Why Molly And Jacob Roloff Don't Appear On Little People, Big World

Just where are Molly and Jacob Roloff, and why haven't they been featured on Little People, Big World? Despite their family's reality TV show earning a Guinness World Record for "Most Episodes of a Family-Focused Reality Television Show," Molly and Jacob, two important members of the Roloff family, have been M.I.A for years. And there are a lot of interesting reasons as to why the two siblings have dodged TLC's camera crew. From Jacob's drama with TLC and his parents to Molly's mysterious life off-camera, these siblings didn't just decide to leave LPBW on a whim, and it's highly unlikely the two will appear on the show ever again. 

If you're one of the fans who constantly blow up Matt and Amy Roloff's social media accounts with questions about Molly and Jacob's whereabouts, there's a good chance you'll want to know the real reasons why the two have turned their backs on the show. With that being said, here's your inside look into Molly and Jacob Roloff's complicated relationship with LPBW.

Jacob doesn't want to be fake

When Jacob left LPBW sometime in 2015, fans wondered if he'd ever return to reality TV again. So, is there even the slightest chance Jacob will make his reality TV comeback one day? Sadly for Jacob's adoring fans, the answer is a big fat no. Jacob's stance all boils down to his dislike for the show's heavily produced storylines.

"I get comments on here all the time about how people 'miss me on the show' or telling me I should 'do a few more episodes' with the family; I'm posting this to say that that will never happen. For the sake of 'the episode' and ratings I've seen a lot of STORYLINES drawn up (loosely) about our lives, and when I was standing here, behind the scenes and watching it from an outside perspective I just couldn't stop laughing,"Jacob penned on Instagram in July 2016. "Laughing at how hard the producers have to try to get us to follow the talking points, and at how ridiculous the talking points are."

Jacob also went on to argue that the Roloff family that fans love and know isn't his family. "All in all I appreciate people wanting me to 'be with the family' for a few more episodes, but the family that is filmed is not my family. They are the Roloff Characters and I have scarcely anything in common with them, nor do I want to be a character myself." Fair enough.

He wants an 'identity' outside of reality TV

Many kids who grow up on reality TV often struggle to find an identity outside of their fame. Jacob alluded to this phenomenon in one of his explanations for leaving LPBW in 2014 at the height of its popularity. Jacob, who was 18 years old when he bid adieu to TLC's cameras, wrote in his novel Out To See (via Radar Online), "Among so many things, I simply did not want this ridiculous reality TV to use up so much of my time, lest it leave too deep an imprint on my ability to influence the world otherwise." He added, "I did not want this imposition to become my identity, and so I rebelled in the manner that I did, and eventually exited the show."

Makes sense, right? If Jacob had other aspirations growing up — like a writing career, for instance — it's reasonable he'd close the door on reality TV for good when he became an adult. It's very difficult to break into a traditional career after you've spent the bulk of your life in the spotlight, after all. 

Luckily for Jacob, he successfully established a name for himself outside of the show. As of August 2018, the LPBW alum is the author of two books, and he dabbles in professional photography.

Molly guards her privacy

All of the Roloffs are active on social media, with the exception of one member — Molly. Unlike her famous family members, who use Instagram to promote their brands and keep in touch with fans, Molly's account is private. And interestingly enough, Molly only has 198 followers as of August 2018, a small number in comparison to her relatives. Mom Amy, for instance, has a whopping 647,000 followers, while patriarch Matt has 351,000. Translation: Molly is selective about who she lets into her world. Therefore, it's not a stretch to assume Molly is through with LPBW because she values her privacy over fame. To each their own, right?

Although Molly's preference for a life behind the scenes is probably disappointing to some fans, rest assured she does appear on Matt and Amy's social media accounts from time to time. Amy regularly shares photos from her trips to visit Molly in Spokane, Wash., and Matt posts snaps of her whenever she's in town. 

She has a busy life in Washington

Longtime fans of LPBW probably wouldn't be surprised to learn that Molly landed a high-profile job before she graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. Little brother Jacob broke the impressive news in May 2016, writing on Instagram, "My sister graduated summa cum laude — with the highest distinction — and had a job lined up literally months before school ending which is really no surprise to people who know her. I'm v proud of her." Aww. It's obvious Molly and Jacob Roloff share a strong bond.

So, what's Molly's gig and what does it have to do with LPBW? It turns out Molly is an Assurance Senior at Moss Adams, a large accounting firm with branches all across the United States. The role of an Assurance Senior, simply put, is to analyze businesses' accounting records to determine their financial standing. And since Molly is probably really busy crunching numbers for companies, it's reasonable to assume she doesn't have time to film reality TV. 

Oh, and did we mention Molly works in Moss Adams' Spokane branch? We don't think Molly would commute all the way from Spokane to the family's farm in Oregon for a few cameos on LPBW

Molly's husband is pretty private

Molly quietly married research data analyst Joel Silvius at the Roloff's family farm in August 2017. And unlike other Roloff weddings, the event took place off camera, a fact that probably disappointed some LPBW diehards. So, why did Molly and her beau decide to leave TLC off of their wedding guest list? The answer likely has to do with Silvius' penchant for privacy. Silvius doesn't own any social media accounts (at least none that we know of), and he has never appeared on reality television. Not to mention, there's barely any information out there about Silvius' background, and it feels as if he goes out of his way to be a man of mystery. From a lack of details about Silvius' family to zero insight about his likes and dislikes, he might as well be in the Witness Protection Program.

