What You Don't Know About Jeremy And Audrey Roloff's Marriage

The cast of Little People, Big World cast has grown exponentially since its 2006 debut. It began with then-couple Amy and Matt Roloff and their children, twins Zach and Jeremy, son Jacob, and daughter Molly. The cast of characters on the hit reality television series continued to expand as Jeremy and his wife, Audrey (née Botti), welcomed their daughter, Ember Jean. 

"Jer" and "Auj" — as they're affectionately called — are insanely in love with one another, and they've let fans in on some of the more TMI moments of their relationship. Not only did they appear on the reality TV series together, but they're also business partners who built a company rooted in their Christian faith. In July 2018, the lovebirds surprised their followers when they announced that they were stepping away from LPBW after a long run in reality TV — Jeremy logged 17 seasons over 14 years!

We can't be the only ones who are curious about the ins and outs of this celebrity couple's relationship. From very sexy vows to controversial relationship advice, this is what you don't know about Jeremy and Audrey Roloff's marriage.

It wasn't love at first sight

They can't stop making googly eyes at one another now, but things weren't always so lovey dovey between them. The duo met in 2010 on a blind date, and things turned out to be super awk', according to the couple's recollection of the chain of events during a TLC special.

"I thought he was cute when he walked through the door, but I wasn't, like, seeing the future in that moment," Audrey says. If you're feeling bad for Jeremy at this moment, you really shouldn't. According to him, the feeling was mutual. Not only was he turned off that Audrey showed up in sweaty workout clothes, but he also says, "Contrary to what many believe, it wasn't love at first sight, necessarily." 

They started off as long-distance friends for three years before embarking on a two-year, long-distance relationship. "Jeremy pursued me faithfully and diligently for two years before we started dating. I know... I was stubborn..." Audrey wrote on her blog.

A proposal on bended key?

Jeremy went the sweet and sentimental route to ask for Audrey's hand in marriage in March 2014. He took her back to the train trestle — the same spot where he asked her to be his girlfriend — and incorporated a typewriter into the proposal because she loves the written word. He told TLC, "She is a big writer and loves to journal, gets lots of energy from personal, intimate time and loves when I surprise her. We sat down and started typing."

They took turns typing their hearts out, and when it was Jeremy's turn, he prepared for his big moment. "I grabbed the typewriter, turned around and started typing, barely able to keep my fingers calm enough to do so. I was asking this girl to be mine for the rest of our lives. Asking her to accept me as Jeremy Roloff and walk with me through life's greatest peaks and lowest valleys." 

After presenting her with the ring, she screamed, "Yes!" while hugging him. "It was an amazing feeling," he said.

They raced to the altar

The couple was racing against the clock to plan its Sept. 20, 2014 nuptials. "As my mom always says, 'Things only take you as long as the amount of time you have to do them,'" Audrey wrote in her blog. This bride-to-be had roughly six months. "We had to make it happen before summer turned to fall, or it would have been a 'plan B' day."

Distance made their fast-paced wedding planning even more complicated. "We planned our wedding while living in different states, but it turned out to be everything we ever dreamed that it would be — and more," she told The Knot.

Looking at photos from their special moment, it's obvious this wasn't a haphazard occasion. With some help from her mom and a wedding planner, the nuptials went off without a hitch. "Usually, you need to find/order your wedding dress and book your wedding venue 8 months to a year in advance... but my wedding dress was used... and my venue was my fiancés back yard [sic]... so this helped expedite the process," she wrote.

Their wedding vows were very sexy

Jeremy and Audrey Roloff wrote their own vows, pouring out their hearts to one another in front of some 295 family and friends. "As beautifully surreal as this moment was, I was so caught up in emotion and totality of the moment, that it was difficult to focus on the words we were vowing to one another," she wrote on Beating 50 Percent.

While listening to Jeremy's words of devotion, Audrey was thinking to herself, "I can't wait to speak our vows to one another again, just the two of us, on our honeymoon!" she wrote.

