Little people, big split: Celebrity couple Amy and Matt Roloff separate

Little people, big split: Celebrity couple Amy and Matt Roloff separate
Matt and Amy Roloff, who starred in the TLC reality series 'Little People, Big World,' have reportedly separated. (Photo: Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal)

Matt and Amy Roloff have decided to separate after 26 years.

The news was reported by People magazine on Wednesday.

The Roloffs and their four children starred in the TLC reality series 'Little People, Big World' between 2006 and 2010. They continue to do occasional specials for the network. As People reports, Matt Roloff discusses the separation in a special set to air on March 25.

See also: A visit to Roloff Farm of 'Little People, Big World' fame

Nearly all the TLC segments have been set on the family's Washington County farm.

Matt and Amy have had an tumultuous relationship with Washington County. The couple sued the county in 2012, alleging that a county building inspector violated their rights when he trespassed on their farm. The explosive encounter between Amy Roloff and the inspector was captured by TLC cameras and aired on 'Little People, Big World.'

The Roloffs lost the case on summary appeal in U.S. District Court for Oregon. They appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court, which upheld the lower court ruling for Washington County in late 2013.

In addition to their TLC endeavors, Matt and Amy have collaborated on a number of businesses, from a step stool to help little people better navigate hotel rooms to a butterfly collection kit. Both are also motivational speakers and Amy Roloff is the founder of the Amy Roloff Charitable Foundation.

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