‘Little People, Big World’ Stars Matt and Amy Roloff Separate, TLC to Air Special (Video)

The one-hour program will air on March 25

TLC’s “Little Couple, Big World” stars Matt and Amy Roloff have announced a trial separation, which will be documented in a special, titled “New Year, Big Changes,” airing on Tuesday, March 25 at 9/8c.

Fans of the series may have expected this outcome, as the couple’s 26-year marriage has shown some cracks over the seasons — from sharing different life goals to dealing with empty nest syndrome on the most recent season of the show.

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Matt and Amy released the following 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 everyday on the farm, on our business endeavors and most importantly, raising our amazing children.

We sincerely appreciate the unwavering support, understanding and prayers from our family, friends and many fans. May God Bless you.

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Filmed over the final weeks of 2013, the special finds the couple dealing with a new arrangement as a result of the separation. As revealed in the above statement, Matt has moved out of the main house and into a guest house on their Oregon farm. The couple will contemplate the repercussions of the trial separation on their marriage and whether or not it was a good idea.

Meanwhile, they still want to make New Years a great time for the kids. So, they continue planning for a big party with family and friends.

Produced by Gay Rosenthal Productions, “Little People, Big World” debuted on TLC in 2006.

Watch a preview of the special above.