Jacob Roloff Still Works for Roloff Farms Despite Leaving 'Little People, Big World'

A few years after leaving 'Little People, Big World', Jacob appeared to be to be testing the waters of growing his own marijuana.

Michelle Stein - Author

Apr. 11 2024, Updated 1:36 p.m. ET

Over the years, fans of Little People, Big World have watched Matt and Amy Roloff navigate life as little people and (now divorced) parents of four children: twins Jeremy and Zach, daughter Molly, and son Jacob Roloff.

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Now, in its 25th season, there is only Amy, Matt, Zach, and a few others that remain on the show, although Zach announced in February 2024 that he and his wife won't be returning for future seasons. Since Jacob was the first among the Roloff siblings to leave the reality TV star life, many viewers wonder: How is Jacob doing now?

Before we take a closer look, let's address why Jacob left Little People, Big World.

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Jacob Roloff left 'Little People, Big World' in 2016.

Can you believe Matt and Amy's youngest child hasn't appeared on Little People, Big World since 2016? Yes, it has really been that long. In July of that same year, Jacob took to Instagram to address those who kept pestering him to return to the TLC series.

“Producers have to try to get us to follow the talking points,” he wrote on Instagram. “For me, noticing how the agenda of the crew doesn’t work well with the health and happiness of our family is what made me decide quite a while ago that I would not be a part of it as soon as I was able."

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Jacob Roloff tied the knot with Isabel in 2017, and they now share a son named Mateo.

After getting engaged in December 2017, Jacob and Isabel Rock tied the knot on Sept. 7, 2019, at Roloff Farms in Hillsboro, Ore. The wedding was not filmed for the family's TLC reality series, but Jacob and Isabel have both shared photos from their big day.

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For a while, they were regularly updating social media accounts with scenes from their adventures. They even created a YouTube Channel Roaming with the Roloffs that was meant to offer a peek into the road trips they had with their red van named Ruby.

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In September 2020, Isabel took to Instagram to open up about her first year of marriage with Jacob — and her post left some LPBW fans wondering if they could be headed for divorce.

"No need to sugar coat it, there have been some rough seas; it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. But our love has only deepened from it all," she captioned wedding photos of the pair. "I share this because it has become too easy to look at people’s lives online and compare yourself. What you don’t see here are the sometimes difficult conversations and challenging moments had between two people trying to figure things out, just like you are."

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As of April 2024, the pair seems to still be going strong. They welcomed a son, Mateo, in 2021, and although they refuse to show his face in photos, he's included in much of Jacob's social media content.

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Jacob Roloff came forward in December 2020, saying he was molested as a child.

Although Jacob hasn't been shy about his disdain for reality TV, a shocking revelation he made in late 2020 really put things into perspective: he had allegedly been molested as a child.

"It is often much easier to think about things than it is to talk about them, and so this disclosure has been delayed, but through that delay I have found the fortitude and words," Jacob shared via Instagram.

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"As a child, after what I realize now was a long grooming process, I was molested by an executive field producer for Little People, Big World Chris Cardamone," he continued. "I do not expect to provide details of this encounter at any point publicly. I do hope he is never allowed around children again."

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What is Jacob Roloff up to now?

These days, Jacob still works on Roloff Farms, which Matt divulged during a Season 25 episode of LPBW. He and his wife also spend their days gardening and enjoying the outdoors with their son. As for Isabel, she reached a major milestone in her life in March 2024 — she finally published a collection of poems entitled Belonging Somewhere.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jacob and Isabel had been living in their van full-time for about a month. The couple also traveled around Colorado, sharing gorgeous nature scenes via social media.

In May 2021, Jacob appeared to be testing the waters of growing his own marijuana, according to a May 3, 2021, Instagram post. (And yes, in Colorado, you can legally grow marijuana for recreational use as long as you adhere to specific stipulations.)

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Overall, it appears Jacob and Isabel are living their best lives away from the spotlight — and although their lives aren't perfect by any means, they're committed to working through difficult times together.

Watch new episodes of Little People, Big World on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on TLC. Just don't expect to see Jacob on the show.

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