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Matt Roloff is auctioning off some of his family’s history this Saturday after his war with ex-wife Amy!
The Little People, Big World patriarch told fans via Instagram on Friday, September 13, with a photo of a cleared part of the famed Roloff Farms, “Everything is getting set out for the big farm auction this Saturday @rolofffarms..cleaning out all the barns the past several months ..our precious family Ford Expedition is going to the highest bidder.”
Matt poignantly added in his post, “Kinda sad thinking about all the family trips we made in that rig over the years.”
He continued, “So much more for sale. Tons of random things for sale.”
The TV star, 57, encouraged followers to come on down and bid, hinting the auction would be filmed for LPBW. He wrote at the end, “Oh. And wear your favorite shirt. You might be on tv one day bidding on my favorite old coffee table”
The LPBW patriarch’s moves to transform the farm come after RadarOnline.com exclusively reported that his ex Amy, 54, recently sold a portion of the iconic property to Matt for a whopping $667,000.
Since then, Matt has been on a cleaning and clearing mission!
On Saturday, July 20, he posted an Instagram photo from the farm that showed his cleaning implements.
He captioned it, “It’s no secret to people who know me well…I like things neat and organized and well kept…don’t always achieve my goals but I sure love it when it happens.”
Matt continued, telling fans, “Been on a cleaning rampage the past few days..gonna whip this farm into shape if it kills me. I’m feeling a major yard sell in the near future.”
And now, that sale is happening, apparently without Amy’s input.
Earlier, Matt, whose girlfriend is Caryn Chandler, had also shared a photo of the family treehouse, admitting he would be tearing it down.
On August 31, Matt posted a picture of himself, sons Jeremy and Zach, and Zach’s little son Jackson standing in front of the beloved Roloff Farms treehouse.
He captioned it: “The last photo of the wrecking crew while the treehouse was still standing..photo taken right before I crawled in the Escavator and finished the job.”
‘LPBW’: Amy Roloff Profited From Selling Her Half of Roloff Farms and Buying a New Home
While TLC fans are anxiously awaiting a new season of Little People, Big World, we can’t help but remember all of the drama surrounding Matt and Amy Roloff from the most recent. Matt and Amy divorced years ago and have since moved on with serious relationships. And Amy had a big decision to make last season since she and Matt were still living on Roloff Farms property.
We know Amy decided to sell her half of the farm to Matt, but it certainly wasn’t an easy decision. And it looks like she finally found a new home, too. Given what we know about the sale of her half of the farm and the price of her new house, it looks like Amy actually profited off of the move as well. Here’s what we know.
Amy Roloff sold her half of Roloff Farms to Matt Roloff
Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show | Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images
It took an entire season of LPBW before Amy came to her decision of whether she would stay on Roloff Farms or leave. Matt and Amy have worked to make the farm function together for decades, and after their divorce, they both decided to reside on the property but in different homes. While Matt was willing to give up the farm if necessary, it wasn’t nearly as easy for Amy to come to a decision.
“One of the reasons I stayed in the big house because that was in my best interest going through separation, divorce, and I think I needed time to say that I had a permanency, I had a place, I had something that I could hang on to, grasp, in order to figure out ‘I’m officially divorced,’” Amy said on the show.
Despite her trepidation, she sold her half of the farm to Matt for big bucks. According to Radar Online, she sold it for $667,000.
She just bought a new home
Amy’s been looking for a new home, and she’s chronicled her journey on Instagram. While she saw a few houses she really liked, she seemed to strike out every time — but now, it appears she’s finally found her forever home. According to Radar Online, Amy bought a home in Hillsboro, Oregon, on Sept. 27, 2019, that was sold to her by her real estate broker fiancé, Chris Marek.
While the farm property was certainly bigger (36 acres compared to the new home’s 0.16 acres), Amy is going to reside just 15 minutes away from Roloff Farms, which will give her ample opportunities to take part in big family events and see her kids and grandkids who are in the area. Radar notes her new house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and the kitchen looks spacious and perfect for Amy to continue her baking company, Amy’s Little Kitchen.
All in all, she reportedly bought the home for $588,500, leaving her with some extra money from her Roloff Farms sale.
What will she do with her excess cash?
