'Little People, Big World' Couple Matt & Amy Roloff File for Divorce at Last

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The latest couple to fall prey to the "reality TV marriage curse:" Little People, Big World's Matt and Amy Roloff. The news doesn't come as a complete surprise -- the couple has been separated for months -- but anytime a marriage ends, particularly after 27 years (!), it's pretty sad. 


In a statement to Us Weekly, the couple said: 

"After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce. We are proud of what we have accomplished together, including raising four wonderful children who have grown to become remarkable adults and building our strong and ongoing successful business." 

That definitely is sad. There's just no way around it. But he's right about their accomplishments as a couple, and that's definitely something to focus on during this tough time. Although, the "tough" time has been going on for quite awhile. Back in March 2014, Matt said:

"Last year, it was long and tough. Amy and I had a lot of tensions, so right around Thanksgiving, I thought I would move over to the [guest] house for a little bit ... Amy and I stuck it out for years when maybe we shouldn't have. I never quite felt at home in my own home, so something needed to change."

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Matt also made a good point back in 2013 when he said:

“People say marriage is work, how much work can it possibly be? At what point is it too much work?"

At what point, indeed? I'll admit I haven't watched much of Little People, Big World, so I don't know much about who's at fault here or if there's anything that could have been done differently. But I have been divorced, and I know how hard that is under even the best of circumstances, so I absolutely wish this family the best. Hopefully all parties involved with thrive thanks to this new beginning.

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