‘Sister Wives’ Robyn Brown Says Christine Faked Kody Relationship


  • Robyn accused Christine of “faking” a good relationship with Kody on “Sister Wives.” 
  • She also said Christine and Kody “don’t communicate well at all.” 
  • Janelle told cameras she felt like the conversation was meant to “invalidate” Christine.

On Sunday’s episode of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” star Christine Brown told her former sister wives Robyn, Janelle, and Meri that she had a buyer for her house and was moving to Utah in a week’s time.

The news led to an intense conversation about the status of Kody’s marriages, during which Robyn Brown accused Christine of “faking” a good marriage in front of her when the family lived in Las Vegas.

After Christine said that some of the kids in the family saw that her marriage to Kody had been struggling since they lived in Las Vegas, Robyn got defensive. “In Vegas? OK, that’s a lie,” she said.

“‘Cause I remember the conversations, I remember what was going on,” Robyn added. “I remember Janelle and Kody making their relationship better than it ever had been. I remember him talking with you. I remember you guys having fun dates and hearing about that and seeing you guys’ relationship.”

 “So either you guys were faking it in front of me… I don’t know,” she concluded. 

Christine and Robyn Brown.

Christine and Robyn Brown.


In a solo interview about the exchange, Kody’s second wife Janelle Brown told cameras it was odd to watch Robyn accuse Christine of lying because she’d known the pair were having problems for a long time. She said she felt like Robyn and Kody (who was present for the conversation, which took place in Christine’s backyard) were trying to “invalidate Christine, just tell her that she’s being crazy” and leaving the family “on a whim.” 

Robyn misunderstood the fact that Christine was talking about her own marriage to Kody and not claiming that all of Kody’s marriages were unhealthy in Las Vegas. Though they eventually cleared up the miscommunication, it was a rare moment of tense dialogue between the women in the Brown family, who don’t usually talk about their individual relationships with Kody to each other.

Christine and Janelle claimed Kody has favored Robyn and her kids for many years now, as chronicled on past seasons of “Sister Wives.” 

On a season 16 episode, Christine told cameras that some of her daughters saw Kody had “apparent” favorite children and this made it hard for them to “respect” him. 

Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown

Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown.

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During the conversation on Sunday’s episode, when Christine started to tell Robyn that she and Kody had important conversations about how their relationship wasn’t working, Robyn remained defensive. 

“You guys don’t talk though, you guys don’t communicate,” she said. “You guys don’t communicate very well at all. So I don’t really see how that could be even legitimate.” 

Christine then claimed that she and Kody had communicated “better” in the last six months, which he disagreed with.

Christine and Kody split up in 2021 after over 25 years of “spiritual” marriage. This season has been chronicling the complicated nature of the split, exposing how many people are affected when a wife chooses to leave a plural family. 

“Sister Wives” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.

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