Sister Wives star Christine Allred Brown is best known as the third wife of Kody Brown. She and Kody share six children, five daughters, Aspyn, Mykelti, Gwendlyn, Ysabel and Truely, and one son, Paedon. Christine was raised in a polygamous family. So, she knew at a very young age that this was the lifestyle she wanted to pursue. Here are a few tidbits you may or may not know about Christine Brown.
Sister Wives: Christine Brown Always Saw Herself As A Third Wife
Sister Wives celeb Christine Brown knew from an early age she wanted to be in a plural marriage. As she famously said in the opening credits for the show, ” I wanted the family, I just didn’t want the man”.
Christine Brown felt she would like the role of third wife best. The first wife is Meri Brown and was the legal wife. The first wife deals the most with jealousy issues as additional Sister Wives are added. So as the third wife, she felt she’d be the last wife and remain the shiny new toy in Kody Brown’s toy chest.
However, that all changed sixteen years into her Sister Wives marriage when her shared husband added a fourth wife, Robyn Brown. So Christine still had to contend with the jealousy issues that wives one and two had. Certainly not what she saw her role as the third wife playing out.
Christine Brown Has Never Been A Legal Wife
All the Sister Wives except Christine Brown have been legally married. She is the only one to be classified officially as an unmarried woman. Although she considers herself married to Kody Brown, their marriage is only a spiritual union. Additionally, the only man Christine has been with is her shared husband.
Meri Brown is Kody’s first wife and was his legal wife until 2014 when they legally divorced so he could legally marry Robyn Brown and adopt her children from her first marriage. Janelle Brown was married to Meri’s brother Adam Barber before she divorced him to marry Sister Wives‘ Kody Brown.
Sister Wives: She Was A Stay At Home Mom
All the Sister Wives work outside the home with the exception of Christine. Her main role in the family was as a caregiver to her children and her fellow wives’ children. So her contribution to the family’s finances was to look after the clan’s children as the others worked. It was what brought her the most joy and fulfillment.
These days Christine does work. She followed in Meri Brown’s footsteps and now sells LuLaRoe online. In fact, Christine is very successful just like Meri. Additionally, LLR has tuned into a Brown family business as Christine’s kids often help her with her live sales on Facebook. Plus a few other Brown kids also sell the clothing as their full-time jobs.
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Christine Gave Birth To Kody Brown’s Thirteenth Child On The Thirteenth
When Sister Wives debuted in 2010, Kody’s third wife Christine Brown was pregnant with Kody’s thirteenth child. Additionally, this child ended up being born on the 13th of April. So Truely Grace Brown is the couple’s 6 child and Kody’s thirteenth. How fitting that his thirteen kid was born on the 13th. Both Kody and Christine have often joked about this on the show.
She Was The First Wife To Give Birth On Camera On Sister Wives
The year Sister Wives debuted was a very busy year for the Browns. The family added its 4th wife Robyn, moved from Lehi, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada, and third wife Christine gave birth to the family’s thirteenth child. So, TLC cameras filmed the birth of Truely Grace for viewers to watch later that year when the show made its highly anticipated debut. That makes Christine the first wife to have her pregnancy and delivery chronicled on film.
However, just the next year, Robyn Brown also gave birth to a Brown child on camera. Solomon Brown was born in October 2011. Since then TLC filmed the birth of Kody’s eighteenth and final child, Robyn’s daughter Ariella Mae Brown’s birth in January 2106. Additionally, both of Kody’s grandchildren were born on-screen when daughter Maddie Brown Brush had son Axel in January 2018 and daughter Evangalynn in April 2019.
So Christine Brown, as the third wife, was the first wife to have a child on the screen. But will she be the last remains to be seen? It’s no secret that family patriarch Kody Brown has baby fever and would certainly welcome a 19th child.
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