Christine Brown Says She Ended Her Friendship with Her Former Sister Wife Meri By Telling Her “We’re Not Going To Be Friends Because I Don’t Trust You”

“I’m not mean! And it’s no fair that you say I am!”
“Sure, Jan…”

Christine Brown says there’s little to no chance of her mending her fractured friendship with her former sister wife, Meri Brown.

During a sneak peek clip of Sunday’s “One on Ones” episode of Sister Wives, posted by, Christine discussed the reasons why she says she’s “done” trying to be pals with Meri. She also detailed the conversation she had with Meri to inform her that she was no longer interested in maintaining a relationship.

“I ended the friendship. I ended the relationship, I did. I ended it,” Christine tells episode host Sukanya Krishnan. It wasn’t safe for me anymore and I ended it and I just told her straight up, ‘No, we’re not going to be friends because I don’t trust you and I’m not gonna do that to myself anymore.'”

As ‘Sister Wives’ fans know, Christine left Kody Brown in 2021 and moved to Utah shortly after, leaving behind her friendships with her former sister wives Meri and Robyn. (Christine remains close to Kody’s second wife, Janelle, who has since separated from Kody herself.)

Christine told Sukanya that it was Meri’s mean girl behavior that ultimately led to Christine ending their decades-long friendship.

“We tried a little bit here and there [when the family lived] in Vegas but her treatment of me wasn’t nice,” Christine said of Meri. “She wouldn’t be nice to me. She was just putting me down a lot in public situations. Especially if her family was there she would just put me down. You can put me down as much as you want but after I hit my wall, I’m done.” 

“…if you change your mind…”

Christine said she’s not open to working to repair her relationship with Meri, because she believes Meri would go right back to being unkind to her.

“Sure, she would be nice for a while but then [her mean side] would just come out again,” Christine said. “I just never knew who to expect, and it was just too stressful.”

In Sukanya’s one-on-one interview with Meri for the same episode, she seems to be puzzled about why Christine is no longer her friend. Although she admits that she and Christine no longer trust each other, she makes no mention of the conversation Christine says she had with her about ending the friendship. 

“I know what kind of relationship she and I have had in the past. It’s been fun. It’s not been super super deep, but it’s been a lot of fun and I miss that. I missed that for a lot of years with her,” Meri said, later adding, “I don’t know exactly what the deal is.”

In a previous interview with Today, Christine stated that she will be cordial to Meri and Robyn when they see each other at family functions, but that her relationships with them are unlikely to go beyond that.

“In other words: kick rocks, ladies. Or better yet, kick Kody. I don’t really care.”

“I don’t know if I’m ever going to be anything different…I think it might just always be that when we see each other we will be cordial. I think that’s all that’s going to happen, to be honest,” Christine said, later adding “I just want people in my life that are safe and people that I trust. So that’s what I’m going to do: Surround myself with people that I trust, and that I know trust me.”

The ‘Sister Wives’ “One on One” special airs Sunday on TLC. 

You can watch a clip of Meri and Christine’s interviews from the episode below! 

RELATED STORY: Meri Brown Confirms Her Marriage to Kody Brown Is Over In Sneak Peek of ‘Sister Wives’ Finale Special: “He Already Made the Decision”

(Photos: TLC) 

19 Responses

  1. I think Christine was very smart to end the relationship with Meri. Meri is very two face and tries to play the pity card. She never looks happy, never smiles and always looks like she hasn’t slept in weeks. I am so happy for Christine and Janelle. I hope they get a spin off show, but leave Meri out. Definitely a back stabber and liar.

  2. Mary’s happy go lucky “I love me!” life is so phony! When she’s around the family she acts like she got slapped away from the table! Never smiles! Never Happy! I think it’s sad that Cody wants all his wives to be the best of friends when Mary and Robin is sitting up on their hills in their mansions Never offering to give her a place to stay! Especially Mary!! She should be in a one bedroom apartment! All that room she has and Janelle is sleeping in a camper. If that were most families they would have said in Robin’s case, double up kids, we need to make room for Janelle and Savannah! In Mary’s, “I’ve got plenty of space! Come on over!” It’s just funny to me with all Cody’s ranting about them he doesn’t see how selfish they are and they did once all live under the same roof!

