Amy Roloff made the claims in her autobiography, which Matt Roloff read and responded that he was hurt.
Matt and Amy Roloff built the Roloff farms together by turning a 34-acre piece of land into a home and a pumpkin season destination. Together, they built the Little People, Big World series empire, and raised four children, Zach, 29, Jeremy, 29, Molly, 26, and Jacob, 23. However, their marriage broke down eventually and they got divorced in 2016 after 27 years.
Troubles first surfaced in their relationship when both of them realized that they have different ideas of what commitment should be. In 2007, only a year after their reality TV show premiered, Matt noted his differences from Amy in his book Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect and Understanding for Families of Any Size.
"While Amy puts commitment at or near the top of her list, I would put it further down," he wrote in the book, as per GoodHouseKeeping. "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."
In 2013, their relationship took a nosedive during Thanksgiving when Matt moved his things to the guest house on Roloff farms. "I am saddened by it. We don’t have a plan as far as how we are going to work this out so it’s not going to be easy," she reportedly said at the time. But things didn't repair and in 2014 they announced that they were separating.
Amy then hinted in 2018 that her ex-husband's relationship with his current girlfriend and former Roloff Farms employee, Caryn Chandler, could have led to their divorce. "I have to take a little moment to process this. It will always be difficult for me," Amy said talking about Caryn and Matt's relationship. "It takes everything I have not to bring up that past baggage and apply what’s happening now."
In her autobiography A Little Me, Amy opened up about it further. "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," she said, as her GoodHouseKeeping.
Even when she was promoting her book, she said during a Facebook Live, "I think when you start looking before you’re separated in marriage, that is hard. When you become involved or much more than just a friend, but you become more in a relationship than just say 'Hey, hi friend, lets go out for coffees' type of thing, I think that can be hard on the other person as well."
Eventually, when Matt read Amy's autobiography he said that he was "hurt" as she was being "disingenuous." "I did get a chance to read the book and, you know, I was disappointed ... I didn't think the book was really fair to me," Matt said, as per GoodHouseKeeping. "I thought there was some disingenuous nature to the book, which surprised me because Amy is a pretty genuine person typically. But I think she left out some pretty major parts of her life that would have thrown a little more balance into the whole story."
He goes on, "You know, I think she did throw shade at me and I don't think it was really fair and it was hurtful, it was actually very hurtful," he added. "Took me a while to kind of process it and absorb it, and I wish you wouldn't have left out parts that I think would have changed people's perspective on our marriage and the reason that our marriage had troubles."
However, things seem to have become better between the former couple, who are dating different people. Amy is planning to get married to fiance Chris Marek, who proposed in 2019. They intend to get married in the summer of 2021. They are even open to inviting her ex and his girlfriend for the wedding.