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Amy Roloff: Blindsided by Matt Roloff Rebound Romance!

For the record, Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff got divorced back in the spring of 2016.

Both have moved on to long-lasting, happy relationships and neither has anything especially negative to say about the other in public.

So why are we often writing about tension between the exes? Why does a new report chronicle Amy's reaction to Matt's post-marriage romance?

Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff Back in the Day

Because the latest run of Little People, Big World episodes have focused on this exact issue, that's why.

On Tuesday night, for example, Amy and Matt clashed over the business aspect of their relationship, with Matt's girlfriend having to get involved because she actually manages the family farm.

(Her name is Caryn Chandler and she knew Amy very well before jumping into bed with Matt. Awkward, right?!?!?)

Even though Amy is very happy with boyfriend Chris Marek, she's acknowledged here and there that it's weird for Matt to have moved on with Caryn.

"Of course that’s hurtful,” Amy said on air last year, while Chandler said just this past week:

“I don’t want to invade anyone’s space, and the moment Amy doesn’t want me coming around anymore, I won’t."

Camping with Chris

Accoring to a new Radar Online report, meanwhile, the reason this situation is so full of tension is because Amy was taken by complete surprise when Matt started dating Caryn.

The romance began pretty shortly after she and Matt filed for divorce.

But feelings may have been developed before then.

“Their bond definitely happened over the years,” an insider said of Matt and Caryn, who recently quit working for the family after 10 years.

So why was Amy so taken aback when the pair started dating?

Explains this Radar source:

"Caryn became this person that Matt felt understood how important the farm was to him, because she was there helping him run the day to day operations.

"But it’s not fair to Amy, she was there raising his kids and running the house, and doing the other half of the duties.”

Matt and Caryn Chandler

On the whole, it's difficult to debate that Matt and Amy have handled their break-up as well as possible.

They continue to work side by side on the farm and also on their TLC reality show, all while dating other people AND living on the same property.

How many people could pull this off, remain sane and remain mostly scandal-free?

It was nearly two years ago exactly when the reality stars released the following statement, confirming their divorce:

After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce.

We are proud of what we have accomplished together, including raising four wonderful children who have grown to become remarkable adults and building our strong and ongoing successful business.

Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff and Grandkids

Matt and Amy no longer share a bed. But they get along mostly well and share two precious grandkids!

This statement was released in June 2016, but the pair had been living apart since early 2014.

"Last year, it was long and tough," Matt said by way of explanation on the couple's reality show around this time, adding:

"Amy and I had a lot of tensions, so right around Thanksgiving, I thought I would move over to the [guest] house for a little bit…Amy and I stuck it out for years when maybe we shouldn't have.

"I never quite felt at home in my own home, so something needed to change."

As documented below, Matt is finally thinking of leaving this guest house and finding his own place.

With Chandler as his wife? Possibly!

Amy Roloff: Fans Accuse Her of Selfishness, Playing the Victim!

On Tuesday night's episode, Matt Roloff slammed Amy as "insecure" and strongly implied that she was dumb and lacked sense, both common and business.

As you can imagine, fans were quick to ... condemn Amy Roloff.

Why? Well, she made a post on social media about spring cleaning, and they're slamming her as being "selfish" and "playing the victim." Oh boy ...

Amy Roloff Stands Up

Sharing a couple of photos of her in-progress work around the house, Amy writes:

"And the ‘purge’ starts up again- one room at a time. Laundry and extra pantry area."

Though The Purge is a horror film franchise that examines America's gun culture and its intersection with far-right nationalism, economic disparity, and conservative Christianity, Amy is simply referring to doing a little spring cleaning.

"It’s going to feel good. It’s hard to let go of some things though but in the long run it’s a good thing."

Some people collect lots of objects until they are overwhelmed.

Amy reminds her fans and followers that unhealthy attachments can be detrimental.

"Isn’t that kind of like life- hanging on to stuff and people when it’s time to let go or the other way around."

it sure is.

Amy Roloff "Purge" 01

She continues, again ostensibly talking about miscellaneous household items that she has accumulated.

She then points out that sometimes we discard things that we should keep.

"Letting go when we need to hang on."

True enough.

"Food for thought - what are we or not hanging onto?"

That's basically a question intended for her followers to consider for their own lives.

Then, of course, Amy plugs her products.

"I think I’ll have some of Amy Roloff’s Little Kitchen Berry bread and share some of the delicious cookies after this hard work."

She even includes a link.

"Visit www.amyjroloff.com and get some for Memorial day weekend."

Amy Roloff "Purge" 02

Fans immediately began to comment.

"Are you spring cleaning or moving?"

Initially, comments were friendly in nature.

"Moving? Hope not, but food for thought!"

Other comments clearly did not come from fans of Amy.

"Your selfishness comes out more and more every week! Caryn should own the farm!"

That's quite a claim.

"Amy has always been rude and just plain mean and nasty to Matt. Grow up and move on from your jealousy towards Caryn. Matt deserves to be as happy as you are."

So Very Happy Together

Some of the commenters were filled with rage ... and accusations.

"Awlays loved [Little People, Big World] but dude your bitterness & anger is ruining the show. You sound so cruel whenever you try and paint Matt in a bad light."

