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Thanksgiving episode “Small People, Big World” shows major tension between Matt and Amy Roloff

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TLC’s Small people, big world Season 24 follows how Matt and Amy Roloff’s relationship has evolved since their devastating divorce. Divorce hit Amy hard as it meant a big move from Roloff Farms for her. Now we’re looking back at a Thanksgiving episode of the show, when the couple spent the holiday together – and there’s a lot of tension around the dinner table.

Amy and Matt Roloff were married for several decades before separating. That Small people, big world Couple started the show together with their whole family, but over time they realized they were better off divorced. The divorce hit Amy Roloff hard, and fans saw it all play out on the small screen.

So why did Matt and Amy Roloff get divorced? Various factors seem to have played a role. Matt mentioned that he and Amy didn’t view engagement the same way and didn’t have much in common other than being little people. “While Amy places commitment at the top of her list, I would place it lower,” Matt wrote in his book. Against great odds, according to In Touch Weekly. “Amy is more of a guilty person, while I view most commitments – with some very notable exceptions – as flexible and negotiable.”

After the exes finalized their divorce in 2016, Amy decided to move away from Roloff Farms and sell her half back to Matt for a profit.

Fans won’t see Matt and Amy Roloff spending Thanksgiving together Small people, big world more. But right after the ex’s divorce, they still spent the holidays together and with their children. Unfortunately, Matt and Amy couldn’t shed their tension. While Amy spent Thanksgiving in the kitchen preparing dinner, Matt sat alone at the dining table, expectantly waiting for Amy and the kids to finish cooking.

“I just looked at him and I was like, ‘What on earth? What are you doing?’” Amy said annoyed. “Today is Thanksgiving. There are no schedules, no rules. Whatever happens, we’re just grateful to be here together.”

Matt defended himself by saying Amy was “notoriously late,” and if she got to the table early, she could be pushed to make the schedule. “I think she was kind of pissed off,” Matt added.

When the Roloffs all came to the table, Matt realized his mistake. “It was my fault,” he remarked. “I should have just said relax. But you know, sometimes all that historical baggage and all that stuff just isn’t far below the surface and it just bubbles up.”

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Matt and Amy Roloff have come a long way since their divorce in 2016. Although they are not the best of friends in 2022, they remain polite. Matt and Amy are frequently seen talking to each other Small people, big world Season 24, and Matt also developed a close friendship with Amy’s husband, Chris Marek.

However, the current drama involving Roloff Farms causes a major rift in the Roloff family in 2022. Amy was shocked and saddened by Matt’s decision to sell several acres of the farm property in hopes her children would inherit it.

Small people, big world Season 24 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

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