Sunday, February 21, 2016

Roloff Family Update: February 2016 -- Jeremy and Audrey launch Marriage Website, Jacob Roloff Moves to California, New LPBW Episodes in March

Here is an update on some of the happenings with members of the Roloff Family recently:

The Roloffs have been filming and going on all the usual filming trips for new episodes that are set to air on TLC in March.

Amy posted this on her Facebook page in January:

Amy Roloff January 5, 2016 Facebook: Just a BIG Shout Out and Thank You to all of your for watching TLC LPBW all these years. Your support and encouragement are immeasurable. You ALL are awesome. Thanks ‪#‎TLC‬ for letting us tell our story. After 13 years and hundreds of episodes later Season 11 continues in March. Thank you everyone! Hope your new year is off to a great start.

The Roloffs have went on TLC filming trips to places such as Texas and Hawaii.

Matt posted on his Facebook page January 30th: HOUSTON. We have a problem... The Roloffs are in town! Enjoying a nice TexMex dinner with our friends from TLC.

Tori was posting pictures from Hawaii in early February to her Instagram account:

Enjoying the sunshine and a little break from school with my man 

On a sad note, Matt announced on Thursday February 18th, that his friend Pondo, owner of the Mad Greek Deli, passed away at age 49 due to a blood hemorrhage. Pondo appeared on some episodes of Little People, Big World, specifically in scenes with Matt discussing the state of his marriage to Amy. People familiar with Matt's Facebook page, would know that Matt often posted several photos of himself with Pondo at his restaurant.

Matt Roloff: Feb 18, 2016 - via Facebook:

"Today we buried my very close friend and confidant Pondo. Many of you might remember seeing him on several past episodes of our show over the years. He owned the Mad Greek Deli that I (our family) often visited. I wish I could tell you all.. the full story of my friend Pondo the Greek (Pantelis 'Pondo' Kosmos). He was an amazing friend, son, brother, husband and father. He was an undisputed pillar in our community. Everyone far and wide loved his friendship and larger then life persona. With that said... No one loved him more then his family and his strong and beautiful wife Lori their 5 children. We lost Pondo last Sunday at the young age of 49 to a sudden blood hemorrhage. Pondo was an Inspiration and bright light to everyone who knew him. The Funeral service today was PACKED. Hundreds and hundreds of people poured into the standing room only church as a great testament and honor for exactly how this man lived his life. Many wonderful things were said about him... His mother Anna said to me today, between her tears of grief ... She said .... "Matt, thanks for being Pondos friend" ... She went on to say .."I must have done something right to raise such a man who is so Loved by so many people"! Yes Anna (and Tom). You certainly did!! As we hold Lori and the family up In our arms and prayers ... We thank you Pondo for simply being You! May God Bless you and your family. Google his story"

Zach Roloff, who rarely interacts with fans, posted on his Instagram asking fans to come to a fundraiser where the money will go to support Zach's dwarf soccer team:

Zach Roloff, Feb 18, 2016 via Instagram:

"Hey everyone if you're in the Portland/Beaverton area on March 5th I am putting on a soccer fundraiser for dwarf athletics! I am bringing together some of the best soccer players who are diagnosed with dwarfism from around the United States and Canada to play against a local competitive team! Come join us for a night of fun, support, and great soccer! Check out the link in my profile for more information and to purchase your tickets! See you there!!"

Meanwhile, Jeremy and Audrey recently launched their new marriage website:

From their website:

Hey friends, we are Jeremy and Audrey Roloff. Beating 50 Percent is our marriage blog. Here you will find videos, photos, and writings that inspire covenant marriages. Marriages that are undividedly devoted, completely committed, persistently selfless, value-centered, joy-filled, and love-based. Beating 50 Percent is about having better than average marriages, and giving more than 50% to your spouse. Let’s be compelled to give more, serve more, learn more, play more, seek more, and love more, always more, as we share stories and insights from married couples around the world. Join the conversation by commenting on posts or responding on our feeds! 

With love, 
The Roloffs

Jacob Roloff, 19, recently moved to Arcata, California with his girlfriend Isabel, who posted this picture on her Instagram:

Isabel (Jacob's girlfriend) via her Instagram:

Got myself a mint house

Here is one of Jacob's recent tweets:

Jacob Roloff via Twiter:

@ffoloR_bocaJ Feb 7 I wish I got into art, writing, poetry, music or some form of expression early on. Thats one thing I'm looking forward to changing in Arcata

And Jacob Roloff on Instagram:

Jacob Roloff Feb 21, 2016 via Instagram:

"I started this book 10 hours ago and pretty much read it non stop until finishing. It's the first book I've read by Noam Chomsky and after finishing I looked up some other books by him and if he still gives talks anywhere and although he goes all around the world I really want to attend a closer one in person. And attend one for all the other great speakers and writers I'm aware of & think highly of before they start passing away. I wish I could've seen Terence McKenna but he passed away when I was only 4, so I'm going to #squandernottheseopportunities "