Amy Roloff has already opened up about how she would love to marry Chris Marek.
On Tuesday night’s Little People, Big World, Amy started to worry when Chris started bonding with someone else.
No, not with another woman — but he and Matt seemed to be hitting it off. Amy didn’t love seeing her ex making friends with ehr man.
On Little People, Big World, Amy realized that her ex husband and her current boyfriend were becoming fast friends.
Matt Roloff and Chris Marek decided to spend a day bonding over farming equipment.
It all started when they chatted up a storm at Tori’s housewarming party and planned to ride tractors together.
“At first, I was a little like, ‘OK what’s going on here,'” Amy admits.
“I was worried about do each of them know what the expectations are of the other here?” she explains.
“I’m not really nervous exactly,” Amy clarifies.
As in, she’s not concerned that the two of them are going to start plotting to ruin her life behind her back.
“I, of course, trust Chris,” Amy affirms.
Her concern was more about her ex.
“But Matt always has something on his mind,” Amy warns. “That will come out as a surprise.”
That sounds like a nice way of saying that she was concerned that Matt was scheming like a soap opera villain to befriend Chris as part of a master plan.
Amy definitely had a case of, if not FOMO, just general curiosity.
“I would definitely love to be invisible,” Amy admits.
“And,” she says, she’d like to have the chance to listen in on “the conversation between the two of them on that tractor.”
But that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want them to get along well.
“The whole farm and the whole family dynamic around here just works so much better if everyone gets along,” Amy expresses.
“And,” she says, she prefers it if “there aren’t any awkward feelings or bad blood.”
Matt knows his ex well enough. After decades of marriage, that’s no surprise.
He figured that she would be on the edge of her seat about him making friends with Chris.
“I’m sure she might have questions in her head what stories we might be sharing,” Matt acknowledged.
“But,” he promised. “Amy doesn’t have anything to worry about.”
And he also shared his opinion on Amy’s new man.
“I’d say Chris is easy to like,” Matt assesses.
A small but unfortunately vocal minority of Little People, Big World fans don’t see things that way.
But then, they haven’t met Chris, and their thoughts about Amy dating him have very little to do with the man himself.
“And I’m very, very happy that Amy found Chris,” Matt raves.
He’s happy for anything that cuts down on what he describes as “weird tension” that has existed within their “evolving family.”
“I think this farm is big enough where everyone can get along,” Amy expresses.
“I don’t want it to turn into a place where, ‘Oops, sorry I’m going to leave the farm because Matt and [girlfriend Caryn Chandler] are here,'” Amy affirms.
She adds: “or something of that craziness.”
“But,” she admits. “That doesn’t mean they suddenly have to be best friends.”
That sounds fair enough. It’s okay to be a little jealous of your loved ones.
On Tuesday night’s episode of Little People, Big World, Amy Roloff felt bullied and pressured by her ex-husband.
Matt wants her to make a decision, but Amy wants to weigh all of her options with a major decision like giving up her home.
But some fans and viewers have grown impatient, and they’re putting Amy on blast for not making up her mind already.
“I just want to make the best decision,” Amy explains of her reluctance to commit to either staying or going.
“Moving out of a house that I never really thought Iâ€™d move out of years ago â€¦” she says.
Amy confesses that “to think about that now is a little daunting.”
“It is a little scary,” she notes. “Itâ€™s a little intimidating”
Amy admits that she feels this way “because Iâ€™ve never been on my own before.”
Matt was feeling impatient, and even accused Amy of being “selfish.”
Unfortunately, some very outspoken fans felt the same way.
They took to Amy’s Instagram comments to let her know how they really feel about her dragging her heels on making this major decision.
“Keep your house. Not fair to have lived with your kids coming back there until they moved on and now youâ€™re alone and donâ€™t want it. Youâ€™re selfish”
“You seem mean and controlling even though you divorced Matt you want to try and control his destiny!.”
“Watching tonight and all I can say is make up your dam mind,” one angry fan comments.
The viewer writes: “even your kids say the same”
“And why should Matt have to give up the side of the farm he’s been on for 3 years?” the comment asks.
“He didn’t want the DW but had no choice and after 3 years you wAnt it ?” the fan expresses.
The comment concludes: “I’d tell you to go pound sand.”
“I think you need to move to someplace else,” suggests another comment.
“Or,” the fan speculates. “You have FOMO syndrome.”
Amy is very clearly experiencing a degree of fear of missing out.
“You ask for the divorce and you start dating,” the follower writes. “You have to move on with you life.”
