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“Survivor” Deaths: List of Contestants Who Have Died

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As one of the most successful reality TV shows of all time, it’s tough not remembering some of the “Survivor” contestants with a smile on our faces. Whether they were controversial, highl spirited, strongly disciplined, or had none of the aforementioned qualities, there was always something interesting to see in those who were daring enough to participate in the series.

There’s no doubt that “Survivor” has been giving us some of the most exciting and thrilling moments in reality TV for a couple of decades now, but the off-screen life hasn’t been as fortunate for some former stars of the show.

Want to know more? Stay with us to know who are the former “Survivor” cast members who’ve sadly passed away.

Roger Sexton

The most recent loss of a former “Survivor” contestant occurred in late 2022, when Roger Sexton passed away at 76 years old on 26 October that year in Washington State. According to reports, Roger had been suffering for a while from a disease called Lewy Body Dementia, for which he had been treated by a local hospice in Walla Walla, Washington, where his daughter Amy lived.

Roger is often remembered as one of the most memorable cast members of the sixth season of “Survivor”, “The Amazon”, set in Brazil and aired in 2003. Despite the extraordinary survival abilities he gained during his time in the US Marine Corps and vast experience as the oldest male contestant in that season, Roger was unable to last more than 21 days in the show, due to his increasing problems at getting along with his fellows. He was eventually voted out of “Survivor”, but Roger left a mark both in the show’s history and on his loved ones, who described him as an ‘amazing’ and ‘cherishing’ family father in his online obituary.

Roger is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Amy, and two grandchildren.

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Jenn Lyon

The first former “Survivor” contestant to ever pass away was the tenth season’s contestant Jenn Lyon, who sadly died on 19 January 2010. Jenn had been battling breast cancer since 2005, first discovering her stage-three diagnosis shortly after she left the show in fourth place.

Since being told of her diagnosis, Jenn became an active spokesperson for cancer awareness, often taking part in fundraising events, and collaborating with the Me and My Two Friends Foundation and Susan Love Cancer Research Foundation.

Jenn underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy treatment while also finding strength from her time in “Survivor” to fight the disease: ‘(it) taught me there’s an end in sight, as hard as it is, it will be over, and you have to appreciate every day’, she told People.

Unfortunately, Jenn’s cancer went from remission in 2009, and she died soon afterwards. The special episode “Surviving Survivor” aired in her honor in February 2010.

Sunday Burquest

Unfortunately, “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” contestant Sunday Burquest passed away at 50 years of age on 18 April 2021. During her time in the show, Sunday was the oldest member of her X-Gen tribe, and lasted 35 days in the game before being voted out and joining the jury.

Sunday worked as a youth Pastor, loved interior design, and was a breast cancer survivor, a disease she faced a couple of years before joining the show: ‘It was important to me that my kids saw me as a ‘warrior’, rather than as a whiner.’ as she wrote on her “Survivor” profile, in which she also recalled the several chemotherapy seasons and surgeries that she went through while fighting the disease.

Unfortunately, in 2020 Sunday was diagnosed with ovarian and esophageal cancer, from then on becoming an active spokesperson for Cancer awareness, and contributing to several foundations and fundraisings before her death.

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Dan Lembo

The “Survivor” family suffered many losses in the year 2022, including fan-favorite Dan Lembo from the “Nicaragua” season aired in 2010. On 3 September that year, Dan passed died at 75 years of age from progressive supranuclear palsy, a brain disease he had been fighting for half a decade.

Though most “Survivor” viewers came to know Dan for his appearances in the series, he was quite accomplished before joining the show. With a decades-long career as a real estate agent, Dan’s more-than-good financial situation allowed him to take some risky but exciting decisions, such as debuting as an actor in “The Sopranos”, and also accepting an appearance in “Survivor” without thinking too much about it.

In his online obituary, Dan was described as ‘a charismatic, larger-than-life, outgoing bon vivant’, along with being a dedicated family man and friend. He’s survived by two sons and numerous grandchildren.

Clay Jordan

From the contestants of the “Survivor: Thailand” season, Clary Jordan was quite memorable for lasting until the very end, only behind winner Brian Heidik. Despite his lack of experience in survivalism, and being seemingly just a restaurant owner, Clay persevered and did quite well during the immunity challenges, ensuring his perpetuity in the show.

According to People, Clay sadly died from an unrevealed ‘short illness’ on 19 May 2022 at 66 years of age, shortly after his wife Linda died from COVID-19 early that year. The couple is survived by their children and grandchildren.

Ralph Kiser

The path of Ralph Kiser in “Survivor”s 22nd season was quite memorable for his personality, skills, and constant habit of mispronouncing his fellow contestants’ names. The show saw Ralph displaying the best of himself, getting out alive week after week thanks to his outdoor skills, which included knowing his way around plants and trees, and building anything necessary.

A farmer by profession, who had the sole goal of becoming debt-free with the show’s $1 million prize, Ralph was a definite fan favorite during the 33 days he lasted in the competition.

