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‘Little People, Big World’ Thanksgiving Episode Shows Major Tension Between Matt and Amy Roloff

TLC’s Little People, Big World Season 24 shows how Matt and Amy Roloff’s relationship has progressed since their devastating divorce. The divorce severely affected Amy, as it meant a major move for her off of Roloff Farms. Now, we’re looking back at a Thanksgiving episode of the show when the couple spent the holiday together — and there’s major tension at the dinner table.Amy and Matt Roloff were married for several decades before separating. The Little People, Big World couple started the show together with their entire family, but over time, they realized they were better off divorced. The divorce severely affected Amy Roloff, and fans saw it all play out on the small screen.

So, why did Matt and Amy Roloff divorce? It seems there were various factors at play. Matt mentioned he and Amy didn’t view commitment the same way and didn’t have much in common aside from being little people. “While Amy puts commitment at or near the top of her list, I would put it further down,” Matt wrote in his book, Against Tall Odds, according to In Touch Weekly. “Amy tends to be more of a committed-to-a-fault kind of person, while I see most commitments — with some very notable exceptions — as flexible and negotiable.”

Fans won’t see Matt and Amy Roloff spend Thanksgiving together on Little People, Big World anymore. But right after the exes divorced, they still spent the holiday with each other and their kids. Unfortunately, Matt and Amy couldn’t put their tension aside. While Amy spent Thanksgiving in the kitchen to prep the food, Matt sat at the dinner table alone, waiting expectantly for Amy and the kids to finish cooking.

“I just looked at him, and I’m thinking, ‘What in the world? What are you doing?’” Amy said with annoyance. “This is Thanksgiving day. There are no schedules, no rules. Whatever happens, we’re just thankful that we’re here together.”

Matt defended himself by saying Amy’s “notoriously late,” and sitting at the table ahead of time might prompt her to stay on schedule. “I think she was kind of pissed,” Matt added.

When the Roloffs all got to the table, Matt realized his error. “It was my fault,” he noted. “I should have just said, relax. But you know, sometimes, all of the historical baggage and all of that stuff is just not far below the surface and it just sort of bubbles up.”


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