All polygamous techniques are a go, people.
By way of a really quick (albeit semi-revealing) teaser, TLC introduced on Friday that Sister Wives will, certainly, return for a seventeenth season this fall.
The cable community hadn’t beforehand confirmed an eventual return by Kody Brown and his spouses, though most followers have been assuming for awhile that the present merely had to come back again.
As a result of there’s simply a lot storyline fodder on the market!
A bulk of Season 16 targeted on rising stress between Kody and his wives, as Janelle, Meri and Christine all rebelled at varied factors towards Kody and his strict COVID-19 protocols.
Most notably, Christine appeared essentially the most sad in her marriage.
On the season finale, she admitted that Kody mainly determined to withhold intercourse till her habits modified.
“It’s over. The intimate a part of our marriage is over,” Christine stated on the time.
“And to be sincere, I’m not okay with that. I’m not okay with staying in a wedding the place there’s no intimacy.
“That’s not an actual marriage. I’m not fascinated with a half marriage or a partial marriage or no matter we have now.”
She meant it, too: In November, Christine introduced she had left Kody.
“After greater than 25 years collectively, Kody and I’ve grown aside and I’ve made the troublesome resolution to depart,” wrote the 49-year previous again on November 2, including:
“We’ll proceed to be a powerful presence in one another’s lives as we guardian our lovely youngsters and assist our fantastic household.
“Right now, we ask in your grace and kindness as we navigate by means of this stage inside our household.”
As you may see within the Sister Wives Season 17 poster above, which options one wedding ceremony ring having fallen to the bottom, this stunning cut up will very be part of new episodes to come back.
Christine now lives again in Utah (and appears fairly darn thrilled over it!), but her son advised social media followers awhile again that she’ll stay a full-time forged member.
Kody, in the meantime, stated on February’s reunion particular that he didn’t see Christine’s monumental resolution coming.
“I didn’t know she was going, ‘Oh, I don’t wish to be married to Kody anymore,’” he stated on air.
“I imply, I had heard rumors from my youngsters that she had been form of throwing issues round and even different wives saying, ‘Oh she’s all the time threatened that she was going to depart.’
And I’m like, ‘Why am I at midnight right here?’”
As for what Season 17 will carry?
Many viewers on the market have been hoping that Meri will comply with Christine out the door, contemplating she and Kody haven’t slept collectively in 10 years.
On an April 2021 episode of Sister Wives, Kody stated he and Meri are not “in love,” which implies they don’t have any intimate relationship.
“She desires to be liked romantically — then there needs to be a spark for that.
“After which she’ll get from that, she is going to obtain romance, love and a full marriage and sexual relationship,” Kody, all the time such a sweetheart, stated in an previous confessional.
Meri has no plans to go anyplace, nevertheless.
Shhe married Kody in 1990 and has typically stated she’s gonna make the very best of her disconnect with Kody.
“It simply form of got here right down to that we’re pals, which I suppose is an efficient factor. It’s a very good factor,” she stated of her relationship with Kody in a December episode of the present.
“However I don’t know, I suppose I simply form of have hope for greater than that.”
“If I give up and I stroll away, then it’s not going to get higher.
“I’m not going anyplace, y’all.
“You’re caught with me, whether or not you prefer it or not.”
Sister Wives Season 17 premieres September 11 at 10/9c on TLC.
We’ll be tuning in, that’s for positive.