‘Little People, Big World’: Why Did Matt Roloff’s Girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, Quit Her Job With Roloff Farms?

The Roloffs have been on our TV screens for 14 years, and fans are still loving Little People, Big World today. A lot has changed since the beginning, and perhaps the most notable of the changes is the relationship between Matt and Amy Roloff. While the little couple started the show with a strong marriage and their family business they ran together, things got hairy in recent years, and they’ve since divorced.

Today, both Matt and Amy have moved on with significant others of their own. And Matt seems to be getting ultra-close with his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, who used to work on Roloff Farms. Fans may now notice Caryn is no longer working on the farm, however — and there’s plenty of speculation as to why.

Caryn Chandler and Matt Roloff’s relationship is getting very serious

Both Amy and Matt are getting closer and closer to their significant others — and we can’t forget that Matt and Caryn Chandler met via Roloff Farms. Caryn was working on Roloff Farms for years under both Matt and Amy before she sparked a romance with Matt. And Caryn was paramount in making sure the farm’s pumpkin season ran smoothly. As Matt once said on the show, “Caryn is instrumental in running pumpkin season, she’s run it for 10 years.”

Today, Caryn is no longer Matt’s employee and is instead Matt’s incredibly close significant other. And many fans are waiting for wedding bells to start ringing, as Caryn recently brought her adult kids on the show and seems to be wanting them to get to know Matt even better, too. As one fan recently commented on Matt’s Instagram photo of him and Caryn, “Matt you are one lucky guy. Caryn is such a beautiful woman her smile can brighten any room she is in. Just waiting to hear when you two are engaged.”

Caryn Chandler announced back in 2018 that she’d be quitting Roloff Farms

Caryn was a part of Roloff Farms for over a decade, and it’s clear she loved the work she did, too. But she announced in 2018 that she was no longer working on the farm, much to the disappointment of fans. She posted a video of the pumpkin fields to Instagram with the caption, “Today was the first day of pumpkin season .. ! Even though I’m not working at the farm this year I’m still greatly invested. Love the place and hope you‘ll make it out with your families to enjoy the fun.” And fans were quick to comment on the video with how they felt. “Oh gosh why? That’s SAD!” one fan wrote.

Even Caryn’s kids recently commented on their mother no longer working on the farm while they were on the show. Radar Online reports Brittany, 22, was talking to Matt and said, “It’s interesting because I feel we took like a flip flop because she’s been working for what 10-12 years out on the farm, Monday through Friday. So now Conor and I get up every morning at 6 a.m.” Brittany also added that she thinks Caryn gets bored now that she’s not working, too.

Did Amy Roloff have something to do with it?

Matthew Roloff (L) and Amy Roloff (R)
Matthew Roloff (L) and Amy Roloff (R) | Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Discovery

Did Caryn decide to quit the farm on her own accord, or did she feel it was best due to mounting tensions with Amy? It’s well-known that Amy has always felt uncomfortable around Caryn. Good Housekeeping notes she once said, “Caryn is an employee and is in a personal relationship with my ex-husband, and so it is still hard to invite Caryn to some of the family events. I’d rather just minimize the personal interaction. It’s not healthy for me.” And even more recently, Amy alluded that she thinks Matt and Caryn were getting close during her marriage, too.

Fans also suspect that Amy’s discomfort with Caryn may have led to Caryn quitting her farm work. On her Instagram video, one of her followers wrote, “Matt why did you allow negative Amy run your beautiful girlfriend off the farm so very very disappointing [sic].” Another added, “Really hope that it’s nothing to do with Amy…after all you were both there last year…surely Amy has moved on & is happy in her relationship with Chris!”

We may never know the full truth as to why Caryn quit, but perhaps to avoid drama with Amy, it’s best that she did. Either way, we’re hoping the Roloff family drama gets sorted soon.

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