of been very casually dismissing it, and I feel that’s one purpose the query retains arising. Nevertheless it’s technically been off the desk so long as we’ve executed the present.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.