The entire Roloff family is psyched over Tori Roloff’s pregnancy. Little Jackson is going to be a big brother!
But some fans of Little People, Big World are experiencing abandonment anxiety after Jeremy and Audrey’s departure.
Tori and Zach are revealing the circumstances under which they plan to leave the beloved show.
As you may recall, Audrey and Jeremy Roloff have a podcast, goofily named Behind The Scenes.
In a new episode, Tori sat down with her siblings-in-law to discuss when and why they might one day leave the family reality series.
“For Zach and I,” Tori explains. “It’s still fun for us.”
Yes, getting paid reality show money is fun. Unless it’s making you miserable or you’re super rich, you don’t want to quit.
Tori adds: “we still enjoy sharing our story with other people.”
She explains that they would leave “the minute it becomes pressurized.”
“And,” Tori says, they’d quit the show if it “becomes something bigger than what it is.”
“You have to really stop and think what’s best for our family,” she reasons.
“And right now,” she notes. “It’s fun for us.”
When the show starts to be soul-crushing, they’ll get the hell out of Dodge.
“Zachary and I are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother!” Tori and Zach recently announced.
This is huge news for the Roloff family, who can now look forward to the third grandbaby.
Fans are hyped, too. They already love Jackson and Ember so much.
“We are expecting a sweet baby girl this November,” their statement revealed.
“Thank you so much,” the couple expressed. “For always supporting our family and loving us!”
Tori and Zach also repeated their announcements on their respective Instagram pages.
“Yay!!” Zach gushed when the time was right.
“Tori and I are excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother to a little sister!!” he wrote.
Tori wrote: “We are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother!”
“We can not wait to meet our sweet baby girl!” she raved.
Recently, Tori reflected upon the real differences and challenges that come with raising a child with a disability.
She noted that Jackson, though he’s only two, is already encountering obstacles — such as being too short to ride certain rides.
Tori explained that it was easy to forget, at times, because he is capable of doing so much.
(There are huge misunderstandings in the world about disability)
Despite having a husband who is a little person, Tori is having a very different experience as the mother of a little toddler.
It has been eye-opening for her.
Little People, Big World fans are extremely excited about seeing Tori and Zach welcome baby #2 into the world.
And given that Tori is “still having fun” and due this November, they can probably expect for a lot of that to be covered on the show.
One day, if the cameras get to be too much or the show simply ends, Tori and Zach and Jackson will take a step back from reality stardom.
But that doesn’t mean that fans will lose sight of them.
As we’ve seen with Auj and Jer, there are many ways to keep your fans updated. One of those is social media.
This week on Little People, Big World, Amy Roloff wasn’t sure how to react when her ex Matt started bonding with Chris Marek.
But Matt also spent time bonding with Caryn Chandler’s young adult children in their first-ever appearance on reality television.
It was heartwarming to see them appear on screen, especially considering Caryn’s son’s troubled history with the law.
“I wanted to bring my kids to the farm to have lunch with Matt,” Caryn shared on Little People, Big World.
Connor Chandler is 19. Brittany Chandler is 22.
“As we continue to get closer and plan a future together,” Caryn expressed. “Itâ€™s really important to me for you to have relationship with them.”
“And,” she continued. “I know they would like that as well.”
She’s right — though they have already known Matt for a long time.
Matt Roloff is happy to spend the time with them, too.
“Back when Brittany and Connor were young,” Matt recalls.
He continues: “they used to come and help out during pumpkin season.”
“So her kids know my kids well,” Matt observes.
“And,” he expresses. “I look forward for her family and my family getting closer.”
Caryn herself took to Instagram to rave about her children making their Little People, Big World debut.
“So what have you been up to?” Connor asked during the episode.
“Getting ready for pumpkin season?” Brittany chimed in.
“Mhmm,” Matt replied on camera. He was eating.
“Has it been weird getting ready for it without her?” Brittany asked.
Caryn stopped working on the family farm last spring. That’s sensible — she’s a girlfriend, not an employee.
“Mhm,” Matt replied to Brittany’s question.
“Itâ€™s interesting because I feel we took like a flip flop,” Brittany observed.
She explained: “because sheâ€™s been working for what 10-12 years out on the farm, Monday through Friday.”
“So now,” Brittany notes. “Connor and I get up every morning at 6 a.m.”
“Yeah,” Connor agress. “Iâ€™m like â€˜hey bye mom!'”
