According to a recent news report from US Weekly, Matt and Amy Roloff, the stars of TLC's hit show, Little People, Big World, are seeking a divorce after a 27-year marriage. The couple has four children who were also featured on the reality show. They officially filed for divorce on June 5, 2015 and made a public announcement the same day.
In a joint statement, the couple said they are proud of everything they have accomplished during their marriage, which includes raising their children and managing their successful business, which they say will continue. Their business involves running the family farm as well as other ventures related to their reality television show.
While the divorce announcement was only made public this week, many Hollywood reporters and fans of the show were well aware the couple was experiencing marital troubles. They had reportedly been separated for months last year after they made a joint decision to live apart but still both take care of their children, as they had prior to the separation. The couple also each helped to manage the family farm, which is their main business and is featured on the reality show.
Matt said he decided to move out of the main house and into the guest house, as he never “felt quite at home in his own home.” He said they tried to make things work for many years when they obviously weren't working, and maybe they shouldn't have tried so hard.
This brings up an interesting point and is an example of what our Birmingham divorce attorneyshear all too often. Many people know in their hearts that their marriage is not working and probably never will, but they spend years trying to make things work. While it is always worth trying to save a marriage if there is a chance things will get better and both parties actually want to put in the work, many marriages were never meant to last. All those involved may be better in the long run if they decide to go ahead and speak with an experienced divorce attorney.
Not every divorce has to be a huge dramatic fight like we see on television or hear from friends going through a difficult divorce. If the parties are willing to work together, there is no reason the process cannot be handled in a civil and dignified manner, rather than trying to win a war with their current spouse.
With regard to the Roloff's situation, Amy said they had unfortunately never really learned to live with each other. She did admit she is sad to see Matt leave and doesn't know exactly how things will work out, since they never really had a plan for how to end a marriage of 27 years.
They said they are taking care of their family and their joint business venture and will do whatever they need to get through this difficult time and move on with the rest of their lives. They also wanted to thank everyone for their support during this long and challenging phase in their lives.
Matt and Amy Roloff Divorcing: Little People, Big World Couple Split After 27 Years, June 5, 2015, US Weekly