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‘Farmtruck’ has PTSD – that’s why he does left-handed handshakes

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Sean Whitley from “Street Outlaws”, better known to most viewers by his nickname ‘Farmtruck’, has in early 2023 been the target of various fan allegations, involving some that have rather disturbing implications. Some passionate viewers of “Street Outlaws” and its spin-offs have noticed Sean doing left-handed handshakes on several occasions, which prompted them to wonder what the reason for that might be.

A Reddit user by the name of nowimboredalone initiated the conversation, wondering whether anyone knows why Farmtruck does the handshake he described as ‘awkward.’ Whitley shaking people’s hands from left to right was obviously a poke in the eye of many viewers, and coupled with the dangerous nature of their profession, led some to believe that he may have suffered a life-altering injury.

A verified member of the “Street Outlaws” subreddit explained that the footage being released in January 2023 was shot in the summer of 2022, at which point Farmtruck’s finger had been badly injured by an accident he had while working on his vehicle, and not by a mishap on the race track, as opposed to what many believed at first.

In fact, Farmtruck injured his finger in an accident that took place while he was using a tire machine. The details are muddy at best, but it looks like part of it malfunctioned, causing the metal parts of the mechanism to mangle an unspecified finger on his right hand. The injury was significant, but not extreme enough at the end of the day to cause any tissue loss.

This change was noticed during one of the many “Behind The Scenes” (BTS) episodes featured on the official YouTube channel of Farmtruck and his best friend and racing buddy Jeff Bonnett, also known as ‘AZN’. The latter was fortunately present in the thread, and addressed the fans’ concerns, stating that Farmtruck ‘has PTSD with breaking [his finger] again,’ which caused him to start using his left hand for most interactions.

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It’s also obvious that Sean’s right hand was still damaged at the time of the recordings, and so he naturally resorted to using the other one in order not to exacerbate his injuries. Other users also pointed out that Farmtruck has an issue with some of his facial muscles. Coupled with the strange handshakes, his drooping smile became a cause for greater concern among the viewers.

Facial drooping and issues with motion are frequent symptoms of those who’ve suffered a heart attack or stroke, leading some to assume as much. AZN was there to clarify yet again, however, stating that his best friend used to have a condition known as Bell’s Palsy, and that this bygone ailment is in no way related to his hand injury, or to a heart attack or stroke.

Bell’s Palsy – Farmtruck’s almost-beaten illness

Bell’s Palsy emerged as an enigmatic neurological condition shrouded in uncertainty, remaining as such to the present-day. Also known as acute peripheral facial palsy, this condition strikes without warning, leaving individuals with a lopsided smile and a temporary loss of muscle control on one side of the face.

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The exact origins of Bell’s Palsy remain elusive, triggering debates among ‘experts’ and confusion in its sufferers. While its cause continues to be a subject of speculation, the prevailing theory points to inflammation and swelling of the facial nerve as the culprits. The former, responsible for orchestrating the delicate workings of facial expressions, experiences an inexplicable injury or malfunction, leading to the onset of paralysis or weakness.

Bell’s Palsy can affect individuals of any age, and it often emerges as a post-viral reaction. Its onset is characterized by sudden weakness or paralysis on one side of the face, accompanied by a drooping eyebrow and mouth. The affected individuals find themselves grappling with, for example, an uncooperative eyelid that refuses to close, perpetuating the uneven facade. In Farmtruck’s case, his uneven smile tends to droop on one side.

In simpler terms, Bell’s Palsy causes temporary partial paralysis, ensnaring the facial muscles in motionlessness. The quest to unravel the mysteries of this condition has led researchers on an arduous journey, which offered a few crucial insights along the way. While the underlying cause remains a puzzle, Bell’s Palsy has been linked to viral and bacterial infections, emphasizing the intricate interplay between the immune system and inflammation.

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Although its sudden arrival can be disconcerting, it’s almost never there to stay, as it often resolves on its own within a matter of weeks. Medical professionals of the modern day also bear sufficient expertise to alleviate most of the symptoms, and advanced medication goes to great lengths in helping the sufferers.

