Little People, Big World’s Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock are pregnant with their first baby! This past week, the couple revealed how they’re expecting their first child later this year with a surprise photo to Instagram.
“We are elated to share that the baby boy we have been dreaming of is coming this December,” the mom-to-be wrote.
Jacob shared the same photos on his Instagram, adding, “Not for you but us: I’m very happy to say we’re having a son.”
“We’re not ready for a few more years,” she said in an Instagram comment at the time, later specifying that she was thinking in three to five years they’d start their family.
In an emotional statement he shared on Instagram last year, Jacob claimed he was molested by a producer who worked on the show when he was a child. He also called out the practice of filming reality TV.
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In his lengthy post, Jacob claimed how he had been groomed and molested by producer Chris Cardamone.
Jacob revealed how he as been contemplating coming forward about what allegedly happened since November 2015, when he received a text message from Cardamone. He now wants to speak out so this traumatic event can be “exorcised of any further power over my development,” he said.
He then went on to share how, “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.”
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Jacob then added how he hopes Cardamone is never around children again. While he did not go into detail, he did want to speak on exploitation. In addition, he made it very clear how it was not his family’s fault, writing, “all fault lies with the predator.”
His mother, Amy Roloff, was one of the first of the family members to comment on his statement: “I love you forever and always Jacob. I’m proud of you. Now you don’t have to feel alone and carry this around anymore.”
Matt Roloff revealed how “very proud” of his son for coming forward. Isabel said the same, commenting, “Proud to know you, proud to love you, proud to be your wife.” His brother Jeremy Roloff‘s wife, Audrey, praised a particular sentence where Jacob wrote, “Asking harder preliminary questions.”
“Love that line,” Audrey commented. “Hate that you had to live through this Jacob. We love you and are for you (sic).”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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