Christine Brown is reflecting on what the longer term holds for her as a plural spouse.
On Sunday night time’s Season 10 finale of “Sister Wives,” the 48-year-old expressed her want to maneuver again to Utah, the place lots of her relations nonetheless reside, Folks journal reported on Monday.
In accordance with the outlet, Brown hoped to say goodbye to Flagstaff, Arizona after polygamy was decriminalized in Utah in early 2020. Nevertheless, sister wives Janelle, Meri and Robyn weren’t on board.
“Once I heard concerning the legislation, instantly my first thought was, ‘Properly if the legislation passes, why wouldn’t we transfer again to Utah?’ So I need to discuss 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 had been nonetheless residing in Las Vegas. Nevertheless, Brown admitted she modified her thoughts after the legislation change.
“Household’s there – everyone 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 group once more, residing with like-minded folks once more.”
“My dad’s tremendous sick,” mentioned Brown. “And I might like to be there the previous few years of my dad’s life. My children 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 take into account the transfer. He famous that each one his mates had been nonetheless in Utah.
“I don’t suppose Christine will be capable 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 sit down right here and say, ‘Your thought is dumb.’ Particularly once I prefer it. I simply know that it’s not attainable.”
Kody revealed that he really cherished residing in Flagstaff.
“I believe 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 best place I’ve ever lived.”
Whereas Brown was “actually hopeful” she may 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 might like to reside in Utah, I’ve to consider the long-term results of [my youngest children] Saul and Ari,” mentioned Robyn, 42. “You already know, ‘trigger Breanna’s simply acquired a few years left earlier than she’s out of highschool, and so I might actually be apprehensive about like, the problems that they might 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 youngsters aren’t there… there’s nothing for me there. That is the dream I at all times needed once 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 learn how to reconcile that and preserve everyone completely happy. I don’t really feel any calling to return to Utah.”
“I believe that after we mainly had been kicked out of Utah, I’ve simply sort of had a sense of, ‘Properly, 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 youngsters “love.”
“That is the almost certainly place for any of our children to maneuver again, our grownup children,” he mentioned. “For the worth, we’d by no means be capable to substitute this in Utah.”
Brown, who grew to become emotional, mentioned she was “shocked as a result of I believed 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 instructed sister spouse Meri that “I can’t do marriage with Kody anymore.”
Throughout a confessional, Brown mentioned it had “been a wrestle” ever since she moved to Flagstaff and she or he didn’t really feel supported by her husband.
“I do not need to take a look at the mountains and keep in mind the angels, how they had 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 wrestle the entire time. I am uninterested in feeling like I do not matter. I am uninterested in not having his help once I actually need it. I am simply drained. I want a partnership. I want one thing totally different than this.”
“Sister Wives,” a actuality TV collection on TLC, goals to point out how Brown and his household navigate life in a world that appears to shun their life-style. The collection has been airing since 2010.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints deserted polygamy in 1890 and strictly prohibits it right this moment. The Browns take into account themselves fundamentalist Mormons.
Again in 2019, Brown instructed 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 at all times form of been very casually dismissing it, and I believe that’s one cause the query retains arising. However it’s technically been off the desk so long as we’ve performed the present.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.