That being said, Farmtruck didn’t appear to be as lucky as most, having experienced the condition in 2011, but still suffering from intermittent facial drooping. AZN stated in the same Reddit thread that his friend’s face never fully healed, but they tended to laugh about the situation throughout its worst.

Dangerous grounds

Some have theorized that the main reason for Farmtruck’s failure to completely get over Bell’s Palsy is the nature of his profession, as he is often in unclean environments, dangerously fast vehicles, and generally in large crowds before and after racing.

As a result, whatever the real cause for the condition may be, its most likely culprits, infection and injury, are a frequent side-effect of working in Farmtruck’s conditions. It’s thus believed that he would’ve made a full and complete recovery by taking an indefinite break from the business, but that’s just not who Sean Whitley is.

Some also say that he was very lucky, as the paralysis could’ve been caused by a much more sinister and debilitating illness – Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Perhaps the most famous example of that condition’s sufferer is singer Justin Bieber, while another directly spoke for The Guardian and described the life-changing symptoms.

Matt Carney suffers from permanent facial paralysis brought on by Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which is the initially dormant, infrequent side-effect of chickenpox. Unfortunately for the few who experience it, failure to treat the issue early results in changes that persist for the rest of their lives.

Prominent consultant plastic surgeon Charles Nduka suggests that both Bell’s Palsy and Ramsay Hunt syndrome should immediately be treated with antivirals, as their side-effects are quite few, while the patient is most likely to recover in a matter of days, and, most importantly, avoid permanent debilitation.

With that in mind, it’s assumed that Farmtruck should’ve undergone the same treatment procedure, in which case he might’ve fully regained control of his face. However, knowing how much he dislikes being forcibly taken away from the garage, it’s likely that he stopped caring about Bell’s Palsy the moment his doctor told him it wasn’t serious.

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Fans are thus left wondering whether things could’ve been different today, had he only paid a little more attention to his health. Nonetheless, Whitley’s health seems to otherwise be in order, as the finger has most definitely healed by early summer 2023. The only issue that persists is his infrequently-drooping smile, but some would argue that just makes him even more of an iconic character.

Farmtruck and AZN, an unforgettable duo

In spite of neither of them being on the list of top 25 solo racers in the “Street Outlaws” franchise, Farmtruck and AZN hold a special place in the viewers’ hearts. This is most of all due to their unique approach to competitive racing, and undying love for vehicles that are less conventional in the practice, such as heavy-duty trucks – Farmtruck’s favorite.

Born on 29 March 1966, Whitley, now 57 years old, hails from Oklahoma, where his great affection for trucks was born. He developed a deep fascination for these powerful machines as a young boy, after riding in his father’s 1956 Ford pick-up truck. This experience ignited a spark within him, setting him on a lifelong journey of customizing and racing similar vehicles.

Whitley’s involvement in the world of street car racing was pushed to the forefront when he became a prominent cast member on Discovery Channel’s legendary “Street Outlaws.” Farmtruck’s old friend AZN was right by his side along the entire way, as they share the same dream. The duo raced a 1970 Chevy Long Bed Truck – a seemingly unassuming vehicle with a rusty exterior and a camper shell, concealing its true potential as a racing machine.

While Whitley is known for his impressive racing skills, his passion for trucks extends far beyond the fiery track. He’s renowned for his expertise in car customization and is a prominent figure in the street car racing community, revered as one of the most knowledgeable truck customizers alive. Whitley’s vehicle of choice, the Farmtruck, is equipped with a 632 cubic-inch big block Chevy motor, and his trusted mascot, Louise, a 14-year-old Blue Heeler dog, accompanies him on his racing exploits.

Whitley’s career as a car enthusiast and street car racer had already taken flight prior to gaining fame in “Street Outlaws”, which is how he became noticed and invited there in the first place. His dedication to the sport and his immense knowledge of cars earned him a reputation among fellow enthusiasts that rivals some of the fastest racers alive, even with Farmtruck not really outshining too many on the track.

