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Just a little over a week ago, fans unfairly slammed Amy Roloff after they assumed that Matt Roloff was banned from his son Jacob’s early birthday party.
We talked about how undeserved the hate that Amy received was, and Matt Roloff himself decried the rumors when he saw them.
But if you still need proof that Amy and Matt Roloff aren’t at each other’s throats, look at how they came together for their son, Jacob.
Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff are divorced.
Even though they live so close to each other and star on Little People, Big World and will always be linked by their children (and grandchildren!), they don’t have to be joined at the hip.
Amy Roloff has her boyfriend, Chris Marek, and Matt Roloff has his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler. They’ve both moved on. That’s life.
But that hasn’t stopped some fans from reading too much into their separate lives and then assuming that the two can’t stand to be in the same room with each other.
Like they did just a little over a week ago, when Jacob Roloff celebrated his birthday with his mom.
Jacob Roloff is now 21 years old. Several days before his birthday, the son who was once the family “black sheep” spent quality time with his mom (and not just to sell bread).
Matt’s siblings and their spouses and even his little niece and nephew (his niblings!) gathered together for an early celebration at Amy’s place.
One of the results was a precious group photo — a rare sight, since the Roloff children are all adults now and not all of them even live in the same state.
Matt Roloff was conspicuously absent, which ruffled some feathers by fans who seem to resent that Amy Roloff has her own life.
A report claimed that Matt didn’t even receive an invitation … but he was elsewhere with his girlfriend, so it really shouldn’t have been controversial.
Some reality stars try to avoid reading gossip about themselves. That can’t be good for your stress levels, right?
Not so for the Little People, Big World patriarch. After seeing coverage that claimed an epic feud between the exes, Matt Roloff slammed the “fake news” about his family, writing:
“Fake news is alive and well.. how sad. The roloff family just keeps hanging closer and closer together despite these broken misleading headlines …”
Not to be nitpicky, fake news would be if some accused Audrey Roloff of selling human organs out of a nonexistant Burger King attic. Rumors would be people seeing separate exes and assuming that they’re feuding.
(Still, Matt Roloff’s version is still better than Trump’s, since the orange man uses the phrase to refer to news that he doesn’t personally like)
Matt’s post continues:
“Matt, amy, Jer , zach Audrey, Tori, molly, Joel, Jacob, Izzy, Chris and caryn. All working together to surprise you all at how an American family can function together despite a few minor differences.”
That’s sweet. And then he teases the new season of Little People, Big World:
“Wait for it…… a few short months.”
If you feel like you can’t wait “a few short months” and you also can’t take the Roloffs at their word (for whatever reason), would it help you to know that both Matt and Amy were at Jacob’s actual birthday party?
Unlike on Thanksgiving and Christmas and numerous other holidays, and perhaps for the first time (that we’ve seen) since Molly’s wedding, Matt and Amy were together at the same place, at the same time.
Because Jacob is their son, folks.
Among the videos from Jacob’s 21st birthday party shared briefly on social media via Instagram stories were shots of Amy and Matt with Jackson and Ember, respectively.
So, yes, they were at the same party. They can definitely stand to be in the same room together. Everybody needs to take a deep breath and stop making assumptions.
It may have not been the wildest 21st birthday party on record, but it was a wholesome family gathering.
Speaking of alleged Roloff feuds and that party in particular, Audrey and Jacob buried the hatchet — if there ever really was one.
(It’s long been believed that, perhaps over religious differences, the two don’t see eye-to-eye. Maybe they don’t, but it’s clearly not too big of a deal)
We think that what causes all of this unfounded fan speculation is that we’re all starved for more information about the Roloffs because Little People, Big World isn’t back yet.
But, as Matt Roloff says, we just need to wait a few months. Whatever real conflicts that family has will probably be shared with us.
Selena Gomez is back with Justin Bieber. Plenty of people aren’t thrilled with her choice, but her mom Mandy Teefey got so upset that she had a breakdown and was hospitalized over it.
