Amy Roloff's boyfriend Chris Marek entered her life somewhat unexpectedly. Let's break down the couple's relationship starting with how they met.
Amy Roloff, star of "Little People, Big World," is one of the lucky few to find love again after nearly three decades of marriage. She and ex-husband Matt Roloff officially split back in 2016.
Sometime after, Amy's friends encouraged her to go scouting for a new partner. Matt had already moved on to farm manager Caryn Chandler, whom Amy reportedly believed Matt was romantically involved with even before their divorce.
Matt and Amy share four children together, all born within the 26 years they were married. Since the kids have all grown up, Amy had little reason to say no when her friends suggested going to a singles mixer as a way to meet someone new.
At the event, the 54-year-old was paired with a man named Bob for painting activities. Eventually, though, she would walk away with Chirs Marek, a real estate agent. By late 2016, the two were spending lots of time together.
Marek is not very open about his personal life, only changing his relationship status from single on Facebook in December 2017. The grey-hair gentleman also keeps his professional life out of the spotlight.
While Amy makes money from Roloff farms along with her ex-husband, Marek has had his own successful career in real estate for nearly two decades now.
According to the site Zillow where Marek has five stars, he's made 109 sales in Oregon with properties that range from the lower end to luxury homes. At least 32 positive reviews about Marek were left on the site.
Fans who are against Marek and Amy's relationship would sometimes accuse Marek of trying to mooch off of Amy's reality television success. Clearly, this is not the case.
Others simply got a bad vibe off the new man in Amy's life. They questioned his intentions, called him creepy and some even suggested he was gay, which would be a major deception for Amy.
For the last part, viewers pointed out the way Marek walked away abruptly in one episode of "Little People, Big World." One person also purported that the fact that he patronized a gay bar was enough to prove he wasn't straight.
Despite the naysayers, Marek and Amy continue enjoying their time together traveling, biking, and — for Marek's part — throwing surprise birthday parties.
Back in May 2018, Amy was eager to share the news of Marek's skilfull secrecy as he managed to throw a surprise birthday bash for her. "This guy is wonderful!" Amy wrote in the event's post.
Both Marek and Amy are big fans of the outdoors. In February 2018, the pair trekked through the show in Idaho, completing activities like skiing and snowmobiling.
During Amy's birthday month, she revealed that the two had camped in the Northwest near Clear Water River in Idaho. Amy's Instagram is littered with pictures of the couple's adventures.
Amy and Matt may have split, but they lived on the Roloff farm property for years after the divorce. As the series showed, Amy began having Marek over at her home not too long after they got serious.
Thankfully, for the most part, the trio are being mature about the awkward situation. So much so, that when Marek asked Matt to help him plan Amy's surprise party last year, the Roloff patriarch obliged.
Since 2017, "Little People, Big World" fans have suggested that Amy and Marek got secretly engaged at some point or another. In December 2018, it was the couple themselves who instigated rumors of a coming wedding.
Amy and Marek posed in front of a chapel on the farm where other Roloff couples have tied the knot in the past. Fans filled the comments with questions and near-accusations that the pair were engaged.
Back in May, Amy again incited rumors by speaking to Us Weekly about the potential wedding that existed in her and Marek's future. "I would definitely love to get married one day," the reality star stated.
She made her disclaimer: "But it's not something that I'm intentionally pursuing. She insisted that marriage is still very serious for her and that saying yes would mean her "whole heart, everything is into it." We definitely agree.
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