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Tori Roloff is Not Pregnant. And She’s Sort of Offended You Thought Otherwise.

Tori Roloff would like your attention.

The Little People, Big World star says she gets it.

She understands why complete strangers keep wondering about the state of her fetus, analyzing every other photo and publicizing to the world that she's pregnant.

Such Precious Roloffs

This just happened a couple days ago when photos of Roloff's belly surfaced online.

But here's the thing, Tori now explains:

She is NOT expecting her second child. And it's sort of very offensive for anyone to claim otherwise.

"No I’m not pregnant," Tori wrote on Wednesday in response to this ongoing rumor, adding:

"Yes I love baggy clothes and food. What if I was a women who couldn’t get pregnant? What if I was a women who had body image issues?"

She makes a very salient point here.

Tori Roloff Looks Down

And she continues to make it as follows:

"Asking a woman if she’s pregnant can be extremely damaging. Luckily I know when I get asked these questions it’s coming from a place of love.

"I know our fans are eager to see our family grow-as are Zach and I and our families- and you guys just want to see us make more adorable babies like baby j.

"However I hope you think twice about asking a woman “are you pregnant?� Or “when’s the next one coming?�

It's true.

Imagine if someone were truly struggling to get pregnant.

Imagine if someone was trying to lose weight.

Now imagine how it would feel of this same person signed online and had to read through endless speculation about her figure.

Chilling with Jackson

Tori has been dealing with just such chatter.

For weeks now, Internet users have been assuming Roloff is pregnant just based on a photo here or there.

"You don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors in anyone’s life," Tori continues.

"I say this because time and time again I’ve watched my own friends and family struggle with having a baby and I know how much it hurts every time this question is asked...

"If I believed the magazine articles written about me I’ve been pregnant for the last year and a half."

Family Pool Day!

Both Tori and Zach have acknowledged that they will expand their family someday.

But son Jackson is only a year and a half old and there's plenty of time.

It's also no one's business but these two when the blessed development actually happens.

Concludes Tori in her very reasonable post:

If and when Zach and I are blessed with another little one we will share on our own time and in our own way. We love you guys and so appreciate your love and support.

No one wants to see baby j be a big brother more than I do but let’s wait patiently together!

Amen.

Very well said, Tori.

Tori Roloff: Is This PROOF She Really is Pregnant Again?

Tori Roloff apparently has a lot in common with Meghan Markle.

They are both women. They are both married to seemingly very nice guys. They both have dark hair.

And also they can't go more than a day or two without folks on the Internet thinking they are pregnant.

Tori Roloff and Her Cutie

Markle, of course, faced endless speculation about the state of her womb for months until she and Prince Harry finally confirmed the blessed news this week.

And now maybe Roloff will soon be doing the same.

Chatter has been following around the Little People, Big World cast member almost since she gave birth to son Jackson in May of last year.

Not very long went by before social media users started to wonder when Tori and Zach will expand their adorable family, with many of these people analyzing pictures of Tori to determine whether she's expecting or not.

Heck, some people have even analyzed Tori's grammar in order to answer this same question.

Now, however, curious followers may have an actual legitimate reason to suspect that another Roloff baby is on the way.

Family Pool Day!

Earlier this week, Matt Roloff shared a video of himself and many of his loved ones.

It featured the long-time TLC star saying goodbye to his kids and his grankids; including, of course, Tori and Jackson.

At one point, the camera zooms in on Tori holding her toddler... and it also zooms in on her stomach.

And, well, you can see why viewers are under the impression that there's a baby bump under this shirt, can't you?

Tori Roloff bumpin?

Here's another still image of Tori's alleged baby bump from the same video:

Tori Roloff Bump?

"Congrats to Tori and Zach on the pregnancy!� wrote one person in response to this footage, while another asked:

“Is Tori pregnant again?"

However, not everyone is convinced that Tori has a bun in the oven based on these pictures.

“I think she’s just leaning back and her shirt is at a weird angle,� noted one individual, while another said that talking about a woman's belly in this manner is just plain “rude.�

Which is sort of true.

