How Did Zach Roloff From ‘Little People, Big World’ Meet His Wife, Tori?
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
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Happy birthday to my favorite person on this planet. Today is your day babe uh. I am so thankful I get to live my life out next to you. You are the most patient loving man and watching you become a father this year has made me fall more deeply in love with you. The way you treat j and I is truly wonderful. You make me want to be a better wife, mother, person every day. Your love for others radiates and is contagious to everyone around you. I love your heart and desire to be better. I am having so much fun celebrating you today and I pray your year ahead is the best yet. I love you zachys. Happy birthday!❤️ #storyofzachandtori
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
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So I was wandering target… as I do… when I heard a man say to his wife “well at least I’m taller than you.” And the wife responded with “well I would hope so.” Some of us just have the idea of beauty and love so backwards. It doesn’t come from outward appearances but rather from inner beauty. I don’t love Zach because of how he looks (although he is quite handsome if I do say so myself) but rather what things weigh on his heart. It doesn’t matter to me that I’m taller than my husband. Honestly it gives me an excuse to never wear heels. Ever. I can’t imagine my life if I had never given my husband a chance because he was shorter than me. Love people because of their minds. Not their bodies. #kthanksbye #mydailythought #storyofzachandtori
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
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No I’m not pregnant. Yes I love baggy clothes and food. What if I was a women who couldn’t get pregnant? What if I was a women who had body image issues? Asking a woman if she’s pregnant can be extremely damaging. Luckily I know when I get asked these questions it’s coming from a place of love. I know our fans are eager to see our family grow-as are Zach and I and our families- and you guys just want to see us make more adorable babies like baby j. However I hope you think twice about asking a woman “are you pregnant?” Or “when’s the next one coming?” You don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors in anyone’s life. I say this because time and time again I’ve watched my own friends and family struggle with having a baby and I know how much it hurts every time this question is asked. If I believed the magazine articles written about me I’ve been pregnant for the last year and a half. If and when Zach and I are blessed with another little one we will share on our own time and in our own way. We love you guys and so appreciate your love and support. No one wants to see baby j be a big brother more than I do but let’s wait patiently together! #zandtpartyofthree #storyofzachandtori
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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