    1. Think Janelle chose to live in an RV…not really sure Christine needed a place to stay & I think Meri seems pretty chill & satisfied, but none of us know what Really goes on in Real life with this family.

    2. You have described my viewpoint perfectly! Meri is extremely two-faced. She tries to have this online persona of, “Look at me, I’m living my best life!” as opposed to on Sister Wives having a complete victim mentality. She’s not fooling anyone, people know she’s a miserable woman who doesn’t play nice with her own sister wives.

      Also, I understand each wives desire to have their own independence and be the head of their own home. Or I suppose in the case with Kody, the second head of their home. However, if the goal was to pay off the land and begin building on Coyote Pass, then I believe they absolutely should have been doubling up in the homes. Meri is one single person living in a ginormous home!! With that comes a ginormous rental payment. Since she gets along well with Robyn, Meri should have moved in there. And since Christine and Janelle get along well, her and Savannah should have moved in. This idea of the wives living together is not foreign to them! They could have made it work if their main objective was to build on the land. To me, this family has never made sound financial decisions.

      And finally, I don’t think Kody is capable of seeing how selfish Robyn and Meri are being because he himself is a selfish person and extremely narcissistic. Typically narcissists cannot decipher those traits in other people if they carry those same traits themselves.

  3. To Christine and Jenelle, stay away from Meri, she is toxic as hell. She is trying to be friends(it would be fake)with you 2 again because she wants to be on your show. TKC, NO MORE MERI, ROBIN OR KODY.

  4. I really like new Christine with healthy boundaries looking out for herself.

    She transformed into an inspiration to women.

    1. Yeah she did!!! I bet she is loving her newfound confidence and is setting an amazing example for her 5 daughters.

    1. I think Christine was very smart to end the relationship with Meri. Meri is very two face and tries to play the pity card. She never looks happy, never smiles and always looks like she hasn’t slept in weeks. I am so happy for Christine and Janelle. I hope they get a spin off show, but leave Meri out. Definitely a back stabber and liar.

  5. Meri is 100% a mean girl. Frankly, I think she’s just a miserable person with a terrible personality. She never sounded happy or even smiled or laughed for that matter. She appears to be very unhappy. At any time she had the power to change that. But she chose to stay with a man who blatantly and publicly told her he didn’t want anything to do with her or their marriage. I suppose I’d be miserable too if I chose to stay in that situation. Desperation is so unattractive.

      1. I agree that, for her, that probably was some of her motivation for staying.

        However, I can confidently say that if my child (and I, too, have just the one) told me he’d cut me off if I left his father, I would walk away and not look back. Clearly I’d be heartbroken, but i wouldn’t allow myself to be manipulated like that by my child.

        Hopefully by now Leon has matured enough to recognize how selfish they were for putting it out there like that.

        1. That’s awful! I had no idea Leon put that on their mother! Now I can see just a tiny bit of her motivation to stay, but I too would be damned if my own child tried to cast that manipulation onto me. How dare Leon even suggest the fact that they would not talk to Meri if she left. Leon has no idea what went on in their marriage. It’s not fair for them to say that. Especially after seeing how Kody treats Meri on television. What kind of child would want their mother to stay in that unloving and often times abusive relationship.

        2. Leon will never mature. Unpopular opinion, but they’re an attention seeking mean person and perpetual “victim” just like their mommy.

          1. You know, you’re absolutely correct. I’ve noticed that the older Leon gets also. They are very attention-seeking and have learned that victim mentality straight from Meri. I suppose the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

          2. I don’t think that is an unpopular opinion at all. Leon has always been and will continue to be a selfish little brat.

      2. Why would Leon even threaten her mom like that. She has no idea what is going on inside her mother’s marriage. Thats just so sad.

        1. Lmao Leon, this is just getting ridiculous, Mariah was the only kid that wanted sister wives, she was totally brainwashed by her parents and now whoever told her she’s a boy now. Weak minded person

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