- Kody Brown said on “Sister Wives” that he wished Christine wouldn’t leave.
- “I believe God can make miracles happen,” his fourth wife Robyn said about Christine staying.
- Kody said he was struggling with his faith and his message to the world seems “dysfunctional now.”
Christine Brown’s move out of Arizona was getting closer on Sunday’s episode of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” but Kody Brown and some other family members struggled to accept the reality.
“I’m living in a delusional world where I’m wishing that Christine wouldn’t leave,” Kody told cameras in a confessional interview while reflecting back on his daughter Ysabel’s birthday and graduation party, presumably filmed for the show in June 2021.
He also said he had hoped Ysabel would choose to attend college in Arizona and that he could “maintain some quasi-family relationship” with Christine.
“Kody is not one to hide his emotions though. He’s more gonna show you how he’s feeling 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 realizing that.”
On a previous episode of “Sister Wives,” the former partners told Kody’s three remaining wives that Christine was leaving Kody and moving with their 12-year-old daughter Truely to Utah. They also argued about Kody’s decision not to visit Ysabel at Christine’s house because the teenager had gone to school in person.
Kody previously said 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, was similarly having a hard time with Christine’s decision to leave Kody and move away from the family, especially because all of the Brown parents and kids that lived 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 constantly hopes that maybe something will spark for someone and they’ll just go, ‘Oh, this is worth figuring out and sticking around,'” she continued.
She said that she would look at her family celebrating on that day and feel that way. “I believe God can make miracles happen,” she added.
Kody didn’t appear quite as optimistic, though.
“The message that 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 ending 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 10 pm ET on TLC.