Matt and Amy Roloff of TLC’s “Little People, Big World” have announced their “trial separation”.
Any fans of the show have probably noticed the tension between the couple of 26 years. They have now confirmed they are taking time apart, but both still living on their farm.
The couple are the parents of four children and made the announcement of their split today.
Matt, 52, and Amy, 49, said in their statement, “Though we have weathered many storms together, we recently made the tough decision to engage in a trial separation. Matt remains living on the farm in our guest house and we work together everyday on the farm, on our business endeavors and most importantly, raising our amazing children.”
The reality series premiered in 2005 and followed the couple, who were diagnosed with dwarfism, as they worked on their Oregon farm and raised twins Jeremy and Zack, 23, Molly, 20 and Jacob, 17.
Their new special will air March 25 on TLC.
In a clip from the episode, Matt said, “Last year it was long and tough” (that’s what she said).
He adds, “Amy and I had a lot of tension so right around Thanksgiving. I thought I would move over to the bridal house for a little bit and we’ll try that. Amy and I stuck it out for years and years when maybe we shouldn’t have. I never quite felt at home in my own home so something needed to change. We needed to try something different.”
Amy Roloff said, “I think what Matt and I failed to do over many, many years is learned to live together. It’s not my choice for him to leave. I am saddened by it. We don’t have a plan as far as how we are going to work this out so it’s not going to be easy.”
The couple’s main focus is the well-being of their children.
Who knows, maybe they’ll work things out after a “short break”.
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