During the opening episode of Sister Wives season 17, Christine Brown was open about her sentiments towards her ex-husband Kody Brown’s relationship with Robyn Brown.
“I think he has a favorite wife and that’s why all of this is like it is,” Christine said in the episode. “And apparently, I’m not treating her well enough.”
Christine’s confessional comment points to Robyn Brown, Kody’s most recent wife (and the only one to whom he’s legally married). Within the Sister Wives family — and fanbase — Robyn has long been referred to as Kody’s “favorite” because of her close relationship with Kody, 53, and sister wives Janelle Brown and Meri Brown are sometimes outcasts in comparison.
“I feel like to Kody, Robyn’s more important, certainly than I am,” she continued. “And I’ve been a third wheel for years now. And I know it and everybody knows it. It’s sad and it sucks, but my relationship with Kody isn’t as important. It’s not. No matter what he says it isn’t.”
In the confessional, Christine revealed that months before filming, Kody had told her “he wasn’t attracted to me anymore and we were not going to have an intimate marriage anymore.” But to Christine, the romantic separation was a long time coming.
“If I have to meet all these criteria in order for him to be attracted to me then I just can’t be myself. He’s just not attracted to me. I can count on my hand how many times he told me I was beautiful, and I don’t think that has anything to do with my sister’s wives,” Christine added.
“I mean, honestly, what he’s asking from me is ridiculous.”
Christine left her marriage to Kody in November 2021. In an Instagram statement, she shared that they’d “grown apart.” “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,” she added.
You can watch the premiere of ‘Sister Wives’ season 17 here.