‘Little People, Big World’ Fans Will Never Forget When Jacob Roloff Sent Out This Aggressive Tweet
Fans of Little People, Big World have been keeping up with the Roloffs since 2006 — and a lot has gone on for the family over the past decade or so. While Matt and Amy Roloff, the couple with dwarfism who first started the show, were once known as the happy little couple, they’ve since divorced. And their four kids who started as series regulars are also all married off and pursuing their own ventures for the future.
There’s always one black sheep in the family, too — and for the Roloffs, that’s Jacob, the youngest member. He’s been outspoken regarding his reasons as to why he chose to quit the show, and he’s also taken to social media in the past with some scathing accusations. Here’s info regarding his most shocking Twitter moment.
Back in 2015, Jacob posted an alarming tweet about being cheated out of his earnings
Jacob started the show when he was just 9 years old, so he didn’t get much of a say in whether or not he wanted to be on reality TV. Now that the star is 22 and off the air, he’s reflected on his past with Little People, Big World — and it’s clear he’s not a fan. And things really seemed to escalate back in 2015.
Radar Online reminds us Jacob was 18 at the time, and he was seemingly already starting to pull back from being a part of the show. He then sent out a tweet that August that said, “Man I wish I didn’t feel like I was getting f***** out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now.” Fans were quick to question what was going on, and Jacob then went on to explain via Twitter that, for whatever reason, he was not getting paid his “accumulated salary since Season 1.” TMZ reports sources close to the production team said Jacob’s earnings were all in a bank account since he was a minor when he started — and we haven’t heard much regarding the situation since.
His parents’ divorce may have had something to do with the drama
We never found out what was going on with Jacob’s money, but the timing of the dramatic tweet did some odd. Radar Online reminds us Matt and Amy Roloff filed for divorce a few months prior. And sources close to Jacob said the split was incredibly hard on the young man.
According to Radar Online, Jacob seemed to put a lot of the blame of the divorce on his dad, Matt, which also created a ton of tension in their relationship. The insider said, “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 also added that the two seemed to be working things out — and today, it’s likely they have a stronger relationship than they did back in 2015. But even so, for an 18-year-old reality star dealing with his parent’s divorce, using Twitter as an outlet sounds like a likely coping mechanism.
He’s stated he’ll never be a part of LPBW production again
Jacob may not be a part of Little People, Big World anymore, but he’s still easily accessible through social media, and he’s even writing his own books. And today, he seems like he’s better off than ever before. Not only is he a successful writer in a happy relationship, but judging from Matt and Amy Roloff’s Instagram, he still spends plenty of time with his family, too.
Fans of Jacob shouldn’t ever expect to see him back on the show, unfortunately. While the star was always well-liked by the public, he’s stated on Instagram that he never wants to be a part of the series again. Back in 2016 he wrote, “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.” We do still see him on his family members’ Instagram accounts, however, so fans are hopeful they can still keep up with him that way.
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