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Matt Roloff has made it very clear in his latest Instagram post:
He may never return to Oregon.
No, the Little People, Big World patriarch did not come out and say this directly.
He didn’t even imply it, really.
We’re just reading between the lines a little bit here, based on some of the rumors we’ve heard; some of the news that has been leaking out; and some of Matt’s own words.
Roloff has said himself that he’s moving to Arizona, having reportedly purchased a home there that formerly belonged to the parents of his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler.
He’s been spending a lot of time in this state — and, as you can tell by the photo above, he’s having himself a blast there.
“Must admit… I love the hot temps with the low humidity. Today 109 with 11%,” wrote Roloff as a caption to this image.
Holy hotness, huh?!?
But at least it was a dry heat.
Matt is a busy man these days.
And he’s not busy doing anything on his family’s farm, which is a pretty huge change for the veteran reality star.
Roloff is actually about to embark on a book tour, telling Instagram followers that he may soon be coming to their city in order to meet them, greet them and sign some autographs.
What does this all mean for the future of Little People, Big World?
That’s what we’ve been wondering for awhile now.
Over the past several installments of this TLC hit, both Matt and ex-wife Amy have expressed some doubts over where things are going.
Said the latter a few weeks ago, for example:
“I don’t know what the future of the farm really holds… it’s a challenge sometimes with Matt and I living on the farm together, being divorced and everything.”
Amy and Matt are both in serious relationships, the former with Chris Marek and the latter with Chandler.
They’ve been living within just a couple hundred yards of each other for years now, despite their divorce and despite some understandable tension that exists between the exes.
They do mostly get along, but they sometimes clash pretty hard over their shared business.
Of course, the ex-spouses also have two grandkids, Jackson and Ember, both of whom reside in Oregon.
Would Matt really move far away for extended periods of time?
It seems a little hard to believe when you consider how close he is to these toddlers.
Case in point:
But Arizona is clearly calling on occasion and Matt is very happy to answer.
TLC is yet to make any announcements about the future of Little People, Big World, leaving fans to wonder whether it will return after this current run of episodes is over.
It’s not as though it hasn’t enjoyed a terrific run, of course.
Heck, it’s helped the family set a world record!
If this will soon be the end, the series has had quite a run, that’s for certain.
Saying that Jenelle Evans is disliked by Teen Mom 2 fans would be putting it very, very mildly.
You’d have to go back to Puck on The Real World or The Situation’s coke-iest Jersey Shore days to find a reality star who’s so universally despised.
Usually, viewers tend to go overboard in their hatred of a specific villain, but in Jenelle’s case, the contempt is fully warranted.
Jenelle has been accused of abusing her children through both neglect and severe corporal punishment.
She’s also admitted to doing drugs while pregnant.
And as anyone who’s watched even a single episode of the show knows, she’s generally just a mean and nasty person, who’s horrendous treatment of the people in her inner circle is matched only by her utter disdain for every stranger she encounters.
And this isn’t a new phenomenon.
Jenelle’s been a destructive force in the lives of everyone who crosses her path for such a long time that she’s never had primary custody of her eldest son, 9-year-old Jace, as a judge put the boy in his grandmother’s care almost immediately after he was born.
So yeah, TM2 fans are right to hate on Jenelle.
And we fully understand why they feel compelled to applaud the news that her house is sinking into the ground.
Yes, on this week’s episode, Jenelle and David Eason (who’s equally terrible for reasons we don’t have time to go into) revealed that the laaaaaand they so love is essentially devouring their modular home.
Naturally, the couple responded the same way they respond to every problem — by pointing the finger at everyone within pointing distance.
Evans and Eason immediately contacted the manufacturers of their prefab home and basically blamed them for the composition of the land that the home sits on.
“The house guy in Wilmington is trying to say that we put too much dirt on the land to fill our puddles and that we’re making all the water go down under our house,” Jenelle complained to a friend.
“It was flooded to begin with. Our house is sinking basically.”
“The county requires us to have positive drainage away from the house.” Eason stated.
“You can take that idea and shove it up your ass because my house is falling in the mud. I want my house on stilts.”
When he came face-to-face with the VP of the company, David hilariously tried to threaten the guy with a social media roasting:
“If I got to pay for it … I guarantee my wife has got about 12 million followers on social media,” he said, adding:
“Come back with your checkbook.”
Oooo, tough talk.
Hopefully, the VP is aware that those are mostly hate-follows.