At Disney

But the truth is that fans simply adore Zach and Tori and are excited about the possibility of a sibling for Jackson.

And it's not as if the couple hasn't been open about plans to do so.

“Jackson is the cutest little thing,� Zach said in a June episode of his familly's reality series. “I would love to have a little pack. I definitely want to have more kids."

Tori agreed at the time -- but, as the one who has to carry this prospective baby to term, she was a little hesitant to commit at the time.

About a month after this episode aired, though, Tori did say on social media:

"We def want to expand our family soon."

So there you have it!

How soon, however? Has the expansion already started?!?

The images above do make that seem very possible, don't they?

Matt Roloff Drops HUGE Hint About Little People, Big World Season 14

We have some good news, Little People, Big World fans:

You may not need to say goodbye to Jeremy and Audrey Roloff after all.

Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff on the Farm

Back in July, of course, the beloved twosome stunned fans of this TLC series by announcing they would not be returning for Season 14.

Jeremy said in his statement that this decision had actually been reached about a year earlier, telling followers on Instagram:

It has been an amazing run, and I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride. We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you.

You are what made doing this so fun.

We will still be supporting the family as they carry the #LPBW torch onward. This is a decision concerning Audrey and me specifically - the show must go on.

And Matt has now confirmed as much: the show WILL be going on.

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff at The Governor Hotel

The patriarch tells Soap Dirt that filming for Season 14 is underway, and that viewers likely have actually NOT seen the last of Jeremy and Audrey.

Cameras were on hand for Matt's recent birthday party, for example, and these two were in attendance, so... "that’s a little tip for you there," Matt said.

He explained that Jeremy and Audrey are not on the "filming schedule," but they are very much around at times and aren't about to hide from TLC.

"They’ll participate in the family events," he says simply.

That's nice to know, isn't it?

Celebration for Ember

Roloff admitted in this same interview that mentioned that his son and daughter-in-law dropping out of the show was quite a “twist to the whole thing, but TLC decided to go forward.

And why not, he continues?

"They’ve got Zach and Tori, and Amy and myself" as cast members, even noting "Caryn and Chris" in a reference to his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, and Amy Roloff's boyfriend, Chris Marek (below).

It sounds as if both will have significant roles on Season 14.

Chris Marek and Amy Roloff at Chris' Family Reunion

As for when new episodes may air?

Matt doesn't know.

He says he heard the spring at one point, but it's possible he and his loved ones may be back on our small screens prior to that.

Either way, they remain a huge part of our lives, frequently sharing photos and messages on social media.

For example, did you see how the Roloff celebrated the start of pumpking season at their farm this week?

Click below to find out!

Molly Roloff Actually Visits Family Farm, Makes Amy One Happy Mama

Molly Roloff may not be a cast member on Little People, Big World.

But that doesn't mean she isn't a very welcome member of her own family.

Welcome, Molly!

Unlike her brother, Jacob, who quit the aforementioned TLC series last summer in a major huff, Molly has never made any grand statements about the show being fake or phony or silly in any way.

Nope.

She's simply chosen to live a more private life, one that has taken her away from her family farm and one that includes a very normal and content existence with husband Joel.

Like we said before, however, Molly is on great terms with her parents despite having removed herself from their everyday lives and their most profitable source of income.

And that relationship was on full display this past weekend.

Joel and Molly

In honor of the beginning of pumpkin season at Roloff Farms, Molly and Joel drove on down and supported their loved ones.

They posed for a photo with the entire family, and they also posed for a photo with just Amy, as you can see above.

"I was so so excited that Molly and Joel were able to drive down for opening weekend of pumpkin season at Roloff Farms Pumpkin Patch," Amy wrote as a caption to the two images above.

She added:

"It was wonderful to see them. This mom was happy."

And below is the snapshot that has been making the Internet rounds, with nearly every single Roloff in the same place for a fun change:

The Traditional Family Photo

As far as Molly goes, she recently hung with her dad as well and does try to come back to the farm when she can.

But she headed off college at Whitworth University and then met her now-husband shortly thereafter, Joel Silvius.