That comment continues:

"(And I can't believe you were jealous of Caryn holding Jackson. Omg most grandmas would be happy their grandchildren have so much love around them)"

We would question if this commenter has ever met a human being with emotions before.

"The jealousy makes you ugly. Whenever Matt has an issue with [you] he at least says it in a gentle way. Stop playing the victim all the time and get therapy and some meds please!!"

This is a great example of a person who determines who the bad person in a conversation is by their tone of voice rather than by the substance of their words or actions.

An Amy Selfie

Comments devolved into a heated argument among Instagram users, with plenty of Amy-bashing.

"I am sorry but Amy is very defensive...has been from the beginning...and always ragging on Matt. Matt’s disability’s are way more of a challenge than what Amy deals with."

"(she needs a step stool big deal)"

Wow, there's nothing like marginalizing someone's disability to make your argument stronger! (Disability, folks, is not a contest)

"I certainly feel sad for both of them if they were treated badly for being little people...that is so unacceptable and certainly not a minor thing to experience if that did happen.."

If it did happen?

Amy Roloff Opens Dinner

The narrative, in which Amy is perceived to be a whiner and Matt seems to be some sort of martyr, continues.

"But the things Matt has accomplished, in spite of his physical struggles and numerous surgeries, are truly an indication of what an amazing man he is."

This commenter thinks that Matt's rude behavior towards Amy deserves to be forgiven.

"I give him a lot of credit and cut him a little slack for being so driven and focused...I am sure that is how he has had to navigate through life to get things done that some may have thought he wouldn’t be able to do."

And they don't think that Amy treats him well.

"He persevered and showed them he can do more than most. If he was my husband, my dad, my son I would be so proud and would praise him on a regular basis and I certainly wouldn’t belittle him on National tv."

This, folks, is the terrible burden of being a reality star. And, perhaps, of being a woman.

Matt Roloff Slams Amy Roloff as "Insecure," Sort of Dumb

They say you should never mix business with pleasure.

But Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff have been attempting to do just this for about two years now.

The reality stars got divorced in 2016, yet both still live on the same property and both still run Roloff Farms together.

Matt Roloff Turns Serious

This arrangement has worked reasonably well so far, although we doubt either Matt or Amy would label is as pleasureful.

On Tuesday night's episode of Little People, Big World, viewers were taken behind the scenes of this unusual business relationship, while also witnessing even more tension between the exes.

(Matt and Amy have clashed all season; the former even admitted that he may move far away from her this year.)

The tension stemmed from this installment being filmed during pumpkin season on the farm, which is when the business rakes in a significant share of its annual revenue.

"Even though Matt and I are divorced, we are still business partners,” Amy explained early on, adding:

“And our pumpkin store during pumpkin season has a lot of items in it. We sell pumpkin butter, pumpkin salsa; but you know obviously with the divorce, we definitely have our own individual finances."

Why was this an issue last night?

Amy Roloff Stands Up

Because Amy baked her own pumpkin bread and wanted to sell it in the store.

This meant she had to talk to only her ex-husband about it, but also his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, because she serves as the farm's manager.

“Caryn thought to put [your bread] right front in center, [so] it’s the first thing you see when you walk in the store," Matt told Amy, seemingly offering her a great deal to which she initially agreed.

HOWEVER, Matt then brought up his children's book and explained the caveat:

“With my book I’m going to pay the farm fee, you guys can figure out whether you want to do some percentage thing or some flat fee per transaction."

“Why?” asked Amy.

“I need to compensate the farm,” Matt replied.

Amy Roloff Opens Dinner

The idea behind this fee is that the store is meant to make money for the farm; for the business as a whole.

If someone wants to sell his or her own product there, he or she must give a percentage of the profits to the farm. Or just pay the farm a flat fee for stocking his or her item(s).

Amy didn't seem to totally grasp this notion.

Or perhaps, as a co-owners, figured she would be exempt from such a policy.

"Having a conversation with Matt, he will bring up something that totally catches me off guard,” she told the cameras. “So I always feel less confident and definitely at a disadvantage."

Matt tried to explain that it's a bad "business model" to sell anything at the store for which the farm doesn't get a cut...

... before turning sort of mean and personal.

Matt Roloff and Roloff Pumpkin Salsa

“Amy doesn’t have a good sense of what it takes to run the farm. Amy can be very, very insecure. I try to be as patient and easy as possible,” he told the camera.

Previously, Matt has taken issue with how producers edited series footage to make it appear as if he and his relatives didn't get along.

But that complaint falls a little flat when he comes right out and says this sort of thing about Amy, don't you think?

“When it comes to Amy and I, it’s just one day at a time. One day it feels like it’s working and another day it feels like it’s not working.” Matt added.

And this is perfectly understandable.

No divorced couple could work so closely together without a few ups and downs.

"There is a lot riding on pumpkin season," Amy later admitted.

"Because what we make during pumpkin season sustains the farm all year long... working with Caryn or Matt, I have to put aside what personal feelings I may have because pumpkin season is a family business and I want it to continue to be around for the kids and the grandkids.

"So I definitely want things to go well."

To see how this issue was resolved, and to see how Jeremy Roloff fared taking care of his daughter all alone, click below to watch Little People, Big World online.

