She’s using her voice! When Tori Roloff married into the Roloff family — aka the stars of TLC’s Little People, Big World — she inherited a position as a public figure as a cast member of a reality TV show. Since becoming a star of the series herself, Tori has used her platform to spread positive messages and she used her most recent Instagram post to share an important message about beauty and love.
Over the weekend, Tori witnessed a conversation between what seemed to be a couple of average height, and during their conversation, they seemed to perpetuate the generalization that in heterosexual couples, the man should be taller than the woman.
“So I was wandering target…as I do…when I heard a man say to his wife, ‘Well at least I’m taller than you.’ And the wife responded with, ‘Well I would hope so.’ Some of us just have the idea of beauty and love so backwards,” the 26-year-old wrote in her caption. “It doesn’t come from outward appearances but rather from inner beauty. I don’t love Zach because of how he looks (although he is quite handsome if I do say so myself) but rather what things weigh on his heart. It doesn’t matter to me that I’m taller than my husband. Honestly, it gives me an excuse to never wear heels. Ever. I can’t imagine my life if I had never given my husband a chance because he was shorter than me. Love people because of their minds. Not their bodies.”
Tori definitely preached her truth. Her husband, Zach Roloff, was born with achondroplasia which is the most common form of dwarfism. Zach’s parents Amy and Matt Roloff also have the same condition, and since there is a 50 percent chance that it can be passed down, Zach and Tori’s eight-month-old son Jackson is also a dwarf because he was also born with achondroplasia. So as a wife and mother of people who were born with the condition, this issue is definitely a sensitive subject to Tori.