In our recap of Little People, Big World this week, we focused on little Jackson Kyle Roloff.
Not yet a member of this universe, Jackson was still in his mother’s womb when the installment was filmed, as Zach and Tori Roloff and other members of their family learned that the impending baby would, indeed, be a Little Person.
But this wasn’t the only storyline to be featured on the episode.
Elsewhere, Amy Roloff expressed concern over her future with boyfriend Chris Marek.
Because Amy is a Dwarf and Chris is a regularly-sized person and this significant difference is difficult for Roloff to see past.
Or, to be more specific, Roloff is under the assumption that it’s difficult for others to see past… and that could foretell problems to come in the relationship.
“When we’re out in public, I know people look,” Roloff said to the camera on Tuesday night.
But it’s not these folks she really cares about, of course. It’s the perception in Chris’ head.
“Has it ever bothered him?” she can’t help but wonder, adding:
“I just hope my being a little person isn’t an issue in regards to my relationship with Chris. Because if it is, let’s get it out and let’s go from there.”
It seems hard to believe this would be an issue.
It’s not as though it comes as a surprise to Chris, and he’s clearly been okay with things getting serious between himself and Amy over the past few months.
The TLC star shared the above photo of her and her man on Instagram about a month ago, making it apparent at the time that everything was going very well.
“Another wonderful evening Chris and I had,” she wrote as a caption, expounding as follows:
“I’m happy and we’re still doing great. So looking forward to more adventures we have planned together.”
Roloff even added the hashtags #secondact #datingrelationship #adventurestogether #stilltogether #havingfuntogether to her post.
After 27 years of marriage, Amy and Matt Roloff announced their divorce in June of 2015.
In a joint statement, they expressed mutual “sadness” at the time and wrote of the split:
“We are proud of what we have accomplished together, including raising four wonderful children who have grown to become remarkable adults.”
Chris is the first serious boyfriend Amy has had since the divorce, and she’s very open about her insecurities.
“Dating Chris, I’ll always have that fear when I’m out in public, having the comments said here, comments said there,” she on Tuesdsay’s episode.
“I still lack confidence. I’m a little person for crying out loud!”
Thankfully, Amy did not keep these feelings inside on this week’s installment of her family’s popular reality show.
She came right out and asked Chris if he notices how people sometimes look at her.
Yes, he said, he’s seen a few snickers.
Do these snickers cause him to have “doubts” about their future, she asked?
“Those thoughts came up initially, because it was very different for me,” Chris replied. “But we’re well past that now. It doesn’t bother me.”
We recommend you watch Little People, Big World online to check out this full exchange, but it ended on a positive note for Amy.
“When I see someone snickering or laughing, to me, it shows their ignorance,” Chris told Amy. “I really don’t care what they think.”
This guy sounds like a keeper.