“But itâ€™s nice having you around more,â€� Brittany expressed. â€œI mean I notice the subtle changes.”
“Like I come home and Iâ€™m like â€˜oh how nice, she did our laundry today,'” Brittany says. “So I think she does get bored.”
Connor has experienced some troubles as a teenager.
In 2016 and in 2017, Connor was jailed for “theft in the first degree.”
While he thankfully received probation, it went on longer than originally planned.
He reportedly failed to appear for one of his court hearings, which caused the court to impose an extension upon his probation.
The good news is that, last summer, Connor shared that he was now sober, having been addicted to drugs for years.
Though the Chandler chidlren have known the Roloffs for over a decade, this was their first appearance on the show.
The reason for this was Caryn’s contentious divorce from their father, Joseph Chandler, years ago.
The divorce agreement included a stipulation that the kids never appear on Little People, BIg World.
Weird, but whatever.
Now that they’re adults, they can decide if they go on camera.
Apparently, it was time.
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.
Little People, Big World fans are over the moon that Tori Roloff is pregnant with baby #2.
Fans, so accustomed to following every detail of the family’s lives, asked Tori how this pregnancy compares to her last.
The answer? In terms of symptoms, it’s not going so well, actually.
Tori Roloff responded to a fan’s question on Instagram.
Jackson isn’t a baby anymore — he’s a two-year-old toddler. But the memory of his pregnancy is still fresh.
How is this new pregnancy going?
Tori replies, revealing that this time, it’s “a lot harder.”
“But,” she claims, it is ultimately “still easy.”
That may sound a little odd, so Tori hastily adds: “If that makes sense.”
Tori reveals that her first pregnancy was, as far as pregnancies go, like a dream.
“I had no symptoms with J [Jackson],” Tori tells her fans and followers.
Well, that’s not entirely true, she admits.
She adds: “other than egg aversion.”
Notably, eggs are high on the list of the most common pregnancy aversions out there — just a few spaces behind coffee.
But Tori reveals: “I’ve got all the symptoms this time.”
What does “all of the symptoms” mean, exactly?
That could mean most or all of: nausea, vomiting, tender breasts, food aversions, fatigue, increased urination, heartburn, and constipation.
None of that sounds like a lot of fun.
Now, Tori is believed to only be in her first trimester at the moment, given her November due date.
Her second trimester could bring even more symptoms, from messing with her skin to giving her dizzy spells.
So … things may get worse before they get better.
But even with what she’s already experiencing, Tori is extremely hyped.
Another fan asked her how she responded when she got the news that Jackson is going to be a big brother.
“I screamed and cried,” Tori revealed to her fans.
She then makes an exciting promise: “I’ll share the video some time.”
We would love to see that!
Individual pregnancies vary because people are different, and that is even true for the same couple from one pregnancy to the next.
See, the placenta attached itself to the uterine wall in order to leech nutrients from the host.
But in addition to absorbing proteins and stripping calcium from bones and teeth to build a tiny skeleton, the placenta also releases hormones into the body.
These hormones are the products of the embryo, and unless you’re giving birth to your first child’s clone, the second child will have different DNA.
That means a genetic script to make different hormonal demands of the mother’s body.
There’s also a simpler angle that can explain why pregnancies can vary. People age, grow, and change as years pass.
Little People, Big World fans are obviously enthused to see Tori’s pregnancy journey.
As is often the peril of following the exploits of a reality star, however, these fans may have to wait some time before they see everything.
For every post on social media, other things will be held back — recorded on camera and played months after the fact.
Fans still remember seeing Jackson’s 2017 birth.
It will be a real treat for the world to get to know baby #2.
The Roloffs are not the Kardashians.
We mostly tune in to Little People, Big World each week because we want to see a bunch of relatives interact who basically just enjoy each other’s company.
They don’t fight. They don’t exploit each other. There’s very little drama and almost no controversy.
ALMOST, we said.
Over the years, various members of this close-knit family have had run-ins with the law, clashes with social media users and taken part in other scandalous affairs that may come as a surprise.
We still love Matt, Amy and company.
As you are about to find out, however, they are not perfect…
1. Jacob Dropped Out of High School
2. Matt Got Arrested for Drunk Driving
3. Jeremy the… Bigot?
4. Jacob the… Drug User?
5. Roloff Farms… Sued?
6. Jacob Accuses Producers of… Stealing?
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.