Whitley and AZN soon became prominent members of the 405 crew, a group of racers known for their competitive spirit and adrenaline-fueled races. In doing so, they automatically secured a spot among some of the most respected drag racers on the planet.

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While Whitley is famously private about his personal life, fans have always been curious about the man behind the Farmtruck persona. However, details about his marital status or children have remained under wraps, as race car builds are pretty much the only thing he ever talks about on or off camera.

Enthusiastic YouTubers

Those with a keen ear or eye for anything related to “Street Outlaws” have long since heard about the FarmtruckandAZN YouTube channel, on which they post a variety of videos from most of the locations they visit in their day-to-day. The themes of these videos are often one-of-a-kind, such as the time when they participated in doing burnouts with a literal school bus.

Posted on 4 May 2023, the video shows the duo in a small Oklahoman town testing out various vehicles, among which is a short school bus with only four windows on either side performing a burnout that lasted well over a minute. It left two smoking black trails on the concrete, which were then exacerbated by their next burnout vehicle – a state police car.

The channel with more than 300,000 subscribers also serves to inform their numerous fans about some key questions regarding the duo, such as the interview they had with Dragzine. The first and most important question from the audience was why choose to stick with their old vehicles instead of the extreme race versions used for “Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings”, which had a rather straightforward answer.

Whitley said that they stick to who they are, and part of that identity is contained in the machines they take down the track. However, the much more important why is that it’s very expensive to get all the parts they would require to challenge some of the world’s finest, as well as that maintaining such cars is a very tough job.

He clarified that what he and AZN both love doing and why they’re there in the first place is creating interesting builds, and enjoying the freedom of customization. To perfectly emphasize his point, Whitley said they ‘would rather put nitrous on a toilet than go that fast.’

Does Farmtruck actually have PTSD?

While certain media outlets didn’t think twice to quote AZN’s reddit comment and say Farmtruck actually suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, this isn’t really the case. His best friend’s words were simply a jargon-like and slightly exaggerated way of saying Farmtruck was afraid of furthering his right hand’s injury by using it before it healed.

Whitley most certainly does not have PTSD, and that can easily be concluded from taking a look at the duo’s YouTube channel, on which he displays completely ordinary behavior and continues to be his everyday self. PTSD, on the other hand, is an extremely debilitating mental condition that causes its sufferers to live in constant fear – an easily noticeable change in one’s demeanor, which certainly doesn’t apply to Farmtruck!

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The Saddest Stories Ever Featured in Paternity Court

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About “Paternity Court”

“Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court”, which ran from 2013 to 2020, was a non-traditional court show starring Lauren Lake, a respected family lawyer and legal analyst. The series was a 79th & York Entertainment and Orion Television production, and received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 20019. Unfortunately, MGM was forced to discard all courtroom programs due to financial struggles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in ownership of the network.

With court programming being the second highest-rated genre on daytime television as of 2012, the inception of “Paternity Court” was also helped by the success of “Maury”. Nevertheless, there was a marked difference between the two shows, as “Maury” was more focused on drama and shenanigans, whereas “Paternity Court” worked towards using the test results as a way for the participants in the show to build healthy and long-lasting relationships. Ultimately, the goal of the program was to reinvigorate the court show genre by reaching the widest possible audience.

The format of each episode sees Lauren Lake speak to the show’s litigants and decide cases based on the results of DNA tests. Probate disputes over wills were also an integral part of the show; in early 2013, the show’s creator, David Armour, shared more of what happened on set – “We don’t take any of this lightly. There is a responsible side to the show where we help families get on the right path,” he shared. “We want to dig into these stories much deeper than any other court show does. We’re dealing with resolutions about how families can move forward now that they have results.”

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Before and after the results, Lauren would take time to speak with her litigants. Most episodes of “Paternity Court” only focused on one case, unlike other present-day court shows which focus on two. However, it’s unclear just how involved MGM or the production team were with each family when filming wrapped up.

