Little People, Big World: Real Reason Jeremy And Audrey Roloff Quit
Back in July, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff shocked and disappointed “Little People, Big World” fans when they announced that they were leaving the show. Jeremy literally grew up on the family-oriented TLC show, which has been airing for more than 13 years now. As for Audrey, fans have grown to love the 28-year-old beauty when she married Jeremy in 2014.
Jeremy and Audrey’s relationship blossomed along with the show, and the couple celebrated many happy milestones with their fans on-screen: from their beautiful, rustic wedding to their pregnancy announcement, and when they finally welcomed their baby girl in 2017. But just as fans were getting attached to cute little Ember, Jeremy and Audrey pulled the plug and and decided to quit the TV life.
I cannot believe Ember is already almost ONE (in a couple days) and I am just now finally getting around to sharing her birth story.
God is the author of life, I only hope to be a faithful narrator.
Here it is, our birth story… https://t.co/dVBunC7mcc
— Audrey Roloff (@audreymirabella) September 6, 2018
Jeremy and Audrey recently launched their own podcast entitled “Behind the Scenes” where they will be sharing the “messy, honest, unfiltered, and not-so-curated parts” of their life. In episode two, the couple opened up about the real reason behind their big decision. They revealed that they have actually been mulling about leaving “LPBW” for years now. In fact, they almost told TLC to stop filming their wedding.
According to Jeremy, he’s been struggling between “comfort and calling” and while having a TV gig is awesome, he feels that it’s not what he’s meant to do in life. However, he did emphasize that the 14 years and 300 episodes have been great and he’d do it all over again if he could.
The 36-minute-long podcast episode also talked about the downsides to being on reality TV, like the grueling hours and being on-call almost all the time. Jeremy and Audrey also touched on the difficulties of navigating through the changing relationships within their family, especially after Matt and Amy’s divorce.
Despite their “LPBW” exodus, Jeremy and Audrey will be more visible than ever, especially on social media. Aside from their podcast, the two have a marriage blog called “Beating 50 Percent” and Audrey is busy with her “Always More” website and shop. The two are also in the process of releasing a book, which should be out next year. Jeremy also hinted that they will still be seen on “LPBW” from time to time.
“We quit the show, not the family,” the 28-year-old said. He mentioned that they will likely be seen in the episode where their nephew, Jackson, celebrates his first birthday.
Aside from Jeremy and Audrey, other Roloff siblings have previously left the family show for good. Their sister Molly, who is very shy and private, has not appeared on the show since leaving for college. Their youngest brother, Jacob, also quit the show when he turned 18.
“Little People, Big World” is set to air its 14th season on TLC.