The viewer reassures Amy that “you kids always going to be there no matter where you move.”
“And,” the fan admonishes. “Stop playing the victim card.”
“I watch the show faithfully and Iâ€™m a huge fan,” another comment begins.
“But I must say that itâ€™s 5 episodes that Matts been waiting for a response on the farm,” the fan notes.
“Just settle it and be done,” the commenter demands.
“The poor guys been waiting for over a month on your response,” the follower expresses.
“And,” the fan accuses. “I think itâ€™s pretty selfish of you to throw Matt out of his current house so you can move in.”
Matt is not as mobile as Amy. That’s a fair point.
We have to say that we understand where (most) of the comments are coming from.
It can be difficult to watch someone be indecisive, especially when it’s drawn out for so long on television.
A lot of fans have already decided that they know what is best for both Roloff grandparents. Others have simply chosen sides.
But Amy’s point — that this has been her home for a long time, and that she has never been on her own before — makes a lot of sense.
Moving is a huge decision for most people. It’s very fair that she doesn’t like feeling rushed.
Eventually, though, she will have to decide.
Recently, Amy and Matt Roloff have spoken about how they drive each other crazy but have a world of respect for each other.
Now, Amy is opening up about her current relationship — her romance with Chris Marek.
She’s talking an awful lot about marriage, folks. Do we hear wedding bells around the corner?
As part of a series of interviews that they did with the Roloff family, Us Weekly spoke to Amy Roloff about her current love life.
Amy has been dating Chris Marek for years, now, and their romance is very serious.
“I would definitely love to get married one day,” Amy expresses.
“But,” she quickly clarifies. “Itâ€™s not something that Iâ€™m intentionally pursuing.”
In other words, she’s not giving the interview as a way of demanding that Chris propose to her.
Amy was married to Matt Roloff for 27 years.
During that time, they had several children, acquired a farm, and launched multiple business ventures.
Despite the end of that relationship, Amy affirms that she takes “marriage very seriously.”
Some people get married on impulse, because it’s a big milestone or because they think that it would be fun to be spouses.
Amy feels that the bond of marriage carries more gravitas than that.
“If I say yes, then that means my whole heart, everything is into it,” Amy explains.
She adds: “I do think [marriage] is forever.”
“Relationships go through seasons,” Amy Roloff observes.
She says that relationships evolve because the people within them do, too.
“You are not the same person when you are 20 years old,” Amy asserts.
That’s fair. Though honestly, few people who aren’t Duggars are getting married at 20 these days.
“And,” Amy notes, people change “when you become empty nesters, or going through kids and all that.”
Amy says that milestones and major shifts in your life can contribute to a couple’s bond.
“Both of you are going through that stuff,” Amy points out.
“So keeping the communication and sharing with each other, I think, is very important,” she reasons.
Couples can grow apart over time.
What Amy is saying is that two people who are in love can also grow together.
Amy and Chris’ romance has been well-received with most of her fans.
Unfortunately, a very vocal minority has been screaming their disapproval from the rooftops.
Some of them grew attached to the Roloff marriage and are unwilling to accept that they are no longer together.
Others have “suspicions” about Chris’ motives.
Ultimately, those misgivings boil down to the fans’ own prejudices — refusing to believe that someone of average height would fall in love with Amy.
Amy once held a similar insecurity, but it’s heartbreaking to see some of her own fans attack her relationship like this.
The Roloffs have a lot of fans with more conservative religious leanings — in other words, Audrey’s fans.
Unfortunately, some of these folks have bombarded Amy’s posts with comments about how she and Chris shouldn’t vacation together without being married.
Hopefully, her explanation about how seriously she takes marriage as a commitment will ease some of those ruffled feathers.
Amy’s not going to get married just so that she can get laid without annoying some of her fans.
It’s a serious commitment to her, and we should all respect her and her relationship.
She’ll marry if and when she chooses.
Recently, Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff opened up about what she regrets about her divorce from Matt.
Now, she and Matt are sitting down to explain in detail how their uneasy relationship works since they’ve divorced and moved on.
They also have a surprising discussion about double-dating with their respective new loves.
Matt and Amy Roloff sat down with Us Weekly to discuss how their divorced lives are going these days.
“We like to say: There’s no Team Matt and no Team Amy,” Matt expresses. “It’s Team Roloff.”
“And,” he continues. “We’re together into this thing.”
“And even though Amy and I went through our divorce,” Matt says, acknowledging: “And have our issues.”
“… You know, we’re still working together on this,” he points out. “On our salsa business. On our farm business. Pumpkins.”