The doomed court series spawned two sister shows: “Personal Injury Court”, which was hosted by Gino Brogdon, and “Couples Court with the Cutlers”, which was hosted by Keith and Dana Cutler and used testing and evidence to prove – or disprove – infidelity. Sadly, all three shows were cancelled after ending production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Saddest Moments

“Paternity Court” regaled its viewers with truly heart-breaking moments over the years, such as the episode in which Donna Andrews asked for a paternity test to prove that the man who had raised her was her biological father. Donna, who had gone out to dine with some friends in Atlanta one fateful evening, was shocked when a man approached her out of the blue and showed her a tattoo of her name on his leg. Obviously, this caused her to doubt everything about her childhood and the man she believed to be her biological father.

William Glenn, who claimed to be Donna’s biological father, said that he’d kept it a secret for thirty years because Donna had been raised in a loving household and he didn’t want to turn her life upside-down. Roger Andrews, the man who raised Donna, was deceased, as well as Donna’s biological mother. The plot thickens, as it turns out that Donna was aware of William’s existence due to him being the father of one of her younger sisters.

Although Roger and Donna didn’t actually live together, perhaps due to him being separated from Donna’s mother, he did everything a supportive father does, and was even present during Donna’s high school graduation ceremony. When Roger passed away on the due date of Donna’s second child, she was understandably traumatized; when she was approached by William at the restaurant that fateful night, she was still mourning Roger’s death, but made it clear that she wasn’t looking for a replacement by taking the case to “Paternity Court”.

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Telling his side of the story, William shared that he and Donna’s mother began dating in 1976 and that Donna was born when William “left” for eight months. When William asked Donna’s mother about her pregnancy, she didn’t give him any clear answers or indicate that he could be the biological father.

Before the restaurant incident, other odd things happened to Donna that made her doubt Roger being her real father. While on a plane, she was somehow seated next to someone who claimed to know who her biological father was. When this person gave Donna a description, she was confused because it didn’t match Roger at all. Then, a few months after Roger died, one of Donna’s cousins confessed that she wasn’t really his daughter.

“You waited until my mother passed away. We don’t have nobody’s word but your word now,” Donna reproached William. When the DNA results revealed that William was indeed Donna’s biological father, she was blown away, and broke down in tears. Donna, who had brought a framed picture of Roger with her to the courtroom, also showed William the photo and doubled down on her stance: she considered Roger her father, not him.

The next case we’ll be discussing is equally depressing. Siblings Hector Hunt and Precious Raysor decided to sue their parents for a paternity test after a huge argument in which it was revealed that the man that they believed to be their father, Richard Jacobs, wasn’t after all. Despite being the only father figure in the siblings’ life, Richard allegedly revealed that the siblings weren’t his biological children while arguing with his wife. However, Richard claimed that he only said that in the heat of the moment, due to a hurtful comment his wife, Daisy Hammonds, had made.

“This is the only man I’ve known for all my life,” an emotional Precious berated her mother. “He’s been there for my kindergarten graduation, my sixth-grade graduation, how many men do you know sit in the delivery room with their daughter while they’re having a baby?” When Precious’s mother confessed that she didn’t really know who their father was, Precious exploded, as she had planned on Richard walking her down the aisle at her wedding, which would take place a few months after the episode.

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As it happens, for years there had been rumors in the neighborhood of a man named Tommy Farmer being Precious and Hector’s biological father. When Tommy was shown on the screen for a videocall, Precious was so incredulous that she walked out of the courtroom. Daisy confessed to having had a sexual relationship with Tommy around the time of her pregnancy with Precious, and refused to look her children in the eye, which made her appear guilty.

When it was revealed that Richard wasn’t Precious or Hector’s biological father, he and the siblings broke down in court. Tearful hugs were shared between the three and Daisy also appeared visibly devastated. The episode ended on an even worse note, when Daisy shared that she wasn’t Hector’s biological mother, but rather a woman that had died shortly after childbirth was.

