- On the season premiere of “Sister Wives,” Christine opened up about her lackluster sex life with Kody.
- “A couple of times a year doesn’t work for a marriage,” she told her then-husband during an argument.
- Christine said it was “ridiculous” that Kody’s attraction to her was presumably based on how he treated his “favorite wife.”
Christine Brown opened up to the world about her sex life with husband Kody Brown on the season 17 premiere of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” which aired Sunday.
Most of the episode featured Kody and Christine discussing the end of their marriage, which Christine blamed on Kody previously telling her that he didn’t want an “intimate” marriage with her.
In the middle of the conversation, Kody disagreed with Christine about her lack of intimacy and said that it exists in their marriage when Christine acts a certain way.
“You and I have intimacy and love in the relationship,” he said. “Sorry, it’s conditional based on being part of a plural family.”
“A couple of times a year doesn’t work for a marriage,” Christine replied to her then-husband. Kody sighed and said that she felt that Christine was accusing him.
“You are not interested in an intimate marriage with me. I was,” Christine said.
“I am no longer interested in an intimate marriage with you,” she continued. “Even if you said at this point that we could be intimate again, I wouldn’t believe it for a second.”
Kody responded to Christine with an accusation about her commitment to plural marriage: “Even if you said you liked plural marriage and would be dedicated to it, I wouldn’t believe it for a second.”
Christine and Kody married in 1994 and have six children together: son Paedon, 24, and daughters Aspyn, 27, Mykelti, 26, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 19, and Truely, 12. Christine , who grew up polygamy, has said on “Sister Wives” in the past that she very much wanted to live in a plural marriage and specifically be a third wife.
But he admitted on the show that he struggled with jealousy when Kody married his fourth wife, Robyn, in 2010. In an episode of the show that was filmed in 2020, he said that Kody had “apparent” favorite children, which was negatively affecting his relationships with some of his own daughters.
At the time that episode was filmed, Kody was spending a lot of time with Robyn and their children at their house because they were following the strict COVID-19 rules that Kody put in place to be able to visit each wife’s house.
Christine expressed her frustration that Kody based his intimacy on how he treated his sister wives in Sunday’s episode.
“You’re an asshole to think that my value as a human being depends on how I treat other people and you don’t find me attractive,” he said in a solo confessional interview, addressing Kody. Christine added that she thought Kody had “a favorite wife of hers” and that he believed that Christine didn’t “treat her well enough.”
“So, there’s nothing I can do. I mean, honestly, what you’re asking of me is ridiculous,” he concluded.
Christine and Kody announced via Instagram in November that they were separating after more than 25 years of spiritual marriage.
New episodes of “Sister Wives” Season 17 air Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC.