The sad reality is that no marriage is safe, especially one that takes place on television. Take the 27 year union between Matt and Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World. The two announced via an official statement on TLC’s web site that they will be divorcing after trying to work it out for several months:
After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce. We are proud of what we have accomplished together, including raising four wonderful children who have grown to become remarkable adults, and building our strong and ongoing successful businesses. Our kids and our ever growing family, and the love and support we have for them, will be our priority. We will continue to work together side by side in the daily responsibilities for our many current ventures. We would like to thank our family, friends and all our fans for their continued support and understanding during this difficult time.
“Last year, it was long and tough,” Matt said by way of explanation on the couple’s TLC show. “Amy and I had a lot of tensions, so right around Thanksgiving, I thought I would move over to the [guest] house for a little bit…Amy and I stuck it out for years when maybe we shouldn’t have. I never quite felt at home in my own home, so something needed to change.”
Amy added that they never really learned to live together. “It’s not my choice for him to leave,” she admitted. “I am saddened by it. It’s been 26 years. We don’t have a plan for how we’re going to work this out, so it’s not going to be easy.”
Love is dead, folks, From the biggest souls to the smallest hearts. Even reality television can’t hide it. Just be glad this one didn’t end in scandal too.