We were first introduced to “the world’s largest family of achondroplasia dwarfs” back in 2015 — aka the cast of 7 Little Johnstons — and now people everywhere have fallen in love with the sweet family. Together, Trent and Amber Johnston have two biological children, Jonah and Elizabeth, and Anna, Alex, and Emma were adopted from Russia, Korea, and China, respectively. Yet now some fans are concerned that Trent and Amber are headed for Splitsville. In a sneak peek for an upcoming episode of the hit TLC show, Trent sits the family down and says, “Y’all listen up for a minute. Um, me and mom [sic] got something really important we need to tell you,” he explained through tears. “You guys are our first priority and we’re going to keep it like that. It’s tough, but it’s something we have to do.”
Luckily, Trent and Amber took to Instagram to clear up the rumors. On Oct. 19, the couple posted a photo while at a concert with the caption, “Y’all, we’ve got way too much love to give up on each other! #nodivorcefor7LJ #sellingthehouse #7littleJohnstons #parentstoteensandpreteens #lordhelpus.” This makes us so happy!
Earlier this year, the two talked about expanding their brood, which makes some fans believe that’s what Trent was referring to. Last season, Amber discussed a child she felt a strong connection for and told Trent, “Last week, I got notification of a two-year-old child with achondroplasia that is available for adoption in China,” she said. “I really have the feeling that, you know, he should be a Johnston.” Trent, however, had some reservations. “I don’t want to be retired and still have grade school kids,” he said. “The least amount of responsibility we have later in life, the better off we are. If we set ourselves up with another young child and something happens to us, we’ve got this responsibility hanging out behind us.”
Amber met Trent while attending a convention for little people. After three and a half years of dating, they married. Five months later, Amber was pregnant with their first child. Here’s to hoping the reality star parents continue to go strong… and don’t fall victim to another TLC scandal!
7 Little Johnstons airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.
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