Viewers will lastly see the fallout from Kody and Christine Brown‘s break up.

Within the season 17 trailer for Sister Wives, launched Aug. 8, Christine tells Kody that she’s leaving him, MeriRobyn and Janelle Brown—and there is no altering her thoughts. “I really feel wish to Kody,” Christine admits in a confessional, “Robyn’s extra vital.”

Christine’s choice to go away Kody and the Arizona compound creates a rift between the wives, with Meri saying that she is heartbroken to lose Christine, who she describes as “greater than a sister spouse.” As for Janelle, she’s upset that the household by no means obtained the prospect to work by way of their points.

This finally leaves the Brown household in disarray, which is disappointing to Kody, who worries about how polyamory will probably be seen amid the break up. He tells the cameras, “The message we needed to the world about practical polygamy appears so dysfunctional now.”

However the household says their private issues should not be seen as an indictment towards polyamory as a complete. As Robyn says, “I’ll by no means say that the issue is plural marriage.”