She’s opening up about her insecurities. Amy Roloff poured her heart out while writing her highly anticipated new book, A Little Me, revealing in one vulnerable chapter that she considered getting plastic surgery to improve her appearance. The TLC alum said she has struggled with not feeling good enough, but explained why she ultimately decided against going under the knife.
“I still sometimes struggle with body image, especially as I get older,” the Little People, Big World star, 54, wrote in one candid passage. “When my body started to go south, I’ll admit, I thought about getting some sort of plastic surgery to give the old body a little lift.” Of course, being in the public eye comes with the added pressure to look perfect at all times.
“After doing reality television for fifteen years and seeing so many women having it done, I guess it’s no surprise that it crept into my mind,” Amy confessed. The reality star said that she feared it would be a slippery slope, as she could see herself starting with one procedure and then wanting to get even more work done.
“We are inundated with countless images suggesting that we need to change this or that to look better, more beautiful, and to get more out of life,” she continued. “I’m defying those odds because I believe I already have all that without changing my body.”
The reality star also wrote about her failed marriage to her ex-husband, Matt Roloff, in another section of her book, addressing how she found out about his relationship with now-girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, prior to their split.
“I saw messages, pictures, and other things that should not have been shared between people who just worked together and were still married to other people. I was devastated,” Amy wrote, while discussing her suspicions about their bond. Amy has since found new love with Chris Marek and the exes now all hang out with their significant others together from time to time.
In her autobiography, Amy wrote about several other topics, including what it’s been like living with achondroplasia dwarfism, moving on from a painful breakup and now having an empty nest.
“Life is full of seasons; nothing stays the same,” she wrote. “Like a tree in autumn, the leaves have to fall so new growth can come back and start over again in the spring. Life may feel daunting, but at first everything does until you take a step forward. I’ll admit, being on a new road at this point in my life and being a little person, figuring out my new normal, is a little daunting. But a challenge is upon me, and I’ll rise to the occasion because I have a lot of life still to live.”