Together, the couple chose to stay in the area and they're now permanently based in Spokane, Washington, which is about a six-hour drive from where Matt and Amy reside.

(Yes, Matt and Amy are divorced, but they still live on the same large piece of property. It's a whole thing.)

Rare Roloff Pic

It's not a short haul for Joel and Molly to visit the farm, but pumpkin season is THE huge event for this family.

At least professionally speaking.

"The first weekend of pumpkin season has officially come and the whole family came out!" the Roloffs shared on the farm's official Instagram page.

"Thank you to everyone who has come out despite the rainy Oregon weather!" 

Tori Roloff Opens Up About Marriage to Zach: I Always Have to Reach the High Shelf!

Little People, Big World star Tori Roloff is a wonderful mother to her adorable baby, Jackson.

But she's also an amazing wife to her husband. In fact, she posted the ultimate anniversaty tribute to Zach earlier this year.

Now, she's opening up to fans about how her husband's dwarfism impacts their marriage. She gets very honest.

Tori with Zach

On Monday night, Tori Roloff took to Instagram for a no-holds-barred Q&A with her fans and followers.

Seriously, no topic was off-limits.

Tori gushed about having found an entire community of little people through her husband, Zach Roloff.

Tori wrote that she is "so blessed that I’ve made such amazing friends in the dwarf community."

(Disclaimer: some little people are totally onboard with the dwarf label while others are emphatically not)

Gone for a Stroll

Tori went on to speak about how Zach's dwarfism impacts their relationship.

It turns out that the effect is not as great as some people have assumed.

Tori is quick to shoot down the misconception that his dwarfism is a "limitation" within their marriage.

She does say that the biggest impact is that she has "asked to reach the high shelf a lot."

That sort of thing can happen in a lot of marriages where there's a height difference.

Zach and Tori Roloff at Dinner

Tori says that things go smoothly so long as neither of them are trying to be a different height than they really are.

"To me it feels weird to crouch," Tori confesses.

"And," she adds. "Zach always told me to stand."

"I’m not trying to be shorter and he’s not trying to be taller," she notes.

Any relationship is going to be healthier while both parties agree to be exactly who they are.

In the Water!

"I love my husband for his heart not his height," Tori affirms. "Love is love is love."

She's right -- and it's good that she makes it clear that she is not a "chaser."

That is, she is not someone who fetishizes him for his dwarfism.

She loves Zach for who he is, neither for nor despite his height.

That is just as it should be.

Roloff Wedding Day

She also speaks about baby Jackson, and this is when she starts talking science and genetics with her followers.

"It’s a dominant gene," she explains. "So you only have the gene if you are an achon."

(How many other reality stars can hold their own in a conversations about hereditary traits and genetics?)

"They do all carry the gene for dyostraphic," Tori continues.

"But," she notes. "Their partner would also have to carry the gene to have children with dyostraphic dwarfism."

Chilling with Jackson

Fans ask how she feels about the very real possibility that sweet baby Jackson might need to undergo surgeries, like his father and grandfather.

Tori says that "of course" the idea of that scares her.

"There's no telling," Tori admits.

Tori then notes: "but we're blessed to have no health issues so far."

"But we have so much support and love," Tori says. "And I know we’ll handle anything God throws at us."

Right now, she's more worried about the bumps and bruises that Jackson is very naturally getting as he learns to walk.

Roloffs Celebrate Special Occasion with Rare Family Photo

They star on the same reality show, but they are rarely all in the same place.

Indeed, while Little People, Big World may center on the beloved Roloff family, the many sons, daughters, parents and grandkids who comprise this popular unit are very busy.

They also don't all get along so well. Or so we've heard, at least.

Moreover, Jacob quit the show awhile back... Molly wants no part of the show... and even Jeremy and Audrey walked away this summer.

For all these reasons and more, it's rare to find all the Roloffs in one location.

But that's exactly what transpired over the weekend, as relatives came from far and near for one special reason:

The start of pumpkin season!!!!