Audrey Roloff Shares Ember Update: She’s 8 Months Now!

Melting hearts since SeptEMBER of 2017. See what I did there.

So wrote Audrey Roloff in a very cute opening to her latest Instagram post, which was centered entirely on daughter Ember Jean.

And for good reason: Ember is now 8 months old!

As she has done nearly every month around this time since her child entered the world, Audrey updated fans on Ember's status, sharing a number of new (and PRECIOUS!) photos, while also giving us an idea of what the infant has been up to.

The answer? A whole lot!

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1. She's on the Move!

Ember at 8 months
"These photos are getting harder and harder to take! Our girlsie is getting more and more mobile," wrote Audrey about her eight-month old, who is apparently crawling all around.

2. Look Out, Kitty!

Eating a shoe
"She still loves to chase Pine," continued Audrey, referencing the cat she shares with husband Jeremy and who Little People, Big World fans have gotten to know well.

3. Aloha!

Auds and ember in hawaii
Ember "took her first flight with mom and Dad to Hawai," Audrey wrote, including with her update the cute photo above. It features Mommy and Daughter in this tropical locale.

4. Back It Up?

Lil ember
No thanks! Audrey explains that Ember "doesn't like being on her back," which is very normal for a girl her age.

5. What Does She Love, Though?

Audrey roloff jeremy roloff and ember jean in maui
She "loves splashing in the bath (and ocean)," says Audrey. We wonder if they've considered putting Ember in a swim class just yet. Maybe she's a bit young, though.

6. Hooray for Ember!

Audrey ember adorable
She "attended her first Luau" and has "learned to clap," Audrey continued.
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Amy Roloff Offers Inspirational Words of Advice to… Everyone

Amy Roloff had a great time on Mother's Day.

But the Little People, Big World star believes every day should be Mother's Day.

Not because she wants to be celebrated, though.

Amy Roloff with Loved Ones

Because she thinks it's really important that folks spend as much time as possible with their family members... and it's sort of a shame that widespread gatherings among loved ones only take place on holidays.

Typically, that is

Last Sunday, Amy went out for a meal with Tori and Zach Roloff; their son, Jackson; and Jacob Roloff and his fiancee, Isabel.

She shared a picture from the enjoyable evening (above) and included with it an inspiring message.

"This Mother’s Day I was reminded again how wonderfully blessed I am," Amy wrote to open this caption, which continued as follows:

"I have awesome kids and was so glad I could spend a little time with some of them. Another reminder was time goes by quickly.

"I don’t need to wait for a ‘special day’ or perfect day to spend time with them, or a friend, or others I love or give a reach out to another."

Roloff and Marek

We totally agree.

Amy recently hosted an engagement party for Jacob, who asked Isabel to marry him in December.

She also shared an endless array of photos of her and her grandkids because, well... need we really explain why?

Because they are positively adorable and she's so very fortunate to live close by to both Jackson and Ember, the firstborn of Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff.

Just a few weeks ago, Amy was lucky enough to even be visited by Molly Roloff, who lives farther away and who does NOT want to appear on Little People, Big World.

But who remains close to her mother nonetheless.

Amy and, Yes, Molly

Concluded Amy in her Mother's Day-related caption:

If I wait and wait too long for a specific moment I may miss something wonderful. An ordinary moment of time that ended up being priceless.

Make time often to honestly let someone know, from the heart, they matter to you! They’re important in your world.

How about today?

I don’t know you but you matter to me from the support and encouragement I get from all of you all the time. Thank you.

Amy, of course, has often taken these words to heart when it comes to boyfriend Chris Marek.

She gushes about their romance on a near-daily basis, much to the surprising chagrin of some followers.

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek, May 2018

As we've documented far too many times, a handful of social media users out there think Marek is no good for Amy.

They think he's a gold digger. Or that he isn't very nice to Amy. Or that he's gay.

But Amy just shrugs off these misguided complaints and follows her own advice; she makes sure Chris always knows that he matters to her.

"This guy is wonderful!" she wrote as a caption of a recent photo of him, prior to addressing her fans and adding:

"Thanks for being awesome fans and your support and encouragement here on my FB and IG. Keep smiling - you may help someone else want to smile too!"

Amen, Amy.

Amen.

Matt Roloff Breaks Silence on Caryn Chandler Break-Up Rumors

Matt Roloff is very sorry, ladies.

He has some news to break that you may find to be unfortunate.

And that is this: The Little People, Big World star is not single and, therefore, is not ready to mingle.

Matt Roloff on a Trip

Fans across the Internet have been wondering about Roloff's relationship status for several days now, ever since he news broke that Caryn Chandler is no longer employed by Roloff Farms.

For those unaware, Caryn is Matt's girlfriend.

She has been for about a year now and she met Matt because she managed his property and his business for many years before that.

(This is also why there's constant tension between Caryn and Amy Roloff; the two were friends prior to her divorce from Matt and Caryn's subsequent romance with him.)

HOWEVER, multiple outlets reported last week that Chander is no longer employed by Matt, leading to one of two possibilities:

  1. She has been fired because she and Matt have broken up and it would be too weird if they kept working together.
  2. They are engaged, or about to be engaged, and felt a need to wholly separate their work from their personal lives.

