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Jacob Roloff: Why He Might NEVER Make Peace With Matt

Last month, Jacob Roloff announced his wedding date. He and his fiancee have been spending a lot of time with his family.

Well, with most of his family. Jacob and his dad are still awkward around each other ... when they're even in the same room.

An inside source has come forward to open up about why Jacob and Matt might never mend their shattered relationship.

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RadarOnline has the scoop on why the Little People, Big World patriarch and his youngest son can't see eye to eye.

"Jacob and his dad," the insider begins. "They don’t have the best relationship."

Well, that's not exactly a huge bombshell.

In fact, it's kind of an understatement. Things are tense now, but once upon a time, these two were fully estranged.

"I think when his parents divorced," the source continues. "He put a lot of the blame on his dad."

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"His mom was hurting for a long time," the insider explains.

Now, she has been able to heal and to move on with her new love.

(She and Chris Marek have been together for two years and counting)

The source continues about Jacob, saying: "and he believes Matt was the sole cause of that."

This insider believes that, to Jacob, it is "like his dad is the one that blew up the whole family."

Jacob Roloff, Lost in Thought

There's more to it than Jacob seeing his father as the instrument of his family's disruption.

"I also know that they don’t really see eye to eye on a lot of things," the source shares.

"And there’s this tension between them," the insider admits. "But they make it work."

"They’re both slowly building on their relationship," the source adds. So that's progress!

"But," the insider follows up. "I did know Jacob was very angry when his parents were first going through the divorce."

Jacob Roloff Outside

Jacob Roloff wrote about his issues with his family in his book, and made it clear that a huge sticking point for him was the reality series.

"The entire concept of reality TV is strange because, as a viewer, you are subscribing to a particular illusion," Jacob wrote.

This illusion, he explained, is "that you are witnessing and being let in on the secrets of the subjects’ lives."

Obviously, the cameras aren't omniscient or hidden, and then there's planning, producing, and editing. It's not a documentary, it's entertainment.

As Jacob says: "In reality you are being shown a shallow character and only what someone else approves of, in relation to narrative and talking points."

Jacob Roloff on Stairs

There was a more practical gripe that Jacob had with his folks, and the reality series was involved in that, too.

On Twitter in 2015, he leveled the accusation at his parents.

"Man I wish it didn’t feel like I was getting f--ked out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now," he wrote.

We can't claim to know the details of the Roloff family's financial dealings.

We can say that Jacob was a teenager at the time, and there are few worse experiences than feeling chronically powerless.

Jacob felt that he grew up with few choices -- in terms of the reality show, in terms of even his personal beliefs.

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Fortunately, he at least remained close from his mother even after he set off away from his family.

On Mother's Day in 2016, he posted a tribute to Amy.

"I loved the memory of how simple that time was," Jacob wrote.

"And how us kids would just run around and eat fruit, play soccer, and be outside," Jacob continued. "it was bliss!"

Jacob is what you would call outdoorsy.

"Even with sibling and parent quarrels, it was all part of it," Jacob concluded. "I love this picture and I love my mom."

Matt Roloff Turns Serious

As we mentioned, though, Matt and Jacob are making it worse.

Jacob has once again been spending time with his family, even though he and Matt aren't exactly close these days.

Sometimes, people in families do things that are truly unforgivable. These people are toxic, and you cut them out of your life.

But sometimes, resentments formed as personalities clash can be smoothed over with time as both parties grow older and wiser.

Only time will tell if Matt and Jacob can once again become close.

Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock: Wedding Date Announced!

Little People, Big World...

... HUGE news!

Earlier this week, Isabel Rock took to her Instagram page and opened way up about how she's been feeling lately, mentioning as part of this post the date on which she will marry Jacob Roloff.

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There's no sense in letting fans wait to find out, so here you go:

Jacob and Isabel will become husband and wife on September 7, 2019.

Roloff and Rock announced their engagement this past January, a few weeks after the former reality star proposed.

Explained the youngest son of Amy and Matt Roloff on Instagram at the time:

"...we got ENGAGED! It happened in Iceland on the frozen pond, Tjörnin, late on Christmas. So much love for this beautiful soul @izzysofia_ . Here’s to many more Christmas’, you n me."

Isabel later gushed over Jacob and seemed exciting about the couple's impending big day.

But she confesses to some inner turmoil in the bulk of this new Instagram message.

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"I will be honest, because I value transparency and vulnerability on here," Rock wrote to open this caption, continuing as follows:

"This has been a really challenging season of life for me, and for us, and we have been in ‘transition’ for what feels like an eternity.

"I know it is all part of our journey, and I am trying to honor that while also manage my anxiety."

Interesting, huh? Raw, no?

Just a few days ago, Isabel didn't merely hint at tension between herself and the Roloffs -- she came right out and said it!

"NOTE TO SELF, STOP F-CKING EXPLAINING YOURSELF TO PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO MISUNDERSTANDING YOU. Aka Jacob's entire family and part of mine," Isabel wrote.

Might something in this domain, something having to do with her future in-laws, be at the heart of what she's opening up about now?

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Rock went on in her emotional Instagram entry:

"Planning a wedding, going back to school, finding a place to live that fits us and gives us a sense of community, always fixing our beloved van, while also trying to manage an art business has felt a wee bit overwhelming for me at times.

"I have faith that all of it will lead us to where we are supposed to be, and each day brings new blessings (trying so hard to believe that).

"Focusing on the present moment and recognizing that being engaged only exists for a short time, and soon enough—ONE YEAR FROM TODAY—we will finally be married and it will be the best day of our lives."

Rock tossed in the hashtag #rockandroloffwedding to conclude this caption.

Isabel Rock and Jacob in Michigan

Jacob and Isabel spent several days with the former's loved ones in Michigan this month.

