Robyn says Christine is still technically married to Kody until she gets ‘physical with another man’

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In a preview for the upcoming Nov. 6 episode of sister wives, Kody Brown and his estranged wife, Christine Brown, argue over the status of their divorce, and Robyn Brown steps in.

She believes that since Christine and Kody are spiritually married, they must go through the church. She also believes that unless Christine is intimate with another man, she is still technically married to Kody.

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Kody thinks Christine has to go through the church to get a divorce

Preview of the next sister wives episode (Via ET), Kody tells Christine that it’s “news” to him that they’re officially divorced after 27 years of spiritual marriage.

The father of 18 has heard of his divorce from his 11-year-old daughter Truely and doesn’t want to accept it. He believes this should be agreed by both parties and done through the church.

“We never made a formal agreement. We never signed any paper. We never agreed. We never went to our church and said, ‘Hey, we’re divorced.’ or “we want a divorce”. Would they even allow us to divorce? Kody tells the cameras.

Robyn thinks Christine is still married to Kody until she gets “physical with another man”

Earlier this season, Robyn said there was a particular “separation procedure” Apostolic United Brethren (AUB) members had to go through to get a divorce.

In the clip, Robyn weighs in on Christine’s decision to call herself a divorcee and supports Kody. “Usually our church would say you are divorced. You have to go ask for a divorce. You must get [the] paperwork. You need to get approval. You have to prove that the marriage is broken,” Robyn told Kody during the meeting.

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“Christine saying, ‘I’m divorced,’ kind of invalidates our beliefs. We’re spiritually married to Kody through our church. If we want a divorce, we have to get their approval,” Robyn told the cameras.

“You know, technically, from what I understand, until Christine is physical with another man, she’s not divorced,” Robyn says.

Janelle is on Christine’s side

Since Christine was never legally married to Kody, there is no legal prenup binding her to him. Since she left the faith, she also does not adhere to the belief system. The sister wives star believes her divorce is between her and God and no one else.

Christine explained that when her mother left her faith and plural marriage, she also did not go through the church. “Since I don’t have any legal contract that binds me to Kody, there was no legal process to follow. None of us are part of this religion anymore,” Christine tells the cameras. She can’t see the “problem” of simply deciding when she will divorce.

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Of course, Christine’s sister wife, Janelle, is on her side. “I mean, as far as I know, it’s just that the divorce should be recognized. But Christine left the faith. So she says it will be between her and God, and that’s OK. The rules don’t apply to her anymore if she’s not in faith,” Janelle told the cameras.

Next week, fans will be able to listen to the new episode. With a bit of luck, sister wives fans will finally find out what the “knife” in Kody’s loins is.

New episodes of Sister Wives Season 17 air Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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