In November 2021, Christine announced she and Kody had parted ways after more than 25 years together. Season 16 of the show was filmed before Christine went public with the news, with fans now watching as tension mounts between the coparents as the season goes on.
"I was so nervous about going public with leaving, and thank you for supporting me and my journey. It really, really means a lot to me and the timing of this is incredible," she said in a clip, per the publication. "I didn’t count on amazing people like you when I started down this path."
On the most recent episode of Sister Wives, Christine banned Kody from her bedroom when he came over to see their kids because he told her just prior that he didn't want an intimate marriage with her anymore. If things weren't bad enough between the two, Christine decided to remove all of Kody's things from the home after she returned from her daughter Mykelti's baby shower.
"It’s so heartbreaking to have his stuff everywhere and know that he doesn’t want me and he doesn’t love me," she lamented during the episode. Meanwhile, Kody wasn't sure whether she was serious or not.
"The first thought I have is, ‘This is my house, this is my stuff. We never discussed this.’ But the second thought I have is relief. Some kind of relief from the burden of a loveless marriage," he admitted.
Christine sold her Arizona property last year before going public with the split. She moved to Utah in October.
As the current season of the reality TV series unfolds, Christine has expressed her desire to return to Utah. However, her fellow sister wives remained unwavering in their insistence on staying in Arizona.