Stars of TLC’s “Little People, Big World” Amy Roloff and her boyfriend, Chris Marek, talked marriage on the latest episode of the show.
While hanging out with another couple around a campfire, the group fell on the topic of marriage.
Chris explained to the cameras:
“Ron and Beth are real good friends. They’ve known each other for several years but they actually started dating just a few months before we did. They’re trying to figure out what the future looks like. They’ve discussed marriage and living together, and they’re at that point where they’re trying to work that out.”
And as their friends began talking about a marriage of their own, Chris and Amy also discussed their hopes for the future.
As Amy admitted to their friends around the fire, this is the first time she’s truly ever dated. While Amy and Chris have now been dating for two-and-a-half years, the mom of four admits she’s not used to dating before marriage.
“I met Matt at a conference. I saw him four times, [then] we were married. So dating Chris, I’m calling up my girlfriends and I’m like, ‘What is dating?! I don’t even know what the hell that is.’”
Eventually, Chris’ friend Ron asked Chris what he thought about marriage, being the only one in the group who hasn’t been divorced.
“I’ve seen a lot of failed marriages, a lot of divorces, in my family. All my siblings, my mother. I mean, I saw a lot of examples of people that loved each other but could not live with each other. But I’m certainly not against marriage — I never thought I’d be this age and still single.”
Amy said that she was happy to hear Chris’ answer because despite going through a divorce herself with Matt, she still believes in the sanctity of marriage.
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A fantastic first motorcycle ride last Saturday landed us at spectacular Silver Falls State Park. I love riding with this man! ❤️. Im amazed how much I do love to ride. First I love being with Chris❤️. It also reminds me so much of my oldest sister Cyndi, she passed away from an illness 4 years ago, who loved to ride. Maybe it’s because we get to ride on some of the less traveled backroads, see farm fields, the beautiful countryside, pass through smaller local towns, eat at local restaurants, the awesome wide open views all around me and most of all, did I say it already 😄 I love being and riding with Chris and can’t wait to go on the next one. 😎. I’m very thankful I get to enjoy some of life little moments. What are some of your ‘Life Little Moments’ you enjoy doing? #travelswithamyandchris #amyroloffssecondact #openroad #theride #lifelittlemoments
She said that she’s seen a marriage work enough times that she still has hope:
“Even though I’m divorced, I still value and will hold up high the whole concept, the reason, the purpose that marriage is here. And if by chance I get to do that again, I would still put everything that I can, as best as I can, to make it work.
Amy said later:
Chris doesn’t express commitment. It’s definitely more of an indirect way, so, you know, I was pleasantly surprised that he is open to marriage. […] I’m not here to push him, I’m not here for him to do something that he is nowhere [near] ready for. But if marriage is meant to happen for me again, the second time, then I would sing ‘Hallelujah.'”
While Amy doesn’t have a ring from Chris yet, it seems like both of them are open to the idea in the future.