Hillsboro 'Little People, Big World' couple separate

Hillsboro 'Little People, Big World' couple separate

Hillsboro 'Little People, Big World' couple separate

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by Frank Mungeam, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 12 at 6:13 PM

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A Hillsboro couple who became nationally known through their reality TV show 'Little People, Big World' has separated after 26 years of marriage, according to PEOPLE magazine.

"Though we have weathered many storms together, we recently made the tough decision to engage in a trial separation," the couple told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. 

The cable TV reality show “Little People, Big World” ran for six full seasons and featured the Roloff family in their daily adventures as they ran a 34-acre pumpkin farm in Hillsboro.

Parents Matt and Amy are little people, along with their son, Zach. The other three children, Jacob, Molly and Zach’s fraternal twin, Jeremy were not born with dwarfism.

Matt Roloff told PEOPLE "I never felt quite at home in my own home." In the PEOPLE interview, Amy said it wasn't her choice for Matt to leave, but they continue to work together daily to run their business and focus on their children.

Through the program, the family welcomed viewers to share their daily lives as they struggled in a world that isn't always accepting of differences.

Matt is also the former president of Little People of America, an advocacy group for little people and issues affecting their lives.

More than 200 episodes of the show have aired on TLC.

More: Read PEOPLE Magazine story

 

The family has not said exactly why they decided to shut down the reality show.

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