Amy Roloff is happily engaged to Chris Marek, who has helped her settle in and decorate her new home for the holidays.
Things are getting even more serious — and Chris just sold his bachelor pad for a massive pile of cash.
Recently, Amy showed us all a look at Chris helping her to hang up decorations for Christmas, one of her favorite holidays of the year.
This wasn’t just a sweet gesture between partners — Amy is disabled while Chris is within the average height range.
She had no place climbing up an aluminum ladder that isn’t designed with her body type in mind. Chris did a good thing by hanging the lights himself.
But Chris wasn’t just doing a favor for his beloved fiancee.
He is preparing to move in with her — and they’re looking to get married some time next year.
(The COVID-19 pandemic has really made things incredibly difficult for a lot of people’s plans … except for some absolute monsters endangering their loved ones instead of postponing)
Now, Chris has sold his home … for a steep price.
His three-bedroom, two-bathroom Oregon home was up on the housing market for all of three days.
Chris himself acted as his own real estate agent for the sale.
His asking price for the residence was $430,000.
It sold for $460,000 in such a short amount of time.
That is, for those of you who don’t love doing math, $30,000 above his asking price.
There’s more to it.
Back in 2003, he bought the house for just $168,000, before the housing market was the unwinnable nightmare that it is today.
That is, again for the math-reluctant among us, a profit of $292,000 — when not adjusted for inflation.
That is a tidy profit, which is relevant not only to Chris but to how fans may perceive him.
For the longest time, a vocal minority of Amy’s most intense fans have considered Chris’ intentions to be dubious at best.
He’s been called a creep, a fame-seeker, and worse for his relationship with Amy.
But maybe as fans see that Chris is doing very well for himself, selling his home for nearly half a million dollars, they could adjust their view.
Don’t get us wrong, Amy is worth more than $4 million according to online estimates, thanks to her business and creative projects and to her reality TV career (and her portion of the farm).
That said, Chris isn’t hurting for cash and clearly has no need to “use” anyone, Amy included, in order to live comfortably. He’s already doing that.
Moving in together is a huge step for couples of any age. Younger couples are still figuring things out, older couples may be set in their ways.
For Amy and Chris, this represents not only a relationship milestone, but a huge step for Amy.
She spent years living alone in the house on Roloff Farms. Before that, she’d spent decades with Matt. This is new territory for her — and it’s exciting for them both!
Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff and fiance Chris Marek aren’t just sharing their lives — they’re sharing their home.
And this year, Chris is going all out to help Amy have the picture-perfect Christmas decorations of her dreams.
Amy Roloff has taken to Instagram to show off her home’s decorations … and her man.
“And the Christmas season has arrived in full glory upon my house,” she writes in the captions.
Beside the array of seven photos, all visible below, Amy gushes: “I couldn’t be happier.”
“The house is decorated and the lights are up,” Amy announces.
“Christmas – filled with so much Love Hope Joy…” she expresses.
Two of the photos, in particular, show Chris rising to the occassion — literally, ascending an aluminum ladder.
“I love this man,” Amy raves in reference to her fiance.
She writes: “Chris is so willing to help out and tackle all projects.”
In this case, that means getting seasonal and festive.
Amy notes that Chris has done many things to help “including climbing ladders to put up the Christmas lights.”
Disabled people can accomplish many things, defying countless expectations and preconceived notions.
But when you’re a man of average height engaged to a grandmother of Amy’s stature, it probably makes more sense to volunteer to do the ladder-climbing and light-hanging.
The other photos show her indoor decorating choices, most of which were likely done by Amy’s own hand.
“There’s just something about Christmas that puts joy in my heart and thankfulness,” Amy raves.
“Now,” she concludes, “it’s time to bake cookies.”
Amy also includes a plethora of tags with her post.
“#christmastime #joytotheworld #nativity #christmaslights #bakingcookies,” the tags begin.
The list of tags continues: “#jesusischristmas #storyofamyrandchrism #evergreen #christmascaroles”
Amy’s sense of style for her seasonal decor fits her exactly, and we don’t mean that in a shady manner at all.
She is a white Christian grandmother who just spent decades living on a farm, and has an estimated net worth of over $4 million.
Her choices for decorating her home are going to reflect that, and we wouldn’t expect it any other way.
Individual members of the Christian faith may hold different opinions over what is the most significant holiday in their religious calendar.
Many would say Christmas, for both religious and secular sides of the holiday that has overtaken our culture for generations.
Even those who celebrate the purely secular side of this hegemonic holiday enjoy the gift-giving and often the emphasis on family and charity.
Chris and his relationship with Amy have been more than a little divisive among Amy’s fans over the years.
Some are convinced that he is after either her money or her fame, or both.
Unfortunately, these fears seem to be rooted in ableist disbelief that a man of average height would be interested in Amy without an ulterior motive.
But people fall in love every day, and that includes able-bodied folks and members of the disabled community.
Seeing Chris helping Amy to decorate her home could certainly help thaw out some hearts.
‘Tis the season for viewing others with charity, after all. Will her fans cut Chris some slack?
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but…
… Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff clashed this week on a new episode of Little People, Big World.
And they did so, once again, over Amy’s piece of the ex-couple’s popular property in Oregon.
Toward the end of 2019, when these installments were filmed by TLC, Matt and Amy were going back and forth about the latter possibly, maybe selling a chunk of the farm to her former husband.
As we know all these months later, Amy did, indeed, sell a parcel of the land to Matt and then proceeded to move away.
On the season premiere of Little People, Big World, however, we watched as Amy grew annoyed at Matt for putting pressure on her to make this life-altering decision.
And now we can also bear witnesses to the reality stars arguing over what kind of role Amy ought to play when decisions are to be made on the farm, now that she is only a partial owner.
It’s an awkward situation, that’s for certain.
In the scene featured here, Amy gets really irritated that Matt is scheduling appointments with contractors without giving her any notice.
He wants quotes on what it would cost to renovate the home in which Amy formerly lived… but Amy is still around on occasion and would like, at the very least, a heads-up when these workers are on their way.
Seems like a fair request, right?
Not to Matt.
“I wish you wouldn’t be so defensive all the time,” he tells Amy, upset that she’s giving him grief and adding to his work load.
“I wish you wouldn’t be so pushy and, you know, everything else over the years,” Amy replies, clearly hinting at issues the pair had when they were married and even later saying that not much has changed in 30 years.
Just recently, in light of the tension on air between his parents, Zach Roloff was asked if Matt and Amy get along in real life.
“I think they’re getting along fine. They don’t see each other a lot. There’s no reason, really, for them to interact except for at family events,” he responded.
Keep in mind, Zach said this many months after the latest batch of episodes were filmed… after Amy sold Matt even more of the farm and now really does take a major backseat when it comes to the business.
Matt can do basically anything he wants with the land at this point.
Zach did also note that Amy remains prominently involved in pumpkin season, which is taking place as we type.
“She’s been participating in that. It’s all calm right now,” the father of two said about his parents and their relationship.
We’re glad to hear it.
Go back in time to when things between the exes were anything but calm by watching this sneak peek now!