American reality television series Sister Wives stars Kody Brown and Christine Brown have officially announced their split after being together for 25 years. In a statement posted on Instagram on Tuesday, November 2, Christine, 49, wrote, "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." She captioned her statement, "Thanks for your understanding and compassion! #journey #hope #change #changeisgood #changeisscary." Check out her post below: 


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According to a report by Page Six, Christine complained on Sister Wives, which is set to begin its sixteenth season later this month, about how she felt she was getting no support from Kody. "I can’t do marriage with Kody anymore. I don’t wanna," she stated about leaving her polygamist family during the show's season 15 finale. Despite not tying the knot officially, the two maintained a relationship which they called as a "spiritual union." The former couple are parents to Asypen, 26, Mykelti, 25, Paedon, 23, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 18, and Truely, 11.

Sister Wives revolves around the life of a polygamist family, which includes father Kody Brown, his four wives - Meri Caroline, Janelle S., Christine Ruth and Robyn Alice - and their 18 children. Kody legally married his first wife, Meri Brown, in 1990, but split in 2014. He was then legally allowed to enter wedlock with Robyn Brown a few months later. Kody has also been in an unauthorised "spiritual union" relationship with Janelle, while Robyn is the only spouse who is married to him legally.