One family shared their unique polygamy motivation on Where are you Broke up.
Nathan Collier and his wife, Victoria “Vicki” Collierwas shown on hit TLC The eighth season of the reality show runs as they head towards a polygamous marriage with a second wife Christine (picture above, left). For three years, up to 2018, the couple fought with Montana law to try to fight for the right to legally marry Christine and practice polygamy. During their battle, they were followed by Where are you camera, and have even become fan favorites during their brief time on the show.
But now, according to Christine, it’s all over. She talked to American sun on Tuesday and confirmed that she has broken up with Nathan and Vicki. Oh no!
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So let’s first tell a little back story to help you catch up on this old problem Where are you arc. Back in 2015, Colliers appeared on the show as the host star Brown Kody and his wife for a family gathering. The Montana-based Collier family seems to be a regular lover of the outdoors. They’re also very interested in polygamy — hence, they appear with Kody and his partners in the reality TV venture!
In that part of the series, Nathan, Vicki and Christine showed the world how they lived together, but separately. They plan to build a duplex apartment with its own kitchen but with a basement and a common room to combine families. For a while after appearing on the airwaves, Where are you fans are rooted in the fledgling group as they try to make things work. When Colliers went before the judge to legally recognize Nathan and Christine’s marriage, fans were hoping it would all work out.
But a Yellowstone County judge first dismissed Nathan’s petition to marry Christine a second time in 2015. The family fought the ruling for three years. But through the appeals process, things didn’t work out. In 2018, a judge dismissed Nathan’s final appeal. Undeterred, he and Christine enjoyed a “spiritual marriage” ceremony, even if the union was not legally recognized by the government.
Now, that’s all over. According to Christine herself, she broke up with Nathan and Vicki in July. Christine, 46, confirmed the breakup with the outlet:
“I can confirm that yes, we broke up at the end of July this year.”
Of course Where are you franchise has attracted quite a bit of attention lately after Kody split from Janelle and his third wife (other) Christine. But apparently, the Brown family drama isn’t the only bump in the road that reality TV polygamists face!
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For the Collier case, this Christine decided Not to open up about what led to her breakup with Nathan and Vicki. She told the news agency that “irreconcilable differences” played a part and added:
“It is a personal matter. I don’t want to broadcast that information [why we split].”
A source also spoke to The American Sun about the breakup. That insider claimed that TLC producers as well as fans had previously been high on expectations that Nathan would make his own TV series after appearing on TV. Where are you with the happy Brown family at that time. Sadly, that didn’t happen. Nathan and Vicki are still in Montana, but their optimistic reality TV future is far from predictable.
The insider explained how no one expected the non-traditional family to break up so suddenly:
“Everybody longs for Nathan to have a [reality TV] series because he has such a wonderful family. His family’s breakup was completely unexpected.”
Hello. So that is, then.
Christine has confirmed to the outlet that she is currently “in a new relationship” after leaving the Collier family. However, she did not reveal more information and was not interested in sharing more details about the cause of the family rift.
For the Browns and the future of Where are you After Kody’s relationship troubles, it doesn’t look like she’s updated on the movie there either. She told the news organization:
“I wasn’t friends with them, nor were we close after that. [the show]. Whatever is going on in their family… it’s their business. I try to stay out of other people’s business.”
So you have it, we guess. Reactions, readers Perezcious ??
[Image via Christine Collier/Twitter]