Based on social media photos, the stars appeared to have a great time.

But you can't gauge every emotion in a photograph. You can't really know what's going in someone's life based on their social media feed.

Asked to describe Jacob's proposal a few months ago, this is what Isabel wrote:

"My heart started beating so fast. He handed me my gift; a tiny black box, inside of it a tiny bag, with a stunning turquoise ring.

"I slowly pulled it out, and to my complete surprise, it was a ring we had seen earlier that day - a handmade Icelandic ring that was my favorite color.

"But it was definitely not an engagement ring! Tripping over my words I said, 'Oh.. it’s.. it’s beautiful,' because it was, but I will admit I was completely thrown off!"

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In conclusion:

Right then, Jacob spun me around and said, 'Alright, one more gift…' and that is the moment he got down on one knee and asked the question I’d been longing to hear...

He asked with a ring box he had hand built out of real wood and my dream ring. I said 'YES!' and leapt into his arms to hug him and we both cried.

We wish these two the best, and we hope Isabel can work through the tough times these days in order to focus on the brighter ones ahead.

Isabel Rock Hints at MAJOR Tension with the Roloffs

Following what seemed like several months of passive aggressively feuding, it appears as if Jacob Roloff and Audrey Roloff now get along just fine.

But can the same thing be said about Jacob's fiance and the rest of his loved ones?

We now have a pretty powerful reason to doubt it.

Riding Our Bikes

Earlier this week, Isabel Rock wrote some stuff on social media and re-Tweeted some other stuff that make us think she has some serious issues with the Roloffs.

Or, to be more accurate, the Roloffs have serious issues with her.

Why do we say so?

For starters, Rock said on Twitter that she is "so tired of people doubting her," prior to seemingly calling out the exact people to whom she's referring:

"NOTE TO SELF, STOP F-CKING EXPLAINING YOURSELF TO PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO MISUNDERSTANDING YOU. Aka Jacob's entire family and part of mine," she later added.

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Elsewhere, Rock passed along someone else's message that read as follows:

toxic and manipulative people will try to turn everything around on you and act like nothing is their fault. they will claim that everyone but them is toxic, manipulative, and evil.

they won’t take responsibility for their actions and they won’t ever own up to their wrongdoings.

Ummm... yikes, right?

This is the first we've heard of Rock not getting along with her future in-laws.

She and Jacob got engaged this past December, with Amy Roloff throwing the couple an engagement party shortly afterward.

Jacob's mother, who is very active herself on social media, has only had kind words to say about Isabel, too, making this apparent feud even more unexpected.

Isabel Rock and Jacob in Michigan

Back in March, for instance, Amy wrote very simply on Instagram:

"I love this girl that Jacob asked to marry him...

"We have a great time hanging out and talking... I’m a blessed mom - All my DIL’s are awesome, doing good things in life and they inspire me too."

This was written months ago, of course, and things can always change.

Still, we'd love to know where and why this relationship became fractured.

Jacob and Fiance in Michigan

Jacob has reconciled with his relatives after about a year of being very distant.

He quit Little People, Big World just over two years ago, claiming in a lengthy statement that the show was scripted and his family a bunch of phonies for participating in it.

But he has since basically apologized, saying he's grown up and was simply rebelling at the time.

We doubt he'll ever appear on an episode ever again, but he's shared plenty of pictures online of himself and his loved once since.

Will he be sharing wedding pictures of them on his big day, however? Will things be sorted out between Isabel and Amy and Matt and whomever else by that point?

Let's hope so.

Audrey Roloff and Jacob Roloff: No Longer Feuding?!

Even though Audrey Roloff is quitting Little People, Big World because it's God's plan, she's still a public figure. Fans and followers can still see glimpses of her life on social media.

So color many fans surprised when none other than Jacob Roloff, Audrey's brother-in-law, showed up on her Instagram. And no shade was thrown.

Have Auj and Jacob really buried their feud?

Audrey Roloff, Out on a Jog

On Saturday, August 4, Auj took to her Instagram stories to share a glimpse of her spending family time with her husband and his siblings.

That's right -- all four Roloff siblings, each with their respective significant others.

She captioned her image "Ice cream walks."

in it, you can see that Audrey and Jacob, her brother-in-law, are getting along perfectly well.

Auj goes out of her way to pan over to Jacob where he is walking with his fiancee, Isabel Rock. 

Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff, Ice Cream Walks

Awwww, they look so cute!

Jacob doesn't follow Audrey on Instagram -- he also doesn't follow his father, Matt Roloff. But Audrey has "liked" nearly all of his posts for a while, now.

They might not really seem like best buddies on social media, but it looks like they're getting along well enough in real life.

Feud rumors have swirled about these two since long before Audrey skipped Jacob's engagement party, but it looks like things have improved.

At the very least, neither feels the need to skip out on a family activity where the other is present.

Jacob Roloff Outdoors

Some feuds are brought about by a specific instance. Someone was snubbed, or had a huge fight.

While it's possible that something like that happened behind closed doors between Jacob and Auj, Jacob doesn't do the family's show so fans certainly haven't seen it.

Instead, it looks like these two have ideological differences.

Jacob is an outspoken agnostic who resents having been brought up with no choice about his own religious beliefs or activities. That's an understandable source of anger. No one likes to feel powerless.

Audrey is a diehard Christian whose views lean towards the traditional and conservative, even going so far as to refer to a "twisted generation" while praying for her daughter.

In other words, these two are apparent opposites. The only thing that they seem to have in common is Jeremy Roloff and nice hair.

They Just Woke Up!

Since Jacob and Audrey see the world in such different ways -- and both are so outspoken -- how are they able to get along so well?

Part of that is almost certainly that they are just getting accustomed to each other. They are, after all, family.

