Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Roloffs Split - Matt Cashing In

When the news broke yesterday that the Roloffs were splitting it wasn't really all that shocking. I didn't know they were splitting but when you watched the show and when you followed them after the success of Little People Big World you could sense the tension in the house and the relationship. A lot of the interaction between the parents seemed forced as in they had to do what was expected for the cameras.

Apparently Matt moved out of the house but not off the property. He wants to do his own thing and wants to be able to do it in front of Amy which is kind of a low blow. Just leave if you are going to leave. A dating site for little people has already reached out to Matt and wants him to be their spokesperson and is trying to set him up. Knowing Matt and his chance to earn a buck and some more fame, he will do it. I just hope he respects Amy enough to not bring his dates back to the farm.

35 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

That's too bad! They actually seemed like a good team, although he was a drinker, right?

Marriage is tough, y'all

fancyscreenname said...

I hope that farm doesn't have pigs. Cause if it does he'd better watch his lil ass.

Karen said...

I <3 Amy Roloff. I watched some episodes with my parents several years ago and she is such a great mom. I hope that everything turns out well for her and their kids. Him, I don't care much about.

FSP said...

"He wants to do his own thing and wants to be able to do it in front of Amy which is kind of a LOW BLOW" is kind of a low blow, no?

Candyland said...

FSP- I thought the same thing.

audrey said...

Welcome back TTM--you were missed the past few days.

Candyland said...

Yes, indeed TTM!

TalksTooMuch said...

Thanks, audrey and Candyland, it's lovely to see you guys too!

crila16 said...
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crila16 said...

He gets a little bit of fame and then wants to "do his own thing". Fame and Hollywood aren't real and has destroyed many wonderful people. It's the devil.

rajahcat said...

and the devil came in.....

Leekalicious said...

NOOoooooo!! What next, the Duggars? He's about the age for a midlife crisis, and I guess he's giving himself permission to have one. Way to support the family unit, dating site.

Karen said...

@Leekalicious, that's something that I thought, too. Since they're calling it a "trial separation," it's unbelievably rude of the dating site to offer to help speed along a divorce.

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

...low blow...

Indeed. SMH

Nancy said...

I used to watch the show and it's no surprise these two are separated. He sounds like a spoiled child most of the time (it's my way or the highway) and she just came across as fed up with him most of the time.

I really do believe that if Matt brought a date home, Amy probably wouldn't care. I do think the two of them did try to stick out but it got to be too much.
Honestly, I'd be shocked if they did not wind up divorcing.

Paint Chips said...

Maybe its just the show, but he comes off as a bit of a jerk. They haven't even pretended to get along for forever and have probably been separated for at least a couple of years.

Its just U said...

Hey there TTM!! Good to see ya back.

I don't watch this show, not sure it's shown here, but it's always sad to see a family break up. I hope they will be ok.
And dude, if ya wanna play away ya gotta go away.

TalksTooMuch said...

Thanks, IJU, nice to see you too! Sick kiddos all week

Its just U said...

@TTM aw no. Hope the munchkins are better soon. Bit of tlc from mama is the best medicine.

B626 said...

He's a big mouth lazy ass.

B626 said...

He's a big mouth lazy ass.

Murphy said...

They should have split years ago. He is a jerk, she is awesome.

Olivia said...

Is the show totally over now? No more episodes? Because if they are still producing,I call one big publicity stunt to bring in more viewers.

"Next episode, Matt and Amy SPLIT! Tune in for all the nasty details"

I am getting mighty cynical, sorry.

auntliddy said...

I dont get why everyone is all team amy. I watched show few seasons. Amy barely tolorated him and it was easy to see she had no love or respect for him. Amy's WAY too involved with her kids-hanging out with them, playing games with them. It was unnatural-you need your own life and so do they. And as for money rolling in then matt changes, its been 10 years since show aired, so theres a bit of time. I found her to be a cold person.

Harry Knuckles said...

Probably hadn't been having sex for some time. The guy just wants a little pussy.

figgy said...

I think they both seem like great people, but just so different. She's practical, he's a dreamer. Maybe they could complement each other, or maybe they could annoy each other...and usually it seemed like the latter. Sometimes I could see why she was annoyed, but then other times she seemed like a killjoy too. I don't think he'd do well on his own, though.

feraltart said...

Hi TTM,
Started reading the book yesterday, really enjoying it.

TalksTooMuch said...

Thanks, IJU, that and much Children's Advil!

TalksTooMuch said...

Great, feral! I love Lawrence Block. Fast read, hey?

plot said...

I used to like Amy...until I found out what a religious gay hater she is and how racist her kids are. That really depressed me. Also, her kids barely graduated from a mediocre religious highschool (the youngest boy was kicked out.) Amy is essentially as lazy a parent as Matt is; neither makes their kids work or clean or do homework or develop discipline. Amy and Matt both just want to play with their kids and hang out with their kids' friends.

The only Roloff I like anymore is the short twin, Zachery. He's creating some distance and developing his own goals, away from his horrible twin brother (that kid is horrible) and his lazy, unmotivated parents.

conventioneer said...

I can see Amy being a pain in the ass, but he is one of those guys who always has a scam going and is trying to squeeze a buck out of a rock. I really don't have alot of respect for him from what I've seen of the show (hint for people who are considering reality TV) but she did seem a bit controlling (see previous comment and consider how editing effects reality TV)

conventioneer said...

@plot, yes, I've heard the same stories. You would think someone who has had to deal with alot of crap in their life would be less inclined to dish it out to others.

auntliddy said...

Amazed when I read how hateful- yes. hateful- they are toward gays and others, but then I thought. Even tho they are little people, they still grew up in bumblef*ck in a repressed so called christian church. We have all people who think like this. Makes me glad I grew up in and near NYC, where you see everything and everyone, lol. Also, growing up, I never heard ONE biased word from either of my parents. I thank them for that.

plot said...

@auntliddy- I grew up in The South and was NEVER exposed to the mindset such as the Roloffs. It's a relatively new phenomenon, this deliberate intolerance and prideful ignorance, that has the "heartland" gripped in an iron fist. There was plenty of female couples living together, "sharing expenses" where I grew up. No doubt many were lesbians (in retrospect) and my parents and grandparents knew it. It just wasn't talked about or considered controversial.

I don't know what my grandmother would have done in her old age without her gay admirers who took her to shows and out shopping. Was their sexuality important? Hell no.

The complicated world of black/white interdependence isn't something I can discuss in one comment. There is no justification for the discrimination of those times.

There was a huge measure of tolerance for everyone in the Southern world I was raised in. Did minorities have legal equal rights? Nope, nor did women. But socially there was considerable acceptance. Something changed in the 1980's. An ugliness took hold that put up insurmountable boundaries which I now also see in the Roloffs (and many others.) It's about white male control over everything, their ability to do whatever they please and destroy anything in their path (Jeremy Roloff's abuse of animals and bullying at school are prime examples) while maintaining a "moral" superiority...just because. Any sort of decency was squashed by mega-church dogma and political take overs by terrible social agendas.

It's not just NYC or San Fran that represents tolerance and equal rights. It used to be here, too, it our own form. Sadly, it died.

auntliddy said...

Plot, interesting thoughts. Thank you for sharing.