For the first 33 years of her life, Jazmine St. James was a daddy’s girl and was even walked down the aisle by the man she believed to be her father, Kenneth Esaw. However, six months before appearing in the show, Kenneth revealed during an argument that she wasn’t his biological daughter. Stunned, Jazmine and her brother opened a paternity case to get the answers they needed.

Kenneth always believed that he wasn’t Jazmine’s biological father but never found the right moment to tell her the truth. Apparently, he agreed to take a paternity test so that the truth could set him free, as the secret had been haunting him for over three decades. The argument between Jazmine and Kenneth started when Jazmine confronted her father as to why he wasn’t more present in his grandchildren’s lives.

After discovering the truth, Jazmine began suffering from depression and anxiety. “I feel like I’m going to die of heartbreak,” she confessed tearfully, sharing that she hadn’t been eating or sleeping since Kenneth dropped the bombshell.

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Kenneth then shared that, shortly after getting into a relationship with Jazmine’s mother, they learned she was pregnant. However, when they went to the doctor, they realized that he couldn’t be the father because she was too far along. Kenneth’s mother was also present in the courtroom and corroborated his version of events.

When the DNA results proved that Kenneth wasn’t Jazmine’s biological father, he looked somewhat relieved, whereas she looked completely heartbroken. Even so, she thanked Kenneth for raising her as his daughter.

We can all agree that, although “Paternity Court” was never picked up by another network following its cancellation, Lauren Lake and the production team did a great job at sharing these people’s stories, and helping some families find the closure they needed to move on in their lives.

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Michael Ilesanmi’s Toxic Relationship With Angela Deem

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Viewers of the “90 Day Fiancé” franchise are more than familiar with Michael Ilesanmi, who has been in a turbulent relationship with wife Angela Deem since 2018. Michael became a fan favorite in the second season of “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” due to Angela being such a controversial character in the show; the blonde, who is in her late 50s, doesn’t let Michael work or have social media accounts and has made it clear on many occasions that she doesn’t trust him.

With that said, Michael hasn’t done much to build that trust either. Things were going well at the beginning of the relationship, when the couple connected on social media in 2018 – so well, in fact, that Angela soon flew out to Michael’s home country of Nigeria to visit him. The glaring age gap and cultural differences between the two soon became evident. At the time, Angela was 52 years old and already had grandchildren, whereas Michael was two decades younger.

Angela’s daughter and friends began voicing their concerns, and when the interracial couple began having disagreements in Nigeria, she wondered if her younger boyfriend was secretly embarrassed to be seen with her. At the beginning of the relationship, Michael also admitted that he had cheated on Angela by engaging in sexual acts with a local woman. Since then, the tenuous trust between the couple was broken.

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Angela’s first trip to Nigeria ended with Michael handing her an engagement ring wrapped in an American flag. Almost as soon as she returned to the US, the TV personality accused her Nigerian lover of draining her bank account, and proceeded to scream at him over the phone, which many viewers considered verbal abuse. Angela had given Michael her debit card for him to make a $300 withdrawal, but somehow he took out three times as much – allegedly by mistake.

In the third season of “Before the 90 Days”, the duo was reunited and waiting for him to obtain his K-1 visa. After yet another onscreen argument, Michael tried to apologize to Angela for cheating on her by giving her a cake… Which Angela promptly threw at his face. The relationship became even more chaotic when the couple discovered that there were little to no chances of Angela getting pregnant; when she asked her daughter, Skyla, to act as a surrogate, Skyla was outraged and refused.

Unfortunately for Michael, his visa was denied, which Angela discovered when she returned to the US during the seventh season of “90 Day Fiancé”. Even so, the couple tried to put aside their cultural differences and work on their trust issues, before celebrating their grandiose Nigerian wedding in season five of “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?”.

Days after the nuptials, which took place at the beginning of 2020, Angela had to unexpectedly return home due to the death of her ailing mother. The newlyweds were put to the test yet again when coronavirus-related travel restrictions were implemented before Angela could fly back to Nigeria, with both parties struggling to keep the flame alive.

