‘Little People, Big World’ Fans Are Surprised to See This Photo of Jacob Roloff on Matt Roloff’s Instagram
The latest season of Little People, Big World may be over, but the Roloffs are still very present in our lives, as they continue to post away on social media. Most recently, we learned that Amy Roloff decided to sell her portion of Roloff Farms to ex-husband Matt — and that’s far from where the drama ends. She also released her memoir, A Little Me, which holds scathing accusations that Matt was cheating on Amy during their marriage with his current girlfriend, Caryn.
The focus may be on Matt and Amy, but what about the other Roloffs? While Zach is still on the show with his wife, Tori, Jeremy and their other brother, Jacob, are no longer on the show. And we can’t forget that Jacob made the biggest splash when he left LPBW, which makes Matt’s recent Instagram post all the more interesting.
Jacob Roloff had a lot to say about leaving Little People, Big World
When Jeremy Roloff announced he and wife Audrey were leaving Little People, Big World, he made it known it wasn’t anything against the show. Instead, he and Audrey decided to move on and raise their family off the air, though the two of them would be back for cameos. As for younger brother Jacob Roloff, however, he had other reasons for leaving. And Jacob seemed to hold more of a grudge against the program.
As Jacob wrote on Instagram, “I get comments on here all the time about how people ‘miss me on the show’ or telling me I should ‘do a few more episodes’ with the family; I’m posting this to say that that will never happen.” He then went on to explain that the “agenda of the crew” wasn’t jibing with the “health & happiness” of the other Roloffs, and that’s truly what made him want to call it quits on the program.
“All in all I appreciate people wanting me to ‘be with the family’ for a few more episodes, but the family that is filmed is not my family,” Jacob added to the post. “They are the Roloff Characters and I have scarcely anything in common with them, nor do I want to be a character myself.”
There’ve been rumors of a feud between Jacob and father Matt Roloff
Jacob’s Instagram post about leaving the show certainly struck a nerve with some LPBW fans, but it’s his seemingly complicated relationship with his father that also had others talking. Radar Online notes Jacob has discussed growing up on reality TV in his book, Out to See, and there’s a good chance he may resent his parents for putting him in that environment in the first place.
Not only that, but an insider told the publication that Jacob may blame Matt for his parents’ divorce. “I think when his parents divorced he put a lot of the blame on his dad. His mom was hurting for a long time, and he believes Matt was the sole cause of that — like his dad is the one that blew up the whole family,” the insider noted. It appears Jacob remained closer with Amy in the years following the divorce, though he failed to promote her new memoir, A Little Me. This could be because he didn’t feel like posting about it, or it could also be because he’s gotten closer with Matt and feels like Amy shouldn’t have exposed his faults — we’re not sure.
Fans are surprised Matt posted this photo to Instagram
Jacob is getting married soon. And while we doubt he’ll have his ceremony televised, it seems his proud parents will still post all about the big day. Matt recently added this photo of Jacob in a tux with the caption, “The original’ baby J getting all suited up for his big day right around the corner. @jacobroloff45 marriage to the beautiful and wonderful @isabelsofiarock [sic].” The fact that Matt’s posting photos of his quality one-on-one time with Jacob speaks volumes about their relationship, and it’s also surprising fans.
“Glad to see he figured himself out. He appeared to be honestly the most angry and argumentative kid while growing up,” a fan commented. Another questioned, “Why is his picture here after he no longer wanted to be a part if the tv program. Didn’t he write about the family in a book or about what goes on?” Another fan clarified for other posters, “Matt posts family things and his youngest getting ready to marry is important to him. Try reading Jacob’s books before stating what you think they are about.”
It seems the alleged feud between Matt and Jacob either was never as severe as first reported or was dealt with amongst the family. Either way, congratulations are in order for Jacob and his soon-to-be wife, Isabel!
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