We remember when the Roloff children were just kids in the early years of Little People, Big World. Of course, a lot has changed over 14 seasons — and Jeremy, Jacob, Zach, and Molly are all grown up. Jeremy’s always been a fan favorite, and everyone was sad to see him depart the show to pursue his own endeavors with wife Audrey Roloff. Today, we’re still keeping up with them via social media, but fans still wish they got an in-depth look into their life via TLC’s TV show.
Recently, Jeremy and Audrey had an interview with Access Live to discuss their new book, A Love Letter Life. But the topic of the two of them leaving the show came up. Here’s what Jeremy had to say about it.
Jeremy announced he was leaving Little People, Big World via Instagram
Jeremy grew up on TV, but now that’s he’s grown up, married, and begun his own ventures, he found himself ready to break free from reality television. Fans certainly loved watching him interact with his other family members (especially his twin, Zach) while on Little People, Big World, but in July 2018, he announced his departure from the show via Instagram.
“After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come. A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last,” he wrote in the post. Jeremy then goes on to thank everyone involved with the show and his loyal fan base who don’t want to see him and Audrey leave the screen. “We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to!” he wrote. Luckily for fans, Jeremy and Audrey vowed to not disappear from the public eye completely — and we see they upheld that promise with their recent interviews and projects they’ve shared online.
Jeremy recently discussed what his family thinks during an interview with Access Live
Jeremy and Audrey were mainly on Access Live to promote A Love Letter Life, but talk of them leaving Little People, Big World came up. When one of the hosts of the show asked the couple why they called it quits on the show, Jeremy further explained their decision. “I just reached a point where it was never really something I said ‘yes’ to, I just grew up doing it,” Jeremy said. “If you asked me if I’d do it all over again, I’d say ‘yes’ … I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but it’s just a long time. It’s time to do something else.”
As for what the other Roloffs think of Jeremy and Audrey’s departure, Jeremy also touched on this during the interview. “They all understand,” Jeremy assured the interviewers. “We’ve all been doing it — it’s been a family business for 14 years, like, that’s a long time to be working all together, day in and day out, making TV.”
Will we see him and Audrey at all on TV in the future?
Jeremy and Audrey may no longer regularly take part in LPBW episodes, but that doesn’t mean we’ll never see them on television again. “I like to say we may have quit the show but we didn’t quit our family,” Jeremy explains. “We still make our cameos and we still go to Jackson’s birthday party and hang out with the family.” This means that we’re sure to see Jeremy and Audrey on future episodes of the show even if we’re not following their own storyline.
For fans who want to continue to get updates on Jeremy and Audrey’s life, they can also follow both of them on Instagram and listen to their podcast, “Behind the Scenes,” where they have frank discussions about their relationship and interview guest stars as well. And given the early success of their first book, we wouldn’t be surprised if they continue writing, too.
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