Fans are begging and pleading to see Jeremy and Audrey Roloff return to Little People, Big World.
That would be amazing. For now, followers can listen to their podcast and, of course, see their updates on social media.
Jeremy has revealed that little Ember Jean is now talking, and shared the cutest video imaginable of her doing so.
“‘Dhankoo dada’ haha,” Jeremy begins his caption of this precious video.
“Ember is starting to attempt every world we say,” he reveals.
“But,” the proud father confesses. “This one is my favorite.”
Well, it’s both adorable and it mentions him.
Of course it’s his favorite.
As you can imagine, Jeremy also used the opportunity to plug a new episode of his and Auj’s podcast, Behind The Scenes.
He writes: “P.s. new podcast dropped today and you don’t want to miss it.”
We’re sure that a lot of their fans are excited for a new episode; they’ve certainly done some interesting interviews.
But most people’s attention was fixated on the sweet little girl.
(Ember Jean really isn’t a baby anymore — at atlmost 20 months, she’s a toddler)
“Say: ‘thank you, dada,'” Jeremy prompts his precious daughter in the video.
He is holding her with one arm — something he won’t be able to do so easily in a few short years.
As he captioned, Ember replies with her best imitation: “Dhankoo dada.”
Jeremy repeats her words, and then plants a kiss on one of her irresistible little cheeks.
(Cuteness overload, folks)
Up next, she babbles something that isn’t super intelligible.
Jeremy asks if she’s requesting milk from her sippy cup.
But it sounded to us like she was saying “cup” or “top.”
We’re sure that Jeremy knows his daughter better than we do, of course.
But any of those words would be salient to the conversation, as Jeremy pops on the lid to her cup.
Child development is a funny thing.
Some children are fully conversant by almost 20 months.
Others have yet to say their first word.
Ember is somewhere in between, which is completely normal.
Children reach different milestones at different ages because they are different people with different experiences.
Ember is lucky to be surrounded by parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who provide her with stimulation and enrichment.
Of course, viewers don’t get to watch Ember Jean grow and learn on Little People, Big World like they once could.
Auj and Jer have offered up a number of explanations for why they quit the reality series.
At one point, they suggested that God had called them to do something else — podcasting, apparently.
Jeremy has also said that, since ha and his siblings never actually had a choice about doing the show, he felt it was time that he just … stop.
He wouldn’t be the first to make that choice.
Molly doesn’t even live especially close to Roloff Farms.
And Jacob famously stormed off of the farm as a young adult, angry that he had been forced to do the show for as long as he was.
In the past, Audrey and Jeremy Roloff have faced off with trolls.
But this time, the critics are going after their book as much as after them.
Even Auj and Jer’s fans are putting them on blast for offering advice that they’re not qualified to give.
Jeremy explained why, despite having starred on Little People, Big World with his family for ages, he stepped away from the show.
“I just reached a point where it was never really something I said ‘yes’ to,” Jeremy reasons. “I just grew up doing it.”
““And it’s been amazing,” he admits. “If you asked me if I’d do it all over again, I would say yes. …”
“But, it’s just a long time,” Jeremy characterizes. “It’s time to do something else.”
In other words, Jeremy just reached a slightly more amicable version of why Jacob stormed off the family farm years ago.
It is extremely fair for children who grow up as involuntary reality stars to realize that they dislike or even resent it.
We’ll get to why that line was significant in a moment.
But a lot of fans are incensed about Audrey and Jeremy’s book on marriage, A Love Letter Life.
Why? Because they’ve only been married since September of 2014.
“They haven’t even been married long enough to give advice,” observes one commenter.
“They know NOTHING,” asserts another.
That same critic accuses: “The book is popular because of the show.”
Another, much more experienced commenter points out the inherent futility in sharing “marriage secrets.”
“I’ve been married 31 years,” the commenter begins.
“And as far as I see,” the critic continues. “Not everything works for everyone.”
That is absolutely right.
The commenter concludes: “They certainly haven’t put in the time or years to give advice.”
But we mentioned Auj and Jer’s explanation for why they left the show because some of the backlash was over that.
“They’ll be back,” predicted one commenter.
“Yep,” agreed another. “When the money runs out!”
In fact, some of these fans have given voice to a conspiracy theory that, we have to say, sounds very credible.
Auj and Jer may be angling to one day have their very own reality series, totally independent of the rest of Jeremy’s family.
Now that we’re done with the controversial elements of this interview, can we just talk about how is starts?
They lament the tragic loss of Jeremy Roloff’s amazing hair but then try to claim that he is a “lookalike” with Matt Damon.
First of all, Matt Damon is pushing 50. And while they have moderately similar chins, they mostly are just both men who have faces.
Second of all, if they really wanted to compare him, we suppose that from certain angles he could do a decent Kit Harington impersonation.
That said, since Auj and Jer consider looking at Instagram thirst traps to be “pornography,” we doubt that they watch Game of Thrones.
Real talk: do Audrey and Jeremy want their very own reality series?
They’ve walked away from Little People, Big World because they felt a religious calling that apparently involved writing a book and doing a lazily named podcast.
They’ve also said that The Bachelor is inconsistent with their Christian values, so they must be a lot of fun at parties.
(You can have any faith you like, but if your biggest problem with that series isn’t about the overwhelmingly white casting … rethink your priorities)
What would be their special hook to convince viewers (and networks) that they’re worth tuning in to watch?
Former Little People, Big World stars Jeremy and Audrey Roloff still bang regularly, which is no easy feat for parents who are also entrepreneurs.
