AceShowbiz - "Little People, Big World" stars Matt and Amy Roloff have filed for divorce after being married for 27 years. They announced the news in a joint statement on Friday, June 5, writing, "After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce."
"We are proud of what we have accomplished together including raising four wonderful children who have grown to become remarkable adults and building our strong and ongoing successful businesses," they went on, "Our kids and our ever growing family, and the love and support we have for them, will be our priority."
"We will continue to work together side by side in the daily responsibilities for our many current ventures. We would like to thank our family, friends and all our fans for their continued support and understanding during this difficult time," they added.
Matt and Amy announced they were separated back in March 2014. At that time, they said in a statement, "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 guesthouse and we work together every day on the farm, on our business endeavors and most importantly, raising our amazing children."
Neither Mat nor Amy went into detail about the reason of their split, but they both addressed problems within their marriage in a special episode of "Little People, Big World". Matt said, "Amy and I are separated. Last year was long, long and tough. Amy and I had a lot of tensions so right around Thanksgiving I thought I would move over to the bridal house for a little bit and we'll try that."
He added, "Amy and I stuck it out for years and years when maybe we shouldn't have. I never quite felt at home in my own home so something needed to change. So we needed to try something different."
Amy, meanwhile, said, "I think what Matt and I failed to do over many, many years is learn to live together. It's not my choice for him to leave. I am saddened by it, and it's been 26 years. 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."