Once again, it seems that Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff just can’t win.
When she’s “too close” with her boyfriend, she gets dragged for “living in sin.” by people who hate her relationship and don’t seem to like her that much, either.
But now that she’s taken a photo in which Chris Marek is conspicuously absent … fans can’t help but wonder if there’s trouble in their relationship.
Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff created a beautiful family together.
But literally all marriages end — either in death or a break-up. Amy and Matt are divorced.
Though they both still live nearby and both are very close to their children and two grandbabies (and Matt and Amy even partied together for the sake of their son), they have both moved on with their lives.
Matt Roloff has moved on with girlfriend Caryn Chandler.
And Amy Roloff has, as fans are well aware, moved on with boyfriend Chris Marek.
Amy Roloff shared this cute photo featuring herself and four friends, captioning it:
“There are treasures in life that are precious and one of them are friends. Good time w/ these friends just hanging out and listening g to local music at Pizzario Hillsboro.”
It’s always nice — for those of us who aren’t bitter that Amy has the audacity to enjoy her life after divorce — to see Amy having a good time with what she refers to as “Amy’s Second Act.”
But some fans noticed that the pic was different than most of those that Amy shares of her social life.
Because Chris Marek was nowhere to be seen.
As absurd as it sounds, people took to the captions to ask why Chris Marek, who’s usually by Amy’s side, was missing in action.
“Where is Chris on valentines day? Hmm,” one commenter wrote.
This photo was taken days before Valentine’s Day, but thanks for playing.
“Where’s Chris?” another asked, followed by another: “And Chris??”
You can almost feel their eagerness to hear of a breakup, or at least a squabble.
Others played something of a guessing game, suggesting that maybe Chris Marek had taken the photo.
For what it’s worth, Amy clarified that Chris Marek had other friends.
The fact that she even needed to respond to those questions is … absurd.
Couples don’t need to be joined at the hip at all time.
Amy Roloff doesn’t need Chris Marek as an escort wherever she goes, and the same is true of Chris.
They love each other and have a happy relationship, and can do separate activities at night. They should be able to do so without anyone freaking out.
You know what’s really at work here?
Aside from divorce-shaming and misogyny, we mean.
Some people, though they at least have enough shame to not admit it, “don’t trust” Chris Marek because they don’t think that Amy Roloff — as a little person — should be of interest to someone of Chris’ height.
That sounds to us like bigotry, pure and simple. Amy is a real person with real feelings. Chirs Marek sees her for who she is.
He doesn’t need some ulterior motive to date a woman who has a disability.