Tori Roloff From ‘Little People, Big World’ Revealed How She Really Feels About Zach Roloff’s Dwarfism
No matter what kind of reality TV you’re into, there’s no doubt fans have a soft spot for Little People, Big World. The show follows Matt and Amy Roloff, two little people who have four children and run a family farm. Viewers adore seeing the world through their lens, and there are definitely a few favorites from the show we can’t get enough of. Zach Roloff, the only child of Matt and Amy’s who also has dwarfism, is definitely a favorite along with his wife, Tori.
Tori doesn’t have dwarfism, and fans have wondered how she feels about their height differences. Here’s what she’s said.
Zach didn’t think Tori would ever have interest in dating him when they first met
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Today was our last day on Maui. It has been such a blessing to be here with friends and family. Definitely a trip for the books. One I will never forget. Jackson saw turtles, went on two boats, ate pineapple, played in the sand, swam in the ocean, and went to a luau. He was a champion through it all and he is a reminder to be thankful for every single thing you have. For me- I’m thankful for these people. Mahalo Maui! ☀️❤️
Zach and Tori have shown they’re totally meant for each other — and we love their Instagram posts of each other with their son, Jackson. And People recalls the interesting way they first began dating. Zach told People that he’d never actually dated prior to Tori — and when he first met her while she was working on the Roloff’s farm back in 2010, he didn’t have high hopes. As Tori told the publication, “A coworker told me, ‘Zachary really thinks you’re cute, but doesn’t think you’ll ever go out with him’.” Fortunately for Zach, he read the situation totally wrong. “Our first date lasted five hours, and we’ve been together ever since,” she said.
In July 2015, Zach and Tori had a beautiful wedding — and it seems nowadays, they’ve never been happier. Zach credits Tori for helping him get out of his shell giving him more confidence through life. And Tori explained that while other people may have their opinions and public scrutiny is “terrifying,” she loves that they’re a “unique pairing.”
Tori says she loves Zach ‘for his heart, not his height’
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No I’m not pregnant. Yes I love baggy clothes and food. What if I was a women who couldn’t get pregnant? What if I was a women who had body image issues? Asking a woman if she’s pregnant can be extremely damaging. Luckily I know when I get asked these questions it’s coming from a place of love. I know our fans are eager to see our family grow-as are Zach and I and our families- and you guys just want to see us make more adorable babies like baby j. However I hope you think twice about asking a woman “are you pregnant?” Or “when’s the next one coming?” You don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors in anyone’s life. I say this because time and time again I’ve watched my own friends and family struggle with having a baby and I know how much it hurts every time this question is asked. If I believed the magazine articles written about me I’ve been pregnant for the last year and a half. If and when Zach and I are blessed with another little one we will share on our own time and in our own way. We love you guys and so appreciate your love and support. No one wants to see baby j be a big brother more than I do but let’s wait patiently together! #zandtpartyofthree #storyofzachandtori
It seems Zach’s height was never a deterrent for Tori at any point in their relationship. Us Weekly reports on Tori’s Instagram story in 2018, she explained that she never wants to bend down in photos because she has no shame about their height difference. “For me it feels weird to crouch and Zach always told me to stand. I’m not trying to be shorter and he’s not trying to be taller,” she said.
She also assured her followers that she and Zach experienced no limitations in their relationship due to his height. While she may be the one to “reach the high shelf a lot,” she further assured that “love is love is love. … I love my husband for his heart, not his height.”
Their son, Jackson, has dwarfism as well
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I just can’t quite comprehend how I get to live out my life next to this man. Zach you are hands down the best husband I could ever ask for. I’m so thankful for your grace and your patience. You help me be a better version of myself every single day. I love your heart and your thoughtfulness. You are always quick to put others before yourself and it’s something I truly believe the world needs more of. I have loved watching you become a dad and it’s made me fall more in love with you. Marriage isn’t always the easiest thing to do but I’m thankful I have the best partner in life to navigate it and make it stronger every day. I have so enjoyed these last three years and I can’t wait for many many many more happy years with you. I love you babe uh. Happy anniversary zachys! #storyofzachandtori
Zach and Tori knew they wanted to have kids — and People explains that they also knew that any child of theirs would have a 50% chance of inheriting achondroplasia, the same form of dwarfism that Zach has. At 34 weeks, the publication notes their son, Jackson, was diagnosed with the condition during an ultrasound. While this may alarm many parents, it didn’t matter to Zach and Tori, as they knew this was a risk to begin with and they’d love their baby boy all the same. As Tori said, “We knew our chances of having a dwarf, but it didn’t matter. We just knew we wanted to be parents, however God wanted it to happen.”
Zach also mentioned that while he knows his son’s life may be more difficult than the average, he still wants to encourage Jackson to be whatever he wants to be. “You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” Zach said. And he also wants the public to know “that he’s just like his dad: being a dwarf is just part of the whole package of who he is.
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