Naturally, fans on social media are downright loving Jenelle’s predicament, and we are 100 percent here for that sentiment.
Some of you might be saying to yourselves, “Hey, it’s not cool to wish homelessness on this woman! She’s got kids!”
To which we say: and she’s been earning seven figures a year for most of her adult life. Her kids will be fine.
Let us revel in our schadenfreude.
Sadly, it seems Jenelle and David were able to prevent the demons from dragging their home back to hell, as Jenelle has made no mention of the issue on social media in recent weeks.
(And you know she’d be griping up a storm if she had cause to.)
But that doesn’t mean her life isn’t in shambles!
A preview for next week’s episode shows Jenelle getting a visit from the sheriff, but she appears to be too “dazed” to fully comprehend what’s happening.
Never change, Jenelle.
Just kidding, please change immediately for the sake of your children.
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Amber Rose’s five-year-old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, is one happy, lucky boy. Fans may enjoy Amber Rose in the nude, but Sebastian enjoys that his mother is just a wonderful parent.
Unfortunately, some truly awful commenters have decided to troll Amber, attempting to shame her son for liking Taylor Swift, and speculating that he must be gay.
Amber Rose is clapping back, big-time.
This all came up when Amber decided to share the good news (and her thanks to Taylor) on social media.
As Amber reveals, Taylor Swift personally sent her son a Reputation gift set that included tickets to see her.
Most people would be excited to receive a personalized gift from one of their favorite singers, or tickets to see that singer on tour, or a gift set based on the top-selling album of 2017.
Young Sebastian was absolutely over the moon, which Amber shared with her followers.
Just look at how happy he is!
Unfortunately, she got some nasty trolls who decided that Sebastian liking Taylor Swift’s music is somehow an indicator of his sexuality.
Amber, who has thankfully never shied away from speaking her mind, posted a series of messages to her Instagram story to shut down that kind of thinking.
“Shout-out to all the hyper-masculine men and ignorant dumb-ass women that will call a 5-year-old gay for liking Taylor Swift.”
She is quick to point out that this kind of attitude is pernicious.
“This is why young kids kill themselves. and this is also why our society is so f–ked up.”
And she shoots down the idea that sexuality and music genres are intrinsically linked.
“Liking a certain type of music will not make you ‘pick’ your sexuality, you dumb f–ks.”
Amber is, of course, right.
Members of the LGBT+ community may joke about liking certain songs because of their sexuality, but … that is a joke.
In reality, the only reason that certain music genres are tied to sexualities is because toxic masculinity — as displayed by these trolls — discourages a lot of men from embracing the music that they like.
There are plenty of gay men who like Country and Metal, and there are plenty of straight men who love Ariana Grande and Britney Spears for more than how they look on stage.
But some people feel pushed by cultural norms to avoid the music that they enjoy the most.
Amber continued to talk about her wonderful son.
This time, she’s bragging.
“P.S. My son just got accepted into the most prestigious private school in Los Angeles because he’s smart as f–k and creative as f–k like his parents.”
Amber Rose is in that wealth bracket — where choosing a kindergarten is a status symbol and sets someone’s path to success.
(To be fair, there are counties in the U.S. where private schools are a necessary option, and L.A. is generally considered to be one of them)
She talks about what makes Sebastian so exceptional.
“We allow him to be himself. He can listen to whatever music he likes, he can like whatever color he wants, and we let him be passionate about whatever his little heart desires.”
Regardless of your child’s gender, you should never pressure them into preferring certain hairstyles or colors or activities. If your daughter likes truck-ball or whatever and your son wants to take ballet, just figure out how to schedule it for them.
“We don’t make our son live by society norms. That’s why he’s so special. Let’s do better for the next generation, people. Grow the f-ck up and teach your kids to love and not hate.”
That is wonderful advice.
To be clear, Amber Rose is a vocal supporter of the LGBT+ community. She’s not offended by the idea of her son being gay.
“P.S.S. Regardless if he’s gay or straight, when he gets older, he will be around the most amazing, loving people that will support him no matter what.”
And Amber can’t help but remind these trolls that her son’s life is already better than theirs could ever be.
“He also has more money in his bank account than any of you trolls could even imagine. FOH.”
One can’t help but wonder how many of these haters were just jealous of Sebastian’s happy life and wished that he could have a childhood as unhappy and miserable as their own. Some people are like that.
But maybe some of them just really don’t understand sexuality.
Sadly, this isn’t even the first time that Amber has had to deal with this same issue.
