‘Sister Wives’ Star Christine Brown Says Continuing to Work is Helping Her Cope With the Loss of Garrison Brown: “It’s a Terrible Thing to Lose Your Son”

Trigger Warning: This story contains mention of suicide.

In an effort to keep moving forward while grieving the loss of Garrison Brown, Sister Wives star Christine Brown said she is turning her focus towards her work. 

Christine took to social media Wednesday, noting that it had been two weeks since Garrison’s death and, despite her ongoing grieving, she is continuing to work because it’s what she understands. 

As The Ashley previously told you, 25-year-old Garrison– son of Kody and Janelle Brown– died of suicide March 5 at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. A family funeral was held to honor Garrison on March 9 and, since that time, numerous members of the Brown Family have spoken out on social media about Garrison’s death.

“It’s been two weeks since Garrison’s death– that’s never easier to say,” Christine began. “And I have to keep working because it’s what I understand, it’s what I know and it’s what I know I need to do.” 

Christine went on to explain that for her, working often includes posting on social media, something she seemed to fear would bring criticism from some fans.  

“ … Those of you that have understood that it’s just what I have to do to keep moving forward, thank you so much, ‘cause it’s a terrible thing to lose your son. Terrible,” she stated. “We’re gonna miss him all the time, every single day for the rest of our lives.


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“So we gotta just keep moving forward, ‘cause otherwise I would just want to stay in bed all day,” she continued. “For me, working means posting, so I’m gonna keep doing that, ‘cause that’s what I understand, that’s what I know how to do.” 

Christine– who played a large part in raising Garrison despite not being his biological mother– concluded her video by thanking those who have reached out to her and her family with love and support in the weeks following Garrison’s death.

“Please, start reaching out to people that you love and let them know,” she added. “If you feel like calling somebody, you gotta call them and just reach out, and continue doing it.” 

Last week, Christine shared a series of childhood photos of Garrison that she ran across while going through camera film, telling followers, “He truly blessed our lives.” 

Over the weekend, she also posted photos of ingredients she was using to prepare Garrison’s favorite breakfast, which she said she added green food coloring to in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  

“We’re always going to remember and honor Garrison, no matter what life throws at us daily,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s such a difficult balance embracing life and daily routines like celebrating holidays and working while grieving. So, hey, I made his favorite for St. Patrick’s Day!” 

RELATED STORY: Madison Brown Stresses Importance of Mental Health Care Following Death of Her Brother Garrison; Says His Suicide Wasn’t Due to Bullying or “Lack of Love” 

(Photos: TLC; Instagram) 


  1. “what I have to do to keep moving forward, thank you so much, ‘cause it’s a terrible thing to lose your son”

    Please, it’s not her son. I’m sure she’s not suffering to the degree Janelle is. Why? Because it’s not her son!

    1. She worked nights when the kids were younger so she could stay home with them during the day. She raised those kids. Even Gabe said so on the last season. She may not be his biological mom but she was a mom to him.

  2. Look, she has to work, she needs the money after Kody sqander all there money on QVC crap for Robin and stupid paintings.

    She’s in a situation where she makes money on the internet and she needs to post. I don’t think anyone has a problem with that or thinks it means she’s “over” his loss.

    She raised those boys with Janelle, she loved him and he loved her.

    Maddie posted something very similar too. Life has to continue its sad its hard, but your bills don’t stop.

  3. Everyone grieves differently which is ok.
    Very sad for his family, I pray for them to find peace.

  4. I feel horrible for Janelle, Christine and their children. Kody and Robin are still scum, and I hope they both feel the enormous amount of guilt. Their selfish decisions have wrong, especially Robin, pushing her children to the front, and basically begging Cody to ignore all his other children. I can never respect the woman who acts that way.

    1. That is a disgusting comment. You may not like Kody or the decisions he’s made but he is still a human being that just lost a child. You should have compassion for him just like everyone else in the family.

      Also, you have no idea what was going on in Garrison’s head. You don’t know what led to him to take his life. For you to say that you hope Kody and Robyn carry guilt is just flat out wrong. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy and you shouldn’t either.

    2. All I hope is that from this sad situation, Kody gets his head out his a$$, and makes right with the rest of his kids.

      Life is short and Kody didn’t have a relationship with Garrison of something stupid and petty. I hope he now uses this time to fix his relationship with the rest of his adult children.

      I’m sure he’s being harder on himself than anyone else.

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