But there may be a secret ingredient to how these two in-laws are getting along: Isabel Rock.

A number of fans believe that Isabel quashed Audrey and Jeremy's feud and helped them to mend fences earlier this year.

Sometimes, being aggressively friendly and loving two people can, in the nicest possible way, strongarm them into getting along. And it seems to have worked.

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At the moment, the Roloff siblings are all visiting their grandfather in California. He will turn 90 on January 1, 2019.

It is wonderful to see and hear that Jacob and Audrey can set aside their differences for family activities -- like ice cream walks.

It is normal for close relatives to have wildly different views. What makes a family non-toxic is when they can respect each other's views.

Respecing them doesn't mean pretending that they agree. But since neither Jacob nor Audrey are, like, nazis or whatever, it's good that they can get along amicably.

And it's great that Isabel (allegedly) orchestrated their happier relationship.

Jacob Roloff Uses Baby Pics to Send Pointed Political Message

Jacob Roloff knows that a picture often says one thousand words.

But the former Little People, Big World star is here to tack on a few more words to a couple very cute pictures.

Roloff recently shared a pair of images on social media, one of which features himself as a very young child with his mother; and the other of which features himself as a very young child with his dad.

But Roloff doesn't want followers to see these snapshots and think "AWWWW."

He wants them to see these snapshots and think about the very troubling policy of our White House in response to immigrants trying to cross the Mexican-U.S. border.

Confused?

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1. Jacob is the Most Outspoken Member of His Family

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This isn't saying too much, maybe, considering the lack of drama around the Roloffs usually. But Jacob is someone who quit Little People, Big World two years ago while simultaneously calling out the show and his relatives for being all fake and phony.

2. Down with Reality TV!

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In his new memoir, Roloff goes off in general on reality TV. It's not an overly brazen stance, but it's not something you hear often from an ex-star.

3. What About President Donald Trump?

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You may not believe this, but Jacob has a few opinions about the Commander-in-Chief. (Spoiler Alert: He's not a big fan.)

4. But Did He Really Stomp on the Flag?

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There was outcry in July 2018 that Roloff took out his frustrations with Trump by stomping all over the U.S. flag. The photo of this alleged incident has been deleted and it's unclear whether folks just read too much into Jacob's foot placement.

5. Jacob Did Not Shy Away from His Feelings, Though

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In the wake of that flag controversy, Roloff invited fans to debate with him on Twitter, while making it clear that his political views represented who he is as a person.

6. Okay. So What's Going On Now?

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Roloff has posted this picture of him as a young boy, being held by his famous mom, Amy. Cute, right?
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Jacob Roloff Curses Off Donald Trump, Defends… American Flag Stomping?!?

Jacob Roloff is not one to withhold his opinion.

The former Little People, Big World star quit this TLC show two years ago because it found it to be phony and recently went off on the ridiculous nature of reality television in a new book.

This is not someone afraid to speak his mind.

Jacob and Company

In case you haven't noticed, the same can be said for many Donald Trump supporters, which is why Jacob has landed himself in a bit of Internet hot water.

Late last week, Jacob shared an image on Instagram that appeared to be a protest of either the country in which he lives; the President; or both.

On the occasion of July Fourth, Roloff posted a picture of himself with his two feet on the American Flag.

Was he accidentally standing on this symbol?

Was he doing so on purpose as some kind of statement against the current White House and all it stands for?

Most Internet users assumed the latter, taking Jacob to major task for showing such disrespect and calling him out on social media for his actions:

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According to various commentators, the photo was reported to Instagram and eventually deleted.

We can't even find a copy of it anywhere in the archives of the World Wide Web, so we unfortunately do not have the scandalous snapshot here for readers to debate and consider.

However, Amy Roloff did post a photo in celebration of America's birthday last week and many followers used its Comments section to remark on Amy's youngest son.

"You might want to teach your youngest son it's very disrespectful to step on a flag and post a picture of. It's very disrespectful," one user wrote, while another chimed in as follows:

"I'm all for people having different views, but stepping on the flag and telling the president to 'f--k off' is disgusting."

Amy on the Fourth

Indeed, this was a line that Jacob used in response to a few critics.

Happy to mix it up on Twitter, Jacob recently fired back at someone who didn't agree with Roloff's stance in regard to the topic of family separation at the Mexican border.

Your bio says family is everything yet you’re offended I am posting about the reunification of immigrant families... hmm, the 21-year-old wrote, concluding his reply as follows:

#f--ktrump.

It's also evident that Jacob is aware of the controversy surrounding his flag photo, as he encouraged further talk about it on Twitter, while refusing to back down or apologize.

"For everyone ASTOUNDED at my political views... they are not new," he wrote online this weekend. "And they are inseparable from who I am."

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Not wishing to upset their loyal fanbase, most Roloff family members keep their political opinions to themselves.

Matt came under some attack himself back in December when it appeared as if he supported Trump.

But Jacob, of course, is NOT a cast member any longer on Little People, Big World.

He is not beholden to producers and is free from concern over ratings.

In other words: He's outspoken by nature and has no professional reason to keep quiet.

This may not be the last time we hear from Jacob Roloff on the issue of Donald Trump.

Roloffs Enter the Guinness Book of World Records, Can Now Trash Talk the Kardashians

Take this, Kardashians.

Go ahead and suck on it, Duggars.

Not even close, Wilkinson-Basketts!

The Roloffs now have bragging rights that no other group of relatives on reality television can match.

Roloff Record Holders

We mean this both literally and officially.

On Monday, Matt Roloff surprised Instagram followers by sharing two very sweet photos on his official social media account, both of which were accompanied by a caption that explained an impressive family achievement.