One times, because she’s a fun mother who owns a lot of wigs, she let Sebastian don a wig for fun.
As you can imagine, the people who think that any hair longer than a crew cut belongs to girls were up in arms.
Amber clapped back then, too.
“Wow, you people are so smart, huh? Putting on a wig is going to make a baby gay?”
She suggests a hilarious experiment for anyone worried that this is how sexuality works.
“Straight guys, do yourselves a favor: Put on a wig and see if you’re turned on by another man. I’ll wait.”
And she excoriates homophobic women, too.
“And ladies, seriously, grow the f-ck up and educate yourselves. Throw one of your wigs on your boyfriend or your dad. Yay! He’s gay! Oh wait, you’re all just f–king idiots.”
A lot of people are probably wishing that Amber Rose were their mother.
Last month, Shannon Beader announced her split from husband David. After 17 years of marriage and three children, it’s over.
But the Real Housewives of Orange County star is giving new insight into how and why their union has come to an end.
And this is really not what anyone expected.
Shannon Beador has had a rough time in her personal life, lately.
Sure, she’s an affluent realty star with three beautiful teenage daughters and a number of supportive friends.
But she’s had some well-chronicled … issues.
Earlier this summer, Shannon Beador accused Vicki Gunvalson of making her fat.
While it’s true that Shannon was stress-eating (though she’s certainly not what we’d call “fat”) and also true that Vicki Gunvalson had been gossiping about Shannon’s marriage and adding to her stress, it rubbed fans the wrong way to hear her blame Vicki.
(Even if you don’t care for Vicki Gunvalson, she just doesn’t have power over other people’s actions and bodies)
Shannon Beador began exercising, and Tamra Judge vowed to help her out of fear that Shannon might die.
And we’ve heard again and again that Shannon’s weight gain was causing friction within her marriage, which is positively tragic.
You marry a person, not their waist measurements. But David was reportedly reluctant to touch her now that she was (slightly!) heavier than she once was.
When a couple suddenly stops having sex, sometimes many other problems that they’d previously been ignoring can rise to the surface.
And Shannon was understandably frustrated by David’s attitude.
But though it’s been reported that Shannon Beador might be ready to divorce David … that’s apparently not how this went down.
On The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s reunion special, Shannon revealed how things happened.
And it was apparently David who asked for their separation in the first place.
But Shannon says that she’s coping:
“It’s been really, really hard but I’m a mom and I’m a role model for my kids and it got to the point where I wasn’t teaching my daughters positive lessons.”
That sounds like a useful mindset. Some people find it easiest to remain strong if they’re being strong for someone else.
Especially for their teenage daughters.
“They deserve a happy and joyful home and that’s where we are now. … It is my job now to show the girls — I’m scared, I’m 53 years old, it’s the first time I’ve been out on my own, but I can do it.”
That sentence structure is a little odd, but suffice it to say that she’s not saying that her job is to show her daughters that she’s scared.
Rather, she’s showing them that she can overcome adversity and adapt to a new situation.
And that they can, too.
Children who haven’t been through a divorce before can often find them frightening and feel insecure.
Some even blame themselves.
Shannon and David are putting the girls first, which is absolutely the right thing to do.
“We’ve agreed for the benefit of our daughters to be amicable.”
That’s the right move. The children didn’t cause the marriage, the divorce, or their own births. It’s on the parents to accommodate them.
“It was always a tradition to go to Sunday night dinner so we meet him for dinner on Sunday nights.”
That’s good. A continued routine can help create a sense of stability for kids who might feel vulnerable.
“And we still go to the USC games and take the kids. Which is hard but it’s for the benefit of them.”
Sometimes, you just grin and bear it for the sake of your kids.
The revelation that Shannon and David split has apparently given Vicki a wake-up call about the harm that she can do by spreading rumors.
“I’m sad about it because I didn’t know and I thought they were doing really good,” Vicki said.
“If I was responsible for any of it, I’d feel awful.”
You know, we believe that.
“If I could take back that day, if I was hurting because you weren’t talking to me… I’m so sorry. We’ve been through bumpiness but I want the very best for you.”
Again, though, Vicki Gunvalson isn’t all-powerful. If her jabs at Shannon’s marriage caused it to fall apart, then it really didn’t have a solid foundation to begin with, did it?
Hopefully Shannon, if she seeks another relationship, can find someone who loves her for who she is and won’t recoil with disgust if her waist size changes.