So that's the background at work here.

It should help readers understand Matt's response to a comment on Facebook yesterday.

Back to Their Backs

“Where’s Caryn? Did you guys break up?” a follower asked in response to a photo of Matt on vacation in Mexico, seemingly by himself.

“We did not break up,” Roloff said in response to the speculation.

So... there you go, we guess?

We can return to the opposite kind of speculation now? The kind that involves wondering whether or not Matt and Caryn are engaged?

We're happy to wonder about that more exciting possibility instead, but we can't help thinking that Matt's reply was lacking in... something, right?

Matt Roloff Kisses Caryn Chandler

He didn't make some joke about these break-up rumors nor did he say anything nice about Chandler and their relationship.

He just gave the most straightforward answer possible, which still makes us think something is off here. Perhaps the pair are just on a break?

Maybe Caryn just needs space?

We're not judging at all. We're just curious.

Matt Roloff on New Season

On a recent episode of Little People, Big World, Caryn admitted that she would be willing to leave the farm the moment her boyfriend’s ex-wife told her to do so.

She meant this out of respect for Amy, not out of any kind of bitterness.

She very much understands how awkward everything is here.

“I don’t want to invade anyone’s space, and the moment Amy doesn’t want me coming around anymore, I won’t,” Chandler told the cameras.

Along those lines, as documented below, Matt has been considering a major change in his life.

Read all about it here:

Tori Roloff Finally Addresses Those Pesky Pregnancy Rumors

Tori Roloff has already celebrated three birthdays this month:

Her own. Her husband's. And her son's.

However, Little People, Big World fans around the Internet have been wondering for weeks now whether a different sort of birthday is about to arrive in the near future.

Tori Roloff and Husband Zach

A literal day of birth, we mean.

As in: They want to know if Tori is pregnant again!

For reasons that sometimes seemed understandable and other times seemed like a major stretch, social media users have interpreted various Roloff photos of late to mean she's expecting.

In late April, for example, Tori lay on a blanket alongside son Jackson Kyle and placed her hands on her belly and... that was it.

Pregnancy speculation ran wild as a result of this photo.

Prior to that picture-uploading, Tori asked fellow mothers about the pain she experienced while breastfeeding.

And because this can be a sign that one has a child in one's womb, folks once again jumped to that hopeful conclusion.

And then there was the most outlandish basis of all for thinking Tori was pregnant for a second time, one we documented in the photo gallery below:

Still, it is true that Tori has made clear she wants to have more kids.

She cannot stop gushing over little Jackson; or over the amazing way in which husband Zach is a father.

Yes, Jackson only just turned a year old, meaning she would have gotten pregnant VERY soon after giving birth if she were already knocked up.

But crazier things have happened, right? Perhaps she wants her kids to be very close in age?

Perhaps she does... but not this close in age, Tori has finally made clear.

She just jumped on Instagram and acknowledged the chatter circulating about her belly.

Tori Roloff in Spring

Based on this photo alone, some people think Tori Roloff is pregnant.

In an Instagram Story clip of her son crawling across her lap, Tori takes note of her stomach, realizes some followers may think it's large for a very specific reason and says the following:

No I am not pregnant. That is just my burrito from yesterday. Kthanksbye.

Ah, well... okay then! That settles that debate!

As mentioned above, we'd be very surprised if Zach and Tori do not expand their family at some point.

But they are 27 years old and have an infant at home. What's the rush?

An Easter Celebration

Until she does have a second pregnancy announcement to make, Roloff is as content as possible to fawn over her son.

And we can't blame her: Jackson is SO very adorable!

"I love you so much bud," Tori wrote as part of a tribute to her son on his first birthday, adding:

"This year has gone by way too fast. You bring me such happiness and you have spoiled me as your mom."

Check out precious photos of Jackson below, but be warned:

We sort of adore this child and may have gotten carried away! There are LOTS of photos!

Audrey Roloff Shares First-Ever Photo with Baby Jackson!!!!!

Little People, Big World fans across the Internet are still waiting for a photo of Audrey Roloff and Jacob Roloff together.

Until we see one, we're going to be left to wonder whether or not there really is a feud between these family members.

But at least any talk of a rivalry between Audrey and nephew Jackson Roloff can finally be put to bed, now that the former has shared a photo of herself with the latter.

For the first time EVER!

Audrey, Jeremy and Jackson

Audrey didn't even realize such an image didn't exist until she posed for it at Jackson's first birthday party, which was held at his family farm last week.

"I think this is the first picture of us with Jackson since he was born!" Audrey wrote to open her caption for a photo that also includes husband Jeremy.

She then referenced her daughter and explained why this was the case:

"All the pictures become OF the babies instead of WITH the babies ha! I can’t believe our nephew is already ONE!

"Sorry cousin Ember couldn’t stay awake till the end of the party to make the photo. Uncle Jer and Aunt Auj will always love you bud!"

The above snapshot is very cute, of course.

But Audrey also shared one of her eight-month old sitting next to the birthday boy and... holy presciousness! We can't get enough of these two!

Ember Jean Roloff and Jackson Kyle Roloff

Jackson turned a year old on May 10 and was feted by all of his loved ones.