It’s even more impressive given that Jeremy admitted to sexual misbehavior that almost destroyed their marriage.
So how do they keep their romance alive? Jeremy explains.
Audrey and Jeremy have been promoting their book, A Love Letter Life.
Together, they spoke to In Touch Weekly, where Jeremy confessed: “We havenâ€™t lost the spice yet!”
Jeremy goes on to explain that they secret ingredient to keeping your sex life alive is … careful planning and scheduling.
“A lot of people feel like their sex life, in general, and dates and romance all have to be spontaneous,” he notes.
Jer assures the world that “Itâ€™s okay to plan stuff.”
He continues: “or to have an alarm that goes off on your phone like, â€˜Text my wife something sexy or romantic.'”
“Thatâ€™s designed success, right?” Jeremy asks.
He suggests that anyone looking to emulate his marriage “Pick a day a week to get intimate.”
“Just say like, â€˜Hey, Saturday night. Thatâ€™s our day!â€™” Jeremy suggests.
“So, like, you know,” he continues. “I donâ€™t know.”
We don’t know either, Jer.
“It doesnâ€™t all have to be spontaneous;” Jeremy concludes. “It can be designed.”
It has now been over a year and a half since the couple welcomed precious baby Ember Jean into the world.
And they reveal that Ember is not destined to be an only child.
“Weâ€™ve always wanted to have a big family,” Jeremy admits.
He emphasizes: “We definitely want to have more kids.”
“Weâ€™ll take them one at a time,” Jer says. “But we are totally on board. Lord willing.”
“We donâ€™t want to put a number on it,” Jeremy clarifies.
“But,” he repeats. “Weâ€™ll take them one at a time.”
Too much “one at a time” talk, and Auj might end up popping out twins — or more — one day.
They may be able to schedule when they bone, but these two may find that having children doesn’t always go according to plan.
When they say that they wanta “big family,” they’re not being especially clear.
Some families have a dozen children. Others have a handfull. Either could be considered “large.”
Fortunately, Jer’s lovely-haired wife offers some clarity.
“I would call five a big family,” she estimates.
“I mean Jeremy is one of four,” Auj notes. “Iâ€™m one of three.”
As we briefly mentioned earlier, Jeremy Roloff admitted to a “porn” addiction that he says could have destroyed his married bliss.
Of course, going by his description, his “addiction” was more of an occassional habit.
And by “porn,” he apparently just means photos of beautiful women on Instagram … a site that very strictly bans most forms of nudity.
Some would say that he was worried over nothing, but Jer made it clear why he felt that “porn” was an accurate label.
Jeremy explained that the porn was not on the internet, but in his mind.
Most would say that having the occassional sexual fantasy is just part of being a person.
Clearly, it mattered a lot to Jeremy and Audrey. And it’s Jer’s mind, so if he wants to avoid images of clothed women, more power to him.
He has to save his energy for when his phone tells him that it’s time to bang his wife.
Well this is a national tragedy. A global catastrophe.
Jeremy Roloff, who is not feuding with his brother, made a pledge to cut off his glorious mane of hair if his charity goal was reached.
The charity threshold was met, and Jeremy’s hair went on the chopping block. There’s a video, if you can bear it.
“Well, it happened,” Jeremy writes in the captions of a teaser video on Instagram.
He follows those words with a scissors emoji.
If you immediately feared the worst — that he has cut his hair — you are sadly correct.
“And I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s bitter sweet,” he admits.
Jeremy provides context: “I’ve been growing my hair since September 2014.”
“But I needed a change,” he claims. “And it’s for a good cause.”
“Speaking of change,” Jeremy continues.
“Because of you who decided to give,” he writes. “We will be changing the lives of over 500 folks.”
These are people, Jeremy explains, “who currently don’t have access to clean drinking water.”
That is a plight known by so many people. We’re glad that his sacrifice is making a real difference.
“So thank you!” he says.
Jeremy even reveals some numbers.
“We raised just over 15k for @charitywater,” Jeremy writes.
As you would assume, Charity Water is an organization dedicated to bringing access to clean water to those who do not have it.
“And with their 1:1 model,” he continues. “Every dollar will go toward water projects.”
Jeremy congratulates his fans and followers: “Nice work you guys!!”
“Thanks @jackbotti For the rad video per usual,” he notes.
As you can see in the video that we included, it is a well put together video, even if the subject matter is heartbreaking.
“If you don’t already,” Jeremy suggests. “And you like good videos, give him a follow!”
He then teases that, at the end of the full video, fans and followers can see Ember’s reaction.
That is true enough.
The video ends with Audrey desperately, desperately trying to get a reaction out of precious baby Ember Jean.
See, some babies do not take it well the first time that they see a parent with different hair (or with or without a beard).
It’s not a lack of object permanence, it’s because they are still working out how to recognize faces — and we all struggle with that sometimes.
Ember could clearly not give a flip.
Maybe she’s hungry or sleepy or doesn’t know what to make of Jeremy’s horrific new hairdo.
Maybe Ember is just observing a moment of silence for her father’s late, great, glorious mane.
You can see the final, unspeakable version of Jeremy’s hair in the video that we have included with this post.
Obviously, it is Jeremy’s hair.
As with the rest of his body, he can do with it as he pleases.
But that doesn’t mean that the rest of us can’t pour one out in memory of the magnificent hair that was.
Jeremy lost the hair, but the world lost a work of art.
Now, Jacob is burdened with being the Roloff man with best hair.
It’s all on his shoulders, now.