“So,” he reasons. “We have our own enterprises, but we also have things that we do together.”
Notably, the Roloff Farms pumpkin salsa business to which he refers was Amy’s notion, and some fans have accused him of stealing Amy’s idea.
“We’re still on the farm,” Amy says.
“I mean,” she continues. “There’s two different places, here, and we’ve been doing that since 2013.”
“Two different homes,” Matt interjects to clarify.
“I think he’s definitely great at business,” Amy praises.
“And,” she acknowledges. “We definitely have businesses together and we still maintain those.”
“On a personal side,” Amy says. “You know, we’ve moved on.”
“But again,” Amy says emphatically. “It’s about our family, it’s about our kids, it’s about our grandkids.”
“I think we’ll see a lot of each other just because of that,” she predicts, hastily adding: “But that’s great!”
Â “Because,” Amy explains. “Regardless of what’s happened between us, it’s still, to me, about family.”
“We still drive each other crazy,” Matt acknowledges. “But then we respect each other as well.”
“And we run our businesses,” he adds.
Matt then cites an example of how he and Amy and their new loves, Caryn and and Chris, spend time together.
“We ran an event just the other day,” Matt says. “I was there with Caryn and you were there with Chris.”
“And Amy and I and Chris and Caryn all had conversation,” he notes. “There was no tension in the room; it was all very easy.”
Amy wants to make it clear that rumors that they can’t get along, even for a family event, are greatly exaggerated.
“It’s not like the four of us are all going to be best friends,” she admits.
“She has to point that out,” Matt says, laughing, adding that he’s “open to it.”
“Okay,” Amy says with a smile.Â
“But we can be in the same room,” she emphasizes. “We can be engaging [with each other].”
Matt would love to double date — he and Caryn would go out with Amy and Chris.
“i’ve been proposing that for a while,” he reveals. “But it hasnâ€™t gotten anywhere.”
Realistically, plenty of exes — even those who merely dated for a few months or years — never get to a place where they double-date.
Matt and Amy were married for 27 years.
If they want to reach that point, it may take some time.
Time heals many wounds, but it could be a few more years before they can be easy friends.
Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff work together and live approximately 100 yards away from each other.
They see each other almost everyday and are constantly asked about one another.
And yet… Amy and Matt are not merely divorced, but they are in very serious relationships with other people and yet still manage to remain amicable and supportive of each other.
This prompts an obvious question, right?
How do they make this arrangement successful?
“We want to remain respectful,” Amy told Access in a recent interview, explaining how they may no longer be husband and wife… but they will always be the parents of four children.
“For the sake of our kids. … We did have a long life together … it didn’t work out, we’ve moved on, but for the sake of the kids, you know,” she added.
Most of Little People, Big World this season has been centered on a feud between Amy and Matt.
The latter seemingly wants to sell the family farm, while the former is far more hesitant.
Matt went as far as to say Amy was holding his life hostage on a recent episode, but this obstacle doesn’t appear to have affected the former couple’s long-term relationship.
“We can drive each other crazy, but then we respect each other as well,” Matt told Us Weekly a few days ago, echoing his ex-wife’s sentiment.
He even said the pair often hang out together… with their respective girlfriend (Caryn Chandler) and boyfriend (Chris Marek).
“We ran an event just the other day – I was there with Caryn and [she was] there with Chris, and Amy and I and Chris and Caryn all had conversation. There was no tension in the room; it was all very easy.”
But also unusual.
Amy explained to this same tabloid that the quartet are likely not “going to be best friends,” yet they “can be in the same room” together.
Matt, for his part, said he would love to double date with Amy and her boyfriend, but “it hasn’t gotten anywhere” yet.
He has, however, put trolls in their place any time they criticize Amy online. He still has her back.
The TLC costars — who share twins Jeremy and Zach Roloff, 28, son Jacob Roloff, 22, and daughter Molly Roloff, 25 — got married in 1987 and announced their split in June of 2015
“After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce,” they said in a statement at the time, concluding:
“We are proud of what we have accomplished together.”
The duo now reside in separate houses on the same Oregon farm, which they still run as a team.
Although it’s unclear for how much longer this will be the case.
Check out snippets from their recent interview here!
She has now written a book about her life.
Within those pages, she admits that she has some very real regrets about her divorce.
Amy Roloff’s book is titled A Little Me, and within these excerpts, she gets very frank about her life and what she would do differently.
“At first I felt like a complete failure at one of the most important relationships in my life,” she says of her divorce from Matt Roloff.