They jetted off to Jamaica, and they brought their "crumpled paper vows" with them. "Then I had this crazy idea.... 'What if we read our vows to each other while having sex...?'" Audrey wrote. 

Jeremy agreed to go along with the plan. "I'll spare you the details, but it was the most intimate thing we have ever done in our marriage, and probably the most intimate thing I have ever done in my life," she said.

This is a story they definitely could've kept to themselves.

They want you to join the covenant club

The couple started a company called Beating 50 Percent that promotes covenant marriages. These types of unions, which are available in some states, require premarital counseling and also make things more tricky if a couple decides to get a divorce. Basically, Auj and Jer are in it for life — which is typically the idea anyway, right?

"My husband and I crave that kind of [covenant] marriage, and we deeply desire to do and be the things that will attain it. Therefore, we've established a simple rhythm that continues to save and grow our marriage," Audrey wrote on her blog.

They hope to encourage other couples to join the covenant marriage way of life, with hopes that they can reduce the 50 percent divorce rate for first marriages in the United States and preserve love in everyone's union. How awesome is that?

He has 'authority' over her body

Audrey Roloff is vocal about her religious beliefs, even if some of her views expose her up to backlash. In May 2016, she stirred up controversy when she took to their company's website to craft a post entitled, "How to Protect Your Marriage."

She called sex "the glue to marriage" and encouraged readers to "make the effort to incorporate physical intimacy into your daily life, not just in the bedroom. A hug, grabbing their hand, a 15-second kiss, a butt grab, or a face hold can all make a huge difference in your sex life." BTW, this expert advice was coming from someone who'd been married for less than two years at the time, but we digress...

She really caught heat from some folks when she quoted a Bible scripture that reads, "For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise, the husband does not have authority over his own body but the wife does."  

She concluded with this: "Our bodies are no longer our own, we are now one. We should desire to sexually please our spouse regularly. So get naked;)" 

Oh, boy.

They struggle to separate business and pleasure

Though they give off the vibe that their marriage is hunky-dory, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff have learned that being spouses and business partners is no easy task.

In one Instagram post, Audrey got super personal by listing the struggles they've faced as partners who mix business with pleasure every day. "We're far more inclined to spend the evening in a serious debate, working on new ideas for our ministries, or casting vision for our future. Sometimes I think we need to schedule 'play dates' instead of 'date nights,'" she wrote, admitting that even date nights usually turn into "brainstorming" sessions. How romantic.

"Sometimes I think we need to just lighten up. Read a novel instead of the news and self-help... Watch a comedy instead of apologetics, mysteries, and documentaries.... Give each other our undivided attention, instead of constantly multitasking... " she said.

One day to unplug

When asked to share advice for business owners whose professional and personal lives overlap, Audrey Roloff told The School of Styling: "I wish [Jeremy and I] were better at this so I could offer useful advice." She said they were still working out the kinks but had implemented some rules to help balance things out. 

One rule, in particular, was their New Year's Resolution to take a Sabbath — or a day of rest — once a week. "So far we have failed to do this many weeks, but the weeks that we have prioritized setting aside a day to rest have been vital," she said. Their day of rest includes putting the kibosh on working, running errands, reading emails, scrolling through social media, and checking the news. "We turn off our phones, shut off our computers and praise God for what we have, for life itself, and spend time with each other, our community, and the Lord, undistracted by the demands of this world," she said.

Perhaps stepping away from their roles on Little People Big World in 2018 will make it easier for the young couple to stick to that resolution. Keep in mind, Jeremy was just 13 years old when he debuted on the show with his parents and siblings in 2006, reported Good Housekeeping

And if you're already stressing about missing out on the future of Jeremy and Audrey's relationship, fear not. They assured their Instagram followers that they're not "disappearing" and have a lot of "exciting stuff" in the works.