Christeline Petersen wants fans to know she and her young daughters are OK.
The former Seeking Sister Wife star, who left the series after accusing her husband Dimitri Snowden and sister wife Ashley of domestic abuse, took to her private Instagram account Friday to provide fans with an update and thank them for their support, Starcasm is reporting.
“Words aren’t enough to express my gratitude to each and everyone of you,” Starcasm shared from Christeline’s posts. “I know you want to know if we’re ok and I appreciate you so much for that but there are simply things that I am not able to share at this time, I hope you can understand.”
The South Africa native and mother of two filed a restraining order against the Snowdens in March, alleging that both Dimitri and Ashley abused her. At the time, a judge granted a temporary order against Dimitri but not Ashley. The order was later dropped when a judge who ruled that Christeline did not have enough proof to back up her claims.
Since leaving the Snowdens earlier this year, Christeline and her children have been in hiding, according to Starcasm. In her Instagram messages, Christeline gave an update on their living situation.
“What I can tell you is that my girls are I are doing okay for now,” Starcasm shared from her posts. “The journey ahead of us is long and a little scary but I am keeping my head up and pushing through. We are in the process of finding new accommodation. If you’re in the California area and have some renting recommendations, please reach out.”
Ashley commented on the allegations against her and Dimitri on Instagram last month.
“Those who know me and my situation have given me so much love and support over the last couple months, and I’m so very grateful,” her post reads. “But I’m human. I’m a mother with children to look out for, and though I may not react to every little comment, listen to every rumor, or watch the videos, I know what’s being shared and I’m collecting the data.”
Ariadne Joseph and Vanessa Cobbs, two former Snowden sister wives, have stepped up to help Christeline and her children get back on their feet and maybe even return home to South Africa. The two have set up a GoFundMe that has raised more than $8,000 of its $10,000 goal at press time.
“I’ve recently become acquainted with this beautiful soul and she could really use our help,” the appeal reads. “Christeline Peterson and her two daughters are in dire need of clothing and other essentials and supplies as they have few possessions with them where they are at. After having endured severe domestic abuse at the hands of her Husband, she is now in hiding and fears for her life.”
Christeline ended her messages to fans with a promise of future updates and thanks for their continued support.
“I will update you as much as I can on how things are progressing with us,” Starcasm shared from her posts. “Again, thank you for everything you have done for me and my girls. May your kindness be returned to you a hundred times over. And when the time comes, I promise to turn the kindness you have shown me over to someone else in need. Please be safe and well.”
In addition to working to rebuild her life with her children, Christeline has more legal issues to face with the Snowdens. Dimitri filed for divorce in May, citing irreconcilable differences, People reported. The former couple married last July and separated in January.
Though they’ve been together for more than a decade, Dimitri and Ashley have never been legally married, instead opting for a spiritual marriage as they committed to a polygamous lifestyle, according to Distractify.
(Photos: TLC; Instagram; GoFundMe)