“It saddens me that my relationship had to end,” she admits. “It was a living death, and there are moments I feel like Iâ€™m still grieving a loss.”
“I regret keeping a lot of my thoughts and feelings to myself instead of expressing them in a constructive way,” she confesses.
Amy expresses: “I regret that I was on the defense a lot instead of being more proactive.”
“Many have asked if I have any regrets,” Amy writes, answering: “Absolutely.”
“I could have done things differently,” Amy notes. “But we both did what we thought was the right thing.”
“However,” she emphasizes. “Iâ€™m glad I donâ€™t have the kind of regrets that would have kept me stuck in the mind-set of if only . . .”
Amy continues:Â “or should of, could of, would of kind of thoughts.”
“I did at first,” she acknowledges. “But thankfully I got past that.”
“I look with anticipation, as well as a little fear and uncertainty, to the days ahead,” Amy reveals.
“But,” she notes. “Iâ€™m also hopeful.”
“My second act is like a blank white canvas,” Amy characterizes. “And I get to choose how it will look.”
“Iâ€™m planning to paint it with bright, joyful colors,” she expresses.
“I donâ€™t want to feel sorry for myself for what I lost,” Amy explains. “Because that kind of thinking isnâ€™t going to help me move on in life.”
Instead, she would prefer to focus on “experiencing and embracing new things.”
“Iâ€™ve taken time to reflect on some of the things Iâ€™ve learned,” Amy shares.
“And,” she writes, she’s reflected upon “how Iâ€™ve grown from my relationship with Matt.”
This is when she confides that she felt like a complete “failure” at this vital relationship.
“However, with failure, we need to allow ourselves to learn and grow from the experience,” she reminds her readers.
“And hopefully,” Amy adds. “Be a better person from it.”
“Out of the sadness of divorce,” she continues. “Iâ€™ve found the Amy I kind of lost.”
“Even facing the uncertainty ahead,” Amy states. “I feel I have a new confidence.”
“And,” she adds. “A stronger trust in who I am, what I think, how I make decisions, and how I look at myself and others.”
“Iâ€™m learning to communicate better and not shy away from having different ideas and thoughts from someone else,” Amy reveals.
“Boy,” she admits. “Do I still have a lot to learn.”
“Several years ago,” Amy acknowledges. “I came very close to being stuck in the mud of my past with that kind of thinking.”
“I didnâ€™t know how to get out of it.” she confesses. “Not only was it not fun, it wasnâ€™t very productive or healthy either.”
“The fear of being stuck was much scarier than facing an uncertain future moving forward,” Amy observes.
“I realized I canâ€™t keep falling into the trap of comparing myself to others, worrying about what I look like, about what others think or will say,” she says.
Amy continues: “and somewhere deep in my thoughts still thinking Iâ€™m not good enough. Enough was enough”
“I regret that I felt alone when there were people around me who wanted to help and be there for me,” she writes. “But I closed them out.”
“Cracks were showing,” Amy expresses. “And I wanted to put myself together all by myself.”
“Itâ€™s okay to ask for help,” she emphasizes.
“Just by being there for me, nothing more, my close friends were a big part of helping me get through some tough personal challenges,” Amy affirms.
Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff has clapped back against trolls before, but sometimes the amount of hate is too overwhelming.
She is getting raked over the coals by so-called “fans” who don’t like her or her attitude.
Some have even gone so far as to accuse Amy of “ruining the show.”
Basically, the resentment that Little People, Big World fans have towards Amy Roloff started with her divorce from Matt.
It wasn’t just that the marriage ended and viewers wanted someone to blame.
It was also Amy being very honest about her discomfort with Matt’s relationship with Caryn Chandler.
“Caryn is an employee, and is in a personal relationship with my ex-husband,” Amy has confessed to fans.
“And so it is still hard to invite Caryn to some of the family events,” she admitted.
“Iâ€™d rather just minimize the personal interaction,” Amy revealed. “Itâ€™s not healthy for me.”
Something else that has caught the criticism of fans is Amy’s various videos about “purging” things from her life.
“Itâ€™s hard to let go of some things though,” Amy has admitted.
“But in the long run itâ€™s a good thing,” she affirmed.
“Isnâ€™t that kind of like life,” she asked her fans. “Hanging on to stuff and people when itâ€™s time to let go or the other way around.”
Some people immediately latched on to Amy’s words, and commented that the only thing Amy needs to “purge” is her resentment.
