There’s no such thing as a third wheel when it comes to Christine Brown and husband David Woolley’s relationship with Janelle Brown. The trio made that clear with their recent cruise adventure.
“In the very beginning of our relationship, I told David that Janelle and her kids are part of me,” Christine, 51, wrote via Instagram on Friday, November 3. “Not as in we were living polygamy again, but she’s my Sisterwife, always.”
The Sister Wives star gushed over her husband, 59, and her forever friend Janelle, 54, revealing that the pair “get along great.” Christine added that “vacationing with all of us is awesome.”
Christine was captured giggling in the group photo she shared from the start of the trip. Woolley, for his part, had a big grin as he stood beside his wife on the deck at sunset. Janelle rounded out the squad, smiling on the other side of Christine.
“Embarking on my first cruise ever!” Janelle captioned a series of snaps via Instagram on Friday as she got on board the vessel.
Their venture on the high seas comes less than one month after Janelle jetted off to Utah to support Christine as she married Woolley on October 7. (Christine and Janelle were both previously in spiritual unions with husband Kody Brown. Christine and Kody, 54, split in November 2021, while Janelle confirmed in December 2022 that she and the patriarch were separated.)
“Loving life!! I got to marry my soulmate and it was a beautiful day,” Christine wrote via Instagram after her nuptials in her home state. “I’m just so overwhelmed with gratitude. Love you, My King.”
Janelle was the only one of Christine’s former sister wives on hand to celebrate the occasion. Kody’s first wife, Meri Brown, was not in attendance, but her child Leon, 28, made the trip. (Meri, 52, and Kody announced in January that they were no longer in a romantic relationship.)
Neither Kody nor his fourth wife, Robyn Brown — whom he legally wed in 2014 — were on the guest list. Their five children were also absent from the event. However, all six of Janelle and Kody’s kids — Logan, 29, Maddie, 27, Hunter, 26, Garrison, 25, Gabriel, 21, and Savanah, 18 — were there to toast their second mom Christine.
The bride and groom posed for a family photo with Janelle’s kids, Meri’s child and five of Christine’s six kids who were in attendance. Her and Kody’s son Paedon, 25, and daughters Aspyn, 28, Mykelti, 27, Ysabel, 20, and Truely, 13, had big smiles on their faces while supporting their mom on her special day. Her daughter Gwendlyn, 21, however, missed the ceremony.
Since their respective splits from Kody, both Christine and Janelle have continued to stay in touch. In fact, their friendship has only grown since leaving Kody. Throughout 2022 and into 2023 the longtime sister wives started new traditions with their combined 12 kids and grandkids, including Christmas celebrations and Easter festivities.
“We need to have traditions that carry this part of the family forward,” Janelle confessed in an October episode of Sister Wives, while at Christine’s place for Easter 2022. “I think it’s really fun to have the traditions regardless of how old you are.” Christine noted there was no “tension in the air” when spending time with Janelle and their children outside of Kody and the greater family.