Check out a giant family photo below and then scroll all around for more precious looks at various loved ones on hand to celebrate this annual occasion and tradition:

1. The Traditional Family Photo

The traditional family photo
They do it every year and we love it every year. Check out this great photo of ALL the Roloffs, together at last, in honor of pumpkin season at the farm.

2. One Happy Grandpa

One happy grandpa
Matt Roloff got to celebrate the start of pumpkin season AND his birthday via this great photo with his grandkids.

3. Look Who Else Was on Hand

Look who else was on hand
Chris Marek was understandably not a part of the family photo, but he was still on the premises for the occasion. And in this photo!

4. Smiling with Jackson

Smiling with jackson
This is as great as it gets for Amy. She got to pose with both her grandkids for the start of pumpkin season; first here with little Jackson.

5. Content Red Riding Hood

Content red riding hood
"Thank you everyone for coming out. This ‘little Red Riding Hood’ (Me) was so thrilled to see so many of you! Hope to see more of you next weekend. I’ll be dressed up as. . ." wrote Amy as a caption to this picture.

6. What Mighty Fine Pumpkins You Have

What mighty fine pumpkins you have
Amy got all dressed up for the big day. Because why not, right?!?
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Jeremy Roloff Gets Daddy-Shamed for the Dumbest Reason Ever

Move over, mommy-shaming and fat-shaming.

It's time to make room for very awful daddy-shaming.

Isn't that right, Jeremy Roloff

Hugging Ember

The former Little People, Big World star was on the receiving end of some ridiculous backlash this week after he shared what appears to be a simple and harmless photo of himself and his one-year old daughter, Ember.

The picture was snapped in Nashville and captioned as follows:

Spent a few days in Nashville and now we’re in Franklin, TN. Such a lovely town.

Although it reminds me of Bend - almost too popular to enjoy now! But still, a beautiful town and we always enjoy our time down here.

The people are great and the hospitality is noticed! P.S. If we took a photo with you at some point - tag us so we can see it!

The image itself, meanwhile, simply features Jeremy tossing his infant up in the air:

WHEEE

WHEEEE, right?

Apparently not.

More like, WTH, according to some misguided and cruel trolls.

“Idiot. She’s not a circus act,� one person actually wrote in the comments, while another chimed in with;

Wow. Be careful throwing your kid like that.�

A third person warned the ex-TLC personality about shaken baby syndrome, while a fourth suggested that this move is harmful to “little brains.�

We have no idea what to even say here.

With Her Pops

Nearly every parent alive has thrown his or her into the air in this sort of manner.

The kid is never more than, like a foot above the parent's hands outstretched hands and always falls very easily and comfortably back into place.

(We can't believe we actually need to spell this out for some people.)

Thankfully, a number of social media users leaped to Jeremy's defense and called out his critics for being, well... complete morons.

“Accidents can happen doing anything," explained one individual "Can’t stop living life because ur scared to actually have fun. Most babies like being tossed in the air, so take a seat.�

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff on Labor Day

For the record, Ember is doing just fine.

Jeremy shared plenty of other photos from this same trip, as he and his daughter and wife enjoyed their time visiting Tennessee.

Speaking of that wife, Audrey Roloff can relate to what her husband is now going through.

She's heard it from followers in the past for the kind of outfits in which she placed Ember and even for the kind of outfit she once wore to the doctor's office.

We're not kidding. This actually happened.

Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff in Michigan

Overall, Jeremy and Audrey frequently post pictures of themselves and their child.

They gush over her every chance they get.

They come across as caring and as loving as two parents can possibly be.

Jeremy has not yet responded to this dumb criticism and we hope he never does.

Just enjoy every second you have with that 13-month old bundle of joy, man. She's precious.

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.

Jacob Roloff Outdoors

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."

Jacob and Amy Pic

"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.

Jacob Roloff, Isabel Rock, Amy Roloff

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.

Matt Roloff and Chris Marek: Totally Best Friends Now!

Matt Roloff and Chris Marek apparently have two things in common:

1. Both have seen Amy Roloff naked.

2. Both have broad feelings of respect for the other.

All fans of Little People, Big World were aware of point number-one, of course, as Matt was married to Amy for about 27 years and Marek has been dated her for just over two now.