We'll go ahead and let Matt explain on his loved ones' behalf:

"The Roloff family’s very exciting news to share with you all... We have - along with all of YOU - made history," he wrote to open this caption, adding in more detail:

"We’ve been awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most family-focused reality television shows in the history of television!!

"We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

"If you have been a fan for a while, help us share the exciting news by sharing this photo on social media and mentioning how long you have been watching #LPBW.

"We appreciate you guys! @mattroloff @rolofffarms #littlepeoplebigworld #theroloffs #therolofffamily #worldrecord."

Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff Together

Wow, huh?

We had no idea this even was a record one could achieve.

But Little People, Big World has been on the air since 2005.

As you can maybe see in the photo above, the series hit the 298-episode mark in January, which was apparently the figure needed to propel the Roloffs to the top.

For comparison's sake:

Keeping Up with the Kardashians has aired 214 episodes, while 19 and Counting may have threatened this figure if TLC had not canceled the series in the wake of that Josh Duggar molestation scandal.

At the time of its axing, that family-based program had aired 227 installments.

Amy Roloff Prepares to Celebrate Jacob Roloff's Engagement

This news comes at an interesting time for the show and for the family as a whole.

There's been chatter among fans regarding the series' future, based on Matt's bombshell news that he's moving to Arizona.

It's unclear at the moment if this will have any impact on TLC renewing Little People, Big World for a new season.

The past few episodes of the show have also focused more than ever on tension between Matt and Amy, both of whom seem sick of working so closely together and definitely sick of living so close to each other.

This tension has been heightened of late because both Matt and Amy are involved in serious romantic relationships.

Matt Roloff Speaks

What might happen to the series if Matt marries Caryn Chandler and/or Amy marries Chris Marek?

Again, we don't know.

But as you can see by the comparisons we made above, Little People, Big World is not in any danger of losing this record any time soon.

Its flown past the 300-episode milestone at this point and, even if it ends after this season, no other family-oriented reality show appears to be close.

So... congratulations to the Roloffs.

We've thoroughly enjoyed watching your adventures over the years and we hope there are many more to come in the years ahead.

Jacob Roloff: Did He Just Totally Snub His Dad?

Over the past several months, Jacob Roloff has said on many occasions that he's made up with his family.

The former Little People, Big World star has explained that he was lashing out back when he quit this TLC series; that he has since grown up a lot; and that he's once again on solid terms with his loved ones.

And, based on photos such as the one below, we have no reason not to believe Jacob.

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He's clearly smitten with his nephew, Jackson, as his Instagram timeline is chock full of photos of himself and the one-year old.

But take a closer look and you'll notice that there are no new pictures of Jacob and his father anywhere on this page.

We've had a hard time tracking down any of Matt Roloff and his youngest son on the former's Instagram account, too.

This might mean nothing at all, of course.

Or it may be another clue that there's tension between father and son, perhaps dating back to Jacob's aforementioned decision to leave the world of reality television behind.

In his new book, "Out to See," Jacob details how he couldn't handle how each episode (heck, practically each interaction) was totally fake and scripted.

And now, in a passage excerpted by Radar Online, Jacob discusses at length the influence of “mentor” and “father figure” Mike Detjen.

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“I appreciate Mike’s influence on me a lot,” Jacob writes of someone we admittedly had never heard of prior to this publication.

Having met Mike through his youth soccer team, Jacob says Detjen would often drop him off at practice or at games.

“Some took place hours away, and he would get me reading Popular Mechanics and Popular Science out loud during the long drive,” Jacob says, adding:

“I expanded my mind and learned new words from the writing inside those magazines, and even things I didn’t fully understand helped me later as a writer and reader.”

Roloff goes on to say that Mike was a "major influence on my mental development."

Jacob Roloff, Lost in Thought

Sadly, he passed away due to “cardiovascular complications” in 2008.

And Jacob recalls being left heartbroken in his book, writing:

I think I was in fifth grade at the time and I remember every detail of the morning my mom came to my room to tell me that Mike had not made it through his surgery.

I don’t remember the days afterward very well - only that I skipped school for a few days and was likely very foul to anyone around me. I cried often.

This is a sad story and an interesting story, but it may not reveal anything at all about Jacob's relationship with Matt.

Except, at other points in his memoir, Jacob wrote at length about his siblings and his mother; he barely even mentions his dad.

Jacob doesn't follow Matt on Instagram, either.

Matt Roloff Turns Serious

Moreover, as previously reported, Amy Roloff hosted an engagement party for her son after he proposed late last year.

It's unclear whether Matt bothered to do the same.

We're speculating here, of course, and it's worth noting that Jacob shared a throwback photo of his parents this past February.

He cited rumored "rifts" between family members at the time and wrote the following as a caption:

My parents have always been pretty amazing. They both succeeded in life, had a family and provided for and gave their kids all that they wanted, within disciplined reason.

My dad taught me practical, mindful things like chess, how to build a fire, and other sorts of exercises in basic critical thinking to a degree that I still carry the lessons with me today.

He was also a great storyteller, sitting all of us kids by the fire and telling stories of “dark, windy nights.”

My mom, always making sure we knew we were loved, supported all our efforts and hobbies as often as she knew about them, even coaching all of us kids in soccer in our early years.

She also instilled in us a very good sense of manners and respect that I find myself appreciating more and more everyday.

Hmmm... okay. Fine.

Maybe there is no beef between Jacob and Matt.

But what about between Jacob and Audrey, huh?!?!?!?!?

Jacob Roloff Labels Reality TV Ridiculous, Details Split from His Family

Note to Little People, Big World viewers:

If you've been holding your breath for the last few months, waiting for news that Jacob Roloff is set to return to his family's reality show, then you may go ahead and exhale.

Because the news has been confirmed and Jacob is on his way back to this TLC series?

Jacob Roloff, Lost in Thought

No.