Unfortunately, Ralph died from a heart attack on 20 April 2022 when 56 years old.

Angie Jakusz

One of the most extraordinary contestants to ever appear in “Survivor: Palau” was Angie Jakusz, a bartender and artist, native of Wisconsin, who is remembered for her great accomplishments in the show. Angie was almost left out of the competition in the first vote round, fortunately surviving enough time just to prove that she was one of the strongest in her tribe, gaining important challenges and respect from her fellows.

Although Angie left the show after only 12 days, she’s remembered for changing some things forever: ‘back in 2005 women weren’t cast in “Survivor” with dreads and tattoos, she broke the casting barrier. Fans related to her story so much’, as fellow contestant Coby Archa told People in 2021, referring to the fact Angie was initially considered an outcast for her looks.

According to Racha, some of Angie’s former fellow “Survivor” contestants started a fund-raising campaign around 2018 to help Angie, who back then had been recently diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, the disease went back from remission after a couple of years, resulting in her unfortunate death on 8 January 2021.

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Clifford Robinson

A definite fan favorite during his appearances in “Survivor: Cagayan”, Clifford Robinson was not only skilled when it came to playing the game, but also had a prolific career as a professional basketball player.

As part of his 18-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Clifford initially played with the Portland Trail Blazers and then passed on to join several teams before retiring in 2005. He’s also remembered for being one of the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award winners in 1993, and joining the All-Star exhibition game the next year.

Cliff was quite memorable during his time in “Survivor”, as part of the Aparri tribe, gaining several immunity challenges thanks to his physical skills. He was ultimately voted out of the competition by his rivals after 14 days.

On 29 August 2020, Cliff passed away aged 53 from lymphoma, though he had suffered other health problems in recent years, such as a brain hemorrhage and a stroke.

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BB Andersen

As the first season of the show, “Survivor: Borneo” is warmly remembered for setting a precedent for the following seasons, on top of introducing the audience to some of the most unforgettable contestants. One of those memorable players was BB Andersen, who was the second oldest cast member in his season, but also one of the most formidable.

Despite being voted out after six days, Andersen did a good job at winning challenges and setting his tribe’s standard for hard work. Aside from his short-lived adventure on TV, Andersen was remembered as well for his prolific career as a businessman, engineer, and politician.

Andersen died at 77 years old, on 29 October 2013, after fighting brain cancer for a while.

Rudy Boesch

The second “Survivor: Borneo” to unfortunately die was Rudy Boesch, who also participated in the “All-Stars” competition. From an early age, Rudy served in the US Navy and its special forces for over four decades and was known for his strenuous training routines.

Despite being the oldest competitor in “Borneo” at 72 years old, Rudy’s past in the military made it unsurprising to see him last in the game for 38 days, ending in third place. Rudy went back to the competition in 2004, though he was eliminated after only six days.

Rudy died at 91 years of age on 1st November 2019, after struggling with Alzheimer’s. His mark as the oldest person to ever compete in “Survivor” remains to this day.

Dan Kay

A native of Massachusetts, the “Survivor: Gabon” contestant Dan Kay was an avid athlete and attorney, on top of being charismatic and well-liked by viewers. Regardless of his past as a successful businessman, Dan’s search for adventure landed him in “Survivor”, in which he won a wide variety of challenges thanks to his fit physical condition and charismatic attitude.

Even though Dan had everything he needed to win the show, a switch in the tribes resulted in his out-voting on the 21st competition day.

Sadly Dan died aged 40 on 31 December 2016, but there’s no further information about the circumstances surrounding his passing.

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Ashley Massaro

Though many “Survivor” viewers were introduced to Ashley Massaro during the 15th season set in China, she was already known in the entertainment and sports industry before her show’s debut. Her career as a professional wrestler started in 2005 with the Raw Diva Search competition, which she won. In the following years, Ashley was a regular in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) events, and gained fame for her feuds with fellow wrestlers. She also appeared in shows such as “Wild On” and featured in several magazines, including Maxim.

During her time in “Survivor: China”, Ashley struggled with an illness which made her tribemates turn against her. She was voted out second in the competition, lasting only six days in it.

Sadly, Ashley died on 16 May 2019 from apparent suicide; she was 39 years old.

Caleb Bankston

“Survivor”s 27th season was a special one, given it included former successful participants from the show who would compete against their romantic partners. In Caleb Bankston’s case, that meant overcoming the challenges which came his way while competing against Colton Cumbie, his fiancé, and former “Survivor: One World” player.

Caleb lasted 30 days in the game, even surpassing Colton by being placed ninth in the overall ranking. Unfortunately, Caleb died on 24 June 2014, less than a year after the show aired. According to The Hollywood Reporter, at the time Caleb was working as a train conductor in Alabama when a derailing accident occurred, ending his life at 26 years of age.

All in all, there’s no doubt that all these memorable people left a mark which goes beyond their “Survivor” appearances, and the warm memories which are surely kept alive with their loved ones.

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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.

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“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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Michael Ilesanmi

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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