What a Beautiful Pic

But point number-two is new and interesting information.

For several months, there's mostly just been assumed tension between Roloff and Marek, largely based on the simple fact that both have a romantic history with Amy.

Moreover, the pair are forced to see each other often because Amy and Matt still work together on their family farm and still live very close by to one another.

However, Marek just spoke to Radar Online and cleared up all chatter of any real issues between him and his girlfriend's ex-husband, saying the following to this rival website:

“I think [Amy] is more accepting of us being friends. In fact Matt and I just shared the day yesterday on the farm. Everyone is fine and doing well.�

It wasn't all that long ago that Amy made it clear how uncomfortable she was with Matt and Marek spending any real time together.

Matt Roloff and a "Must Have" Knick Knack

Marek admitted as much in a separate interview with Radar.

“To be honest, Amy was concerned in the beginning about how Matt and I might interact,� he said at the time, pretty much stating the obvious.

Again: Matt and Amy see each other very often.

They are both prominently involved in the lives of their four kids and two grandkids.

It makes perfect sense that Amy would be concerned about Marek interacted with Matt; the same way it would make sense for Matt to be concerned about the way Amy gets along with his serious girlfriend, Caryn Chandler.

She's pictured here with the reality show star:

Chilling with Chandler

As we've written for a long time, though, Matt and Amy have handled their divorce and their ongoing friendship as well as could possibly be imagined.

Just over a month ago we stated that the former couple has clearly moved on and asked fans: Why are you still giving them a hard time?!?

Heck, if Marek and Matt can extend an olive branch between themselves, we're pretty sure people who have never met either should be able to do the same.

The only issue we really care about is which couple will get engaged first:

Marek and Roloff or Roloff and Chandler?

Two Years Strong!

“We are not talking about marriage yet, but everything is going well - very strong, all good," Chris tells Radar.

He added back in March:

“I’m excited. We had a good year, we’ve done a lot of stuff and hopefully other people will enjoy the adventures we have. It’s been a good year."

Okay, fine... so he'snow the best spoken person on the planet.

But he makes Amy happy and that's all that matters to us!

Audrey Roloff Reveals Anniversary Plans in Wake of Marriage Rumors

Former Little People, Big World stars Audrey and Jeremy Roloff have shared their next career move, but they're not all business.

Right after Jeremy admitted that their marriage has been "tough" in recent months, Audrey has taken to social media to gush about their anniversary trip.

And yes, there are photos of these two lovebirds -- and of Jer's reaction to Auj's gift!

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff at The Governor Hotel

"It was my turn to plan our anniversary this year," Audrey reveals in a lengthy Instagram post.

"We started switching off because we like surprising each other," she explains. "And it was just easier for managing our expectations."

"I booked us a night (our first night away from Ember) at the The Sentinel Hotel where we stayed on our wedding night 4 years ago," Audrey shares..

"I remember when we checked in on our wedding night," she continues. "Jer and I flipped out because there was a typewriter in the entry way."

You don't need to take her word for it -- here is Jeremy's typewriter-fueled excitement face.

Jeremy Roloff Smiles at Anniversary Gift

"The typewriter holds a special meaning in our love story," Auj explains. "Jeremy sent me hand typed letters throughout our years of long distance, he asked me to be his wife on the typewriter."

"And," she continues. "Our typewriter has been on display in every home we’ve ever lived in."

Audrey says that having one on display serves the purpose of "reminding and inspiring us to write a love story worth reading."

"I called ahead of time and made a request for a special anniversary message to be displayed on the typewriter upon our arrival," Auj reveals.

The photo of Jer's smiling face is his response to seeing the poem that was typed out on the device. Cute!

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff on Labor Day

"We had the most enchanting evening in Portland," Auj says. "And I finally got to experience the Multnomah Whiskey Library."

"Of course we ended the evening reading our anniversary letters," Audrey continues. "The ones we wrote to each other on our anniversary last year."

"It’s our favorite anniversary tradition," she shares.

Naturally, Audrey plugs their marriage blog: "You can read about some of our other favorites in our most recent post on @beating50."