Because he likely never will be and there's no point in risking suffocation at this point.

We're nearing the two-year anniversary of Roloff stunning fans by announcing his resignation from Little People, Big World.

He did so in July of 2016 by saying he was sick of "storylines [being] drawn up" about him and his relatives, hinting strongly that the program was scripted.

Jacob went on to cite "ridiculous talking points" that producers asked cast members to mention, while labeling his loved ones as "characters" in this misleading drama.

With these statements, Roloff left the world of reality television and has spent the past several months traveling around the Pacific Northwest with his fiancee and two dogs.

Jacob Roloff and Isabel

Over time, however, Jacob slowly made up with his family and has now opened up about his time in front of the camera.

This is what Jacob writes in his new book, "Out to See," in regard why he left the show:

Among so many things, I simply did not want this ridiculous reality TV to use up so much of my time, lest it leave too deep an imprint on my ability to influence the world otherwise.

I did not want this imposition to become my identity, and so I rebelled in the manner that I did, and eventually exited the show.

Let no one ever accuse Jacob Roloff of not being a profound individual.

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Jacob also touched on his series departure last May, while expounding last June about the ways he's grown up since making this decision.

"I remember at that time, I was causing strife," Roloff said last summer about the previous summer, adding:

"I said inflammatory things. Even as I said those things, I would admit that in about a year, I’d probably regret some of this."

Jacob went on to admit that he "rebelled" as a teenager and "left the show and left the religion I was brought up with, and I left it in a pretty flamboyant way."

But now? 

Now he loves to spend time with his niece and nephew and parents and there are no hard feelings between any of them.

Still, we read excerpts from his memoir and can't fathom he ever shows up on front of a camera again.

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"The entire concept of reality TV is strange because, as a viewer, you are subscribing to a particular illusion - that you are witnessing and being let in on the secrets of the subjects’ lives,” he writes.

“In reality you are being shown a shallow character and only what someone else approves of, in relation to narrative and talking points."

Wait... WHAT?!?

Jacob is saying that what we see on reality television is not exactly true reality? We're stunned!

Concludes Jacob in this passage:

"This was my meaning in saying the ‘Roloff Characters’ in the past; not that the real people are characters or deliberately acting; but whichever Roloff you think you know is... sculpted specifically to entice and convince you to keep this channel on."

Welp, now we've heard everything.

There's no way this applies to Keeping Up with the Kardashians at least.

That show depicts each of those sisters precisely as they really are, with no editing and no scripts involved at all.

Isabel Rock: Pregnant With Jacob Roloff’s Baby?!

Prodigal Roloff Jacob and his fiancee Isabel Rock recently had an engagement party with friends and family.

But as those sweet photos came in, fans started to wonder if these two had more to celebrate than just an engagement. Is Izzy pregnant?

Isabel Rock saw the comments and realized that she could no longer stay silent.

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People look at her somewhat poofy dresses and they look at her engagement to Jacob.

Is she dressing this way to obscure a baby bump? A number of fans think so.

And given Audrey Roloff's passive-aggressive Instagram post about pre-marital sex that came right after news of Jacob's engagement, it's easy to see how the two might be related.

The below image shows that Isabel sees people's comments and is responding to the speculation ...

... But you get the impression that she'd have loved to have been able to not talk about this.

(For a little while, anyway)

Fans wrote things like:

"Is she pregnant?" and "Either the dress poofed up front or she's pregnant."

Take a look at Isabel's reply:

Isabel Rock Denies Pregnancy Rumors

She says that she is not pregnant, writing:

"I can see my summer bod is coming in nicely."

She also writes:

"Not pregnant, just eatin' good."

A lot of people have figures similar to Isabel's, but when you're marrying into a famous family, you unfortunately become the subject of a lot of speculation.

As much as she would have loved to have not acknowledged the speculation, it's nice that she did.

Hopefully, that speculation is behind her for a little while, and fans can focus on what's really in these touching photos.

Isabel Rock, Jacob Roloff, Amy Roloff, and Izzy's Dad

Isabel shared this picture on Instagram, captioning it:

"One of my favorite parts about the day was how much these two, my dad and Jacob's mom got along."

She follows that sweet line with a heart eyes emoji.

"Even though Jacob and I have been together for three years, they met for the first time this year."

She and Jacob have known each other for even longer than that. Not every parent meets their teenage child's friends' parents, however.

"More photos because there were just so many and it was such a beautiful day."

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff, Engagement Kiss

"On Sunday, we had an engagement party and it was a wonderful day full of loved ones."

This was her caption to yet another set of precious pics.

"We are so incredibly blessed to be walking into this season of life with so many amazing people by our side and endless support."

They really did seem to have a lot of friends and family as guests.

"My heart wanted to burst all weekend and I cried more than once."

Tears aren't just for sad occassions.

"Thank you to those who came, celebrated, and shared your hearts with us on this special day. We love you all so much."

Awww!

"To my fiance, I just can't wait to marry you."

Izzy even drops part of the wedding date in her tag, writing:

"#rockandroloffwedding2019"

Isabel Rock With Friends

As fans looked at photos of Izzy and her friends, some began to wonder if Isabel's "worldly" friends were the reason that Audrey Roloff skipped the engagement party.

Most people might look at Isabel's friends and see a normal group of young people, but Audrey has been known to shun fellow members of her "twisted generation."

So, for example, some wonder if she might avoid a party that includes a woman with facial piercings who runs a nail business that has "666" in the name.

Others, however, think that maybe Audrey was just staying home with sweet baby Ember.

Not everything has to be about drama. We hope.

Isabel Rock: Pregnant With Jacob Roloff’s Baby?

Prodigal Roloff Jacob and his fiancee Isabel Rock recently had an engagement party with friends and family.