Nobody worries like your mom worries, folks.
But now, Mandy Teefey is opening up and setting the record straight about some of the wild stories about her feud with Selena.
Selena Gomez has been through so, so much. She’s waging an uphill battle against Lupus that, at times, seems to rob her of her strength and her ability to live her life.
At present, her rumored feud with her mother doesn’t seem to be doing her any favors, either.
While no one questions that Mandy Teefey isn’t exactly over the moon about the revival of Jelena, some of the stories that have been floating around about their mother-daughter tensions have been … quite something.
Like rumors that Selena was living with her mother and that her mom had somehow imposed a curfew upon her 25-year-old millionaire celebrity daughter in order to interfere with her romance.
Or rumors that she’s “demanded” that Selena get a breathalyzer test while dating Bieber, which … doesn’t make any sense. (Selena’s no alcoholic)
Speaking to Gossip Cop, Mandy Teefey wants to clear things up. First, she talks about Selena’s battle with Lupus.
“When you are young, you feel invincible and she had to learn that she was not able to be your typical 20 year old.”
That is so sad. But, of course, Mandy is so glad that Selena received a life-saving kidney transplant.
“Beyond blessed that we had Francia in our life.”
Francia Raisa made a truly powerful, selfless choice. And a dangerous one. Having a kidney removed is no joke.
Mandy says that, during the surgery, she was a “wreck inside not only for my daughter, but for Francia and her family.”
Of course. That had to be a weird feeling. And, understandably, Mandy was very, very emotional throughout the ordeal.
“I am pretty sure I am banned from that hospital [now].”
That’s a lot of nice stuff about Francia, but … how does Mandy describe Selena?
“Brave and fearless.”
Absolutely. To share her struggle with Lupus with the world, to share the news of her kidney transplant surgery, is a big deal.
But living her life every day, to the fullest, the way that Selana does is truly an act of courage.
“I was so proud of her bravery.”
Remember, folks — that kidney transplant wasn’t a cure. Lupus has treatments, but no cure. And Selena’s case of Lupus seems to be especially severe.
So, now that she’s being directly interviewed, how does Mandy feel about Selena’s latest reunion with the Biebs?
That much, we knew, but it sure would have been interesting if Mandy were pretending that it’s totally fine.
“Selena can live her life however she wants as long as she is happy, safe, and healthy.”
Those are some very reasonable caveats.
But the relationship that she describes having with Selena isn’t exactly the feud that we’ve been hearing about.
“Every mother and daughter has disagreements.”
And Mandy denies that her relationship with her daughter began to crumble in 2014 when she stopped being Selena’s manager. We’d heard reports that Selena’s reunion with Bieber was just one source of conflict.
“We never expected to manage her her whole life. We lost family time because the only time we saw her, we talked business.”
We were going to say that sounds like no fun, but Mandy beat us to it.
“It was no longer fun for any of us, like it was when she was younger and we had to be with her because she was a minor.”
Mandy sounds determined to quash the feud rumors, saying of Selena:
“She is 25 years old and knows what is at stake with her health. I do not control her the way it has been portrayed.”
Well, surely no one really believed that Mandy was somehow giving her adult millionaire celebrity daughter a curfew.
“Selena is an adult and can make her own choices.”
That’s very true. We don’t have to agree with Selena’s choices in order to like her, folks.
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Today marks the 28th birthday of twins Jana and John David Duggar.
Of course, in a rare reversal for the family, it's the male who's being pushed to the margins, and the female who's getting all the attention.
But don't worry, the reasons for that are completely sexist, in keeping with the Duggars' reputation.
You see, Jana is still single.
This is almost unheard of for a family in which girls are taught from a young age that procreation is their sole reason for being.
So with every birthday, the moaning and hand-wringing from the Duggar faithful becomes more intense, as does the need to believe that Jana is in a secret courtship that will soon bear fruit … and by "fruit," of course, we mean children.
Here's a complete list of all the men Jana has been erroneously linked to over the years.
