Christine Brown Was Concerned She Would Lose 'Independence in Monogamy' — But Found It with David Woolley

The 'Sister Wives' star shared that she is "more independent than I ever was" after marrying David Woolley in October

<p>Christine Brown/Instagram</p> Christine Brown and David Woolley

Christine Brown/Instagram

Christine Brown and David Woolley

Christine Brown is celebrating her independence after marrying David Woolley in October.

On Wednesday, the Sister Wives star, 51, revealed that she worried about the loss of her independence in a monogamous relationship after being in a plural marriage to Kody Brown along with wives Janelle, Meri and Robyn. She and Kody split in 2021 after 25 years together.

“I was always concerned I would lose my independence in monogamy,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a smiling selfie. “I realized the other day, being married to the right person (David for me!) that I am more independent than I ever was! #strongwoman #independent #strongerthanever #blessed”

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In the comment section, Woolley praised Christine for her support, writing, “I had surgery last Friday. I’ve never been taken care of like Christine has done for me. I have the best wife and soulmate that anyone could have, she is my angel love you so much Christine Woolley!!❤️”

After ending her marriage to Kody, Christine reflected on the lessons she learned from the experience in an interview with PEOPLE.

“I thought we were open. I thought we knew everything, and I thought that we understood how big this world was,” she told PEOPLE of herself and fellow sister wife Janelle. “But once I left, I was really like, ‘Oh my gosh, there's a whole world out here, I feel like I can take a deep breath. And there's possibilities and there's amazing stuff on the other side of polygamy.’”

She continued: “For me, because I felt so much freedom and so much happiness and so much joy not living it anymore.”

<p>Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic</p> Janelle Brown, Kody Brown and Christine Brown from "Sister Wives" arrive at the show "RockTellz & CockTails presents Meat Loaf" on October 3, 2013

Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic

Janelle Brown, Kody Brown and Christine Brown from "Sister Wives" arrive at the show "RockTellz & CockTails presents Meat Loaf" on October 3, 2013

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Christine went on to find love with her now-husband, 59, and the pair tied the knot on Oct. 7 in front of 330 guests during an outdoor ceremony in Moab, Utah.

Christine told PEOPLE that Woolley “has more integrity than anybody I know. He built his business while he was being a single dad, so it’s everything to him.”

“His word is his bond, and it means everything to him.... If he says he’s going to do it, he’s going to do it,” she continued.

<p>David Woolley/ Instagram</p> Christine Brown and David Woolley

David Woolley/ Instagram

Christine Brown and David Woolley

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She gushed, “He’s a phenomenal person, to the core. He’s just outstanding. Yeah, I just feel like I won a gold mine, major. I won the lottery with him.”

Unlike her previous relationship, Christine shared her relationship with Woolley is "simple. It’s really simple. It’s a simple, simple life. And I didn’t know I could have a simple life with somebody.”

“I didn’t know I would find a soulmate,” she added. “I totally found a soulmate. He’s totally my soulmate, and I didn’t even know.”

She acknowledged, “I come with a lot of complications, and he loves me — and that’s the best thing of all.”

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