Robyn Brown shed tears over her fractured bond with Christine Brown on the most recent episode of Sister Wives — however Christine isn’t desirous about a friendship.
Robyn, 44, obtained emotional in the course of the Sunday, September 17, episode whereas discussing the plural household’s division after Kody Brown‘s cut up from Christine, 51. “I at all times thought that [Christine] would finally open herself to a relationship with me, you realize, determine that stuff out. … I attempted very exhausting to be variety together with her,” Robyn instructed Meri Brown.
In a confessional, Robyn claimed that she “was consistently holding out an olive department to Christine” earlier than the previous couple’s separation. “[I was] consistently wanting the connection, consistently making an attempt to ask her, like, ‘What can I do?’ And all [Christine] ever instructed me was, ‘I’m simply jealous of you,’” she alleged.
Robyn remembered there being “so many instances” through the years that she had enjoyable with Christine. “I really feel like we actually did have the potential of simply having an amazing relationship. And I simply by no means understood why we couldn’t,” she added as she welled up with tears. “I simply don’t know methods to come to phrases with the heartbreak of it.”
The digicam then lower Christine, who shared a barely totally different perspective. “If it bothered her that she didn’t have a relationship with me, she ought to’ve mentioned, ‘Hey, why don’t we have now a relationship? Can we be buddies?’” she mentioned in her personal confessional. “However I would like you to know, I’d’ve rejected her friendship anyway. To be fully trustworthy.”
She doubled down, including, “If Robyn approached me and wished to be buddies, I’d’ve not been buddies nonetheless. As a result of I couldn’t belief her.”
When Christine started her religious marriage to Kody, 54, in 1994, he was already legally married to Meri, 52, and in one other religious union with Janelle Brown. Robyn joined the household in 2010, however Kody shook up the dynamic in 2014 by divorcing Meri and lawfully marrying Robyn. (Each Meri and Janelle broke up with Kody after Christine led the cost.)
Since its premiere final month, followers have seen Janelle’s relationship with Kody splinter on season 18 of Sister Wives. On Sunday’s episode, Christine tried to persuade Janelle to maneuver again to Utah together with her. The ladies — who’ve remained shut buddies since their respective splits from Kody — additionally mentioned their ex’s need for them to be “higher sister wives” to Robyn.
“I’m sorry, plural marriage doesn’t require that you just’re at all times finest buddies together with your sister spouse. So I feel we have to recover from this,” Janelle mentioned whereas chatting with Christine after the vacations.
Christine proceeded to get heated concerning the matter in a confessional interview. “I used to be an amazing sister spouse to Janelle. Meri? Not a lot, however I don’t assume [Kody] cares about Meri,” she mentioned. “He’s principally saying, ‘Since you’re not one of the best sister spouse to Robyn, I’m not desirous about having a relationship with you.’”
She implied that Kody was being hypocritical, claiming, “Who had an amazing relationship with Robyn for years, but he wasn’t drawn to her? Oh yeah, that’d be Meri. He’s filled with s–t, I’m sorry. That’s ridiculous.”
Kody, for his half, argued that his request “wasn’t ever actually about Robyn,” telling the digicam, “I wished Christine to be higher to all people and about all people.”
Sister Wives airs on TLC Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.