But as those sweet photos came in, fans started to wonder if these two had more to celebrate than just an engagement. Is Izzy pregnant?

Isabel Rock saw the comments and realized that she could no longer stay silent.

Rock and Roloff Pic

People look at her somewhat poofy dresses and they look at her engagement to Jacob.

Is she dressing this way to obscure a baby bump? A number of fans think so.

And given Audrey Roloff's passive-aggressive Instagram post about pre-marital sex that came right after news of Jacob's engagement, it's easy to see how the two might be related.

The below image shows that Isabel sees people's comments and is responding to the speculation ...

... But you get the impression that she'd have loved to have been able to not talk about this.

(For a little while, anyway)

Fans wrote things like:

"Is she pregnant?" and "Either the dress poofed up front or she's pregnant."

Take a look at Isabel's reply:

Isabel Rock Denies Pregnancy Rumors

She says that she is not pregnant, writing:

"I can see my summer bod is coming in nicely."

She also writes:

"Not pregnant, just eatin' good."

A lot of people have figures similar to Isabel's, but when you're marrying into a famous family, you unfortunately become the subject of a lot of speculation.

As much as she would have loved to have not acknowledged the speculation, it's nice that she did.

Hopefully, that speculation is behind her for a little while, and fans can focus on what's really in these touching photos.

Isabel Rock, Jacob Roloff, Amy Roloff, and Izzy's Dad

Isabel shared this picture on Instagram, captioning it:

"One of my favorite parts about the day was how much these two, my dad and Jacob's mom got along."

She follows that sweet line with a heart eyes emoji.

"Even though Jacob and I have been together for three years, they met for the first time this year."

She and Jacob have known each other for even longer than that. Not every parent meets their teenage child's friends' parents, however.

"More photos because there were just so many and it was such a beautiful day."

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff, Engagement Kiss

"On Sunday, we had an engagement party and it was a wonderful day full of loved ones."

This was her caption to yet another set of precious pics.

"We are so incredibly blessed to be walking into this season of life with so many amazing people by our side and endless support."

They really did seem to have a lot of friends and family as guests.

"My heart wanted to burst all weekend and I cried more than once."

Tears aren't just for sad occassions.

"Thank you to those who came, celebrated, and shared your hearts with us on this special day. We love you all so much."

Awww!

"To my fiance, I just can't wait to marry you."

Izzy even drops part of the wedding date in her tag, writing:

"#rockandroloffwedding2019"

Isabel Rock With Friends

As fans looked at photos of Izzy and her friends, some began to wonder if Isabel's "worldly" friends were the reason that Audrey Roloff skipped the engagement party.

Most people might look at Isabel's friends and see a normal group of young people, but Audrey has been known to shun fellow members of her "twisted generation."

So, for example, some wonder if she might avoid a party that includes a woman with facial piercings who runs a nail business that has "666" in the name.

Others, however, think that maybe Audrey was just staying home with sweet baby Ember.

Not everything has to be about drama. We hope.

Audrey Roloff Skips Jacob Engagement Party, Fuels Feud Rumors

Audrey Roloff often posts about faith and family.

But while the Little People, Big World star clearly has a great deal of the former, we're definitely starting to believe talk that she has some issues with the latter.

A Few Roloffs

Specifically, we're pretty certain Audrey and Jacob Roloff do not get along.

Like, at all.

Chatter over whether Audrey and her brother-in-law hate each other started circulating in December, back when the Internet realized that they never appear in photos together.

Like, ever.

This is especially unusual when you consider how often the Roloffs hang out and how often Audrey shares pictures of herself and her loved ones.

So, we got to thinking: Why would Audrey and Jacob not get along?

And there are actually a couple obvious reasons:

1. Audrey is VERY open about her strong faith and religion, while Jacob is either agnostic or atheist. He certainly isn't a practicing Catholic.

2. Jacob is like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye: he hates phonies. Remember, two years ago he quit Little People, Big World because he couldn't stand the scripted nature of the series.

How does point number-two relate to Audrey?

She's faced some scrutiny from followers who seem to think she exploits her religion to make money.

Rock and Roloff Pic

So this all brings us to the latest reason to believe there really is bad blood between Audrey and Jacob.

Over this past weekend, the family hosted an engagement party for Jacob and Isabel Rock, about four months after the former proposed to the latter during a trip abroad.

And you can guess who didn't show up, right?

Based on photographs shared on Instagram at least, that is?

Yup: Audrey Roloff.

"We celebrated Jacob and Izzy yesterday! What a great engagement party it was!" Jacob wrote as a caption to the first image in this article.

As you can see above, he's posing with mother Amy, brother Jacob, daughter Ember and... that's it.

Jeremy Roloff with a Ponytail

Could Audrey simply have had other plans? Absolutely.

Could she even have been at the gathering, just not in this picture? Yes.

But there's starting to be a pattern here.

Considering the divergent personalities of Audrey and Jacob, it's not far-fetched that they wouldn't get along. Nor would it even be that huge of a deal.

Who says all in-laws have to get along perfectly well?

We're just noting here that there's yet another example of a rivalry within one of television's most beloved families.

Perhaps Audrey and Jacob will work it out, perhaps not.

Perhaps there's some smoke here, but no fire... although we doubt it because all talk of a feud could be so easily solved if the stars simply posed in the same picture together.

Not even side by side. Just in the same frame!

Until that happens, however, we'll continue to speculate and Internet users will continue to ask questions.

That's just how this all works.

Amy Roloff Throws Engagement Party for Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock

Recently, Little People, Big World viewers got to see Amy Roloff celebrate her one-year anniversary with boyfriend Chris Marek. That was a big deal for her.

But an even bigger event for the entire Roloff family is Jacob's engagement to longtime girlfriend Isabel Rock.