“Grow up and move on from your jealousy towards Caryn,” one commenter insisted. “Matt deserves to be as happy as you are.â€�
â€œDude your bitterness & anger is ruining the show,” another commenter accused.
That same comment continued: “You sound so cruel whenever [you] try and paint Matt in a bad light.”
“(And I canâ€™t believe [you] were jealous of Caryn holding Jackson,” that commenter concluded.
For the record, Amy and Matt both speak fairly frankly about themselves, their feelings, and each other.
It is unclear why some fans have become fixated on the idea that Amy is the villain and only her words qualify as “bad-mouthing.”
“Amy, donâ€™t understand your animosity towards Caryn,” another fan wrote.
“After all,” the commenter said. “You wanted out of the marriage.”
Right. That’s how divorce works.
The commenter observed: “you come across so sour and bitter.”
Folks, Amy is just openly discussing how complicated it is to live in such proximity with your ex and his new girlfriend — whom you already knew.
To his credit, Matt has made it extremely clear that he doesn’t want to see anyone bashing Amy on his timeline.
“Iâ€™m generally pretty tolerant on my social media as to what I allow vs when I delete or ban someone,â€� Matt wrote back in June.
â€œBut my new rule is,” he announced. “Iâ€™m going to delete people that make unnecessary mean or hateful comments about Amy.”
“Or,” he added. “Any of my family members.”
That defense earned him praise.
“Wish my ex would defend me!” expressed a fan. “Shows what character you have!”
If someone has decided to dislike someone — whether it’s a reality star, a coworker, or a classmate — they can nitpick at anything that they like to “justify” it.
They’ll always find something to explain that they’re not holding this person to a double standard.
The sad thing for us is that there’s no hope in changing their minds.
The sad thing for them is that they miss out on enjoying all that another human being has to offer.
People who wrote off Amy Roloff because she sells bread or has a boyfriend or whatever … they’re missing out.
It’s their loss. They just need to keep their hate off of social media.
Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff was married to Matt Roloff for 27 years, but she seems excited to get hitched again.
Or at least open to the idea. Boyfriend Chris Marek, however, seems a little … lukewarm at best when it comes to marriage.
Last night on an all-newÂ Little People, Big World, Amy and Chris went on a camping trip with their friends Ron and Beth.
Ron and Beth, Chris explains, got together around the same time, and â€œare trying to figure out what the future looks like.”
“Theyâ€™ve discussed marriage and living together, and theyâ€™re at that point where theyâ€™re trying to work that out.â€�
Which is awkward for Chris. Because …
Well, it’s been two and a half years of dating, and Amy is getting to the point where she’s interested in a long-term commitment.
â€œI met Matt at a conference. I saw him four times, [then] we were married,â€� she says of her ex-husband, with whom she has four kids.
â€œSo dating Chris, Iâ€™m calling up my girlfriends and Iâ€™m like, â€˜What is dating?! I donâ€™t even know what the hell that is.”
Chris, when asked about marriage?
“Iâ€™ve seen a lot of failed marriages, a lot of divorces, in my family. All my siblings, my mother,â€� he says.
â€œI mean, I saw a lot of examples of people that loved each other but could not live with each other.”
“But Iâ€™m certainly not against marriage,” Marek adds. “I never thought Iâ€™d be this age and still single.â€�
â€œIâ€™m glad to see that youâ€™re not against marriage, because that would be a problem,â€� Amy responded.
â€œIâ€™m certainly enjoying our journey,â€� Chris adds, but Amy wasn’t going to let it drop on that note, adding:
â€œMarriage still works. It is an institution that does work … Iâ€™ve seen enough where it does give me hope.â€�
Sounds like she’s dropping hints left and right.
Later, Amy told the TLC reality show’s cameras that getting married is still â€œvery, very importantâ€� to her.
â€œEven though Iâ€™m divorced, I still value and will hold up high the whole concept, the reason, the purpose,” she said.
â€œAnd if by chance I get to do that again, I would still put everything that I can, as best as I can, to make it work.â€�
Nice to see one divorce hasn’t clouded her views on future relationships at what is clearly a different phase of life.
As for how she views her current partner’s views?
â€œChris doesnâ€™t express commitment,” Amy says.
“Itâ€™s definitely more of an indirect way, so, you know, I was pleasantly surprised that he is open to marriage.”
â€œIâ€™m not here to push him, Iâ€™m not here for him to do something that he is nowhere [near] ready for.”
“But if marriage is meant to happen for me again, the second time, then I would sing â€˜Hallelujah.’â€�
Your move, Chris. Your move.