Based on a photo shared by a very excited grandfather, it looks like the family was fortunate enough to enjoy a gorgeous afternoon forthe occasion, which included a tent as part of Camp Jackson.

"Happy Birthday baby J. What an incredible day of celebrating your 1st year of life!" Matt Roloff penned as a caption to the image below.

Celebrating with Jackson

Jackson is the first Roloff grandchild.

Shortly after he was born, parents Tori and Zach told the world that their son had been diagnosed with the same type of dwarfism with which his dad had also been diagnosed.

“You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” Zach told People Magazine at the time.

He can relate to everything his son has gone through and will go through and knows there will be some challenges to come.

"But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy," he added in this interview. "You have to earn it."

Both Zach and Tori have been keeping Instagram followers well apprised of the status and the progress of little Jackson.

Click below to check out his latest milestones... and then join us in wishing the infant a very happy first birthday!

Jeremy Roloff: Cell Phones Are Satan’s Creation!

Jeremy Roloff believes that cell phones may be a detriment to your health.

Not your actual health. He's not among those who think these devices may give you cancer.

But the Little People, Big World star is convinced that the use of one's cell phone may prove fatal to one's... love life?

An Embrace for Audrey

Yes.

"Phones are ruining our love stories. I believe that the single most lethal problem concerning our love stories is our phones," Jeremy wrote on Instagram last week.

We'd point out here that Jeremy most likely wrote this statement on a cell phone.

And also that a majority of his followers, on whom he relies for various business purposes, likely read that statement on a cell phone.

But we don't need to -- because a handful of these same followers already pointed out the delicious irony at work here.

"Ummm...U do realize that you'd have like half as many followers without phone, right?" asked @ldwyer69.

Added @yeaheboos13: "Where would beating50percent be without our phones?!?"

(This is a reference to Audrey and Jeremy's "marriage blog," on which they sell many types of merchandise.)

Riding Jeremy

Jeremy tried to defend his anti-cell phone stance as follows:

"They are increasingly stealing our conversations, our romance, our contentment, our time, our special moments, and our attention. Which is everything healthy relationships need."

The TLC star went on to say:

"It’s a tragedy. It’s something we must control. And it’s immediate."

Many people have hearkened back here to the time that Audrey Roloff told fans Jesus wanted them to be on the Internet less frequently...

... in a message she wrote while using the Internet.

A Perfect Setting

We don't doubt that the Roloffs have positive intentions here.

There's certainly something to be said for checking one's phone less often and appreciating the moment while in the moment more often.

But it's a tad extreme to say that the "single most lethal problem concerning our love stories is our phones," as Jeremy does in this Instagram entry.

It's also a tad hypocritical when Audrey and Jeremy are on their phones ALL the time.

They are constantly updating their social media pages with photos of daughter Ember -- and, don't get us wrong, we're VERY happy they do this.

That little girl is such a cutie!

So Much in Love

We very much appreciate how candid Jeremy and Audrey can be online, but they need to come down off their soapbox at times.

They don't know EVERYthing about life and love and religion. They just don't.

"I just posted over on @beating50 about boundaries and phone usage," concluded Jeremy.

"If you want some good ideas on where to begin with controlling your phone instead of it controlling you - read the comments. Do you have phone boundaries?

"We’ll be sharing ours later this week."

Matt Roloff and Caryn Chandler: Is It Over?!?

BREAKING CELEBRITY RELATIONSHIP NEWS:

Matt Roloff and Caryn Chandler have either broken up...

... or the couple is about to get engaged.

Caryn Chandler and Matt Roloff

Confused? Allow us to explain why one of these contrasting possibilities seems very likely at the moment:

According to Radar Online, Chandler has been let go from her position as the manager at Roloff Farms.

She no longer holds this important job, which she took on over a decade ago and which is the way she met her eventually boyfriend, Matt Roloff.

(It's also why tension has been pretty high between Caryn and Amy Roloff for awhile now; it's always been awkward when an acquaintance starts dating your ex-husband.)

On a recent episode of Little People, Big World, Matt went into detail over just how integral Caryn is to the business he's co-owned for years and years now.

“Caryn is instrumental in running pumpkin season, she’s run it for 10 years,” he said on air, adding:

“She tries to get Amy as involved as she can. There was awkwardness a little bit, but we’re all kind of finding our way.”

Matt and Caryn Chandler

Roloff went on to say at this time:

"I enjoy her immensely. Whether we’re working or whether we’re relaxing, we have a great time together."

That's been evident for over a year, since the two started dating, which is why this development has taken us by surprise.

It could mean that Matt and Caryn have broken up.

If this is the case, it would obviously make sense for Chandler to stop working at the farm, considering there would be tension going forward between her and Amy AND her and Matt.

But what if this means the opposite?

What if Matt and Caryn are engaged, as some rumors have suggested, and they've decided to fully separate their personal lives from their professional lives in response?

Matt Roloff Kisses Caryn Chandler

We reported last week that Matt Roloff had seemingly purchased a home away from the farm.

After telling TLC viewers this season that things had to change because it was just too strange to live within 1,000 feet of Amy, Matt hinted on social media that he's made the decision to get a new place.

This, in our opinion, would point to Matt and Caryn taking another step in their romance; be it an engagement or just a living-together situation.