And to celebrate, she's throwing a party. But who's not getting an invitation?

Amy Roloff Prepares to Celebrate Jacob Roloff's Engagement

Sharing this sweet group photo, Amy Roloff writes:

"I’m excited that my friend Jack is in town. We’ll catch up on life over a little coffee and goodies from Amy Roloff’s Little Kitchen."

Her fans and followers are not surprised to see that she is monetizing her social media. Some drag her for it, but hey, good for her for making that money.

"Make your get together a little extra special or share with family and friends by ordering today. Enjoy!"

Then she gets down to business, revealing a major family event.

"We’ll be having a party Sunday to celebrate Jacob and Isabel’s engagement."

That is so sweet!

"Woohoo!"

A Family Photograph

Now, none of the Roloff's have been gushing with details or photos of the party.

(It is perfectly okay for celebrities to designate some activities as private occasions, even something as innocuous as an engagement party)

We do know some details.

For example, Isabel Rock shared this detail about the menu on Twitter:

"Our engagement party is on Earth day, so I requested there be no meat."

Regardless of your opinions on the ethics of meat consumption, we should all acknowledge that the environmental impact from farming livestock can have a hefty impact on the world.

That includes things like widespread antibiotics use on livestock contributing to drug-resistant bacteria. That includes things like waste from livestock being dumped into rivers or sprayed over large areas (yes, really).

It was wonderful of them to consider that. And if you shudder at the idea of a party without any meat on the menu, remember that cake contains zero meat.

Jacob and Amy Pic

Amy Roloff announced the party, so it's likely that it took place at her house.

(Which is just a stone's throw from Matt's home ... which, as we've mentioned, gets super awkward for the divorced parents)

Obviously, Zach and Tori are going to be there. They're even in the photo.

It's likely that Jeremy and Audrey will be there, despite Auj's alleged feud with Jacob.

(People think that Isabel may have diffused that feud anyway)

And it seems likely that Matt will show up.

What we don't know is whether significant others like Caryn Chandler or Chris Marek will be invited.

To avoid conflicts, they might make it a family-only affair.

Rock and Roloff Pic

That isn't the only big event that Jacob and Isabel have planned for this week.

Though the Roloffs are known for taking lots and lots of photos, Isabel is more likely to snap a photo of one of her paintings than she is to snap a selfie.

(Though, to be clear, she still has plenty of pics of herself)

It seems that on Monday, she and Jacob will be doing what fans interpret to be engagement photos.

As Isabel hinted in this self-depricating tweet:

"I've been preparing for like a week to look halfway decent tomorrow and I'll still end up looking like a f--king potato in all the photos I take."

We wonder if Jacob writing about his favorite photo of Isabel, which is not her most flattering, was meant to encourage her to be confident about her appearance. That's so sweet.

Jacob Roloff, Isabel Rock, Amy Roloff

Fans responded to Amy's post by issuing their repeated congratulations.

Many also chimed in that they missed seeing Jacob on Little People, Big World.

The reality series was a major -- though certainly not the only -- source of contention that drove Jacob to storm off of Roloff Farms a few years ago.

It was only in late 2017 that he began to reconcile with his family.

That reconciliation began just months before his epic Iceland proposal to Isabel.

We don't know that he'll show up on the series again any time soon.

Especially since fans have not always been kind to him.

Jacob Roloff Explains Why THIS is His Favorite Fiancee Photo

Jacob Roloff has a message for Isabel Rock:

Babe, the feeling is mutual.

Just about a month after Rock gushed to Instagram followers about her semi-famous fiance, Jacob has gone ahead and returned the favor.

Isabel Rock Snapshot

The Little People, Big World star shared the above picture of Isabel on his own Instagram page this month, and then went on to explain why it's so special.

At first glance, let's be honest, it doesn't come across as a particularly great snapshot of Rock.

But this is what Jacob wrote to open his caption alongside of it:

"I am so incredibly grateful for Izzy. This is one of my favorite photos of her *ever*. We were just leaving our guesthouse in downtown Reykjavík, the Centric there, with the yellow door."

Roloff proceeded to explain why the couple was at this location; or, more specifically, why they were running late.

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff Tease Wedding Venue

"We were like 45 minutes past check out, having slept in from staying up all night, getting engaged(!) and chasing the northern lights..

"So we had to pack all up and rushed out in like 2 minutes flat.

"Then, just before we got in the car, we looked across the top and just smiled, knowing obviously that we could not possibly have a *better* night in a *better* place with a more perfect person.

"I asked her to stand still and took this real quick."

As previously detailed, Jacob proposed to Isabel in December, right around Christmas.

But the stars didn't announce this major step in their romance until the following month.

Rock and Roloff Pic

On May 1, Jacob will release his second book/memoir, a fact he referenced in the closing of his caption:

She has been so helpful and supportive with my writing and editing on Out To See.

I wouldn’t be where I am without her, so I’m glad I’m going to be with her forever!

How so very sweet, right?

Roloff and Rock have been together for approximately two years.

They spend most of their time driving around the Pacific Northwest with their two dogs, exploring the outside world and enjoying life.

They made this decision shortly after Jacob quit Little People, Big World, saying in July of 2016 that he was sick of pretending to be someone he's not in front of the camera.

They're Engaged!

The relationship between Jacob, his parents and his siblings was strained for awhile as a result, but they've since mended fences.

Jacob even spends a lot of time these days with his nephew, Jackson, along with his brother Zach and sister-in-law, Tori.

Just take a look at his Instagram page to see plenty of photos of Jacob and little Jackson.

Does this mean he may make an appearance again someday on Little People, Big World?

It's possible.

The real question we want answered is this, however:

When is the wedding, guys?!?

