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'Little People, Big World': Matt and Amy Roloff to try trial separation

Matt and Amy Roloff to try a "trial" separation after 26 years of marriage.
Matt and Amy Roloff to try a "trial" separation after 26 years of marriage.
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Matt and Amy Roloff of "Little People, Big World" have announced that they are separated after 26 years of marriage. On March 12, Hollywood Life reported that the famous couple are testing out the single life and may call it quits.

Aside from actually sharing a bedroom though, the Roloffs still operate like a couple. Matt is still living at the farm, he is just sleeping in the guest house. In a statement Matt and Amy Roloff made to People magazine, they are stilling working on the farm together and parenting the children as a couple.

Though we have weathered many storms together, we recently made the tough decision to engage in a trial separation. Matt remains living on the farm in our guest house and we work together everyday on the farm, on our business endeavors and most importantly, raising our amazing children. We sincerely appreciate the unwavering support, understanding and prayers from our family, friends and many fans. May God bless you.

Both Matt and Amy have admitted that their marriage wasn't always perfect. In a clip from the "Little People, Big World" special that airs on TLC on March 25, Matt Roloff explains, "Amy and I had a lot of tension so right around Thanksgiving I thought I would move over to the bridal house for a little bit and we'll try that." He goes on to say that this trial separation doesn't mean they are getting a divorce. It just means that they are giving each other some space.

Amy Roloff talks about issues in their relationship in the special too. She is quoted on the reality series special as saying, "It's not my choice for him to leave. I am saddened by it. We don't have a plan as far as how we are going to work this out so it's not going to be easy."

No one likes to see a couple split after spending so much time together. Fans of "Little People, Big World" are hoping Matt and Amy can learn to enjoy each other again. At this time, it is unknown how the separation will affect their show.

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