‘Little People, Big World’: Does Amy Roloff’s Boyfriend, Chris Marek, Want Her to Keep the Farm?
The Roloff family has gained a ton of attention over the years thanks to TLC’s Little People, Big World. We remember when the show began with Matt and Amy Roloff, a married couple with dwarfism who took care of their family farm and raised their four kids together. Now, however, Matt and Amy’s lives have completely changed, as they’re divorced and considering doing away with the iconic farm altogether.
On the new season of the show, we’ve seen Matt and Amy have some seriously tense conversations about the farm. And Amy has even consulted her boyfriend, Chris Marek, on what he thinks. Here’s what he said.
Roloff Farms has become a headache for Matt and Amy Roloff
Roloff Farms was Matt and Amy’s family business, and since their divorce, it seems like they’re both ready to move on to bigger and better things in their lives. Their current living situation is also difficult for them to work with, too. Post-divorce, Amy decided to stay in the large family house on the property and Matt is living in a smaller house that’s also on the farm property. Now, Amy is seeing just how much work and maintenance her large family home is going to be for her, especially if she’s doing it all herself. And Matt seems totally ready to sell the big house if Amy wants nothing to do with it.
Unfortunately, while the decision seems simple for Matt, Amy is having trouble letting go of the farm. The space holds a lot of memories for her and her family members, and it’s also a source of comfort. “One of the reasons I stayed in the big house [is] because that was in my best interest going through separation, divorce, and I think I needed time to say that I had a permanency, I had a place, I had something that I could hang on to,” she told the cameras.
Matt is calling Amy ‘selfish’ because of her indecisive nature with the farm
Matt has given Amy a lot of time to think about what she wants to do with the property — but Amy still appears to need more time to decide what she really wants. Matt is quickly losing patience with her, however. He’s offered for Amy to live on his side of the property if that means he can sell the big house, and she’s noted she has to think about that option. And he even told the producers, “She’s being a little bit, in my mind, selfish right now.” Matt also told Amy that she’s holding him “hostage” with her inability to decide.
As for why Matt wants to sell the farm, he’s noted it’s a lot of work that he’s no longer invested in — especially with his ex-wife as a business partner. And his girlfriend, Caryn, also certainly doesn’t want to live in Amy’s old house if they do acquire the big house, which is motivation to sell.
Chris said what he thinks on a recent episode of the show
Amy and her boyfriend, Chris Marek, have been together for nearly three years, and it looks like their relationship is headed in an ultra-serious direction. Chris’s life is also impacted by the farm situation, and when Amy asked him for his opinion, it seemed he’s in favor of keeping the farmhouse. “I think it’s kind of exciting the possibilities of what you could do here,” Chris told her. “And keep it in the family — watch your grandkids come over and grow up here.” Amy seemed to agree here. As she told the cameras, “It would be nice if we were able to keep the farm properties in the Roloff name, at least for the kids and for the family as a whole.”
Amy also mentioned that if Matt buys her out of the house she would “never step foot on this property again,” which may add a whole new layer of resentment between the ex-couple. “There’d be no reason for me to come here,” Amy added — and to that, Chris added, “That would be sad.” Amy also said that coming to any sort of decision would help her get closure over everything, though, so perhaps letting go of the farm is in her best interest. We’ll have to wait and see what she decides.
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