The name, of course, refers to their desire to beat the odds that suggest that at least half of all couples get divorced.

Kisses for the 1-Year Old

"Jer and I celebrate our anniversary as if it’s a national holiday," Auj gushes.

She says: "We are firm believers that love, of all things, should especially be celebrated."

"So no matter how inconvienent," she writes. "We are inentional about carve out time on September 20th to reminisce the past year, dream for the future, and recommit to the promises made on our wedding day."

"And," Auj continues. "As our favorite quote from our favorite book says... 'If it’s half as good as the half we’ve known, here’s Hail! to the rest of the road.'"

"Happy anniversary Farmer," Audrey says. "Let’s keep living"

Beach Visit!

As we mentioned, on their actual anniversary of September 20, Jeremy wrote a tribute to his wife and marriage but made an admission.

"These have been tough months recently," Jer wrote. "But hard work always pays off."

He gushed: "I love you and I love writing a love story with you."

Whatever their recent trials, whether it's finding out how to stay afloat without the show, dealing with family drama, Auj's alleged feud with Jeremy's brother, or hidden marital squabbles, things seem okay for them.

It's great that they're celebrating their anniversary like this -- but we're sure that they're looking forward to being reunited with precious baby Ember.

Amy Roloff Celebrates Anniversary with Chris Marek, Posts GORGEOUS Photos

Amy Roloff has officially won this week.

We're just gonna go ahead and call it now.

That's what happens when you get to celebrate both a birthday and an anniversary mere days apart, spending time wth those you love and counting your blessing at every turn.

Two Years Strong!

Indeed, the Little People, Big World star turned 52 years old on September 17.

She marked the occasion by gathering with close friends and family members, as documented in THIS PHOTO GALLERY.

Fast forward mere days and Amy marked a different special occasion with someone who may someday be a family member;

Long-time boyfriend Chris Marek.

As you can see above and below, in some rather intimate and downright gorgeous pictures, the TLC matriarch and her man got together on Saturday to celebrate two years as a couple.

What a Beautiful Pic

Wrote Amy as a caption to these images:

Anniversary! What? Where did two years go?

It’s been a wonderful adventurous and full of lovely special moments of dating with this guy. So looking forward to the tomorrow’s and days ahead with him.

She concluded her heartfelt post with the hashtags:

#dating #anniversary #lotsoftime #lotsoflove #youandi #lifeisgood.

Marek is in the real estate business and, by all accounts, is a very nice guy who gets along very well with Amy's children.

Big Kiss for Amy

Sadly, however, for reasons that continue to defy our comprehension, so-called fans of Roloff don't just give Marek a hard time...

... they say some really dumb and cruel things about the guy.

We're not kidding around here.

We mean some REALLY dumb and mean things.

Thankfully, Amy keeps ignoring the haters and the trolls and just keep enjoying what she refers to as her "second act.

A much-deserved second act, we'd like to add.

In Michigan

Amy and Matt Roloff divorced back in early 2016.

They released an amicable statement at the time and have maintained a healthy relationship ever since.

Matt is seriously dating a woman named Caryn Chandler and both halves of this couple has moved on successfully, having established romances with their new significant others.

In this spirit, we're just gonna go ahead and wish Amy and Chris all the best, while sending them our congratulations and posing one simple question to Marek:

When are you gonna put a ring on it, man?!?

Matt Roloff Wishes Ex-Wife Happy Birthday, Stuns Critics

Matt Roloff has a message for everyone who thinks he and his ex-wife are in an ugly feud.

And he also has a message for that ex-wife herself.

Molly with Matt

In an Instagram caption that likely came as a shock to some people who believe everything they read online, the Little Poeple, Big World star wished Amy Roloff a happy birthday.

For real!

This really happened, despite critics around the Web often writing that Amy and Matt asre engaged in some kind of rivalry.

"A very Happy Birthday to both Amy and Molly who share the exact same big day. I hope you both have a wonderful amazing Day!!" Matt wrote alongside the image above, which features himself and his daughter.

