‘Sister Wives’: The Intimacy-Related Reason That Christine Brown Doesn’t Want to Live With Her Sister Wives

by Jeremy Spirogis
Meri, Janelle, Kody, Christine, and Robyn Brown

Polygamist Kody
Brown
’s 4 wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown, have usually
stored mum about bodily affection and intercourse on TLC’s Sister
Wives
. The fundamentalist Mormon household often likes to maintain their
non-public lives, nicely, non-public. The 4 wives commerce off nights with Kody and
have a tendency to not be romantic, snuggly, or sexual with their husband in entrance of the
different three.

But on the Jan. 26 episode of Sister Wives, “A Not So Merry Christmas,” Kody’s second and third wives appeared to trace at a attainable sex- and affection-related cause that Christine isn’t in favor of residing collectively as a household beneath one roof of their new hometown of Flagstaff.

Meri, Janelle, Kody, Christine, and Robyn Brown
Meri, Janelle, Kody, Christine, and Robyn Brown | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Third spouse Christine mentioned she needed to be extra bodily affectionate with Kody

While Janelle, Robyn, and Meri all appeared considerably open to
the concept of sharing a house, third
wife Christine
was adamantly against the plan. She mentioned straightforwardly,
“I’m not going to do it.”

The cause? In half, Christine desires to have bodily
affection with Kody with out having to fret about different wives strolling in. (During
her rationalization, TLC producers confirmed a clip of Kody strolling by and smacking Christine’s
butt affectionately in non-public.)

“I do know that, for lots of people, residing beneath one roof
makes probably the most sense as a result of it’s one large household, so why wouldn’t we wish to
reside as one large household?” the Sister Wives star informed producers. “And they
have a degree. But I can’t inform you how good it feels to be accountable for my very own
area.”

She defined additional that she by no means felt she may very well be actually
intimate with Kody bodily regularly of their shared dwelling in Utah. “Living
all collectively kiboshes intimacy. It simply does,” she mentioned. “So I knew what form
of a spouse I needed to be once we all lived collectively. But I actually couldn’t be
that spouse as a result of there have been all the time different wives round.”

Christine obtained much more detailed in regards to the restrictions she felt in her marriage, explaining to Sister Wives producers, “We couldn’t be physically affectionate with each other except for in our rooms, our bedrooms. Every wife deserves to be loved in her kitchen, and her living room, and wherever, outside. You could never really be an intimate couple, because there was always a chance that another wife could and would and did walk in at any time.”

Second spouse Janelle was open to the concept of 1 large ‘community’ and mentioned Christine’s bed room placement would possibly have an effect on her choice

Kody lived in a single giant dwelling along with his 4 wives of their home
in Lehi, Utah
. Robyn, who joined the household final, mentioned their communal
residing scenario in Utah was truly one of many issues that drew her to the
Browns within the first place.

But after Robyn joined the household they usually went public on Sister
Wives
, the Browns moved to 4 properties in a Las Vegas cul-de-sac to keep away from
potential prosecution for polygamy in Utah.

According to Kody’s second
wife Janelle
, the household’s previous residing scenario, and what Christine would possibly
have heard from different wives and Kody, might need soured her in opposition to residing in a
shared dwelling.

“When we lived in Lehi, Utah, Christine had someone above
her,” the Sister Wives star defined. “You know, there actually is an
axiom in plural households, you don’t ever put one spouse above one other. You know,
you hear the strolling round, you hear the laughing and all the things. And I feel
that that’s simply not wholesome, it’s simply not wholesome. There’s no privateness.”

But Janelle mentioned Kody’s new blueprint for a shared dwelling in Flagstaff would possibly have the ability to remedy that downside. “This house has privacy and autonomy,” she mentioned. “For me, it’s more about community. I love community…I love that idea a lot.”

Kody’s first spouse Meri refused to provide a straight reply

While Janelle and Robyn appeared open to the plan, and
Christine was vehemently opposed, Meri didn’t supply her opinion a method or
one other. This was strategic, Kody’s first spouse informed TLC producers.

In half as a result of Meri
is estranged from Kody
and the remainder of the household, she didn’t wish to rock
the boat. “I was kind of quiet,” the Sister Wives star admitted. “I’m cautious
to say what I feel till I discover out what all people else thinks.”

When TLC producers pushed Kody’s first spouse to share what she thought, she refused, saying she needed to let her sister wives make the ultimate choice.

“I think I’d rather just let it go and kind of let them decide. If it goes in my favor, then that would be good,” she mentioned. “I do have a strong opinion about this. But if it’s different than the other three, then my opinion really won’t matter. Not that it doesn’t matter, but, majority rules, kind of a thing.”

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