For Christine Brown, another aspect of the fallout from her leaving Kody was the relationship with the other sister wives who chose to remain. In the December 2022 “Sister Wives” special, sister wife Meri Brown opened up about how Christine’s exit had particularly impacted their friendship. “At the time that she first was telling us, that’s really how I felt. I felt very betrayed by her and that she was leaving me too,” Meri explained in a clip from the special. “Because she has always said, ‘I didn’t just want the man. I want the sister wives.’”
Christine, however, offered a slightly different account of events. Asked why she thought Meri would feel “betrayed” by her, Christine responded, “‘Cause I ended the friendship. I ended the relationship, I did. I ended it. It wasn’t safe for me anymore and I ended it and I just told her straight up, ‘No, we’re not going to be friends cause I don’t trust you and I’m not gonna do that to myself anymore,’” she explained.
The same didn’t hold true when it came to her relationship with the other wives, Jenelle and Robyn, but she did admit those relationships weren’t as close as they once were. “You know, I think it might just always be that when we see each other we will be cordial,” Christine told “Today.” “I think that’s all that’s going to happen, to be honest.”