Is Little People, Big World's Amy Roloff Engaged?

Fans are abuzz with the rumor that Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff might be engaged to her boyfriend, Chris Marek. The rumor isn't totally unfounded, although it might seem like a bit of a stretch at first glance. Fans were quick to notice something sparkling on Roloff's finger in a recent Instagram post

"Look who had a big birthday today – Happy Birthday Ember Jean," Roloff wrote on September 10, her granddaughter's birthday. Ember Jean is the child of Roloff's son, Jeremy Roloff, and his wife, Audrey Roloff.

According to Good Housekeeping, many people pointed out in the comments that Roloff was wearing something that looked like it could be an engagement ring. But is it? Are the TLC star and Chris Marek engaged and just keeping it a secret from fans for now?

Is Amy Roloff's ring really an engagement ring?

While it's understandable that fans would get excited at just a glimpse of something sparkling on Roloff's finger, she was wearing the ring on her right hand, not, as you'd expect of an engagement ring, on her left hand. 

Roloff has actually been wearing the ring for a while, and this isn't the first time fans have asked her about it. In July, she addressed the engagement rumors on Instagram (via PopCulture), saying, "No big news. It's a ring I had remade from a ring I already had. It's on my right finger."

Are Amy Roloff and Chris Marek ready to get hitched?

While Amy Roloff might not be engaged yet, marrying her beau isn't off the table. The Little People, Big World star started dating Chris Marek in 2016, after her divorce from Matt Roloff was finalized. Last May, Roloff told Us Weekly that she's happy with where her relationship with Marek is, but she'd be happy with locking it down. "I would definitely love to get married one day," she said. "But it's not something that I'm intentionally pursuing."

She added that she takes "marriage very seriously" and doesn't want to rush into anything. "If I say yes, then that means my whole heart, everything is into it," said Roloff. "I do think [marriage] is forever."

Amy Roloff takes commitment very seriously

Considering just how seriously Roloff takes commitment, it's not too surprising that she wants to wait a little bit before getting married again. She and her ex, Matt Roloff, were married for decades and it seems that their differing views on commitment may have contributed to their breakup. 

In Matt Roloff's book, Against All Odds (via In Touch Weekly), the Little People, Big World star described how his wife views commitment. "While Amy puts commitment at or near the top of her list, I would put it further down," he said. "Amy tends to be more of a committed-to-a-fault kind of person, while I see most commitments — with some very notable exceptions — as flexible and negotiable."

Amy Roloff alleges that her ex cheated on her

Matt Roloff's views on commitment explain a particularly troubling passage from Roloff's own book, A Little Me. In her book she opened up about her divorce. Roloff said that she suspected her ex was already seeing his current girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, while they were still married. 

"Matt was spending more and more time at the tavern he often frequented in the evenings after filming and working on the farm, and our farm manager seemed to be around more and more often as well," Roloff wrote (via People). "What, if anything, was going on? Then it dawned on me. Matt and our farm manager, who had been working for us a number of years by then, seemed to have more than just a working relationship or friendship. I saw messages, pictures, and other things that should not have been shared between people who just worked together and were still married to other people. I was devastated."

If Matt did truly cheat on Amy, it might help explain why she is being super cautious this time around. 

Amy Roloff said that she's still sad about her divorce

While Roloff isn't exactly hung up on her ex-husband, she is still understandably upset about how things ended. In a Facebook Live video last April, she said, "It's just something that didn't work and you know, I'm still sad about it because I will always be sad about divorce. I'm totally on page that there are seasons that you go through a relationship, just like there are seasons that you go through being a mom... But that doesn't mean as a mom it's like, 'Okay, you're not working out for me, I'm checking out.' There can't be a checkout time."

Roloff reiterated her views on marriage, and how seriously she views them. "Some marriages and some relationships, they need to be divorced, but I think... relationships take work."

If and when Roloff does tie the knot, it will hopefully be for good. We can't blame her for wanting to be sure that Chris Marek is on the same page.