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While Angela waited for Michael’s spousal visa to come through, she put her baby search on the backburner and began dieting and exercising instead. However, her husband was vehemently against the idea of Angela slimming down or having a breast reduction. When Angela flirted with the doctor responsible for her weight loss surgery, Michael – who, by now, had become a minor celebrity thanks to his affable personality and hilarious on-screen moments – felt hurt and insecure. All this helped Angela become the villain of the relationship, despite Michael having cheated on her.

While healing from her surgeries, Angela tried to remotely track Michael’s activity and location via his phone, after he’d stopped communicating with her. This led to another explosive row that left the couple on the verge of a split; nevertheless, they gave things another go at the request of Tracey, Angela’s psychic.

In an attempt to win Michael back, Angela went under the knife for new breast implants, as her chest was his favorite feature of hers. During the season six Tell-All episode of “Happily Ever After?”, Angela began arguing with Michael’s aunt, Lydia, when the latter judged her for undergoing weight loss surgery instead of trying for a baby. Angela was so incandescent with rage that she flashed her breasts at the cameras; she also argued with Michael for taking his aunt’s side during the heated verbal argument.

The on-screen spat spiraled out of control and ended with Angela announcing that she would be acting single and flaunting her new, slimmer body until Michael could come to the US. During her “90 Day Fiancé” spin-off, the American met up with a former love interest, and was also seen destroying Michael’s car during a visit to Nigeria, which caused him to break up from her.

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As things between Angela and Michael are so volatile, we just don’t know if the couple have broken up for good, or are planning to get back together. However, we can tell you more about Angela’s former flame, a handsome Canadian named Billy Sotiropoulos who also happens to be one of her close friends. Angela flew over to Canada to support Billy at his fundraising event, and was warmly welcomed when she touched down in Toronto.

Not everyone was pleased with Angela visiting Billy, with many followers of the couple reminding her that she would go crazy if Michael did the same. Anyone who keeps up with Angela and Michael’s exhausting marriage knows that the blonde has forbidden him from having female friends; meanwhile, she has no intentions of toning down her controversial online content, such as her provocative dancing videos.

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In any case, it appears that Michael is now in the States after finally getting his green card. There have been rumors of Michael planning to leave Angela to be with his anonymous 30-year-old American girlfriend, with whom he allegedly cheated on his wife. These rumors have led to people thinking that Michael was only playing a waiting game with Angela, until he could obtain American citizenship. Nevertheless, only time will tell if the warring couple make things work or go their separate ways for good.

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Jacob Roloff: The Rebel Roloff Who Left Reality TV Behind

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About Jacob Roloff

As one of Matt and Amy Roloff’s four children, Jacob Roloff made something of a name for himself in the reality TV world, thanks to the family’s series, “Little People, Big World”. Since the show’s 2006 premiere, the Roloff clan have become household names, and fans were surprised to see Jacob walk away from it all.

Jacob was raised alongside his siblings Zach, Jeremy and Molly in the Oregon-based Roloff Farms, which Matt and Amy purchased in happier times at the beginning of their marriage. The farm, which originally boasted 36 acres and many luxurious features which Matt implemented throughout the years, held many happy memories for the second-generation Roloffs. Sadly, it would later become a sore point when Matt boldly decided to put part of it on the market, after being encouraged to do so by his new girlfriend.

Nevertheless, Jacob stopped living with his family many years before Matt tried to sell part of the property – many fans of the show wondered why the elusive Roloff had suddenly stepped away from the limelight. Although the show mainly focuses on Matt, Amy and Zach, as the only three members of the Roloff family who are little people, it appears that Jacob has never been interested in the entertainment industry, and prefers to keep a low profile.

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The truth behind Jacob’s decision was revealed in late 2020, when the former reality TV personality shared his sexual abuse testimony on social media. Just 23 years old at the time, Jacob had walked away from the show a year prior, much to viewers’ dismay. His thousands of Instagram followers were horrified to read about the alleged abuse Jacob suffered at the hands of Chris Cardamone, who worked on the show from 2007 to 2010.