Here's one final thing to consider, however:

Radar Online also says Matt does not follow Chandler on Instagram.

Caryn Chandler

Did he ever, though?

We can't say at this time.

We do know, though, that Matt is a prolific poster on this platform, so it does make us go back and wonder if the relationship is over.

It may sound crazy, but in this day and age, not following one's significant other on social media is a pretty big deal...and often a telling one.

We'll talk to our Little People, Big World sources and see what we can dig up on the status of Matt and Caryn.

Stay tuned, folks. There's clearly some kind of news to break here...

Jackson Roloff Birthday Tribute: Precious Pics Galore!

Little People, Big World Spoiler Alert: 

Jackson Kyle Roloff is a cutie!

Correction: He's a cutie patootie!

The first child for Zach and Tori Roloff, Jackson was born on May 12, 2017 and made a few headlines at the time because his parents talked openly about his dwarfism.

You should click on the link above to read more about what Zach has to say, it's interesting stuff.

And you should click through the photos below for totally adorable snapshots of little Jackson!

1. Jackson Loves Mickey

Jackson loves mickey
Is this the cutest photo ever of little Jackson Kyle Roloff? It's gotta be a contender, right?

2. In His Crib

In his crib
Little Jackson Roloff is just hanging out in his crib in this cute photo, which was shared online by his mother.

3. I'm So Good at Peeing!

Im so good at peeing
Wrote Zach Roloff as a caption to this photo of his son: "Hi my name is Jackson! I like peeing when dad and mom are changing my diaper, eating, and sleeping. They say I have TaG abilities."

4. Shhh...

Jackson roloff
.... the little guy is sleeping.

5. Daddy and Son

Jacob roloff holds jackson
Zach holds his child in this still image from a video he made to update fans on Jackson's status.

6. Safe and Secure

Jackson kyle roloff
Even Jacob Roloff stopped by to meet his nephew. The estranged Little People, Big World star shared this photo on Instagram.
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Jackson Roloff Turns One! What Can He Do Now?!?

Jackson Roloff has made it, folks.

The precious first-born son of Tori and Zach Roloff turned one year old on May 11, 2018.

The adorable reality star has come a very long way since entering the world, as often chronicled by his parents on Instagram.

In this special case, Tori has shared a unique collage of Jackson photos (below), along with another detailed update on her son's impressive achievements.

What is Jackson up to these days?

Join us in wishing him a happy birthday as you scroll down to find out...

1. A Special Birthday Collection

Jackson collage
"12 months of watching you grow has been a gift that I will never be able to repay. Love you baby J! #babyjroloff," wrote Tori as a caption to this cool set of pictures.

2. The One-Year Photo!

Jackson at one
"It was exactly one year ago today at 8:00am that this perfect 9 lb 1 oz 20.5 inch long baby entered our lives and changed it for the better," she added to open her latest update, including the timely caption with the picture above.

3. Continued a Very Proud Mother:

Jackson roloff pool time
"This year has brought nothing but joy to our family and it’s all because of this guy right here. Taking this photo made me so emotional because it’s the last time I’ll set him down on this blanket to take his photo. The first of many things I have to let go of. My baby some how has turned into a little boy before our eyes and I have loved watching him grow. So here it goes. Our last monthly update!"

4. Update #1:

Jackson roloff in the season 13 trailer
"Jackson’s personality has really taken shape this month. And by golly he is hilarious."

5. Update #2:

Tori roloff jackson roloff pool time
"He is pulling himself up on anything he can reach and is so close to taking his first steps."

6. Update #3

Zach and jackson
"He loves his dad so much and yells at him from across the room if he isn’t paying attention." (Editor's Note: AWWWW!)
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Amy Roloff Gushes Over Chris Marek, Sticks It to Haters

Note to all Chris Marek trolls:

Go ahead and slam the reality star all you want.

Call him insincere and homosexual and whatever else you'd like.

Just don't think for one second that your misguided insults and labels are causing Amy Roloff to miss a single wink of sleep.

So Very Happy Together

As we've documented several times over the past few months, many Little People, Big World fans out there appear to have a problem with Marek.

And we really have no idea why.

The real estate agent has been dating Roloff for over a year now and has shown no signs of being anything but loyal and good to her.

No, Marek is not using Roloff for her money, as some haters have insinuated, nor does he simply suck as a person, as others have basically come out and stated online.

Marek makes Amy happy. Full stop.

Thankfully, this is all Roloff is focused on these days, as she just shared an especially sweet photo of herself and her boyfriend (above) and wrote the following caption along with it:

This guy is wonderful!

Thanks for being awesome fans and your support and encouragement here on my FB and IG. Keep smiling - you may help someone else want to smile too!

#tlc #lpbw #amyssecondactcontinues #secondchance #lovesurprises #godisgoodallthetime #allaboutfamily #lovemykids #agoodguy #lotsoflove.

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek, May 2018

On this past episode of Little People, Big World, viewers had a chance to witness Marek truly caring for Amy.

Not only did he organize a surprise party for his lovely lady friend... he even conferred with her ex-husband, Matt Roloff, for advice on how to hide the cars of his guests in order to keep them inconspicuous.

