The future of Amy Roloff looks both promising and unclear at the moment.
As has been well-documented this far on Little People, Big World, the veteran reality star is very content with boyfriend Chris Marek, yet she also isn’t certain whether she wants to sell the farm and move on.
The latest installment of this TLC series, however, took a look back at Amy’s past, not a look ahead to see what may be next.
And it revealed something heretofore unknown about the mother of four in the process.
Visiting her family home on this episode, Amy felt comfortable opening up about her less-than-ideal childhood with her beau, telling everyone about an ulcer that left her “sick half the time” in grade school and middle school.
It was a very serious situation.
Attributing the condition to “nervousness” and “stress,” Amy explained she feels like she “brought on the stress” herself, explaining;
“I think I worried a lot about what the kids always thought.”
Why? Because of her stature, of course.
Amy said she was the only little person in her class.
“I didn’t do as much as I would have hoped in high school. I did not venture out, because I did not want to be rejected,” she said on air, adding that she “felt very vulnerable” at almost all times.
On one especially emotional occasion, she thought back to her her dad returning home from work to convince her she had nothing to fear when it came to flaunting herself, despite being shorter than average.
It was a helpful pep talk back then.
“If you don’t go to school, look at those people who do not get to know you and be your friend,” she recalled him saying. “You get to choose who you want to be friends with.”
“It has been with me ever since,” she told the cameras of these sage words from her father.
As a mother of one little person herself (son Zach Roloff), Amy tries very hard to set a similarly positive and inspiring model.
She’s mostly succeeded to date at that, but she was very afraid on this episode that her admission would somehow come across as a failure to Marek.
Might he judge her or think less of her?
Of course not!
“The health problems that Amy had growing up, that was news to me,” Chris confessed to the camera. “I didn’t realize she had all those physical difficulties.
Hearing about all she had been through to become the woman he loves, Marek added:
“I have a greater appreciation for the strong person she is today.”
What a perfect response.
No wonder Amy just told Us Weekly she would “definitely” like to get married again someday.
This Marek guys sounds like a total keeper.
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