Our best wishes go out to the Beador daughters in the hopes that their parents give them awesome presents in a game of one-upmanship.
Divorces are rarely fun, so they might as well enjoy one of the few potential benefits: insecure parents bribing them.
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It’s been eight months since we first learned that Flip or Flop stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa had separated following a frightening incident in which Tarek brandished a gun.
Given the ugly nature of the split, it’s surprising just how quickly both parties were both able to move on.
But move on they have.
Just a few months after her marriage ended, Christina began dating Nate Thompson, a hockey player currently with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
The relationship didn’t last, but we suppose that’s to be expected from a rebound fling following a marriage that yielded two children.
For his part, it seems Tarek is enjoying the single life and playing the field in a major way.
According to Radar Online, Tarek was spotted at the Orange County Fair last night in the company of two “much younger” women.
The nature of Tarek’s relationship to the women is unknown, and they could simply be platonic friends.
But this is far from the first time we’ve heard tales of Tarek making the most of being single for basically the first time in his adult life.
But that doesn’t mean the divorce has been easy for the 38-year-old house flipper.
In a recent social media post, Tarek revealed that he struggles with having to share custody of his two children:
“Well…my kids go home today and I’m sitting in my car on set as I write this,” El Moussa wrote.
“Being a dad is not easy…it takes love, hard work, patience and the understanding that everything you do today around your children will affect them for the rest of their lives.”
“My number one goal in life that I WILL accomplish is being the best dad, friend and mentor to my children,” Tarek added.
“I just love them so much and I want them to live the best life ever! I [love] you Tay and Bray!!”
Sources say Tarek and Christina have worked out a relatively amicable co-parenting relationship, and they’re even planning to continue hosting their show together.
That said, divorce is never easy, and clearly, the split has taken a toll on the entire family.
Here’s hoping the El Moussas can stay on course toward an arrangement that will ensure the greatest possible happiness and well-being for all involved.
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Texas teacher Sarah Fowlkes, 27, is accused of having improper sexual relations with a student, a minor who was just 17 years old.
Not that it seems to bother her all that much, based on her mug shot:
“Yeah, girl! Way to get that D!” – Sarah to herself above.
We kid, obviously, but one has to wonder how any individual – no matter how photogenic – is in that kind of mood while getting arrested.
For a sex crime, no less. Just bizarre. In any case …
A warrant was issued for her arrest for an alleged improper relationship with the male student, according to CHS Austin affiliate KEYE-TV.
The Lockhart Police Department confirms that Fowlkes is accused of engaging in said conduct with a student at Lockhart High School.
Lockhart Independent School District administrators learned of the alleged romance on March 10, just prior to the school’s spring break.
Authorities said that they determined through a series of interviews that Fowlkes had in fact engaged in sexual contact with the student.
The victim’s name has not been released, as he is underage.
“It shocked me, especially since I used to go here,” River Morgan, a 2016 Lockhart High School graduate, said regarding the scandal.
“I just feel like the teacher should know better than to do that,” Joe Chapa, another 2016 grad, told the Austin station that broke the story.
Parents picking up students at Lockhart High School this week said they were surprised and disappointed, in the understatement of all time.
Some said that the social media age doesn’t help matters.
While it’s not an excuse, the easy online interaction between teachers and students makes it challenging to keep relations professional.
“I feel like it makes it easier for an accidental relationship like that to happen,” Chapa said. “I think maybe there’s not as much of a distance.”
“It should be much more professional.”
Superintendent Susan Bohn emailed Lockhart High School parents on Monday to notify them of Fowlkes’ arrest and suspension, writing:
“Lockhart parents entrust their children to us every day, and it is something we do not take lightly. Student safety is the district’s most important priority.”
“As soon as we learned of the report, we acted swiftly to involve law enforcement and CPS to conduct a thorough investigation.”
“The district does not and will not tolerate any improper communication or contact between a teacher and child,” Bohn added.
Fowlkes has been with the district since 2014.
According to her bio on the high school’s website, she taught anatomy (Did she ever! Too soon?), physiology and environmental systems.
She previously taught third and fifth grade, but “Fowlkes will not return to the school district” in any capacaity, Bohn said in her statement.
According to reports, Sarah Fowlkes celebrated her birthday along with her husband of four years before turning herself in to the authorities.
Hey, you might as well enjoy it while it lasts, right? Perhaps that explains the carefree, blissful mood in her booking photo above. #BirthdayVibes
She was booked into the Caldwell County Jail.