So, now that Amy likely has some cash left over, what will she do with it? Radar Online reports the home isn’t exactly little person-friendly yet, so we’re betting she’ll be making some adjustments to the home to make it accessible to a person of her statute. The home aside, there’s also Amy’s wedding to consider. Marek proposed to her in late September, and while Amy’s stated in the past that she never thought she’d marry a second time, she’s super excited to be tying the knot once again.
It doesn’t look like her wedding to Marek will be happening any time soon, though. When an Instagram follower asked her if she’s set a date yet, Amy replied, “not yet, but planning g for 2021 .” She still might be putting plenty of money away for the big event so that it’s as perfect as she always dreamed it’d be.
Will Amy and Marek’s wedding be on Roloff Farms like the rest of the Roloffs, or will they be creating new traditions elsewhere? We’ll have to wait and see. Either way, congratulations are in order for Amy to finding a new house!
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Matt Roloff Reveals What Will Happen to the Family Farm Following Divorce from Amy
Matt Roloff is clearing up some “misconceptions” about the future of his family’s farm.
Following his divorce from Amy Roloff in May 2016, Little People, Big World audiences have watched the former couple openly discuss possibilities about what might happen to their Oregon property, where they raised their four children — twins Jeremy and Zach, both 29, daughter Molly, 25, and youngest son Jacob, 22 — and continue to annually grow and sell pumpkins.
In a lengthy statement posted on Instagram Thursday, the family patriarch set the record straight and revealed where things currently stand with the farm — and ex-wife Amy.
“Clarification! The Future of the farm! Sometimes people get so far astray of the truth we have to write direct messages to correct all the assumptions,” began Matt, who confirmed that the farm will be open for pumpkin season in the fall.
“We are getting quite a number of inquiries asking if we are still open for Pumpkin Season this fall. Answer is yes … pumpkin seeds went into the ground 3 days ago. :)),” he continued.
The TLC personality then explained “the buyout option” that he and Amy, who has continued to live in the family home since their divorce, have agreed upon.
Image zoom The Roloff family Matt Roloff/Instagram
“I don’t think people understand the buyout option… let me explain.. despite what you see on TV … I have chosen to buy (and Amy has chosen to sell) me only one side of the farm At this time.. Not the original farmstead … not the side with the pumpkin patch or her house.. for now she is only selling me her partial share of ownership in the side (DW) that I live on. She will remain in her house (and on the farm) and 1/2 owner of our original farm until she decides to leave… At that time we will jointly work to sell the side she lives on together,” he wrote. “This may happen in the future but it’s not happening yet! The only change (for now) is that I will take title to the DW and can decide to remodel it to be more accessible with a lower kitchen or walk-in shower like my home in Arizona.”
Matt, 57, noted that although “the future may be different,” he is focusing on the present: “but Now is Now …and this is where we are at this moment in time…. Maybe one of the kids will eventually buy it?? Who knows?”
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In a follow-up comment, Matt explained that the length of a LPBW episode and when footage is recorded can impact how viewers understand the storyline.
“There are many many more things To clarify that will surprise many of you (details that are too laborious) to make good TV so sometimes content is condensed into the hour show,” he wrote. “Sometimes what they capture at one point becomes old news by the time the show airs. I say my favorite color is Red… then 6 months later it changed to blue. How does a TV show deal with that type of dynamic? That’s a silly example but hopefully makes the point to most of you. I know some will never understand the production process.”
He concluded: “Either way… at some point I hope to find the right forum to go online and answer many more misconceptions and clarify things from my personal perspective.. I hope to do that soon.”
Since Matt and Amy’s 27-year marriage legally ended three years ago, the exes have continued to star alongside one another on LPBW — and both have found love.
Matt is dating girlfriend and farm manager Caryn Chandler, who are together splitting their time between Oregon and Arizona.
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Meanwhile, Amy, 54, is dating her boyfriend of nearly three years, Chris Marek.
In a recent episode of LPBW, Amy admitted that marriage is still “very, very important” to her.
“Even though I’m divorced, I still value and will hold up high the whole concept, the reason, the purpose that marriage is here,” she told producers. “And if by chance I get to do that again, I would still put everything that I can, as best as I can, to make it work.”
“Chris doesn’t express commitment. It’s definitely more of an indirect way, so, you know, I was pleasantly surprised that he is open to marriage,” she added. “I’m not here to push him, I’m not here for him to do something that he is nowhere ready for. But if marriage is meant to happen for me again, the second time, then I would sing ‘Hallelujah.’”