The reality star included a cake emoji and a balloon emoji and some other emojis along with this caption as well.

Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff and Grandkids

Matt and Amy filed for divorce in the spring of 2016, many months after they separated.

They still run Roloff Farm together and they still anchor Little People, Big World together and they still get along pretty darn well, if you ask us.

However, there's understandable tension at times because Amy is dating Chris Marek and Matt is dating Caryn Chandler and the paths of these couples often cross.

But we challenge anyone reading this to find any negative remarks out there from either Matt in Amy's direction or vice versa.

Just because Matt didn't actually celebrate Amy's birthday this past weekend certainly doesn't mean anything.

She was taken out to dinner by Marek and it would have been fairly awkward if her ex-husband had tagged along.

Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff Together

For whatever reason, though, many social media users leave critical comments on Matt's page any time he references Caryn; or on Amy's page any time she references Chris.

We asked a few weeks ago why fans are so obsessed with stirring up controversy when there is none, considering how smoothly Amy and Matt have continued to run their business in the wake of their divorce.

Moreover, all four of the Roloff children seem totally accepting of these new romantic entanglements.

So why can't fans of their TLC show also go along for the ride?

Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff Together

For the record, this is what Amy and Matt said in their statement at the time of their official split:

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 our four wonderful children, who have grown to become remarkable adults and building our strong and ongoing successful businesses.

Our kids and our ever-growing family, and the love and support we have for them, will be our priority. We will continue to work together side-by-side in the daily responsibilities for our many current ventures.

We would like to thank our family, friends, and all our fans for their continued support and understanding during this difficult time.

Unlike many other celebrities who break up, they've actually managed to stand by these words and keep their family nice and close.

Well done, you two.

And happy birthday, Amy and Molly!

Matt Roloff and Caryn Chandler: Happily Missing Amy’s Birthday!

Matt Roloff has made no secret about enjoying getting away from Roloff Farms from time to time.

The Little People, Big World star and his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, shared a few glimpses of their road trip to Arizona, where Matt owns a vacation home.

The timing of their trip is a little interesting -- because they left right in time to completely miss Amy Roloff's birthday.

Caryn Chandler and Matt Roloff, Road Trip

Matt shared a friendly photo of him and his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler to Instagram.

"Out n about in Surprise Arizona," Matt writes in the caption. "Happy Friday everyone!"

As we previously reported, Matt Roloff purchased a home in Surprise, Arizona -- buying it from Caryn's parents.

He then went on to make a show of househunting on camera, which some fans found deceptive. Others accepted that it's just part of the reality business.

This house is just a vacation home, however. Matt's permanent home is still at the farm in Oregon.

Matt Roloff Grand Canyon pic

Matt also treated his fans and followers to a gorgeous shot of the Grand Canyon.

"Heading out of Dodge for a quick getaway with [Caryn Chandler]," Matt wrote. "Goodbye rainy Portland ... hello Grand Canyon!"

Matt also shared another photo of him standing beside a nearly life-sized Dia de los Muertos decoration.

"Out shopping for some home Knick knacks," Matt wrote in the captions. 

"I thought this was a 'must have,'" Matt shared. "Caryn just stared at me."

Matt Roloff and a "Must Have" Knick Knack

Fans were delighted to see that Matt is getting away from Roloff Farms for a while and spending time with Caryn.

"Yes!!" commented one fan. "Glad you got a break before pumpkin season!!"

Roloff Farms are famous for their pumpkins and for pumpkin-related products, including Amy's pumpkin salsa.

"Karen is so lovely..." wrote another fan who seemed to have trouble spelling Caryn's name, adding that she "seems like a great lady! Glad to see you happy Matt!!!"

"You seem so happy I'm so glad for you," gushed another follower.

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek Eat Thai

Monday, September 17 was Amy Roloff's birthday, but she and boyfriend Chris Marek wasted no time and celebrated early over the weekend.

"My birthday month keeps being wonderful," Amy gushed under this sweet photo.

"Another ‘Date’ night w/ this awesome guy," she wrote, referring to Chris.

"Went to one of our favorite restaurants, Thai food, downtown Hillsboro and then a local play," Amy said. "Life is good!"

