Sister wives no more.
But friends forever.
As has been well documented in recent months, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown remain very close…even after the former left her plural marriage last November.
How close are these TLC personalities?
During an appearance Friday on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast, Christine revealed for the first time that she actually told Janelle about her plans to leave Kody, before she even told Kody.
“I asked when we were in Vegas and I just finished in Vegas,” Christine explained on the air.
“I remember asking him, I was like, ‘I need to go. I need to go. I don’t even want to be married to Kody anymore. I do not can.’
“And she looked at me and said, ‘Until you can support yourself financially, you’re not leaving.’
“I’m like, ‘Oh, God. Okay then.’”
Janelle Brown attended Christine Brown’s 50th birthday party. They are still very close.
Christine went on to praise her “best friend” Janelle for the way she’s supported her over the years, calling her “incredible,” especially after the turbulent past year.
“Janelle is that person who listens and listens to listen and says, ‘It’s all good. She’s a great guy,’” Christine said.
“But when it comes down to it, she’ll just go, ‘Boom, chakalaka.’ What every woman needs is a friend who will support her and be good.
“But when you need a different perspective, they don’t mind just giving it to you, and Janelle is lovely that way.”
Christine couldn’t be happier these days to be living in her home state of Utah.
There’s been a lot of talk of late that Janelle left Kody as well, though it seems more likely that she’s simply living a separate life from her polygamous spouse.
He hasn’t moved from Flagstaff or anything that we know of.
Elsewhere, Christine said on this podcast that she started feeling fear in her relationship with Kody when the family moved into multiple houses next door to each other in Las Vegas…which was YEARS ago.
Kody Brown is furious in this photo. He is reacting to the news that Christine no longer wants to be his sister wife.
“It just wasn’t there. He wasn’t around,” Christine said of that time period.
“And I started talking to him and getting frustrated. I remember he had come and it was almost like [I realized] you have to decide when you see him one day out of three or four, and it’s only for 15 minutes, do you want to fight?
“Do you want to go, ‘This isn’t working for me. This isn’t working, you’re not here often enough, how bad do you want to have that fight?
“Or, do and have a good time?”
Yes, Christine emphasized, she and Kody tried counseling and therapy. But it didn’t get them anywhere positive.
“I gave it my all, 100 percent. It got to the point where sometimes I was just terrified when I knew he was coming,” he said Friday.
While Christine is able to openly document her feelings and her attempts to mend the relationship, Kody nevertheless only comes across as bitter throughout.
“There’s such an impact on all my feelings and all the work I’ve done to get our family here to have this family reunion and say goodbye that it’s so out of character for me,” Kody said on the latest Sister. Wives episode.
“Very out of the ordinary.
It’s not even okay. It feels so demeaning.”
Sister Wives airs Sunday nights at 10/9c on TLC.