The now-exes are proud parents of six kids, Aspyn, Mykelti, Gwendlyn, Ysabel, Truely and Paedon, whom they welcomed over the course of their 27-year marriage. Christine and Kody spiritually wed on March 25, 1994.
“We will continue to be a strong presence in each other’s lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family. At this time, we ask for your grace and kindness as we navigate through this stage within our family,” she wrote, also thanking fans for their “understanding and compassion.”
Kody spoke out about his third wife’s decision to part ways in a separate statement via Instagram, revealing it came with “a great deal of sadness.”
“We enjoyed many years together and I have a large amount of respect and admiration for her,” the reality star added. “Although we are moving forward on different paths, we will always remain committed parents.”
Halloween 2021 marked the first holiday the couple seemingly celebrated separately after she moved back to Utah in a duplex based in the city of Murray. Over the years, the Browns have lived in Utah, Nevada and now Arizona.
Meanwhile, Janelle enjoyed reuniting with some of her loved ones while visiting daughter Maddie’s home in North Carolina, where Christine’s daughter Ysabel now lives.
Prior to their split announcement, Christine and Kody seemed to be at odds over several marital issues, including her hopes to move back to Utah amid their Coyote Pass building plans in Arizona, as well as with how they handled social distancing as a family amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Following their split, Christine opened up about the final straw in their marriage.
“He broke my little girl’s heart,” she told People in August, referring to Kody missing their daughter Ysabel’s September 2020 surgery. “I really find it hard to stay with a guy who I don’t respect. I understood COVID, and why he couldn’t come, but she didn’t. And she still has a really hard time with it.”
“I would’ve preferred to have him there, of course, because it’s what Ysabel needed,” she continued, before adding, “But I didn’t need him anymore.”
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