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10 Scandalous Facts About "Little People, Big World" The Roloffs Don't Want You To Know

Since 2006, we have been on an emotional roller coaster ride with the Roloff family, stars of TLC's Little People, Big World.  

From weddings, and babies, to a divorce, viewers have been around for countless milestones, and difficult moments. However, there's still a lot that we don't know about the Oregon-based family.

Here are 10 things secrets about the Roloffs that they won't ever tell you:

1. The family was sued by a visitor

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According to Radar Online, a woman named Linda Farrall sued the Roloffs in 2009 for negligence after she suffered an injury on the premises during a public tour. She claimed that she racked up $100,000 in medical bills, and that the Roloffs were careless when it came to implementing safety measures around the farm.

The case was eventually dismissed, but Farrall and the Roloffs reached a settlement outside of court.

2. Their neighbors aren't fans

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Those who watch the show regularly know that the Roloffs own a farm, and it gets very busy year-round. While this is great for the family's business, it doesn't sit well with their neighbors, who have complained about the large annoying crowds that the farm draws in. They described Roloff Farm as an "over-priced celebrity-gawk-fest."

3. Jacob was "forced" to appear on the show

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Jacob, affectionately known as Jake, was only nine-years-old when his family started filming their reality show. The youngest of the family, Jake did not have much of a say when it came to starring on the show, but he has always made it clear in interviews and reports that he did not want to be on TV. He left the show as soon as he turned 18, after refusing to renew his contract with TLC.

"There’s two ways to do the filming thing — one way is through the show, maybe and the other way is through myself and vlogs. It’s just more free doing it myself, I can do anything, I can say anything, I can talk about anything — I can show whatever I want," Jake explained.

4. He was apparently not getting paid enough

Back in 2015, Jake took to twitter to vent about not getting paid enough by the network. He wrote, "Man I wish it didn't feel like I was getting f***ed out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now."

5. Jeremy Rollof's Wife, Audrey, has been caught in a slew of controversies

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Over the last few years, Audrey has been the subject of multiple brow-raising headlines. She was slammed by some of her blog's followers for hate speech, dishing out controversial marriage advice, and posing naked in a bathtub.

6. Matt Roloff was arrested twice for driving under influence (DUI)

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The patriarch of the Rollof family was first charged with a DUI in 2003, but they were dropped after he completed an alcohol diversion program. Unfortunately, he did not learn from his first mistake, and got himself arrested again in 2007 after a cop spotted him driving dangerously after leaving a bar.

7. Matt started dating his former employee after his divorce from Amy

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Matt and Amy seemed inseparable for the first few seasons of Little People, Big World, but they gave everyone a shock when they announced they were parting ways in 2014. Amy said she didn't want a divorce, but Matt's mind was made up, and despite all her efforts, the process was finalized in May 2016.

Shortly after his marriage officially ended, Matt stepped out with his new girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, a former manager at the farm who was well acquainted with Amy and the rest of the family members.

8. The show was only supposed to last for six seasons

Many fans don't know that the Roloffs were supposed to go off-air in 2010, after the sixth season of their hit reality show. However, their popularity drove the network to pick up the show for a seventh season.

9. Jacob has strong opinions about vaccinating kids

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Though he is not a parent, the 20-year-old has previously stated that he has no plans to vaccinate his future children.

"If we don’t even know the risks [of vaccination], how would we know the benefits outweigh them?" he wrote on Twitter. "My kids won’t be vaccinated don’t worry."

10. Amy implied that the show is "fake"

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While defending her boyfriend from online haters, Amy got a little too carried away and replied to a comment saying, "Try not to make quick assumptions about anyone from what you see on an edited show."

By saying that the show is edited, Amy seems to be implying that not all you see on Little People, Big World should be believed, which is interesting because it is supposed to be a candid and honest look into their lives.

Did any of these catch you by surprise? Let us know!

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.