Amy Roloff Reacts to Audrey & Jeremy's Pregnancy Announcement
Audrey and Jeremy Roloff were excited to announce that they'll be adding a new little one to their family. Family matriarch Amy Roloff was just as elated to hear the news.
The couple took to social media to share three family photos featuring little Ember Jean, one, as they shared the announcement with their fans. The post is found below.
The first shot showed Jeremy holding onto three scans that revealed his wife to be pregnant. Ember raised her hand up as she sat in her mother's arms.
A second shot saw Ember sitting on her father's shoulder and leaning down to give him a kiss. This time, Audrey held the scans in one hand while she rested the other on her tummy.
In the last photo, Ember held onto the scans and stood on the ground while her parents looked down at her. Jeremy wore a denim jacket over a white tee while Audrey sported a green dress. Ember was in a white dress.
In the caption was written:
"We’ve got some exciting news: Ember Jean is going to be a big sister! We’re very excited to grow our family. Thanks for following our journey and for your continual support of our family."
Among the many congratulatory messages left under the post, Jeremy's mother Amy Roloff shared her own. "Woohoo! I'm so thrilled to be a grandma again," she wrote first.
In a second comment, she simply said "Congrats!" to the young couple. Amy is still part of the popular TLC show "Little People, Big World," which put the Roloff family on the small screen.
Jeremy and Audrey decided to leave the show after being part of it for 14 years. In an Instagram post, Jeremy revealed that the decision was made a whole year prior.
He thanked the fans and assured them that he and Audrey would not be disappearing, but that they would continue events with their Beating 50percent ministries.
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This is an announcement concerning Jeremy Roloff and his family specifically: After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come. A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last. It has been an amazing run, and I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride. We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you. You are what made doing this so fun.🙏🏼 We will still be supporting the family as they carry the #LPBW torch onward. This is a decision concerning Audrey and me specifically - the show must go on! That being said, we’re not disappearing. We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to! Again, we thank you, and always enjoy when we get a chance to meet one of you. Whether it be in the airport, on the street, at pumpkin season or at one of our upcoming Beating50percent events! THANK YOU for all the love and support. Your messages, comments, gifts, and mail are noticed and appreciated. ❤️You guys are the best. Thank you for respecting our decision. I also want to give a big thank you to the team at TLC. Thanks for putting up with us;) You’ve provided us with a grand opportunity and for that we are forever grateful. *you can watch the video on my IGTV. Under the mercy, -Jeremy
The couple has also been promoting their book, "A Love Letter Life," in which they opened up about their dating life and an eventual long-lasting romance. Ironically, the book tour threw the pair off their marital synchronicity.
Only days before the pregnancy announcement, Audrey gave fans a sneak peek into the struggles that she's faced within her marriage to Jeremy. "There has been a lot of "heated fellowship, morning hugs missed, and date nights postponed," she wrote in a lengthy post.
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WARNING‼️vulnerable post: To be honest, the last few weeks have been hard on our marriage. We have been working through some things and let’s just say there has been a lot of “heated fellowship,” morning hugs missed, and date nights postponed. We are overworked and exhausted from the pace we’ve been running for too long. We know we need to slow down, but as Dallas Willard puts it, “we intend what is right, but we avoid the life that would make it a reality.” Instead, we keep running, keep pushing, keep producing and keep squeezing all the margin out of our lives. It’s robbing our joy, stealing our peace, and hindering our ability to love. If you’ve ever looked at or read a post from us and thought “They must just have it all together.” Volume up for this one....WE DON’T🙅🏼♀️ We fight, struggle, cry, and face challenges just like anyone. I’m saying this here because if you look at my Instagram feed from the past 3 weeks you don’t see the long tearful conversations, the hurtful remarks, the compiling complaints, the critical spirits, the prideful inner dialogue, or our unloving and disrespectful attitudes. You don’t see the full picture. A few nights ago we went for an evening drive to talk through some struggles and we stumbled upon a trestle....😆 It was like God knew we needed something that would force us both to smile😅 Although you can’t tell by the photo, this wasn’t a happy night. I cried shortly after we snapped this photo. I’m saying this because I don’t want you to be deceived by the highlight reel that is “the gram.” We all have a messy behind the scenes reality. ALL OF US. Even the people you follow on social media who seem to be the most “real.” Even they have struggles they don’t share, and hurts the don’t publicize. We all do. And that’s ok! But that also means we need to remind ourselves when we’re scrolling this space that it’s not real life. So friend, if you’re comparing your life, marriage, kids, house, job, body, etc. to what you see on Instagram, remember it’s NOT the full picture. And I just want to remind ya, you are enough. You are beautifully and wonderfully made. And you are loved.
Audrey made sure that her fans understood that no relationship is perfect despite how it might be portrayed on Instagram and that she and Jeremy go through fights like anyone else.
When Jeremy apparently attempted to make a similar post about marital expectations and his recent troubles, he triggered one person to call him and other young couples out for overcomplicating their relationships.
Teresa Webster said that this society is a "narcissistic" one, unlike that which that existed 35 years ago when she got married. Other people suggested that the post was ingenuine and just a way to further promote the couple's new book.
The news that the couple is expecting follows a May announcement from Zach and Tori Roloff that they anticipate a baby girl in November. Our congratulations go out to both couples.