1. Single Cinderella
2. Pushed Out of the Nest?
3. Or Shackled to the Compound?
4. Either Way…
5. The Pressure Increases
6. Who Are the Suitors?
For months now, the biggest story surrounding the Duggar clan has had to do with Joy-Anna Duggar’s pregnancy and rumors that the family is misleading fans with regard to her due date.
Reports of Joy-Anna’s “shotgun wedding” have been circulating non-stop, and to be fair, there’s a good deal of evidence to support the theory that she secretly got pregnant prior to marrying Austin Forsyth.
And the proof just keeps piling up.
Joy-Anna and Austin have admitted to breaking the “courtship rules” that her family holds dear and they rather suspiciously moved their wedding date up by several months without any explanation.
Just last week, Joy further raised eyebrows when she commented on the news that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child.
The 20-year-old remarked that Jinger would be giving birth just six months after her, which, as many fans pointed out, doesn’t quite match up with the timeline offered by the Duggars.
The family claims Joy got pregnant on her honeymoon, which began on May 26.
If that were true, her due date would be sometime at the end of February or the beginning of March.
Earlier this week, Joy and Austin made an online baby shower registry, in which they revealed that her due date is February 22, 2018.
The revelation has Duggar fans split, with some claiming it’s evidence that Joy got pregnant before her due date, and others claiming the exact opposite.
While it’s true that Joy’s due date is less than nine months after her wedding, the news puts to rest the rumor that Joy got pregnant in March, thus prompting the rescheduling of her nuptials.
Skeptics point out that even if Joy got pregnant on her wedding night, her due date would likely be later than February 22.
Obviously, the matter is far from resolved, and it probably won’t be completely settled even after Joy gives birth.
If Joy delivers before her due date, then the nay-sayers will insist its solid evidence that she’s lying about her conception date.
Duggar loyalists will point out that every pregnancy is different, and babies arrive well ahead of schedule every day.
Either way, it’s one more controversy for a family that’s known little else in recent years.
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Over the past two weeks, various members of the Little People, Big World family have been sharing various photos online.
They’ve all been very cute and awfully precious because they’ve featured relatives enjoying the holidays together.
But there’s been something missing.
Or, rather, there has been someone missing from any photo that featured Jeremy Roloff and any photo that featured Audrey Roloff.
It’s true. Have you not noticed it?
None of the images shared by members of the Roloffs has depicted both Audrey AND Jeremy in the same shot.
Take note of the snapshot posted above by Amy, for example.
And also the one below, posted by her ex-husband, Matt.
For this reason, and a few others, some fans of this TLC program have been wondering if there’s a rivalry between Jacob and Audrey.
They don’t follow each other on Instagram and they definitely have contrasting views on life.
Jacob is not religious. He travels around the country with his girlfriend and dogs and doesn’t seem too anxious to settle down in one place.
Audrey is VERY religious. She adores her life at home with husband Jeremy and new daughter, Ember.
Is it possible these two have been unable to find any common ground on which they can get along?
But Amy has responded to chatter over any sort of feud with a simple fact.
Why weren’t Audrey and Jacob together at any point over the holidays? Simple, she wrote to followers on social media:
“To clear it up: Jeremy and Audrey were out of town for New Years.”
Oh. Okay then.
The alleged hatred that may or may not exist between Audrey and Jeremy marks one of the few controversies to surround the Roloffs.
For the most part, these loved ones have appealed to viewers over the years because they get along so well with each other.
There’s rarely any drama.
Late last year, however, some insiders claimed there was tension between Amy and Matt (see below) due to the latter’s relationship with Caryn Chandler, who started dating the family patriarch despite also knowing Amy pretty well.
Audrey has also received some backlash for the sort of marriage advice she gives on a constant basis.
Will these reports and rumors have any impact in upcoming episodes?
Will the Roloffs get along differently when the new season premieres?
We’re anxious to find out.
(In other words: Hint, hint, TLC… bring the show back ASAP please!)
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