For years, Little People, Big World viewers watched Amy and Matt Roloff fight as it became clear their marriage was never meant to work out.
It’s become apparent to Little People, Big World viewers that Amy and Matt Roloff were never a match made in heaven. In the early seasons of Little People, Big World, viewers watched as the Roloff family seemed like an inseparable unit. Amy took care of the home and four children while Matt came up with the big ideas for the family farm. However, the couple hardly knew one another when they decided to walk down the aisle, and it’s possible they sensed from the beginning that their marriage wasn’t going to have a fairytale ending.
Sadly, the cameras caught Amy and Matt’s constant relationship turmoil as the seasons progressed. There were times when Matt left the family vacation and Amy revealed her frustration with their marriage. The couple grew more bitter toward one another until their ultimate divorce. The 27-year marriage came to an end in 2016 and not a moment too soon.
There is no doubt that Amy was always the more pragmatic partner, while Matt could easily get carried away with his grand ideas. The former Little People, Big World couple also had very different ideas of commitment, with Matt once saying, “While Amy puts commitment at or near the top of her list, I would put it further down.” According to Matt, the fault lies within his ex-wife, who found it hard to go with the flow. Matt always saw commitments as flexible and negotiable. The two could often be seen butting heads over the simplest situations.
Both Amy and Matt also lacked the ability to communicate. The two always seemed to be crossing paths but essentially living their own lives. At times, Matt would become outwardly frustrated and mean to Amy. Viewers often recall when the father of four was undergoing serious surgery. Amy, who stood by his side, tried her best to soothe him, but instead, he yelled at her for not knowing how to run the farm. Matt often belittled Amy and her ideas, including her now popular pumpkin salsa. In the end, Amy and Matt just couldn’t connect on even the simplest things.
Thankfully, Amy and Matt have both moved on with their lives. Amy recently tied the knot with Chris Marek, while Matt is still dating Caryn Chandler. Though the former couple is still navigating life after divorce, they do seem happier now that they are apart. Hopefully, Little People, Big World season 23 will feature updates on both Matt and Amy.