"You know that feeling of dread when someone is scrutinizing you and you think, 'hey, this might be true about me,' until they slip up and say something totally bonkers and wrong, and you sigh with relief because they are so off base?" the 21-year-old wrote in the caption of a photo with his parents. "I feel this every. single. time. I see a headline regarding 'rifts' in my family. It is just so simply and surely untrue! This is a good picture of a pure, early, easy, fun time in my life."
He continued by adding an excerpt from his new book, Out to See — which is set to be released on May 1. "My parents have always been pretty amazing. They both succeeded in life, had a family, and provided for and gave their kids all that they wanted, within disciplined reason. My dad taught me practical, mindful things like chess, how to build a fire, and other sorts of exercises in basic critical thinking to a degree that I still carry the lessons with me today. He was also a great storyteller, sitting all of us kids by the fire and telling stories of 'dark, windy nights.' My mom, always making sure we knew we were loved, supported all our efforts and hobbies as often as she knew about them, even coaching all of us kids in soccer in our early years. She also instilled in us a very good sense of manners and respect that I find myself appreciating more and more everyday."
Previously, the youngest member of the Roloff clan — who recently got engaged to Isabel Rock — was rumored to be feuding with his famous family after quitting the hit reality show. Jacob compared filming with TLC vs. filming his vlog by himself to living in a city with air pollution vs. living in the countryside. He also said that he didn't want to be recognized as Jacob from Little People, Big World because he would rather be recognized for one of his own projects — or he would just prefer not to be recognized in public at all.
Then there were also reports that there was bad blood between him and his sister-in-law, Audrey Roloff. According to Radar Online he went as far as to unfollow Auj — who is married to his older brother Jeremy Roloff — on Instagram, and his choice to appeared to be deliberate because he was still following Jer and Zach Roloff, Zach's wife Tori Roloff, his sister Molly Roloff, and his mom Amy Roloff. Sigh, can he LIVE?! We're happy to hear all is well with our favorite fam!
Little People, Big World returns this spring.