Jeremy Roloff has finally come clean.
The long-time reality star took fans by surprise last month when he announced that he and wife Audrey Roloff would NOT be returning for future episodes of Little People, Big World.
And why not?
Jeremy didn’t really cite a reason at the time.
He merely said the following:
After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come.
A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last. It has been an amazing run, and I canât say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride…
We will still be supporting the family as they carry the #LPBW torch onward. This is a decision concerning Audrey and me specifically – the show must go on!
As Roloff himself said in this statement, he basically grew up in front of TLC cameras and decided awhile back that it was time for a change.
Perfectly understandable, right?
And Audrey, of course, backed her husband up in a message of her own.
Now, however, as part of an interview with People Magazine, Jeremy has elaborated a bit on his reason for wanting to spread his wings beyond reality TV.
âI think when anyone has done something for 15 years, they reach a point where they kind of ask themselves, âHow much longer do I want to be doing this?â And so two years ago I asked myself that question,â Roloff told the publication.
Jeremy went on to say he prayed on the issue and received the full support of his loved ones and has no regrets about the decision.
âIt just felt boring almost, you know?â he adds.
âAt some point you [need to] build something that youâre proud of. I didnât build the show, and Iâm not saying you need to build something to be proud, Iâm just saying it ran its course.
“I feel like now is a great time to leave.â
And Jeremy and Audrey have plenty to keep them busy.
The couple has a book coming out next spring, along with something they did build: blog/companyÂ Beating 50 Percent, which defines itself as âa marriage ministry on [a] mission to revive covenant marriages.â
It also sells merchandise.
So it’s not as though these Roloffs will be disappearing entirely; far from it, in fact.
About two years ago, Jeremy’s brother, Jacob Roloff, also quit Little People, Big World.
But he did it in far more dramatic and scandalous fashion, blasting the series and his family members and fake.
Molly Roloff, meanwhile, never really showed any interest in being a cast member.
Back to Audrey and Jeremy, though:
Besides growing their family at some point, the stars also want to purchase land or the family farm.
As for their careers, Jeremy explains that their biggest goal is âto continue sharing our life with people.â He explains:
âWeâre trying to inspire love stories.â