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Jeremy Roloff Posts Sweet Tribute to Audrey Roloff, 8 Years After They Met!

Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff are perhaps the most visible couple on Little People, Big World

That’s not just because they both have the best hair in the family. It helps that they’re both very active on social media, giving fans glimpses into their lives and thoughts — even when their show is on hiatus.

Jeremy posted a beautiful tribute to his wife on a very special anniversary. And he included some great throwback photos of the two of them.

Jeremy and Audrey have brought so much sweetness into each other’s lives, the lives of the Roloff family, and onto the screens of fans and viewers.

All of that visibility has its drawbacks, unfortunately.

That means that fans can grow hostile when Audrey Roloff appears talks about her faith in order to sell something.

(She’s a businesswoman and Christianity is part of her brand)

It also means that Jeremy Roloff gets parent-shamed for tickling Ember Jean.

(The concern comes from a good place, about children setting boundaries, but Ember Jean is a baby and Jeremy’s interactions with her are healthy)

But we’re glad that Auj and Jer wade through that hefty criticism, because it means that they can share precious posts.

Jeremy posted a series of throwbacks of himself with Audrey, writing:

“I met my wife eight years ago today on a blind date.”

That’s so sweet! A lot of people dread blind dates, but sometimes, you meet the love of your life.

“It’s been a wild and unexpected eight years.”

It sure has! They’re now married parents as well as reality stars.

(For the record, in case you remember Audrey and Jeremy’s seven-year-old “anniversary” pic, it sounds like they didn’t start dating right away after their blind date. They’re just marking eight years since they met)

Jeremy continues his sweet tribute (among the photos in which he and Audrey look dramatically younger) by musing upon the ways in which we both do and do not decide our own destinies.

“We never get to choose where we end up, our daily choices choose for us.”

We believe that what he’s saying here is that you don’t end up with someone by deciding that you’ll love them for the rest of our life, but by choosing to spend time with them as you know each other.

That’s harder, but ultimately that’s how life works: one day at a time.

“When we are old and grey I imagine the greatest thing will be looking back at the love story we have written.”

That’s so sweet! And, of course, they’re already looking back on their love story.

Jeremy uses a quote to speak about the next period in his and Audrey’s lives.

“For the next half: ‘if it’s half as good as the half we’ve know, then here’s hail! to the rest of the road.’ A Severe Mercy.”

Very poetic and very sweet.

And then he finishes his tribute:

“Cheers babe! (P.S. I love this photo of you)”

It’s not clear which photo he means, because he shared so many and they’re all great.

And look how far they’ve come.

Their daughter, Ember Jean, is precious beyond words. We imagine that we’ll get to see so much more of that little one and her parents on the new season of Little People, Big World which is apparently coming out in a few months.

It’s possible that Auj hasn’t always gotten along well with her entire family, but whatever conflict there was between Audrey and Jacob Roloff seems to be resolved.

If it was ever there to begin with.

We all look forwarding to seeing Audrey and Jeremy’s next 8 years of knowing each other.

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Jeremy Roloff Comes Under Fire for… Tickling Ember Jean?!?

The Internet can be a very strange place.

Also, a very cruel and misguided place.

And Jacob Roloff is finding this out the hard way.

Earlier this week, Audrey Roloff shared a seemingly harmless video on her Facebook page.

Not just harmless, but very sweet and cute and precious.

The footage features husband Jeremy Roloff playing with the couple’s daughter, Ember Jean, an adorable young lady who was born in September to the Little People, Big World stars.

Jeremy is tickling her, Ember is laughing and it’s enough to make any Internet user smile for days on end…

… or get really, really upset, apparently.

Here’s the video in question:

“These two are my favorite,” Audrey wrote as a caption.

And who can blame her?

A lot of people, sadly.

In response to this video, some Facebook followers have come out with a harsh assessment of Jeremy’s actions.

