The time has come.
“Little People, Big World” star Jeremy Roloff announced Tuesday that he and his wife Audrey and their daughter Ember Jean will be leaving the reality show after a 14-year run.
“I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride,” he said in an Instagram post Tuesday, pointing out that he’s appeared in 17 seasons and more than 300 episodes with his family on the TLC series. “We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you. You are what made doing this so fun.”
Roloff said that he and his family will “still be supporting” the rest of the family: “The show must go on!”
He also hinted that his family might not be off screen forever. “We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to!” he wrote.
Roloff has been on the show since it premiered in 2006, along with his parents Amy and Matt, twin Zach and other siblings Molly and Jacob. He wrote in his post that the decision to leave was one “concerning Audrey and me specifically.” He also thanked TLC “for putting up with us,” and added that he and his family are “forever grateful” for the opportunity to be part of the show.
But as Roloff said, the show must go on. TLC confirmed Tuesday that the series will be returning for another season as they wished the best to the three exiting Roloffs.
“We wish Jeremy, Audrey and Ember the best, and we are excited to continue to keep up with other members of the Roloff family when Little People, Big World returns next year,” the network said in a statement.
See Roloff’s Instagram post below.
This is an announcement concerning Jeremy Roloff and his family specifically: 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 can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride. We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you. You are what made doing this so fun.???????? 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! That being said, we’re not disappearing. We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to! Again, we thank you, and always enjoy when we get a chance to meet one of you. Whether it be in the airport, on the street, at pumpkin season or at one of our upcoming Beating50percent events! THANK YOU for all the love and support. Your messages, comments, gifts, and mail are noticed and appreciated. ❤️You guys are the best. Thank you for respecting our decision. I also want to give a big thank you to the team at TLC. Thanks for putting up with us;) You’ve provided us with a grand opportunity and for that we are forever grateful. *you can watch the video on my IGTV. Under the mercy, -Jeremy