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Where are “Married at First Sight” couples today?

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“Married at First Sight” – also referred to as MAFS for short – became one of the most successful reality TV series quickly, after its release on 8 July 2014, taking the world by storm thanks to its never-before-seen approach to dating and marriage. As the name suggests, the idea of the show was for its participants to go through with signing a marriage contract upon seeing each other for the first time.

Due to the rather unconventional nature of the proposal, that people could just wed for the rest of their life like that, many have remained curious about the state of the many marriages seemingly realized in MAFS. Fans who are die-hard proponents of love on first sight will be thoroughly disappointed to learn that, like pretty much everywhere else, most marriages featured in the TV series have ended in divorce.

Creating a household name

The idea of a show about two strangers meeting and getting married on the same day, without ever having met before, originated in Denmark. The prospect of MAFS was born after “Gift Ved Første Blik,” of the eponymous meaning, landed on Danish DR3 TV on 4 September 2013. The original series saw some success, but it was nothing compared to what its successor would turn into.

“Married at First Sight” is now produced in many countries worldwide, including the US, Australia and the United Kingdom. It also has a staggering eight spin-offs in the US alone, including “Married at First Sight: Second Chances,” “Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island,” and “Married at First Sight: Unmatchables.” Aside from that, many other countries also purchased the copyrights for their own take on it, causing the show to be produced in a number of foreign languages, mostly across Europe.

The production of the show involves selecting participants who are willing to marry a stranger. They go through a rigorous screening process that includes a psychological evaluation and a background check, after which the production team selects the entrants based on their (supposed) compatibility with each other. The couples are then joined based on their personality traits, values and interests.

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The show’s premise is simple: two strangers marry on the same day, with the hopes of finding love and happiness. After the initial wedding ceremony, the couple is followed by cameras as they go through the ups and downs of married life. The couples are then given a few weeks to decide if they want to stay in matrimony or divorce.

The series has also been seen as controversial because of the unique concept of strangers marrying right out the door. Critics argue that the show trivializes marriage, and that the couples are not given enough time to get to know each other. However, its staunch supporters argue that the couples are matched according to expertly measured compatibility, and that the show thus offers a unique opportunity for people to find love.

What provides MAFS with its greatest selling point is most likely the type of people who apply for participation, since the very act of doing so is already an indicator of a few traits. It’s a no-brainer from looking at the premise of the show that most individuals who would find the idea attractive probably already have an all-or-nothing approach to life.

While that certainly has its benefits, such as highs that outweigh those achieved with less risk, it also features a massive downside, as the lows are significantly worse. As a result, most MAFS participants are, to severely understate, not in complete control of their emotions.

Consequently, combining dramatic personalities into a situation in which they’re meant to sign their life away makes for superb television. Those less in favor of such content on their TV screen, purport that the series isn’t ethical in the slightest, and that its producers are simply making millions on the backs of those who don’t think their choices through very well.

The show seems to be doing very well in spite of the public outcry, and it looks like its rise isn’t stopping anytime soon. Its 17th season is set for release either in late 2023 or early 2024. The casting for the 18th season was made public on 6 March 2023, calling for couples from Chicago, Illinois USA, and revealing that the 17th installment will feature five couples from Denver, Colorado.

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The happy few

In spite of what it’s set out to do, “Married at First Sight” hasn’t managed to produce a great many happy and long-lasting marriages to date. In fact, out of the 59 matched couples over the course of its first 15 seasons, 43 of whom did say yes at the altar, most have divorced by early 2023. With a ratio amounting to a 73% match rate, only 12 marriages actually remain ongoing, making for a measly 20% long-term success rate.

As the numbers speak for themselves, it becomes easy to conclude that those still married after gracing the TV screen are not the rule, but the exception. These rare individuals also represent the backbone of the show’s advertisement, which promises all who apply to be able to end up like them. It’s worth noting that life isn’t sunshine and daisies for the so-called lucky twelve, as most of their marriages came with great ups and downs.

Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner

Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner are by far the most famous couple from “Married at First Sight,” owing to the fact that they were featured in the very first season of the show. Their marriage lasting almost a decade since then is often cited as a testament to the effectiveness of the show, used to contradict the objectively abysmal divorce statistics associated with it.

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Their journey to love wasn’t without its challenges, however. Jamie wasn’t physically attracted to Doug in the slightest upon first meeting him, but the couple worked through their differences and decided to stay together at the end of the televised experiment. Since then, they’ve weathered many storms in their relationship, ultimately remaining committed to each other.

They welcomed their first child in August 2017 – a daughter theynamed Henley Grace, and then also had a son named Hendrix in May 2020. Over the years the couple  struggled greatly with reduced fertility and pregnancy loss, but it seems that this plight has made their bond even stronger. The two have frequently used their platform to advocate for greater awareness and support for families facing similar challenges.