“I don’t know him real well and it’s awkward - especially knowing Amy is a little dicey with him and I talking. But hey, he is reaching out to me, so we are going to run with it,” Matt said of Marek's request.

But that's sort of our whole point.

Marek knew it would be awkward, but he still talked with Matt because he wanted to make sure his party for Amy went as smoothly as possible.

He thought of her before all else.

Amy Roloff on a Motorcycle

“Chris is very respectful,” Matt later told the camera on this episode, adding:

“I think Chris is good for Amy. If Chris wasn’t in Amy’s life, Amy would be thrashing around and I’d be on that receiving end of that thrashing. I was for 30 years!

"He's keeping her calm and relaxed, she's not all angry."

Yikes. Talk about a backhanded compliment, huh?

Or not even a compliment. Matt basically just insulted the mother of his four kids, while at least praising Marek a little bit we guess.

Gone Cruisin

What's crazy, however, is that fans are STILL giving Marek a hard time.

The guy goes out of his way to create a special occasion for his girlfriend and some viewers still drag him on Twitter.

"Why does Chris look so uncomfortable with Amy?" asked one viewer this week out of nowhere, while another added:

"I cannot watch Amy and Chris! Something just isn’t right about that guy or their relationship. Amy is definitely into him more than he is into her."

SIGH. Will these types of comments ever end?

hate on marek

Whatever, though, we suppose.

If Amy isn't going to let these trolls bother her, then we won't them bother us, either.

We'll just continue to send the reality star our best wishes and to wonder when Marek will propose.

We want to see these two walk down the aisle! Wouldn't that be terrific?!?

Little People, Big World Recap: The (Parenthood) Struggle is Real

At this point in their parenting lives, Audrey and Jeremy Roloff are experts.

To the extent that any relatively new mother or father can be an expert, that is.

Audrey is even out there offering advice to other women in similar situations.

Audrey Roloff Baby Picture

But let's rewind about eight months, shall we?

That's what Little People, Big World did on Tuesday night by airing an episode that was filmed not long after Ember Jean entered the world in September of last year.

As previously detailed, Audrey suffered from frequent bouts of mastitis - an infection of the breast tissue that is painful and that also makes breastfeeding very difficult - shortly after giving birth.

Moreover, as we learned on this installment of the TLC series, Ember was born with tongue ties that required surgery so as not to prevent her from feeding properly.

"She's just so young, and we're already having to do something that hurts her," Jeremy said on air last night, referring to exercises he and Audrey had to do with Ember to keep the cut tongue ties from healing again.

A New Family

It was a challenge for Matt Roloff, too, having to watch his children struggle with their newborn.

"Seeing your kid hurt when you don't want them to hurt, that's a challenging time," Matt told the camera, adding:

"But seeing my kids go through it, now you understand the heartache your mother and I went through when you were coming through the rags."

Back in November, Audrey candidly told Instagram followers about these breastfeeding problems early on.

She confessed in a lengthy post that her condition really took a toll on her mentally for awhile.

"l always thought breastfeeding was a choice," she wrote on Instagram late last year.

She continued:

"People would often ask me if l was going to breastfeed when I was pregnant and l always answered with a determined yes. But after Ember was born, l realized that for some people, it’s not a choice.

"My breastfeeding journey has not been easy.

"After sharing with you all a little bit about the struggles l have had feeding Ember, l realized that so many of you have gone through, or are currently going through, similar pains, heart aches, and challenges."

Life on Their Farm

Ember had trouble putting on weight over the first few weeks of her existence, but Audrey pushed through her pain, Jeremy supported her throughout and here the family is now:

Happy and healthy all around.

"l was reminded that even though this journey still poses its challenges, being able to feed my daughter from my own body brings me incomparable joy," Audrey said when Ember was about two months old.

She laster said that that she hopes her story can encourage any other new moms having difficulty breastfeeding.

Elsewhere on this episode, Zach and Tori struggled to sleep train Jackson... Matt webt to work on a fun solution... and Amy looked forward to her birthday.

Click on the video below to watch Little People, Big World online and see how these storylines played out:

Matt Roloff Ripped By Fans: You Friggin’ Stole Amy’s Idea!!

Little People, Big World star Matt Roloff has found himself in a bit of a pickle. Over pumpkin salsa.

See, he recently celebrated the Roloff Farm Pumpkin Salsa being more prominently displayed in select grocery stores.

But fans say that there's a problem: it's Amy's salsa, and he's claiming credit for it now that it's a success.

Matt Roloff and Roloff Pumpkin Salsa

Amidst worry that he will leave Roloff Farms, Matt took to social media for a happy announcement:

"Tori and Jackson pointed out last week at @toriroloff ... our Roloff Farm Pumpkin salsa has been promoted to right smack dab in the middle of the store in the All Natural area... (at markets in our area)."

This, he says, is great news for fans who are looking to taste it.

"No more spending hours trying to find it."

For other stores that aren't putting it on prominent display, he suggests that people can request it.

"If it’s not already at your local store be sure to ask for at any @krogerco brand store."

Kroger is America's largest grocery store chain.

"It’s delicious and healthy!"

Amy Roloff Talks About Matt Roloff

All of that sounds great!

(Especially the pumpkin salsa itself, honestly)

But fans noticed one particular detail about that post.

