Christine Brown is enjoying her newfound freedom!
The TV personality may have risen to fame for her polygamous marriage to Kody Brown. However, leaving the plural family did wonders for the “Sisters Wives” alum. During a candid discussion with PEOPLE, the 50-year-old opened up about her feelings since walking away from her ex-husband and fundamentalist Mormon faith.
Christine Brown Reflects On How Ending Her Polygamous Relationship Changed Her Life
For 26 years, Christine was spiritually tied to Kody as his third wife. But, a year after leaving the TLC star, the former Mormon revealed how life-changing the separation had been. The media personality may have lost the platform that gave her worldwide recognition alongside her ex-husband’s three other wives. However, the 50-year-old prioritized her happiness over starring in a reality TV show.
Regarding her single life, the food blogger told the news outlet that she has never been happier. “I get to live life for me,” the entrepreneur gushed, “my whole world has changed, and every single cell in my body is happier.” Before the “Intermittent Fasting” author announced the end of her marriage on Instagram in November 2021, the former reality TV star enjoyed a blissful affair with Kody.
Christine did not mind that her then-lover had three other wives named Meri, Janelle, and Robyn, as the family of four happily cohabitated with their children in Flagstaff, Arizona. This affair gave the Brown family’s patriarch 18 kids between his wives with the “Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana” co-author contributing to the pack with six wonderful children.
The ex-spouses who tied the knot in 1994 are the proud parents of a son named Paedon and daughters Aspyn, Mykelti, Gwendlyn, Ysabel, and Truely. Although Christine once liked the concept of a polygamous relationship, the 50-year-old’s mind began changing in 2018. In her words:
“I started thinking maybe this isn’t working for me, and then I stopped believing in polygamy. I realized I didn’t really want to live it anymore. I didn’t like sharing a husband or feeling like I wasn’t important.”
Once she found the courage to leave, the former Mormon believer moved to Salt Lake City in Utah with her youngest daughter, Truly. There, the mother and daughter started a new and improved chapter of their lives. Reflecting on their home, the TV personality confessed that the move sent a mixture of excitement and fear down her spine. However, the 50-year-old also noted that her independence brought hope back into her life.
For the longest time, the entrepreneur’s life felt empty but taking control of her destiny positively impacted the TLC alum’s well-being. According to Christine, she could not wait to have new experiences. That includes dating, a journey the 50-year-old admitted she was curious about. Unfortunately, the mother-of-six could not test the waters because her daughter disapproved.
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The media personality said, “I would love to date. Love the idea of the end having a romantic partner. But I talked to Truely about it the other day, and she’s like, ‘Mom, I really like our life how it is now.'” Despite her daughter’s disinterest in letting a new man into their lives, Christine shared details about the type of lover she wanted.
The entrepreneur stated she would no longer have plural encounters, declaring her intentions to be a monogamist. The 50-year-old hoped to find a man who solely loves and desires her intimately. Until she got Truely’s approval, the doting parent’s romance chapter was on hold. Nonetheless, the mother planned on enjoying life while caring for her six children.
The ‘Cooking With Just Christine’ Star’s Shared Reasons For Her Separation
Earlier this year, The Blast revealed that Christine had addressed her split from Kody, sharing reasons for the couple’s separation in an emotional interview. The food blogger confessed that her decision to end her relationship with the TLC star did not come easy. The TV personality noted that it broke her heart to know her choice would hurt fans.
However, the 50-year-old had to pull the plug on her marriage. Christine stated that she felt like a “basement wife” with a weaker position in the house. Eventually, the mother-of-six could no longer cope with the unfair treatment from her then-husband and chose to leave the plural family.