Oh, Jeremy Roloff. When are you going to learn? The Little People, Big World star was slammed by his own Instagram followers after he took to the photo-sharing app with a picture with his wife, Audrey, and a message to his followers that encouraged them to keep pursuing women even after they reject you.
“We live in an age where commitment is resisted. Marriage and its fruit is frowned upon because it demands sacrifice — but nothing worth having doesn’t require sacrifice,” he wrote on Instagram. “Men, there are a million beautiful, smart, and strong women out there waiting for a man, not a boy. Often the distinction is pursuit and commitment. If you find a woman worth marrying, make her feel worth marrying! Culture promotes men cowering in corners because they find more pleasure in pride than pursuit. The woman of your dreams is often on the side of a long, sometimes hard and difficult pursuit. Denial is a part of life, but a woman worth marrying is worth patiently purposefully pursuing — and she’s likely waiting for that man to show up.”
Needless to say, fans weren’t happy with his message. One commenter chimed in, “So when she says she’s not interested, men should just disregard that and continue to pursue her? It’s a fine line between persistent and creepy.” Another reminded Jeremy that women do a lot more than wait around to be tirelessly “pursued” by a man who is interested in her.
Jeremy and Audrey’s own story followed a similar formula that he laid out in his post; after being set up on a blind date by mutual friends, Jer fell for Auj almost immediately — but she wasn’t interested. Of course, that didn’t stop the reality star, 27, from “pursuing” his wife — and then eventually dated, got married, and are currently expecting their first child together. On her website, Audrey says that her now-husband pursued her “faithfully and diligently” for two years before they began formally dating.