There are few splits that rocked the reality TV world quite like Little People, Big World duo Matt and Amy Roloff. When we first met the pumpkin farmers back in 2006, they were madly in love and raising their four kids, twins Zach and Jeremy, Molly, and Jacob. Nowadays, their life looks pretty different. They became grandparents for the first time with the birth of Zach's baby boy Jackson — and then a second time with Jeremy's daughter Ember. But the pair just couldn't see eye-to-eye and finalized their divorce in May 2016 after more than 30 years of marriage.
Despite a rocky start, the two have moved on successfully and have even started dating new people! These days, Matt has found love with Caryn Chandler, his one-time farm manager. The two made it clear they're still together after Matt shared a snap with his leading lady at his soon-to-be daughter-in-law's art gallery on March 10. Check out the video below to see all of Matt and Caryn's cutest pics and keep scrolling to learn more about her!
They worked together before they started dating
Before they were a couple, Caryn worked as the farm manager at Roloff Farms, the pumpkin farm outside of Portland where the reality TV family both lives and works. Presumably, she had a pretty good relationship with Amy before she started dating Matt.
The relationship wasn't easy for Amy to accept
On an episode of LPBW, the mother-of-four was upset when Matt's new girlfriend showed up to their son Zach and daughter-in-law Tori's gender reveal party. She explained, "Seeing Caryn here threw me for a loop more than I would have liked. I think coming here to this particular event is an intimate family thing… It just throws a whole different dynamic to my life here on the farm."
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I want to stop and take some time out to wish you all a Happy Holiday season . No matter where you are, I hope you appreciate the little things and special time with your loved ones. Caryn gave me the okay to post this photo we have from dinner last night here in Arizona.. I’ve had a great few days here full of sunshine and R&R but I sure can’t wait to see those grand babies of mine tomorrow. Love Love to You All !
Zach admitted to having a hard time adjusting to his dad's new love
"Caryn's part of the Roloff farm operation. As far as their relationship goes," he explained on an episode of LPBW, "I don't have anything to say about it. My parents are divorced, so yeah."
Matt and Caryn have a lot in common
He said that their similarities were something his marriage to Amy lacked. Ouch. "We enjoy the same sort of social settings, and company, and friendship," he gushed. "Amy and I didn't have that. It's different. This is a really neat person that's full of life and I think she's cute." Aw!
She'll be on Little People, Big World
Just one day after posting the sweet photo at Isabel's art gallery, the Roloff patriarch took to Facebook to slam his haters in a lengthy post — and to reveal some exciting news. "I'm putting this on Facebook only.. but I love my instagram friends just as much….. Conventional wisdom says…. don't post anything important without a photo….. you already know me… I'm not very conventional… Lets get on to what's important — yesterday I posted a photo that included my wonderful Girlfriend Caryn," he began. "You all sent us so many wonderful kind, warm comments. (a few minor exceptions lol). But that's ok…. As long as you don't use four (4) letter words and/or vulgar hateful speak I try and let various opinions go. I just wanted to take a minute and let You all know I read many of your comments and I appreciate You all. Thank you for being so supportive and loving to me, my family, and Caryn. She truly is a wonderful human … both inside and out. New episodes will be on Soon and you all will get to know Caryn a tiny bit better throughout the upcoming Season of LPBW. Love love to you all."
Amy has moved on too
Sure — this is about Caryn… But we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Amy got her happily ever after as well! She and her boyfriend Chris Marek made things ~official~ last January!
Little People, Big World returns airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.