We all know that The Little Couple is the show with probably the cutest family on TV! And while seven-year-old Will is obviously full of life and personality, on this season of the show it’s Bill Klein and Jen Arnold’s youngest child Zoey that’s getting much of the attention. So here’s everything we know about Zoey from TLC’s hit show The Little Couple!
How old is Zoey Klein?
Zoey is already six years old! The spunky little cutie was born on Sept. 22, 2011, and was adopted by Jen and Bill at two years old on Oct. 15, 2013. Her adoption was featured on Season 6 of The Little Couple in 2014, after a brief hiatus.
Do Will and Zoey Klein go to school?
Yes, Jen and Bill’s kids go to school. They recently had to switch because they moved from Houston to St. Petersburg, Florida, but the kids still seemed excited for their first day on August 18! Based on their cute little uniforms pictured on Instagram, we’re willing to bet that they go to private school.
Where is Zoey Klein from?
Back in 2015, Jen opened up to People magazine about how difficult a transition it was for Zoey to move to a brand new place and become part of a brand new family. To make matters even more tricky, at the time of the adoption, Jen had just been diagnosed with cancer — which she has now fully recovered from.
“She wanted nothing to do with us,” Jen said of her now five-year-old daughter. “It was months before she really came around.”
She takes speech therapy classes
As we saw on the most recent episode of the reality show, Zoey is working on her speech. She’s worked with speech-language pathologist Anna Eifert for two years. “Zoey had been exposed to an Indian language prior to arriving in the United States, so you’re going to see some delays — that would be expected,” Anna said of Zoey. “Zoey’s speech has come a really long way in the two and a half years I’ve seen her for therapy.”
She has a form of dwarfism similar to her parents
Much like their adopted son Will, Zoey also has dwarfism. Bill and Jen made it a point that they wanted to adopt a child with special needs as they have dealt with similar experiences. “We’ve dealt with prejudice and many challenges,” Jen told People ahead of Zoey’s adoption. “I feel very lucky and fortunate that I have the wonderful life I have.”
In fact, Jen wants to use her and her family’s dwarfism as a way to teach people. “A little girl came up to me in a store and said, ‘You are a little person,’ very matter-of-factly and I said, ‘Yes, I am, thank you very much,’” she said. “We have an opportunity to raise awareness and that’s wonderful.”