Amy Roloff is opening up about the quiet of her marriage with her ex-husband, Matt. In her new ebook, A Little Me, Amy, 54, alleges that Matt, 57, became involved with his current girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, while the Little People, Big World stars had been married. Before their relationship with Matt, Chandler became a long-time employee at Roloff Farms in Hillsboro, Oregon, on which the TLC’s family show is based.
“Matt was spending increasingly more time at the tavern he frequently frequented within the evenings after filming and working at the farm, and our farm supervisor regarded to be round increasingly more often. What if something changed taking place?” Amy writes in her ebook.
“Then it dawned on me. Matt and our farm manager, who operated for us for some of the years then, were regarded to have more than a running relationship or friendship. I noticed messages, pix, and other matters that must no longer have been shared among folks who worked collectively and had been nevertheless married to other people,” she writes. “I become devastated.”
Amy later writes, “In hindsight, I ought to have said something properly. However, I didn’t. Instead, I became scared and ashamed of whatever remotely like this would happen. Was Matt actually curious about a person else proper in front of me? Why would he even go there while we were nonetheless married?”
Matt and Chandler did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for a remark. After 27 years of marriage and four youngsters together — they proportion twins Jeremy and Zach, both 29, daughter Molly, 25, and youngest son Jacob, 22 — the TLC stars finalized their divorce in April 2016. Earlier this year, the mom of 4 was given candid about the cease of her courting with Matt in multiple Facebook Live videos filmed together with her friend Lisa Dixon. At the same time, she spread out approximately the “issues” of their marriage and alleged that Matt and Chandler had been “involved” earlier than she cut up from her ex.
“When you have problems, and you recognize you have problems, whether it’s in your face or another aspect, I think when you start searching earlier than you’re separated from marriage, this is tough. So I simply want you to end up concerned or much more than only a friend. Still, you end up perhaps extra in a courting that’s more than only a, ‘Hey, hello friend, permit’s exit for coffee’ type of factor; I suppose that can be difficult on the alternative individual as nicely,” Amy said in a video filmed on March 31.
“And I assume that’s what occurred in my case. But, you recognize, we have someone who labored for us for a very long term on our farm, and I accept as true with — this is all from my attitude — you understand that there has been more than just buddies going on. And I suppose that evolved to some extent wherein that got inside the way of our marriage as well,” she persevered.
Amy assured viewers that while she’s not dissatisfied that Matt has determined happiness with Chandler, she became pained to find out how she believes their courting started. “It’s not that I’m unhappy that Matt has discovered someone; I assume it is extra about how it developed, the way it occurred, the way it commenced. I assume that’s what hurt. And unfortunately, it may have, via an edited show, it may have induced me to be a touch sour; it may also have had me stumble upon as being a touch more irritated. So it changed into tough, and I’ll be frank. It changed into tough. It changed into a technique for me, and it will be a process for a little bit longer to get via,” she persevered.