It was over a decade ago when TLC first aired Little People, Big World — and today, fans are still invested in the Roloff family, even though a ton has changed over the years. When we first met the Roloffs, Matt and Amy were the stars, as they were a couple who both had dwarfism. Viewers got to see how they navigated life, held down a business, and took care of their four children with their condition. And though three of their kids were born to be of average height, one of their kids, Zach, was also born with a form of dwarfism.
Today, Zach is 28 years old and married with a child of his own. Tori Roloff, Zach’s wife, also quickly became a fan favorite — and the two definitely have a lot of love for each other. Here’s how they first met.
Tori met Zach when she was working on the Roloff family farm
Fans love Tori and Zach’s story of how they first started dating, as it’s proof of how hard they initially both fell for each other. According to People, Tori was working on the Roloff family farm during the 2010 pumpkin season when she first met Zach. The fall is an ultra-busy month for the farm, so the extra set of hands was necessary. And though Zach has stated now that prior to Tori he had “never really dated before,” it didn’t stop him from charming his current wife immediately.
According to Tori, it was a coworker that initially told her that Zach had a crush on her. The coworker also told Tori that Zach didn’t think he had a chance, but now we know how wrong his first impression was. As Tori said, “Our first date lasted five hours, and we’ve been together ever since.” As for what Zach had to say, he noted that Tori gave him confidence and “brought me out of shell and made me more social.”
They married in 2015
Tori and Zach had a gigantic wedding that took place on the Roloff farm property back in 2015. People reports the wedding had nearly 200 guests — and judging from their photos, the two could not have been more excited for the event. “We’re marrying, coming together, committing ourselves to one another for a lifetime in front of all of our family and friends. We’re just super excited!” Zach told the publication ahead of tying the knot.
It seemed like it was a group effort to get the farm wedding-ready, too. Zach and Tori mentioned how much Matt and Amy, Zach’s parents, helped to get the venue in tip-top shape. Even though Matt and Amy were going through their own struggles with divorce at the time, they were able to come together for their son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law for a very special day.
Today, they have a child together who has dwarfism like Zach
How are Zach and Tori doing today? It appears the couple are stronger than ever — and they even have a baby together. Jackson Roloff is 1 year old and was born with the same kind of dwarfism as Zach, In Touch Weekly reports.
In regards to the dwarfism, the couple explain the higher risk never deterred them from starting a family. And Tori took to Instagram to explain, “We actually found out when I was 34 weeks pregnant, but my doctor had a little more of a heads up than some parents.” And though Tori explains the idea of raising a child who would be considered different was nerve-wracking, she knew she’d love her child no matter what. Zach also expressed that he was ready to raise a child with the same condition he had. “But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it,” he said.
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