Kody Brown has admitted that he was done playing games with his ex-wife, Kristen, when their nearly 26-year marriage ended.
on Sundays Sister’s wives: one on one The episode reveals, Cody, 53, doesn’t know what to do about their breakup.
“At first, my problem was that I thought Kristen was playing a game,” he told host Sukanya Krishnan. “I was contradictory. I was trying to be discreet about it.”
“She’s a gamer. Since we were married, [it was] “Jumping around, pouting, tantrums, just behaving things around. Some of the games that were going on when we moved to Flagstaff, AZ,” he said.
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Cody recalled one experience when Kristen, 50, was upset over a gift he received from his then-wife Meri, who confirmed she had also split from the reality star during Sunday’s special.
“Merry gave me a really nice birthday present and I’m here to say to Janelle, Kristen and Robyn that I and Merry might reconcile,” he explained. “And Christine lost her photos – that day.”
He continued, “She came to our family party and left shouting to one of the children that she was in a loveless marriage.” “That’s two years before you fire me.”
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During the special, Kristen opened up about discovering that Cody said he wasn’t physically attracted to her.
“It was horrible to hear,” she admitted. “It’s so embarrassing.” “I just thought, You know what? It really does go both ways.”
“I wasn’t really attracted—after he said that, I kind of felt like, ‘Oh, well, I’m done.'” It’s over. “It was almost a relief.” “I wouldn’t keep fighting about this or trying if you weren’t attracted to me. So everything I’ve done for you and the family means nothing.”
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Kristen announced the couple’s split on Instagram in November 2021, saying the longtime couple had “broken up”.
“After more than 25 years together, Cody and I have separated and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” she said in a statement. “We will continue to be such a powerful presence in each other’s lives as we raise our beautiful children and support our wonderful family. At this time, we ask for your mercy and kindness as we go through this phase within our family.”
In her caption, Kristen thanked the fans for their “understanding” and “sympathy”. It also added several hashtags, including “Change is good” and “Change is scary.”
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Cody addressed Kristen’s decision in his own Instagram statement at the time.
“Christine’s decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness,” he said. “We have enjoyed many years together and I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for her. Although we are moving forward on different paths, we will always be committed parents.”
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Kristen later told PEOPLE that the final straw for Cody leaving came after he refused to travel for her daughter Ysabel’s scoliosis surgery. “It broke my little girl’s heart,” she said. “I find it really hard being with a guy I don’t respect. She understood COVID, why he couldn’t come, but she didn’t. And she still has a hard time with it.”
the Cooking with Christine Lead also told People that she plans to be monogamous from now on.
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