Jamie was born on 15 June 1986, in New York City. She’s a registered nurse who works at Columbia Presbyterian – one of New York State’s top hospitals. She’s also appeared in several other reality television shows, including “Bachelor Pad” and “The Bachelor.” Jamie remains grounded and focused on her family, frequently sharing updates about their children and her relationship with Doug on social media.

Doug, born on 15 October 1983, in New Jersey, is a former software salesman turned entrepreneur. He’s been open about constantly struggling with anxiety and depression, frequently using his social media reach to connect with fellow sufferers and spread messages of positivity, all the while also taking care of his family.

Ashley Petta and Anthony D’Amico

Unlike the previous two, Ashley and Anthony had established a strong connection at the very beginning of filming. Their solid and loving relationship in the show was a definite treat for the fans, and they ended the experiment as a married couple. They have continued to build a life together since then, especially with the addition of two daughters – Mila and Vaeda.

The couple has spoken candidly about their experience in the show, with both Ashley and Anthony even revealing that they had a better relationship when filming did not take place. The husband admitted that having his entire life put on camera for eight weeks had made a significant impact on his state of mind.

One interesting fact about Ashley and Anthony’s wedding is that it wasn’t legal until the day after it occurred, since they had to be together in person so as to sign their marriage license application that would legitimize their union. This small detail underscores the unique and unconventional nature of their relationship, which has left many skeptics of the show baffled ever since.

Ashley and Anthony are the first couple since Jamie and Doug to actually remain married after the show, having tied the knot near the end of the fifth season, which premiered on 20 April 2017. Ashley is a bar manager, while Anthony is a sales executive. It’s believed that their occupations combine for an enviable income, which can comfortably support a family of four.

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Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre

On the show’s sixth season which was set in Boston, Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre didn’t get along at first, having had a difficult time getting to know each other. However, over time they managed to overcome these differences and stayed together, for better or for worse.

One issue that really stood in their way was the unplanned pregnancy that manifested while the two were apart. There were even instances when Jephte Pierre wasn’t sure he was in love with his wife, but their story eventually turned out to be a happy one, on which they seem to have worked really hard.

Shawniece and Jephte are proud parents to a daughter today, whom they welcomed in 2018. The couple is one of the longest-lasting pairs in the franchise, having been together for almost six years, making them the third out of 12 lasting successes of “Married at First Sight.”

The wife uses her Instagram page to promote family life and hobbies, such as a unique selfie event that she hosts, as well as various Amazon products. It’s believed that her Amazon affiliate links contribute a significant deal to the family’s overall financial stability, while her 200,000 followers probably chip in of their own accord as well. Shawniece was a dedicated cosmetologist prior to entering the series, and Jephte a second grade school teacher.

Danielle Bergman and Bobby Dodd

Bobby Dodd and Danielle Bergman easily became one of the show’s most beloved couples after being featured in the seventh season. Fans have been keeping up with their relationship since their screen presence in 2018, and the couple has only continued to thrive since then.

Bobby, a project manager, and Danielle a dietitian, were matched by relationship experts, and married in Dallas, Texas. Their relationship on the show was a standout, with both partners falling in love almost right away, and rating their relationship highly when speaking privately to the camera crews.

The couple announced their engagement during the season’s finale, with Bobby getting down on one knee and proposing to Danielle. They went on to marry in August of 2018, and welcomed their first child in February 2019 – a daughter they named Olivia Nicole. Their second, Robert Elvin Dodd, was born on 14 December 2020. The couple continued to document their journey on social media, with Danielle sharing their happy news on 9 April 2023, stating that they were expecting their third child.

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Mindy Shiben and Zach Justice

Mindy Shiben and Zach Justice seemed like a very promising couple at the outset of season 10, but the hopeful fans were greatly disappointed later down the line. Mindy, who had all the hope and optimism in the world on her wedding day, was quickly disenchanted with Zach, who put little effort into their relationship, and engaged in an inappropriate and disrespectful friendship with one of Mindy’s friends behind her back.

As a result, Mindy dumped Zach and asked for a divorce nearly two weeks before decision day. According to their social media profiles, the exes seem to have moved on and are better off now. Mindy’s Instagram page shows her traveling frequently, with story reels originating from various countries, such as Mexico.

Zach seems to be dedicated to teaching fitness online, presenting himself as a virtual coach under the handle thecasualathlete on Instagram. He’s more focused than ever on maintaining an athletic appearance and a healthy lifestyle, advocating for his followers to join him in the journey to self-betterment.

Briana Myles and Vincent Morales

Briana and Vincent are the most recent still-married couple from the reality TV series, having been featured in its 12th season. They are still in love and have welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Aury Bella Morales, on 3 January 2023.

Briana Myles is a professional engineer, while Vincent Morales is a businessman. The couple has been praised for their strong bond and commitment to making their marriage work, which has earned them recognition as one of the most successful couples in the series’ history.

The couple has also started their own YouTube channel, on which they share their lives and relationship with almost 30,000 subscribers. While there were initial doubts about their relationship lasting, the two proceeded to prove everyone wrong all across social media throughout frequent life updates.

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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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