- Christine and Kody Brown’s daughter Truely reacted to their split on Sunday’s episode.
- She told her mom the news was “a little bit of a heartbreak” at first.
- She told cameras in an interview that the fact that her mom told her last felt like “a betrayal.”
Kody and Christine Brown’s youngest daughter Truely had a surprising reaction to learning her parents had split up on Sunday’s episode of TLC’s “Sister Wives.”
“The realization that everybody knew before me… it did kind of feel like a betrayal,” she told cameras in her first solo interview about her parents’ breakup, noting that she was going to be “affected the most” by it.
Speaking with her mother about the news, Truely, who is now 12 but was 11 years old at the time the scenes were filmed, admitted that it was easier to learn about the split after it had happened rather than at a more uncertain time.
“But I kind of wish that you didn’t keep it a secret from me for so long,” she added.
Truely told Christine that “it was a bit of a heartbreak at first” when she learned her parents were splitting up but insisted she was “fine now.” She even said that she “noticed the signs” that her mother might not be happy.
Truely was also understandably upset that she only had a few months left in Arizona at the time the conversation was filmed. (Truely and Christine have since moved back to Utah.)
Kody and Christine announced to the public that they were splitting up in November 2021 after over 25 years of “spiritual” marriage.
Season 17 of “Sister Wives” has documented the complex nature of the split for viewers. One of the many points of contention for the exes involved when to tell Truely, their youngest of six kids together, that their union was over and that Truely and Christine would be moving from Arizona to Utah.
On a previous episode, Christine wanted to tell Truely the news alongside Kody as soon as possible before it “accidentally” slipped out, since nearly everyone in the Brown family knew except for Truely.
Kody was resistant, and Christine’s fear eventually came true. She was talking on the phone about the move to Utah with her older daughter Mykelti, 26, and Truely overheard.
Instead of only giving Truely bits of information about the upcoming changes in her life, Christine decided to tell Truely that they were moving because she and Kody were “already divorced.”
Since the former partners were never legally married, there were no papers to file to mark the end of their union.
“Even though Truely’s saying she’s okay, she’s just an 11-year-old kid,” Christine told cameras in a solo interview in Sunday’s episode. “Is she 100 percent okay? No! Gosh, no. How can she process the heartache and the frustration and the anger and the sadness? She can’t process it all. That’s gonna take time.”
In his own solo interview for Sunday’s episode, Kody said Christine was being “unfair with me and to me” when it came to Truely. He said Christine was “leading Truely” to “blowing me off.”
Kody said that when he did get to talk to Truely about the split the day after she found out, she seemed to handle it “very well.”
“But maybe she just buried it emotionally,” he added.
“Sister Wives” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.