'Sister Wives' Star Christine Brown 'Can't Do Marriage With Kody Anymore,' Says She's 'Tired' And 'Hurting'

Apr. 19 2021, Published 2:22 p.m. ET

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It looks like Christine Brown may be ready to throw in the towel on her relationship with husband Kody.

On the Sunday, April 18, season 10 finale of Sister Wives, Christine made the shocking revelation after she expressed her desire to move back to Utah — where many of her family members still live — to sister wives Jenelle, Meri, Robyn and their husband. 

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After her unconventional family shot down her idea to leave Arizona, Christine broke down in tears — confessing she felt exasperated from her 30-year marriage and life with Kody.

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Christine's desire to move back to Utah was reignited after polygamy was decriminalized in the state last year. The family previously lived in Utah and Las Vegas, Nev., before they moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., to enjoy a "slower lifestyle," OK! previously reported.

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She first brought the idea up to Kody, 52, who previously pitched the Utah move, but was shot down, when he and his four wives and 18 children were living in Vegas. 

Kody was intrigued by Christine's proposal but felt his other wives still weren't going to budge on the matter. "I don't think Christine will be able to convince any of us, but it's a roller coaster that I am more than willing to join," he told cameras.

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And while Christine left her chat with Kody feeling hopeful, her later talk with Janelle, Meri and Robyn didn't go as planned when Kody failed to back her up on the idea.

During the parents' chat, all three woman shared why they wanted to remain in Arizona. As for Kody, he said he felt Flagstaff was a place that all his kids "love." 

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Christine was "surprised" by Kody's response to the idea because: "he's acting like we've never even talked about this and that he wasn't in favor of it last time we talked," she told cameras.

The family's reaction to Christine's request resulted in her breaking down over the reality that they aren't going to move back.

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After seeing Christine in distress, Meri, 50, asked her to go on a walk so the two could split away from the group. 

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Once they were alone, Christine confessed that she's struggling with her marriage to Kody. "Meri, I can't do marriage with Kody anymore," she admitted to her sister wife before covering her face. 

Christine, 49, and Kody share six children. And while she's been open about her marital struggles throughout season 10, this was the first time Meri heard of the couple's challenges.

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"You don’t get to give up like that," Meri advised Christine. "You’re not a quitter." 

However, the women couldn't get on the same page, as Meri felt Christine was just "hurting" in the moment and didn't really mean what she was saying.

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"So much has changed,” Christine tried to explain. “I don’t want to hurt anymore."

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Meri tried sympathizing with Christine, sharing that she's "lived through a lot" during her own marriage to Kody.

Christine appreciated what Meri — who has a tumultous relationship with Kody — was saying, but she didn't want her own marriage to mirror Meri and Kody's.

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"Her relationship with Kody certainly isn't one that I would want. And the relationship that I have with Kody isn't what I would want either," Christine said in a confessional. "What I have here is not what I want right now."

Christine added that it has "been a struggle" since the family moved to Flagstaff, admitting that she doesn't feel supported by Kody.

"I'm tired of feeling like I don't matter. I'm tired of not having his support when I really need it. I'm just tired," she insisted. "I need a partnership. I need something different than this."

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