Audrey Roloff is pregnant with her second child with husband Jeremy Roloff! The former Little People, Big World stars made the announcement on Instagram and Facebook earlier today, revealing that their 22-month-old daughter Ember Jean will soon be a big sister.
“Baby #2 is coming in January!!!🎉” Audrey shared on both social media platforms, along with a gallery of family photos with her recent sonograms. “Ember is gonna be a big sister!😍😭 We are so grateful and excited for this little blessing to join our family💗🙏🏻.”
Jeremy echoed Audrey’s sentiments as he shared a similar gallery of images on Instagram. “We’ve got some exciting news: Ember Jean is going to be a big sister!” he wrote. “We’re very excited to grow our family. Thanks for following our journey and for your continual support of our family. 🙏🏼”
Here are both of their posts from Instagram:
The husband and wife duo seem to living out a storybook happily ever after since Jeremy announced he was leaving Little People, Big World last July after 14 years and 17 seasons. They even recently published the book A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively. Date Intentionally. Love Faithfully in April, in which “Jeremy and Audrey equip you to pursue an intentional, creative, and faithful love story by sharing theirs.”
However, just prior to making their pregnancy public, Audrey revealed to her social media followers that their relationship is anything but perfect. “To be honest, the last few weeks have been hard on our marriage,” she began. “We have been working through some things and let’s just say there has been a lot of ‘heated fellowship,’ morning hugs missed, and date nights postponed. We are overworked and exhausted from the pace we’ve been running for too long. We know we need to slow down, but as Dallas Willard puts it, ‘we intend what is right, but we avoid the life that would make it a reality.’ Instead, we keep running, keep pushing, keep producing and keep squeezing all the margin out of our lives. It’s robbing our joy, stealing our peace, and hindering our ability to love.”
Audrey’s comments about overextending themselves seem to resonate even more now that we know she is currently pregnant again — on top of everything else.
She continues by reminding everyone that what you see on social media isn’t always an accurate reflection of everything that is going on in people’s lives. She refers to her and Jeremy’s online presence as “the highlight reel that is ‘the gram.’” at one point.
Here is the rest of what she posted in its entirety:
If you’ve ever looked at or read a post from us and thought “They must just have it all together.” Volume up for this one….WE DON’T🙅🏼♀️ We fight, struggle, cry, and face challenges just like anyone. I’m saying this here because if you look at my Instagram feed from the past 3 weeks you don’t see the long tearful conversations, the hurtful remarks, the compiling complaints, the critical spirits, the prideful inner dialogue, or our unloving and disrespectful attitudes. You don’t see the full picture.
A few nights ago we went for an evening drive to talk through some struggles and we stumbled upon a trestle….😆 It was like God knew we needed something that would force us both to smile😅 Although you can’t tell by the photo, this wasn’t a happy night. I cried shortly after we snapped this photo. I’m saying this because I don’t want you to be deceived by the highlight reel that is “the gram.” We all have a messy behind the scenes reality. ALL OF US. Even the people you follow on social media who seem to be the most “real.” Even they have struggles they don’t share, and hurts the don’t publicize. We all do. And that’s ok! But that also means we need to remind ourselves when we’re scrolling this space that it’s not real life.
So friend, if you’re comparing your life, marriage, kids, house, job, body, etc. to what you see on Instagram, remember it’s NOT the full picture. And I just want to remind ya, you are enough. You are beautifully and wonderfully made. And you are loved.
Congratulations to Audrey and Jeremy! I’m just like a lot of fans in that I’ve been following their story for more than a decade now, and I am certainly hoping that they are able to work through the struggles and remain together as a family!