Some fans could not help but wonder if Matt and Caryn's Arizona getaway had less to do with rain or pumpkin season and more to do with avoiding Amy's birthday celebrations.

Chilling with Chandler

Matt and Amy Roloff have moved on, but some Little People, Big World fans seem unable to accept that.

Some trolls have targeted Caryn and Chris, accusing them of being golddiggers or fame-seekers.

Some of these jabs are the result of people who want Amy and Matt to get back together.

Unfortunately, some of the jabs come from people who can't wrap their heads around able-bodied people dating little people without an agenda. That is unhealthy, bigoted thinking.

Real fans should be happy for Matt and Amy for finding happiness in their new relationships. It is normal for families to change over time.

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.

Isabel Rock and Jacob R

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.

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff Image

"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?

Isabel Rock Instagram Image

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!"

Jacob and Company

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.

Audrey Roloff is Here to Make You Cry. Just Click Play.

Ember Jean Roloff celebrated the biggest milestone of her young life on Monday:

She turned a year old!

The occasion was celebrated a day earlier by nearly all of Ember's friends and family members, as they turned out for a fun gathering that was highlighted by the birthday gal smashing a cake all over her hands and face.

She may have actually eaten a bit as well.

We documented a variety of scenes from the party in THIS GALLERY, but now Audrey and Jeremy Roloff have helped us share even more moments from the beautiful gathering.

They've posted a 58-second long video on their official website.

It includes many close-ups of the adorable one-year old, along with clips of her parents and other loved ones kissing, hugging or playing with Ember.

"This video... All the tears," wrote Audrey as a caption upon posting it to Instagram, adding:

"Just like the song says, you lit a fire in our hearts Ember girl. Thank you for creating something we will treasure forever uncle Jack."

Jeremy also posted it to his page, a day after writing a heartfelt letter to his child on the anniversary of her birth.

It reads as follows:

Happy 1st birthday sweet girl! A year has already passed and it feels like only a day. I love your lively demeanor and graceful spirit, your brilliant smile, big lips, and piercing eyes.

You are a masterpiece of creation and I pray that by now you know your Creator and love Him like Mom and Dad do. You are a bright light of joy to those who are shaded with the days troubles.

When work has Mom and I short tempered and high strung, you always seem to make us laugh and relax. It’s been a joy getting to know you. You’re beautiful, unique, and loved.

I’m so glad I get to be your dad. You are a gift that keeps on giving, and so I will give back with all I have.

Perfect, right?

We're sad that Jeremy and Audrey have quit Little People, Big World and that we won't be able to see Ember grow up on screen.

But we've got a feeling her mom and dad will be filling us in on their blog, on their podcast and across their social media accounts for many years to come.

Check out this awesome video now!

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Ember Roloff Turns 1, Stars in Cutest Celebration Ever

Ember Jean Roloff has achieved a milestone.

It's a simple one and, technically, it's not one over which she had much control.

But it's a major one nonetheless:

The only child of Audrey and Jeremy Roloff is now a year old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In celebration, most Little People, Big World cast members came together on Sunday, September 9 to pay tribute to the precious infant and to watch her smash some cake all over her face.

Care to join them?

Scroll through the following party photos now!

1. Ready for Her Party

Ready for her party
It's Ember Jean's party, folks. And she'll look adorable if she wants to!

2. Where Has This Cake Been My Whole Life?

Where has this cake been my whole life
You'll forgive Ember for not looking up and smiling here. She has a cake to devour.

3. Such a Proud Grandma

Such a proud grandma
Amy Roloff is holding the birthday girl here. Indeed: Ember Jean Roloff is now a year old!

4. CAKE! CAKE! CAKE!

Cake cake cake
Ember picks away at her cake in this photo, which was shared online by her very excited mother.

5. Celebration for Ember

Celebration for ember
Talk about a beautiful family, right? We wish we had been invited to Ember's first-ever birthday party!

6. Birthday Gal!!

Birthday gal
Ember is front and center for this precious picture of the freshly-minted one-year old.
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