Jacob Roloff: Look at My Book! It’s Here! It’s Right Here!

Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock has many reasons to be on top of the world right about now.

Both personally and professionally.

Rock and Roloff Pic

First, of course, the reality stars turned an exciting rumor into a romantic reality back in December when they got engaged.

And while such a moment may never be topped on one level, each half of this relationship has gone ahead and taken a major step on another level in the many weeks since.

Isabel, for instance, had her artwork accepted into a show in Oregon, sharing many photos from the exhibit on Instagram and prompting Jacob to gush over his fiancee.

"I always say this, but she is just rocking it," the Little People, Big World star wrote as a caption to the photo above this week, adding:

"That painting behind us is the second or third that she ever made, and one of my favorites. It’s hard to choose now though, since she has painted over TWENTY FIVE new ones in the last month alone."

Impressive indeed.

But Jacob has a reason to brag as well.

Jacob Roloff and Isabel

Back in September, Roloff teased a new project.

He told fans that he was in the process of writing a second book, explaining that it would be a follow-up to the series of essays he titled "Verbing" and which he previously sold on Etsy for $5.

Jacob even included an excerpt from his follow-up, "Out to See," making it clear at the time that the memoir would be another introspection into what makes him tick.

"I allowed myself to be in such a frustrated state of mind for a long time, until hitting a wall of reason knowing that there must be another way," writes Roloff in this second book, likely referring to the period when he quit Little People, Big World and distanced himself from his family.

"I retreated just a little bit further into seclusion with books, and cultivation of intellect and mind," he writes. "These too, I have learned, are just tools."

Let no one ever say Jacob Roloff is not a profound individual.

And he's also now an excited one... because copies of his book are out!

Jacob Roloff Book

"Spring has SPRUNG, I’m goin #OutToSee," wrote Roloff as a caption to this image.

He added as a tease:

"Just received my first two proof copies of Out To See and it is VERY exciting. I’m going to be making the final adjustments in the next couple of weeks so I can have it ready by May 1st and in your hands by May 2nd!

"It’ll be available on Amazon’s marketplace everywhere (or perhaps with a week’s delay for AUS and UK)."

That's fantastic news.

It coincides with Audrey and Jeremy Roloff announcing that they're releasing a book as well.

We had been upset that there was such a long hiatus between new episodes of Little People, Big World -- but if the family members used this break to write memoirs, we take it all back.

Now we're just psyched to read them!

For the record, however, TLC has now confirmed that a new season of this fun reality show kicks off on April 3.

We'll be directly in front of our television screens that evening, that's for sure.

Will you be joining us?!?

Isabel Rock Gushes About Jacob Roloff, Reveals Wedding Details

While on their romantic trip to Iceland a few months ago, Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock became engaged.

It's wonderful and happy news for the one-time black sheep of the Roloff family. And for his bride-to-be.

Isabel is clearly over the moon, and can't help gushing about Jacob ... in fact, she's revealed the venue for their wedding.

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff Tease Wedding Venue

Beside this beautiful photo of the couple, Isabel gushed in her captions about Jacob Roloff.

"I love this guy. I'm so proud of him."

And she went on to brag about his work.

"He's currently finishing up his second book in less than a year. What?! Who does that."

People with time on their hands and inspiration do that, mostly.

Fans don't know every detail of Jacob's life, but his parents are very wealthy, and it's wonderful that they can apparently afford him the opportunity to pursue his passions.

Isabel continues to brag about her fiance.

"Self published, too."

Self-publishing takes more work and often gets less money, but it gives authors more personal control.

A Family Photograph

Isabel then moved on beyond Jacob's professional and artistic accomplishments to talk about what he means to her.

"He continuously inspires and encourages me."

She, of course, is an artist -- she paints.

"His energy is calming and he is so sure of himself that he leaves others feeling comforted."

That sounds so wonderful!

"I was lucky enough to not only meet him, but be his lady for three years and now his fiancee."

She follows that line with a yellow heart emoji.

We'd point out that being Jacob's "lady" for three years may have what got Isabel shaded by Audrey Roloff right after the announcement. She's, um, not a fan of pre-marital funtimes.

Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock, Art Gallery

Isabel says that she's still growing accustomed to the idea that Jacob is not just her friend and not just her boyfriend, but also her fiance and future husband.

"Still so not used to that, but I adore that this is now our reality."

And this is when, again referring to the photo that we shared at the top of the cute couple standing on the grass, that she reveals their intended wedding venue.

"Cannot wait to marry you right here in this spot one day, handsome."

To be clear, it's possible that she means that they'll marry on Roloff Farms property, but ... she may literally mean the ground on which they were standing at that moment.

Jacob Roloff Celebrates Isabel Rock on Her Birthday

Things weren't always so close between Jacob and his family.

Jacob stormed off of Roloff farms when he was 18, decrying Little People, Big World for being "fake" and "scripted."

Reality shows pretty much all come with outlines and storylines. Some shows have more or less guidance than others before cameras start rolling.

A larger issue for Jacob had been ideological conflicts with his family and the feeling that he'd had very few choices growing up.

In 2017, however, Jacob began reconnecting with his family in the months leading up to his 21st birthday.

And, of course, in the months leading up to his proposal to Isabel Rock.

Happily Engaged Twosome

The Roloffs are embracing Jacob and his fiancee. They've smothered her with love on her birthday (she's a year older than Jacob).

Even before the proposal, fans saw Amy Roloff promoting Isabel's art showings.

Isabel says that what first drove her to paint was a desire to heal. That's such a healthy creative outlet.

2017 was full of good news for the Roloffs. They reunited with Jacob, welcomed a future in-law, and embraced two beautiful Roloff grandbabies.

Soon, we'll get to see more of their adventures, because TLC has announced the Little People, Big World return date.