“It is often much easier to think about things than it is to talk about them. As a child, after what I realize now was a long grooming process, I was molested by an executive field producer of ‘Little People, Big World’, Chris Cardamone,” Jacob wrote. At the time of sharing his harrowing story, Jacob was bombarded by news outlets who wanted him to give a tell-all interview, but he turned down all such requests.

Nevertheless, Jacob’s Instagram post resulted in an immediate backlash against Chris, especially when the youngest Roloff shared that the executive field producer had been in touch with him in late 2015. PEOPLE magazine and other publications all tried and failed to extract a statement from Chris, but even more questions were raised when journalists began digging into his murky past.

Two months after Jacob shared his side of the story, The Sun explosively revealed that Chris had been arrested in October 2008 for child sex crimes. A Public Information Officer working at the Santa Clara Sherriff’s Office confirmed that Chris had been arrested and booked into jail, for the heinous offence of felony lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.

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Ultimately, Chris was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 with force, two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, and one count of cruelty to child with possible injury or death. Sadly perhaps, he accepted a plea deal in December 2010 and served just 73 days in jail and four years of supervised probation. Some of the conditions of his probation included submitting to chemical testing, completing substance abuse counseling, and submitting to a property/person search.

Obviously, Jacob’s parents and siblings showed their support in the aftermath of the scandal, but for some netizens, that just wasn’t good enough. Viewers of “Little People, Big World” demanded to know why TLC and the production company allowed Chris to keep working on the show after being arrested for sex crimes, whereas others suspect that Matt and Amy knew what was going on but looked the other way so that their show wouldn’t get cancelled. However, Jacob has made clear that he doesn’t blame any of his family members for what he suffered.

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These days, Jacob has over 360,000 Instagram followers and is focusing on being the best father possible to his son, Mateo. Jacob is also a fur parent to his beloved pet dog Luna, and frequently shares snaps of his tight-knit family unit on social media. Sadly, some of Jacob’s followers have been turned off by his parenting decisions, such as teaching Mateo sign language, but not showing his face on social media.

Nevertheless, Jacob’s day-one supporters aren’t going anywhere. “Am so so so stoked you broke away from the ‘image’ and shadow of your family and reality tv BS dynamics… you are one cool, intelligent, INTROSPECTIVE and insightful dude. THANK YOU”, one Instagram user commented under a recent post.

It’s true that Jacob can express himself more freely now that he’s not under any contractual obligations. Since leaving the show, he’s started working on his own greenhouse and growing marijuana – which is legal in the state of Oregon – sharing every step of the process with his fans.

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As for Jacob’s siblings, Zach is the only one who remains on “Little People, Big World”. It makes sense, as the other Roloff siblings didn’t inherit dwarfism, and the show focuses on how little people such as Zach and his parents cope with everyday tasks and struggles.

Zach has been married since 2015 and has three children, all of whom were born with dwarfism. His wife, Tori, is a former kindergarten teacher and keen amateur photographer of average height. Unfortunately, Zach and Tori have been lambasted for choosing to keep having children despite Zach’s condition.

Jeremy, Zach’s twin brother, has his hands full between parenthood, marriage, and the number of projects he and his wife Audrey have on their plates at any given time. The handsome reality TV star, who studied at Brooks Institute of Photography and has a Bachelor of Arts degree, has two children named Ember Jean and Bode James.

Audrey and Jeremy are trying to make names for themselves in the creative industry, and have done so with a number of ambitious ventures such as co-authored books, their own podcast, and several small businesses.

Meanwhile Molly Roloff, Matt and Amy’s only daughter, is even more reclusive than her brother Jacob. Molly walked away from the show years ago for unspecified reasons, but is believed to be on good terms with the rest of the family. Jacob and Molly have openly supported each other throughout the years, especially in the wake of Jacob’s confession regarding the sexual abuse he suffered.

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