“NOT a good idea to tickle a child,” someone named Barbara Koppelman Smith says, for example, explaining why as follows:

“It renders them absolutely HELPLESS with a natural uncontrollable response of laughter. There are much better and more healthy ways to make a baby laugh!”

Adds Jo’Lene Tover:

“I remember being tickled as a child and I remember that I hated it. This family is awesome but the point being made is to do research on the effects of tickling.

“I could not catch my breath enough to say stop and if I could the tickler would not stop. It was torturous.

“Sometimes I would actually get tears in my eyes and thought I was going to die from being tickled.”

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Research on the effects of tickling.

Can’t say we’ve ever heard that one before.

Back in 1997, The New York Times published an article that quoted Dr. Richard Alexander of the University of Michigan.

He did remark that too much tickling is not healthy for a young child.

“A child can be transformed from laughter into tears by going the tiniest bit too far with tickling, raising the question of whether tickling is an expression of dominance,” Alexander explained at the time.

“There are lots of people who do abusive tickling, causing great mental pain, and that raises a big question about laughter.”

Well, okay then.

Sort of.

We have multiple responses to this report and to the backlash surrounding Jeremy.

FIRST, it does not sound like tickling is the problem. It sounds like excessive tickling is the problem.

SECOND, we’re pretty sure Jeremy would notice if his daughter started crying and would instantly stop.

THIRD, seriously people, give these people a break.

Give all parents a break.

Audrey has already admitted to carrying around a lot of mom guilt. Can she please just share a cute example of her husband and baby having fun without hearing it from the Mommy Shaming Police?

Does anyone out there doubt Jeremy loves his kid?

Does anyone doubt Ember is being raised in a happy and healthy environment?

Can’t that be enough for now, without so-called parenting experts feeling the need to chime in on absolutely everything?

Haven’t you given Audrey enough flak for random, dumb reasons?

Let the TLC star live! Let her husband play with his child! Everything will be okay, we promise!

Little People, Big World will return with new episodes on TLC this spring.

Many of them will be dedicated to this couple’s journey to parenthood and their life as the mother and father of Ember Jean.

We vow not to judge as we watch.

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Jeremy Calvert Triggers Gun Debate with Controversial Christmas Gift

Jeremy Calvert did not give his four-year old daughter a Queen Else doll for Christmas.

He did not get little Adalynn a play kitchen or a few board games, either.

Nope. 

Instead, the Teen Mom 2 star presented the toddler with an actual rifle, the sort of weapon that one points at things and then pulls the trigger to shoot real bullets at those things.

Was this wildly inappropriate? Or actually very responsible?

See the weapon in question and join the debate below…

1. Jeremy is No Longer with Leah Messer

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We don’t believe so, at least, despite a few rumors to the contrary. Still, to his credit, the reality star remains pretty close to his daughter.

2. What Do You Get a Girl Who Has Everything?

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Well, we’re not sure if Addie does have everything. But we do know she now owns a gun, courtesy of her dad this Christmas.

3. And She Loves It!

With a gun
Addie is clearly happy about the gift, but does that mean it was an appropriate gift? It’s the job of a parent to decide what his child ought to own, right, not to just base everything on what might make her happy?

4. Wrote Jeremy as a Caption:

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“My baby dolls 1st 22 cal crickett…… and yes @leahdawn92mtv is aware of this….. @nationalrifleassociation @nratv @nrawomen gun safety 100% #daddiescountrygirl #muddygirlcamo #22crickett #adalynnfaith.” So… Leah approved of the gift and Jeremy thinks he’s being responsible by teaching his toddler gun safety at an early age.

5. I Have More to Say!

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Added Jeremy in a second Instagram caption: “And here is the other one…… all pinkkkk @nationalrifleassociation @nratv @nrawomen @nrafamily #countrygirl #adalynnfaith #daddiescountrygirl @leahdawn92mtv.”

6. What Do You Think, Twitter?

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Not surprisingly, plenty of users were/are aghast over Jeremy thinking this gift was remotely a good idea.

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