“After more than 25 years together, Kody and I have grown apart and I have made the difficult decision to leave,” Christine wrote on Instagram. “We will continue to be a strong presence in each other’s lives as we parent our beautiful children and support our wonderful family. At this time, we ask for your grace and kindness as we navigate through this stage within our family.”
The exes share six children: Asypen, Mykelti, Paedon, Gwendlyn, Ysabel and Truely.
“Christine’s decision to leave comes with a great deal of sadness,” Kody wrote in his own post. “We enjoyed many years together and I have a large amount of respect and admiration for her. Although we are moving forward on different paths, we will always remain committed parents.”
When Kody wed Christine in 1994, he was already married to Meri Brown and Janelle Brown. Meri and Kody legally divorced in 2014 so he could marry Robyn Brown. However, according to People, Kody still considers them spiritually married.