"I remember the show during pumpkin season where Amy had to dress up like a honeybee because you told her that HER salsa wasn't selling and she had to do something to promote it."

Every fandom's memory is long. That is certainly true for reality fans.

"Funny to see that you refer to it as OUR salsa now"

Another fan wrote:

"The salsa was prepared by Amy, and Matt wanted to take over ... then all of a sudden he started calling it our salsa."

That person continues:

"As usual, he wanted all the credit for himself, and when it was a success, he changed his mind."

Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff Together

That fan is not wrong.

Even as they were in the process of divorcing -- remember when Matt was living in a double-wide trailer? -- Matt and Amy disagreed over salsa.

Matt, as fans have seen over the years and as Amy reminded fans on the Little People, Big World season premiere, likes to dive headfirst into each project.

He doesn't pace himself, and can sometimes go overboard. That probably worked out well for him when he worked in Silicon Valley. That isn't always good for relationships, however.

In turn, he becomes frustrated when he sees someone else's project moving along at a slower pace.

Even aside from the chicken incident to which the commenter refers, Matt expressed a number of doubts about Amy's salsa project.

And, for a long time, it really did seem that he was just leaving it to Amy.

Matt Roloff on New Season

Matt's enthusiastic fans weren't going to take that criticism without a fight.

"Without Matt there wouldn't be a Roloff Farms of any kind! Like it or not Matt made Roloff Farms practically on his own."

That seems a little beside the point to some.

"He's had almost every vision that is there today."

Hmmm.

"Matt might not have made the salsa, but he knows how to market it."

Either way, he and Amy did work on it together. So calling it our salsa is probably fair.

Perhaps some fans wish that he'd put more faith in Amy in the past, but he can't change that now.

Little People, Big World Return Pic

Honestly, pumpkin makes for a fantastic ingredient in salsa.

For anyone interested (I have to say, i was pretty curious), you can get their pumpkin salsa from Fred Meyer, QFC, and Roth's Fresh Markets.

And, of course, at some Kroger locations -- Kroger owns Fred Meyer.

If you're looking to order it online because it's 2018 and that's how most of us do most of our shopping anyway, Roth's gives you the option to order some online.

That's not an endorsement -- we have no idea how it tastes. But we figured that some folks probably got a little curious as they were reading the #salsagate discourse.

Audrey Roloff Faces Backlash for "Inappropriate" Beach Photos of Baby Daughter

Audrey Roloff is not known for stirring up controversy.

Yes, early in her reality show career, the Little People, Big World star received some flak about posing naked in a bathtub, mostly because she has built a reputation as being a rather staunch Christian.

This incident took place in August of 2016.

With Her Precious Daughter

Since then, Audrey has mostly just used her Instagram page as a way to gush about three things:

  1. Her faith.
  2. Her husband.
  3. And, now that she's been a mother for about eight months, her daughter Ember Jean.

When Audrey does create outrage online, it's typically due to something she said regarding these loved ones or her religion.

For example, Roloff (deservedly perhaps?) heard it from many followers a few days ago after an episode of Little People, Big World aired in which she labeled baby formula as "sinful."

We can understand why lots of people did not react favorably to that terminology.

But we most definitely cannot fathom why so many trolls out there are dragging Audrey all over the place for her latest set of social media photos.

One is posted above and the other below.

Audrey Roloff on the Beach

They were snapped of the relatively new mother during a recent trip to Hawaii... and they're adorable, right?!?

They feature Audrey and Ember at total peace and contentment on the beach.

At least that's how we interpreted the images.

However, others on the Internet have sadly focused on Ember's lack of clothing and actually given Audrey a hard time for sharing pictures of her naked child online.

"WTH, Auds, put a bathing suit on her!" one disgusted Internet user wrote in reply to this image, while another labeled it as "inappropriate" and still another went as far as to call it "pornographic."

That's just crazy talk, in our opinion, and it says a lot more about the person writing it than about Audrey herself.

Roloffs in Hawaii

But one comment did hit home a little more accurately.

One person noted that the pictures are harmless and cute, but that there are "pervs" on the Web that may look at them the "wrong way," encouraging Audrey to be aware of such gross individuals when posting such snapshots.

We can sadly see that.

Roloff, to her credit, is not letting the misguided haters get her down.

She shared a lengthy caption with these pictures that summed up her take on motherhood so far.

A Perfect Setting

"This was an evening of undistracted playfulness with our little girl. Splashing in the ocean and digging in the sand," opened Audrey, adding:

"I think it was C.S. Lewis that said, 'Children aren’t a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.' 

"I’ll admit it. I’m a heroic multitasker. And although this might be a skill worthy of praise in our culture, it’s a tendency I’m trying to fight against. I want to be more present, more tuned-in, and more alive in each moment, task, or encounter.

"Especially when it comes to motherhood."

She concluded:

I don’t want to model busyness, I want my life to reflect discipline, priorities, and healthy rhythms of rest. I want my daughter to know by my actions that raising her is a privellage and a blessing, not a burden.

Moms how do you fight agaisnt the temptaion to multitask?!

This isn't the first time Audrey has reached out to her fellow moms.

Do you gave a response to her question here, ladies?