Of course, it's reasonable to draw the conclusion that Molly isn't on the show anymore because of Silvius' private persona. It's not like Molly would ever pressure Silvius to do something outside of his comfort zone, after all. Plus, it's unlikely Molly would appear on LPBW without Silvius by her side, considering how they're a package deal these days. 

Jacob isn't a kid anymore

Many people  — famous or not — can relate to the feeling of growing out of a certain place or situation. It's common for young adults to go off to college or travel once they graduate high school, for instance, and Jacob is no exception to this phenomenon. For Jacob, leaving LPBW was an expression of his transition into adulthood. Just like someone might leave their small town for new experiences in a bigger city, Jacob felt he needed to say adios to the show because he had reached a new stage in his life. "I don't want people to think that I'm living in a resentful sort of way towards the show — I've moved on from it," Jacob explained in a vlog. "It's just a natural progression of leaving the place you came from, moving away from home, traveling away from home. Just getting away."

It's difficult to fault Jacob for simply growing up. After all, he was only a kid when the show first premiered, and one can imagine he was more than ready to ditch the cameras when he turned 18. You do you, Jacob.

Did he burn too many bridges?

Unfortunately, Jacob didn't leave LPBW on a good note. Not only did Matt and Amy's youngest slam the show for its supposed fakery, but he also made an odd claim about his LPBW paychecks. "Man I wish it didn't feel like I was getting f***ed out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now," Jacob tweeted in August 2015. Hold the phone — did Jacob just low-key accuse TLC of withholding his money? Uh-oh.

Sources close to production told TMZ, however, that Jacob's checks were deposited into his account throughout his years on the show. It's also important to point out that Jacob didn't name TLC directly in his tweet, so it's possible he was referring to some other party. Still, it's likely TLC didn't appreciate the whirlwind of drama he incited with his cryptic message, and we wouldn't be shocked if he burned a few bridges because of it. 

Did fans get to be too much?

As amazing as Little People, Big World fans can be, they can also be a lot to deal with sometimes. Case in point: Molly and Isabel Rock, Jacob's other half, have both been subjected to baseless pregnancy rumors thanks to curious fans. The most frustrating part? The rumors about Molly and Rock happened in the same year. 

The gossip about Rock began in May 2018, shortly after she shared photos from her engagement party on Instagram. One person commented on a pic of Roloff in a cute dress, writing, "Either the dress poofed up front or she's pregnant." Other fans chimed in with similar comments, and eventually Rock was forced to address the speculation via her Instagram Story (via Good Housekeeping). "I can see my summer bod is coming in nicely," she joked. 

As for Molly, the rumor mill started churning when she paid a visit to Roloff Farms in June 2018. Molly's seemingly random visit coincided with a vague message from Matt, who wrote on Instagram, "The roloff family has greatest news ever to announce!!!! Later today we tell you all about it!!!!" Of course, many people suspected the message was a hint that Molly was pregnant, a theory that later proved to be untrue. 

Although Molly never responded to the pregnancy gossip, it's fair to assume that the chatter may have bothered her. It's never okay to speculate about another person's body — celebrity or not.

Jacob's lady love isn't interested in reality TV

Like Molly's husband, Rock isn't interested in the spotlight. Although Rock does have a public Instagram account, she's not eager to appear in front of LPBW cameras. Want proof? Look no further than Rock's response to a fan who asked whether her upcoming wedding to Jacob would be televised. It's a fair question considering that Jacob's older brothers, Zach and Jeremy Roloff, both said "I do" to their significant others on camera. "Are you guys going to have the wedding on tv @izzysofia_," the fan asked in the comments section of one of Jacob's Instagram posts from May 2018. Rock replied with a to-the-point "No!" Uh, tell us how you really feel Rock. 

Yep, it's clear Rock has no desire to put her life out for public consumption. So, it's reasonable to theorize that she'll never appear on LPBW. And if Rock doesn't want to be on the show, then why would Jacob sign on for a season? Case closed.

What Jeremy and Audrey Roloff's departure really means

Jeremy Roloff and his wife, Audrey Roloff, shocked fans in July 2018 when they announced their departure from Little People, Big World. "After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come," Jeremy penned in an Instagram post. "A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last. It has been an amazing run, and I can't say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride." Aww. We can't believe Jeremy won't be on the show anymore after all this time!

So, how does Jeremy and Audrey's exit pertain to Molly and Jacob's absence from the series? Simply put, it all boils down to LPBW's longevity. Jeremy and Audrey's move to leave the show seems to suggest it won't be around for much longer, and, without the couple, the cast — which started off with a core group of six people (plus a few significant others) — is down to four people.

And if the show is possibly on its way out, it's unlikely Molly and Jacob Roloff would ever rejoin the cast. Sorry, guys.