Last week on Sister Wives, the family had to do their best to quarantine for Christmas. In order to do so, Kody felt it necessary to take his sons, Gabriel and Garrison aside. He tried to reinforce the importance of his pandemic rules and why they have been put into place. Yet, he has some bold sons with Janelle and they were not stepping down. Gabe let his dad know that Christine all but raised most of them so being away from family was probably the hardest on her. Furthermore, their mother would put her life on the line just to hug the whole family again so maybe Kody should do some self-exploration.
Gabe also wanted his dad to see they have drifted apart but Kody did not grasp any of that. It came to the point where Gabe wanted his confessional over with. Sadly, the familial quarantine was interrupted when Janelle’s mother passed away. After she returned, Robyn came by and the women discussed plural marriage. They also chatted about rapid COVID tests as everyone who attended the funeral had to take one. Luckily, everyone tested negative and Christmas went as planned. However, Kody still felt “blue.”
Sister Wives Celebration
The whole family has been safe since Christmas so now, Robyn’s youngest daughter Ari is demanding the family celebrate her birthday together. Since testing is easily accessible for them, they are all doing what is necessary. Christine admits the tests make it easier for them to hang out but it does not fix all the damage the family has gone through. Kody put them through a lot with the rules and regulations, she admits this. Ariella is now five and everyone can be all over one another.
Kody is excited they are gathering yet he is still upset with the disrespect he received from his older children. He said it ruined his holiday season but tried to find the reasoning behind the anger. The show flashes to the conversation he had at the logs with Gabe and Garrison. He said how they had rules and regulations at work so why not within the family. Garrison was quick to point out how Kody needs to communicate verbally in a better manner.
Kody tries to believe this has to do with him not being there enough for his kids, i.e. Ysabel’s surgery. Possibly not at Janelle’s house during the pandemic. Yet, he goes back to his younger children and says that’s where his obligation is at. Janelle says they never pushed their kids out of the door at eighteen but now, he is changing this. However, at Robyn’s home, there are kids over eighteen there. They are following his rules so it’s okay. He has a lot of conflicting ideals.
Hopes For The Future Dashed
Everyone has so much fun at Ari’s birthday. They toast to her and she is just a firecracker. When Christine is complimenting her, she points out how red her sister wife mama is. Everyone just cracks up and they note how being together is so much fun. They begin to look to the future and Kody’s impending birthday one week away. Then, it says “three days later” and that is never a good sign. Robyn is self-filming, sharing that the day after Ari’s birthday, her nanny tested positive for COVID.
Kody flips out because he wonders how she and her husband got it when they’ve been following the rules. Robyn feels Kody is validated now that getting together might be too much of a risk. Now everyone has to get tested and a part of Robyn feels bad that it could have come from her home. As for Christine, she is chuckling a little bit because it’s ironic. This has come from his own nanny. Janelle feels the same as she kept safe and she’s broken some of Kody’s rules.
Christine wonders if this will stop the family hangouts. Yet, it was really hard for her to hang out with Kody as their marriage is in a bad spot. As she has said before, she struggles with seeing him have functioning relationships. Apparently, her girls say he is different when she is not around so maybe it is best if she is not around at all. So, what is next?
Sister Wives Split Apart
In a self-filmed confessional, Christine is getting very introspective. She shares she and Kody had been putting in a door at her home. As they are doing it, he is talking about her cat and keeping the cat away from her inventory. Finally, she asks him if he has installed the door as a barrier for the cat or to prevent them from being intimate. He responded that he was not really interested in having an intimate relationship anymore. Kody explained he did not like her behavior, he wanted to see if she could be a better sister wife.
Furthermore, he said other people do it all the time when she said she could not have an intimate-free marriage. She does not understand how he gets to be intimate with other sister wives but not her. Christine admits her heart is shattered and after the conversation, he continued to work on the door while she went to bed. He woke up and made himself breakfast. Apparently, he told her a while ago he was not attracted to her and she knew this but this is not a real marriage to her.
Kody says they have had trouble for twelve years and it flashes back to the fights they’ve had over the seasons. He has called her a cry-baby and such. It has not been healthy at all. Now, she has decided she does not want Kody in her room anymore. It is a special place for her and nothing special happens with them though he knows people with romance-free marriages. She says he can visit the kids but that’s it. He thinks it’s a phase or an awakening.
Kody claims Christine has been saying she is going to leave him for years. He also claims she has murdered their intimacy with betrayal. That betrayal is her threatening to leave. It is a constant back and forth with her according to Kody. He does not understand why he is so surprised and does not know if he should believe it. It is almost time to believe it as she will make it a reality. In the meantime, everyone tested negative so Robyn is over the moon. It is also time to head to St. George for Christine as it is Mykelti’s baby shower.
Christine is feeling a transition and does not want to stay in Flagstaff. This has been her feeling for a while. She flashes back to telling Kody she did not want him in her room. He kept saying they would discuss it but for her, there was no discussion. Furthermore, she wondered what it would be like when he came over to pack up his stuff. She felt he would come by and pack but not spend time with the girls. So, she took it upon herself to pack for him and put it in the garage.
She is breaking down over the life she had, what she knew, and the family she has lost. Christine knows she wants to move and be where people love them or rather her. Over at Janelle’s, both Gabe and Garrison have tested positive for COVID. Now, she and Savanah must go test. As for Kody, he is at Christine’s where he has found all of his belongings packed up and he is in shock. They did not discuss this so how could it have happened?
Kody’s Been Moved Out On Sister Wives!
All of his stuff has been moved out. He wants to talk to Christine about this and says he has been moved out of his house. It feels like it is Christine’s home. She feels relieved like she can breathe and settle for a bit. There are about a dozen boxes there for him and he does not want to move any out. He claims he did not know she was this serious at all. Christine has no idea what the future looks like but she knows he will come by and see the kids. Then he can leave and go elsewhere.
Kody is not angry, he thinks it might be a game. He still does not know why and says he is “ambivalent.” Kody says he almost does not care. In their church, they release you spiritually. As far as Christine is concerned, it is between her and God. Kody is concerned about it “karmically.” He thinks the system is anti-divorce but then realizes that is hypocritical as he has been divorced. Plus, he is married to two people who have been divorced (Janelle and Robyn). He keeps saying he is unbothered and that it is his house.
Kody also says he feels relief from a loveless marriage. Yet, he is not talking about how he really feels because that is still an uncertainty. Next week, one-on-one with Kody, Meri, Robyn, Janelle, and Christine in a Sister Wives exclusive. Don’t miss it next Sunday on TLC.
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