‘Little People, Big World’: Amy Roloff Explains the Real Reason She’s Still Civil With Ex Matt Roloff

Fans have been following the Roloff family for years thanks to TLC’s Little People, Big World. We remember when it all began with Matt and Amy Roloff, the little couple who showed viewers how they navigate life raising four kids and taking care of the family business, Roloff Farms. Unfortunately for fans of the couple, they announced their separation years ago and have since started dating other people. But both Matt and Amy remain on the show and deal with each other on a near daily basis because of the farm.

During a recent interview, Amy gave insightinto why she chooses to remain civil with Matt even when they have major disagreements. Here’s what she said.

Amy and Matt are currently not seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the future of Roloff Farms

Matt and Amy Roloff
Matt and Amy Roloff | Stacie McChesney/NBCU Photo Bank

The current season of Little People, Big World sees the Roloff family more divided than ever before. We know post-divorce, Amy decided to continue living in the big home on the farm property, and Matt chose to live in a smaller house with girlfriend Caryn Chandler just feet away from Amy’s residence. While this may have worked for the ex-couple at first, it’s clear the arrangement isn’t solving much anymore. And Matt seems prepared to completely do away with the farm and move on with his life.

It seems Amy might also be prepared to move on from the farm with her long-term boyfriend, Chris Marek — but she remains uncertain about what she really wants. Her uncertainty is the source of a ton of frustration for Matt, too, and he’s even called her indecisiveness “selfish.” As he mentioned during a recent episode while they were arguing over the farm, “I just don’t want to be held hostage anymore to your indecisiveness.”

Amy still chooses to be civil with Matt — and here’s why

Whether they’re arguing about the farm or not, the truth of the matter is that Matt and Amy still have to be in each other’s lives for the sake of the business they still run together. And during a recent interview with Access, Matt and Amy appeared together to talk about what it’s like being so close to each other post-divorce. Amy had a lot of interesting insights, including why she chooses civility over hostility when it comes to their relationship.

“We still want to remain respectful,” Amy told the Access interviewers. “And for the sake of our kids. … We did have a long life together … it didn’t work out, we’ve moved on, but for the sake of the kids, you know,” she said. “We left behind a whole bunch of successes,” Matt said during the interview while motioning to his son Zach, Zach’s wife Tori, and Zach’s son, Jackson. While Amy and Matt’s kids are all grown now, they know that they still have an example to set for their family and their grandchildren, so they’re doing their best to respect each other for this reason.

She still has a lot of regrets when it comes to her divorce, however

Just because she’s civil with Matt doesn’t mean Amy doesn’t have regrets when it comes to her divorce, however. Her autobiography, A Little Me, is coming out soon, and Good Housekeeping notes she wrote a passage in the book about the many regrets she has post-divorce.

As Amy wrote, “I regret keeping a lot of my thoughts and feelings to myself instead of expressing them in a constructive way. I regret that I was on the defense a lot instead of being more proactive.” And she also regrets being so critical of herself while she was going through a rough patch and not allowing others to help her when she needed it most.

While she may have wished things went a little differently with the separation, she notes in her book that she’s still proud and forgives herself, now, though. And Amy’s excited about what’s to come in her future in regards to her serious relationship with her boyfriend, too.

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