Here's Why Amy Roloff Won't Be Getting Married Anytime Soon

Although the show has changed considerably since it's original air date in 2006, Little People Big World continues to entertain viewers anxious to see the comings and goings of the Roloff family. In its 21st season with over 320 episodes, fans have watched Amy and Matt Roloff navigate life on their 34-acre farm in Oregon while raising three kids. While Jacob, Molly, Jeremy and Zach grew up on the show, and eventually got married and started families of their own, Matt and Amy, unfortunately, grew further apart. After 27 years of marriage the couple that was the foundation of Little People Big World divorced in April of 2016 (via Good Housekeeping).

Since their split, both Roloffs are happily paired off, although the road to newfound love was a bit rocky. Alleged infidelity between Matt and his now-girlfriend Caryn Chandler, who was an employee of Roloff Farm for many years, brought out some bitterness in Amy that she was unable to hide during filming. She explained in an interview with People, "It's not that I'm sad that Matt has found someone, I think it is more about how it evolved, how it happened, how it began. I think that's what hurt. And unfortunately may have, through an edited show, caused me to be a little bitter; may have had me come across as being a little more angry. It was hard, I'll be frank. It was tough."

Amy Roloff is ready to start the next chapter of her life with Chris Marek

Amy Roloff met Chris Marek at a singles' wine and painting night in 2016, but it wasn't until they ran into each other again at a friend's pool party that they really got to know each other. At the time, 57-year-old Marek had never even heard of Little People Big World, so to find out that Roloff was a celebrity in her own right was surprising. The two had an instant connection, but their blooming love didn't play out as well for fans who initially accused Marek of being a paid actor. Although warned not to read about their relationship online, it was impossible for Marek who wasn't used to life in the public eye. He explained to Good Housekeeping, "I wasn't used to being under attack by so many people who I didn't know and didn't know me. That was hard."

It took a little getting used to, but the couple persevered and fans grew to love the relationship. On September 18, 2019 the couple's three year anniversary, Chris Marek proposed to Amy Roloff with a heart-shaped engagement ring, and the intention of marrying this year. With a new house, a new beau, and a new life on the horizon, 2020 was shaping up to be a good year for Amy Roloff. Until coronavirus threw their wedding plans awry (via US Magazine). According to Roloff's son, Zach, fans shouldn't anticipate seeing a wedding on this season of the show because the couple's "I do's" have been postponed indefinitely due to health concerns and social distancing requirements.

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek are hoping to move their wedding date to next summer

Like many couples with plans to tie the knot in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic altered their wedding dreams. While some couples turned to virtual ceremonies, Zoom receptions, and quick courthouse nuptials, most engaged couples, like Amy Roloff and Chris Marek, have simply postponed their big day, with the hope that 2021 will bring their vision of a perfect ceremony and reception to life. Last week, Zach Roloff explained to US Magazine that with no venues taking reservations right now, planning a wedding has been difficult for his mom and her intended. He explained, "They want to get married next summer. But I think it's, yeah, I think all that's on hold for a second."

While some fans wonder why the two don't just elope or have a simple private ceremony with their nearest and dearest, Amy Roloff explained in a Facebook Live Q&A with fans that, despite it being her second marriage, she wants a big celebration. She revealed (via Heavy), "I'm much more of a traditional person... I want the wedding and the reception. I would like to share that experience with [Chris]."

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek aren't letting the postponement get them down

Although they are excited to embark on their lives as a married couple, waiting a little longer to walk down the aisle isn't getting Roloff and Marek down. They've already said "I do" to forever together, they just need to make it official. It might actually be a good thing that the couple is postponing the wedding. Planning a wedding while moving off the family farm and into a new house while going through all the emotions that go along with closing a huge chapter in your life would be a lot to take on at once. Now the couple can start off with a clean slate.

As Amy poignantly reflected in an interview with People, "Going through divorce was quite hard and very difficult for me, but challenges are met to be overcome, and I've definitely done that." She went on to say, "It's great to have Chris in my life, and I love the journey that we're on right now."