LITTLE People, Big World star Jacob Roloff opted out of appearing on his family’s program a number of years ago.
In July 2021, Jacob revealed he’s at risk of getting evicted from his home after someone called the cops on him.
Molly Roloff, Jacob’s only sister, will also not appear on the show due to distance.
Why isn’t Jacob on Little People, Big World anymore?
Jacob hasn’t appeared on Little People, Big World for a number of years, and likely won’t return.
Back in 2016, the 23-year-old slammed the show for stirring up family drama for television storylines, writing that the family is nothing like the show portrays.
“I get comments on here all the time about how people ‘miss me on the show’ or telling me I should ‘do a few more episodes’ with the family; I’m posting this to say that that will never happen,” he wrote.
“I have felt and observed over the years of the ‘crew’ is to preserve their job and preserve the ratings, which is up to you to be right or wrong.”
“That’s not to say they are all soulless corporate shills or something, there are and have been good people involved but that doesn’t negate the fact that they do have their own personal agenda.”
“For me, noticing how the agenda of the crew doesn’t work well with the health and happiness of our family is what made me decide quite a while ago that I could not be a part of it as soon as I was able.”
What does Jacob Roloff do for a living?
Since his departure from the show, Jacob and his wife Isabel Rock upload videos to their Youtube channel and blog, Roaming Roloffs, detailing their trips around the country.
They also use the platform to showcase Isabel’s abstract art and the couple’s personal writing.
Their YouTube channel has garnered around 7,000 subscribers and 260,000 total views.
“There’s two ways to do the filming thing – one way is through the show, maybe, and the other way is through myself and vlogs,” he expressed in one video according to In Touch.
“It’s just more free doing it myself, I can do anything, I can say anything, I can talk about anything – I can show whatever I want.”
His wife added that this way, the things he says can’t be misconstrued.
Jacob is also a published author and released a book in 2017 titled Verbing.
According to the book’s description on Amazon, it’s formatted into three short essays “on the subject of my growth – spiritually, intellectually, in the public eye.”
In the book, Jacob writes that filming Little People, Big World caused him a lot of angst and resentment when it came to dealing with his family.
“This led to arguments and miscommunications with family, especially my parents, culminating in their decision to experiment with having me see a therapist,” he wrote.
Less than a year later, in January 2018, he published a second book called Out To See.
In his latest novel, Jacob chose to focus “on the journey and joy of exploring religion and philosophy” and his “beginning attempt to break out of” his Christian background.
In July 2021, the 24-year-old TV personality said someone with “loser energy” heard his dog barking and complained to the authorities, threatening to evict him from his home.
Recently, Jacob reunited with his father Matt and his four-year-old nephew Jackson, the child of Zachary Roloff, 31, and his wife Tori, 30, on the family farm.
What is Jacob Roloff’s net worth?
As of 2018, the youngest Roloff son’s net worth is reportedly around $300,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Jacob debuted on Little People, Big World in 2006 at just nine years old. He spent ten years on the show before his departure in 2016.
Business Insider estimated that the Roloffs make around $7,000 to $10,000 per episode.
In 2015 Jacob tweeted that he felt like he wasn’t receiving the money he earned for his time on the show, tweeting “man I wish it didn’t feel like I was getting f***** out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now.”
When did Jacob Roloff’s parent’s divorce?
Little People, Big World was originally focused around Jacob’s parents, Amy and Matt Roloff, when the show premiered in 2006.
It followed how the couple, who both have dwarfism, navigated their daily lives managing a farm and four children near Portland, Oregon.
Amy and Matt’s son Zachary is the only child out of the four that was also diagnosed dwarfism, while the rest, Jacob, Jeremy, and Molly are of regular height.
The pair were married for nearly 30 years before they announced their split in 2015.
“Our kids and our ever-growing family, and the love and support we have for them, will be our priority. We will continue to work together side-by-side in the daily responsibilities for our many current ventures,” Amy and Matt announced in a joint statement.
The two continued to film Little People Big World throughout their divorce proceedings.
Fans speculated that a cheating scandal may have separated the pair.
In the couple’s book, Little People, Big Values, Matt wrote, “While Amy puts commitment at or near the top of her list, I would put it further down. 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.”
The pair are both dating new people.
In June 2021, Matt Roloff showed off the layout for his new home as he gets ready to wed his girlfriend Caryn.
What has Jacob said about the production of the show?
As storylines became more involved in the show, youngest Jacob spoke out about how his family became “characters.”
“All in all I appreciate people wanting me to ‘be with the family’ for a few more episodes, but the family that is filmed is not my family. They are the Roloff Characters and I have scarcely anything in common with them, nor do I want to be a character myself,” he wrote in his 2016 Instagram post.
“As soon as the cameras drop, however, it’s almost like they never played the part. 20 minutes after this picture was taken we all, plus friends, had a campfire late into the night.”
“So, I am with my family and I love them I’m just here to say you’ll never see that from me on TV again.”
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