“I’m excited, I’m so surprised, I’m thrilled!” she said. “I never in a million years thought I’d be getting married again, but I also hoped for it! Now that it’s happening, I couldn’t be happier or more excited.”
It's time for a little celebration as Amy Roloff is engaged! The 'Little People, Big World' star is engaged to her boyfriend Chris Marek, according to People. Rumor has it that Marek proposed to Roloff on Wednesday night, which is just one night after her birthday.
He proposed to her at the restaurant where the couple has frequented since their first anniversary. “I’m excited, I’m so surprised, I’m thrilled!” she said. “I never in a million years thought I’d be getting married again, but I also hoped for it! Now that it’s happening, I couldn’t be happier or more excited.”
“I was very nervous! It had to be a heart-shaped diamond because I knew that’s what Amy wanted,” Marek adds. 55-year-old was previously married to Matt Roloff, with whom she shares four children: twin brothers Jeremy and Zach, 29, daughter Molly, 26, and youngest son Jacob, 22. In 2015, she filed for divorce, after 27 years of marriage!
Following their divorce, which was finalized in May 2016, Amy slowly began to explore the dating scene again.
It was during an episode of LPBW in December 2016 that Roloff told Molly about her single life and how she hit it off with Marek. “I’m having a good time,” she said. “You know, I had a couple of pool parties. I had, like, 40 people here. No, I probably had, like, 50 people here. Then this guy Chris that I met, he came to the party, too. We got to talking and he invited me to go on a motorcycle ride. Oh, I’m having a ball!”
When she spoke to her girlfriends about the relationship, Amy admitted that she never thought she could date someone, or even fall in love with someone of average height.
“I just never thought someone who is average size would be interested in me,” she said in a TLC clip from June 2017. “I just really want him to never question or doubt the relationship because I’m a little person.”
“I just have a good time. I have fun with him,” she added. “I never thought I’d be dating as a grandma, and it’s nice to experience that and be with someone.” The two of them never hied away from letting the world know about their relationship, and they have been constantly posting pictures as a couple on social media.
These pictures included a Valentine’s Day celebration, a concert in the park and a motorcycle trip.
Recently, the pair celebrated Marek’s birthday together in August. She captioned the photo: I was so very happy to celebrate Chris’s birthday with him on Monday. I missed his actual birthday on Saturday because I was so horribly sick so better late than never! We had a wonderful time together-took him out to dinner in Lake Oswego and gave him his present. I was glad friends — Lisa and Art were able to join us in the celebration as well. Can’t believe this is our 3rd year celebrating his day together. I love it. Happy Birthday Chris.
Earlier this year, Roloff admitted that marriage was still “very, very important” to her, despite her divorce. “Even though I’m divorced, I still value and will hold up high the whole concept, the reason, the purpose that marriage is here,” she told producers.
“And if by chance I get to do that again, I would still put everything that I can, as best as I can, to make it work.” That definitely would have been reassuring to Marek.
“Chris doesn’t express commitment. It’s definitely more of an indirect way, so, you know, I was pleasantly surprised that he is open to marriage,” she added.
“I’m not here to push him, I’m not here for him to do something that he is nowhere [near] ready for. But if marriage is meant to happen for me again, the second time, then I would sing ‘Hallelujah.'” Congratulations to the happy couple!