SISTER Wives star Christine Brown’s aunt said her niece was “never happy in the impossible marriage” with Kody.
Kristyn Decker weighed in on Christine and Kody’s split while appearing on Friday’s episode of the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast.
Earlier this week, Christine, 49, and Kody, 52, confirmed their breakup following months of speculation.
Kristyn shared her thoughts on the marriage during the podcast, stating: “I don’t think Christine’s been genuinely happy since day one.
“I don’t believe women in plural marriage.
“It’s kind of impossible to have a marriage when you’ve got a division like that — you know, four women, five, whatever it’s going to be, and a lot of children.
“That’s not a partnership. It’s not a real marriage.”
'BREAKS MY HEART'
She added that she “felt bad” for her niece and Kody’s three other wives “from day one,” noting: “It still breaks my heart. I don’t think any women are genuinely happy in that.”
Kristyn is no stranger to the world of polygamy, as she was previously in a polygamist relationship and left.
She said she wishes the best for Christine as she moves on from Kody, sharing: “I just hope she has [moved on], that she’s really out there and going to find genuine happiness, the kind that I have and want everyone to have.
“There’s a lot of people who’ve left who have really, really found joy and happiness outside of that.”
Kristyn isn’t Christine’s only family member to speak out following the separation.
Christine’s cousin Anna LeBaron, who escaped polygamy when she was 13 years old, revealed the hardship the Sister Wives is enduring following the separation.
Anna exclusively told The Sun: “The transition away from any kind of relationship, polygamous or monogamous, is always a difficult decision to make. I hope she is well and going to be healing from this very difficult time in her life.
“I hope she’s getting the care and support she needs. This decision after 25 years of marriage is difficult. There is going to be grief and sadness. My hope is she will find healing and live a life that will bring her joy, peace and happiness.
“It’s courageous and brave. I am proud of her for taking the steps to be the person she wants to be in this life.”
Christine announced the breakup on Tuesday, as she wrote on Instagram: “After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave.
"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. With love, Christine Brown.”
Shortly after, Kody released a statement of his own that read: "Christine's decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness.
"We enjoyed many years together and I have a large amount of respect and admiration for her.
"Although we are moving forward on different paths, we will always remain committed parents.”
The pair spiritually married in 1994, while they share children Mykelti, Aspyn, Ysabel, Paedon, Gwendlyn and Truley.
Christine joined his first wife Meri, 50, and second wife Janelle, 52, as fourth spouse Robyn, 43, entered the family in 2010.
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