- Christine Brown said her daughters struggled with their relationship with their dad, Kody.
- "I'm head of my house," she said on Sunday's episode of "Sister Wives."
- Kody has "apparent" favorite family members, his former wife said.
Christine and Kody Brown didn't publicly announce their separation until November, but cracks in their relationship were already beginning to show on the latest episode of "Sister Wives," which was seemingly filmed in late 2020.
In an interview on Sunday's episode, Christine said some of her children were struggling with their relationship with their father, Kody, who was seen on the show spending most of his time at the house of his fourth wife, Robyn, during the pandemic.
"It's hard for the girls to respect their dad when they see he has favorites," Christine said. "And they struggle with how apparent it is that he's more comfortable at some houses than others."
Kody's four wives each live in their own separate homes with their respective kids, and Kody typically moves between them.
Throughout the current season of the show, Kody has been very up front about the fact that he avoids the house of his second wife, Janelle, along with Christine's, because their households are refusing to follow his strict rules for protecting his family against COVID-19, like disinfecting mail and groceries and changing clothes every time they go out.
Kody's relationship with his first wife, Meri, has been strained for years and is not romantic on "Sister Wives," so he has been spending most of his time with Robyn and her kids.
"I'm head of my house. I am," Christine said on Sunday's episode, adding that she no longer deferred to what Kody wanted in every situation.
"I'm the one who's present. I'm the one who's around," she said.
Christine announced her separation from Kody in November after 27 years together. They share six children: Aspyn, 26, Mykelti, 25, Paedon, 23, Gwendlyn, 20, Ysabel, 18, and Truely, 11.
In November, shortly after the announcement, Christine said in a Cameo video for a fan that she was living in a "whole new world" as a single woman, adding that there were "good and bad days."
"Sister Wives" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC.