Fans absolutely adore the Roloff family, but the last season of Little People, Big World had viewers concerned for Amy Roloff. While she’s in a great relationship with her boyfriend, Chris Marek, and she was able to coexist on the Roloff Farms property with ex-husband, Matt, she found herself at a major crossroads when it came to deciding what to do with the beloved farm property. On one hand, Amy loved the farmhouse she’d been living in for decades — but she also felt it may be time to move on to bigger and better things.
In the end, we know what Amy decided — though it seems she hasn’t actually moved yet. And she recently took to Facebook Live to explain why.
Amy Roloff decided to sell her half of Roloff Farms
Amy finally made her big decision at the end of the last season of LPBW — and she made it known she would sell her half of Roloff Farms to Matt. While she noted on the show that the farm gave her stability and permanency, post-divorce, she also said, “The farm worked for me because we had two people making it happen. I can’t do it on my own.” As much as fans didn’t want Amy to give up her half of the farm, she seems happy with her decision, too.
Matt further clarified on Instagram what Amy’s buyout option she chose really means for both her and Matt moving forward. As he wrote, “I have chosen to buy (and Amy has chosen to sell) me only one side of the farm At this time.. Not the original farmstead … not the side with the pumpkin patch or her house [sic].” Matt then added that Amy will “remain in her house” and on the farm property until she wants to go. “At that time we will jointly work to sell the side she lives on together. This may happen in the future but it’s not happening yet!”
Documents show she hasn’t moved just yet
While the show may have made it sound like Amy was preparing to leave the farm immediately, Matt explained such was not the case. And documents obtained by Radar Online also verified that both Amy and Matt’s names are still attached to the farm. Property records show both their names are on the deed of the house, and a 2019 annual report that was taken three months after the most recent finale of the show also shows Matt and Amy have an equal stake in the Roloff Farms business.
Many questioned the validity of the show after this news was unearthed, though we understand more from Matt’s Instagram post now. As for where Amy’s planning on moving to when the time’s right, Radar notes she said she’d most likely stay in the same neighborhood so she can remain close to the ones she loves.
She recently explained why she’s waiting to move off of the farm
So, if Amy made her decision to move, why hasn’t she yet? She recently took to Facebook Live to share her thought process behind her decision to sell her half of the farm to Matt while also waiting to move off of the land. “I put down in the agreement November 1 ,” Amy said in the video. And the reason for waiting was so that her son, Jacob, who’s no longer featured on LPBW, could use the farm property for his wedding day. According to Amy, she said Matt didn’t think Jacob would be getting married on the farm — but she couldn’t fathom such a thing.
“All of the three kids got married on the farm,” Amy said. “And I said, oh, for me to make sure that this happens, November 1 — they’re getting married this September. … These are certain things that I wanted to make sure in my decision making because this is at least what I could do for Jacob.” Amy then added that she definitely wanted to set her move-out date later than the wedding or in “March 2020,” as this would allow her even more time to find a home of her own.
It’s highly unlikely we’ll see Jacob’s wedding featured on camera, as he’s made it known he wants no part in the filming of the show. But even so, now we have more insight into Amy’s decision.
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