We always aim to share with you the buzz and things other people are talking about as it relates to the Roloffs, LPBW and things and people associated with the show or the Roloffs. People will often contact us about certain topics, either with information of their own or inquiring for more.
So we decided it's time share with you by doing a separate item on one of the more "gossip" type topics, that actually seems to be picking up more steam lately.
"Are the Roloff kids dating?" has always been a frequent question among fans. Of course, if you believe the show (and a lot of people wisely don't...) none of the Roloff kids have dated since about 3 years ago when Kirsten disappeared. The popular theory about that was that as the Roloffs gained more power that came with being on a successful show that had staying power -- they wanted more real privacy in their personal lives and that's why in the last few years there was basically nothing on that front and a lot of the episodes centered around more contrived plots. If you were the Roloffs, would you rather the show focus on your real relationships and who you're dating or far-fetched plots like runaway turtles?
But alas, people speculate anyway because that's human nature. So the topic today, as it was in Amy's coffee chat from Friday, does Zach Roloff have a girlfriend? Since the beginning, on the show Zach has been portrayed as being too shy, not interested in girls, unable to talk to girls,needed to take a dating course and failed miserably, etc. Some fans wondered how accurate that was because in videos and pictures of Zach at some LPA events he didn't seem too awkward re: girls at the events.
Yet through it all, there have been little rumblings that Zach and Jen Montzingo were dating or more than just friends. It seemed to stem from an early episode of Little People, Big World when Zach -- who viewers were told never could talk to girls about anything -- ran up a significant phone bill with a girl in Seattle (Jen). Matt teased on the show that Zach secretly had a girl on the side, but kept it quiet because that's how Zach rolls.
Then, a while ago on her blog, http://hopesprouts.wordpress.com/, in an unrelated topic about why she enjoyed the LP conferences -- Jen mentioned that Zach was one of two very close LP friends she talked with regularly or almost every day.
Through the years when these topics would pop up about the Roloffs, occasionally people would mention things like the fact that Zach was Jen's date at her father's wedding. So there was sort of this underlying conspiracy theory from some people that they were dating, but it was kept a secret.
Of course, some people dismiss that, citing that it's a typical thing that fans with active imaginations get carried away with. And they're just friends. And they would point out that Jen is a handful of years older than Zach. Some people would say that Jen seemed more mature than Zach. And Jen's social views, which are much more liberal, seem to really differ from the conservative views of the Roloffs (ie. Jen is rather outspoken about her support of gay rights, etc, whereas Roloffs attend very conservative Churches that preach and practice the whole "Gay-Rehab" idea - where they teach that people who are gay can and should be cured of being gay).
Despite all of that, the gossip about Zach and Jen dating or being in a relationship always sort of floated around.
It seems to have really heated up in the last week or two. We've received some emails and comments about Zach's recent trip to Los Angeles -- the main point of the trip was to film the Tough Enough episode with the Statesmen Basketball team. However, we've received emails about that. Here is an example.
I think all Roloff fans will want to know this.
My sister was in Los Angeles last week. She saw Zach Roloff out on a date with Jen Montzingo. She's the girl that ran up a huge phone bill with Zach on the show. She's been to the Roloffs lots of times to visit Zach. I also read he was Jen's date at her dad's wedding.
My sister wanted to say something when she saw them but she didn't want to interupt. She took a picture of them at a distance. I know it sounds creeper status but we don't see famous people alot. lol. She said they were definitely looking cozy and looked like they were having a great time.
The show is so fake! They made Zach seem like he was too nervous to talk to girls and couldn't do a thing but meanwhile he's dating Jen. My sister said they definitely looked like more than friends.
Why don't they admit this? Do you know why they are being secretive about it? I think TLC controls him and won't let him say he's in a relationship with Jen because that will make the show look stupid for saying that Zach can't talk to girls.
This "Zach dating" comment somewhat extended into the live chat on Friday when Zach was briefly on Amy's coffee chat and was reading questions. You can see that part of the video at approximately 0:23 into the video (when Mueller first sits down).
Zach answered "No". Amy said "No, Zach isn't really dating these days, but he has a lot of friends, he has a special girlfriend, but they aren't like dating girlfriend, but he has a lot of girl - friends, so Zach's just hanging."
So people are asking us for the scoop to be informed or our position on it...well, what you should know is that for Zach's part, he denies it to everybody. However, in researching this, and this honestly does come as a bit of surprise only because it does seem like the typical fan invented leaping to conclusions -- but honestly, many of Zach's friends, especially his LP friends, actually do believe that Zach and Jen Montzingo are "together" or "dating" or an "item" or whatever you want to call it. Zach and Jen obviously don't go around saying it and as stated, Zach denies it, but many of his friends think there is something with him and Jen.
To that point, if you watch the video of the coffee chat again, pay very close attention to Jacob Mueller. As Amy begins saying "No Zach isn't dating", Mueller rather quietly says "Yeah he is..." and then gives a sly little grin and glance over to Zach before looking down." That's basically exactly along the lines of what we were told -- Zach's friends think he does have something going on with Jen, despite what Zach may say or not say.
For Jen's part, someone on twitter tweeted that she is Zach's love interest. Jen tweeted the following: "what? no :) I have no affiliation w/TLC, except to say they are lovely. I am very much single, teaching & pursuing my dreams in LA :)"
So make of that whatever you want or don't want.
Speaking of Jen Montzingo, as mentioned above and as followers of our site or hardcore fans of the show keep up with LPBW online know, Jen used to live in Seattle, but moved over a year ago to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of being an actress.
Jen is in a brand new popular (it has approx. 200,000 views in 3 days) music video/short film -- Panic! at the Disco - The Overture.
You can follow Jen on twitter: