Little People, Big World Fans Take Side in Matt and Amy Roloff Beef
Little People. Big World.
Over the first two episodes of this reality show’s new season, viewers have witnessed the near-deterioration of Matt and Amy Roloff’s relationship.
Yes, the couple split back in 2015 after 27 years of marriage (and four children), but they remained on mostly very amicable terms for years afterward.
They attended family events together. They ran the family farm in Oregon together. And, of course, they co-starred on the aforementioned TLC program as its two main characters.
All has mostly appeared well between the former spouses.
Last year, however, tension started to mount.
It started when Amy accused Matt of cheating on her with current girlfriend Caryn Chandler; if not physically, then at the very least emotionally.
The crux of the strain on this relationship, though, has been the farm cited above — Amy hasn’t been sure about whether or not she wants to sell her ownership in it to Matt…
… and Matt has grown visibly frustrated over his ex-wife’s ongoing hesitation.
On the Season 21 premiere of Little People, Big World on September 29, Matt pressed the issue.
“There’s no pumpkin business without the land, and there’s no land without the pumpkin business,” he told Amy.
After telling hsi ex that this potential sale would get rid of “any memory of 20 years ago,” she understandably got emotional.
(Editor’s Note: For context, a partial sale went down late last year and Amy recently sold Matt even more of her property for nearly $1 million. But these episodes were filmed many months ago.)
We know how things have turned out between the stars — Amy has moved to a new house and Matt is planning to build a new residence on the farm — but Matt felt that Amy was taking too long to make her decision on the new season.
He “decided not to live in limbo” and turned down Amy’s counteroffer on air.
Their son, Zach, voiced his concerns about the situation, yet concluded that he and his twin brother Jeremy “don’t have time” to deal with their parents’ drama.
Fans of the series, however, have plenty of time to do so.
These long-time viewers have been flooding social media with their takes, taking sides in the farm-related debate and in how Matt and Amy are handling it.
Matt is right. … [Amy] is engaged and chose to move off the form and these joint assets need to be divided or sold and dealt with, one fan remarked in the wake of the premiere.
I’m team Matt!!! Move on Amy! Please, another echoed.
Others, meanwhile, empathized with Amy, emphasizing that you can’t put a price or timeline on such an emotional decision.
Amy put many years into that farm and raising the kids. Just as much as you. Raising kids is a full time job and many hours of work. You need to back off and give her the time she needs to make a decision when SHE is ready. It’s not all about you.
I don’t care if you have to wait. She deserves to be 100 percent comfortable with her decision and have all the time she needs.
However, in the end, a majority of commenters just want the exes to enjoy a sense of peace and of closure, no matter how or when that comes.
I love BOTH you guys but if you have been separated since 2014 and this is 2020, I get your frustration.
That is a long time to drag something out. I think you both will feel better once everything is 100% done.
If it’s any comfort, this whole beef may be a tad bit exaggerated for effect.
In April of this year, Matt said Little People, Big World wasn’t exactly fake — but it was edited for maximum suspense.
“We were just trying to make television,” he said of a fight he had with Amy on an episode in 2019, adding that producers do try to “create drama” and saying:
“We know that those are the kinds of arguments back-and-forth that create interest and people like to hear.”
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