In our recap of the first new episode of Little People, Big World in months, we posed the following question:
Is Amy Roloff moving off the farm?
The veteran reality TV star expressed concern on the spring premiere about awkwardness with ex-husband Matt, considering he was dating a former acquaintance of hers and considering close to each other Matt and Amy still lived.
Following last night's installment of this popular TLC series, however, we now have a different, albeit related, question to pose:
Is Matt Roloff moving off the farm?!?
You see, Amy and Matt reside about 500 feet from one another.
It's an unusual set-up, but it allows both parties to continue working on the family farm in various capacities.
On Tuesday, though, Matt emphasized his main issue with this arrangement, which is that he's stuck in a relatively small home and Amy is living in the home in which the couple raised its four kids.
It "makes sense, but it wasn't supposed to be permanent," Matt explained to the camera. "I mean, I'm living 500 feet from my ex. It's awkward."
This has been the case since the couple split up in May of 2016, following over 25 years of marriage.
So, what changed?
Why have Amy and Matt gone from mostly amicable to... less than amicable?
Both are in serious relationship; the former has been dating Chris Marek for over a year and the latter is with Caryn Chandler.
It's understandable that these romances might run into the occasional hiccup when one thinks about the aforementioned living situation.
"I'm either at a place now where I need to dig in my roots further on the farm and build a house that suits me, or I need to think about finding real estate off the farm," Matt added on Tuesday evening, confessing:
"It's not easy. I've been on this farm more than half my life."
Over the past several months, however, sons Zach and Jeremy have welcomed a son and a daughter, respectively, making Matt a grandfather and making it hard for him to think about moving too far away from these kids.
"I don't know what the next step is, so that's the challenge I'm living in," he said on air.
Could he construct a little person-accessible house somewhere else on the farm?
Yes, but Matt would first need Amy's permission because she co-owns the property.
"Our lives are always going to be intertwined because of the farm, and we have to work together," he said. "So we have to talk about it and make sure she's on board."
Enter a big argument between the exes.
"I'm like, why is this coming at me now? What's the purpose?" Amy said in a confessional about Matt's proposed new house, adding:
"I think for me, my guard goes up all the time, because I always feel like there's something missing here. I know it."
We're not certain what Amy meant by this.
Perhaps that she took the request as a way of Matt saying he wanted to propose to Caryn?
"Because I don't have all the facts or all the information. Every businessperson would tell you that's not a good way to make a decision," Amy said to her former husband when asked why she had a problem.
"This little moment reminds me why we're divorced," Matt replied.
Later in the episode, Matt and Caryn looked at a few properties together.
"Am I gonna move off the farm? It's tough thinking about spending eternity, or whatever that means, here with Amy," he said, concluding:
"Now that Amy and I are divorced, I just want my own path that's separate from Amy's. It really has to do with just creating a little more balance in my own life."
Elsewhere on the kinda intense installment:
With Jeremy and Audrey's daughter set to be born any day, Amy grappled with her decision to travel with Chris and risk missing the birth -- and Zach and Tori embarked on their first family trip together.
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