- Christine Brown told People that she will date again “down the road” after splitting from husband Kody in November.
- The “Sister Wives” star said she wants to look for a man who “actually loves me” and wants intimacy.
- “I didn’t like sharing a man or feeling like I wasn’t important,” Christine said.
TLC’s “Sister Wives” star Christine Brown recently told People that she eventually wants to date again after splitting from husband Kody Brown, to whom she was spiritually married for 27 years — but she has some conditions.
“I want a guy who actually loves me and wants to be intimate with me,” Christine told the magazine.
Christine and Kody announced their split in November, and the following season of “Sister Wives” chronicled the events that led to Christine’s decision to leave the marriage. On the season 16 finale, Kody said he was “stunned” when Christine said she didn’t want him sleeping in their bedroom anymore and eventually moved all his belongings to the garage. After her divorce from Kody, Christine has moved to Utah.
The mother of six told People that Utah is her “home,” and she said in a video interview accompanying the article that she plans to live there “forever,” so she’s in no rush to date again.
“I would love to date,” she said, adding that she wants a “romantic partner.” But she’s focused on herself and her six children for now, saying her youngest child Truely, 12, isn’t ready for her to date yet.
“I’ll just let fate take care of it,” she continued, referring to a potential romance “down the road.”
But Christine made it clear that if she is no longer interested in living a polygamous lifestyle. “I want to be a monogamist from here on out,” she told People.
Christine grew up in a polygamous family and has said in previous episodes of “Sister Wives” that she always intended to live in a plural marriage and be a third wife. But she told People that her feelings about her fundamentalist Mormon religion began to change in 2018.
“I started thinking maybe this isn’t going to work for me,” she said. “And then I stopped believing in polygamy. I realized I didn’t really want to live it anymore. I didn’t like sharing a man or feeling like I wasn’t important.”
The reality star said living in Utah has allowed her to focus on herself, Truely, and her five other children with Kody — son Paedon, 24, and daughters Aspyn, 27, Mykelti, 26, Gwendlyn, 20, and Ysabel, 19 .
“I get to live my life. I’m just done putting up with people that I don’t need in my life,” Christine said in the video accompanying the article. “So, I don’t allow people into my life who aren’t going to be kind and they aren’t going to be good. I only allow good people into my life. I only allow people into my life who are good to me child, ” she said.
Kody is still legally married only to his fourth wife Robyn, and spiritually married to his first and second wives, Meri and Janelle.
The new season of “Sister Wives”, which will chronicle Christine and Kody’s split, premieres on September 11.