Molly Roloff: The real reason you don't hear from her anymore

TLC's Little People, Big World has been keeping viewers glued to the tube, documenting all of the happenings of the Roloff family since 2006. Fans have seen the show evolve drastically since its debut. Parents Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff went through a divorce, and their four kids — Zach RoloffJeremy Roloff, Molly Roloff, and Jacob Roloff — have each gone through a ton of life changes in front of the cameras. 

When it was announced that Molly had gotten engaged to her now-husband, Joel Silvius, in December 2016, viewers were ecstatic to follow her journey to marriage, but alas, Molly's personal life did not become a major storyline on the show. In fact, she's been noticeably absent from episodes of the hit TLC reality series. Though she hasn't given an official statement as to why she's not a prominent fixture on LPBW, here are a few of the likely reasons we don't hear much from Molly Roloff anymore.

She's married now

Molly Roloff marked a major life milestone on Aug. 5, 2017, when she married Joel Silvius in a quaint wedding ceremony at Roloff Farms. As reported by Us Weekly, Molly wore a lace, off-the-shoulder dress with her gorgeous brown hair pulled back in a bun. Her father, Matt Roloff, posted a sweet dedication to his baby girl on Instagram, writing, in part, "Amy and I are gushing with pride of her character, faith, heart for God, wisdom and judgment… especially her choice in picking her life mate." Aww. Is someone cutting onions in here?

The bride and groom exhanged vows and drove off into the sunset … never to be seen or heard from again. (Kidding, you guys.) But seriously, the nuptials might explain why she's no longer on the show. She's moved on to a new phase in her life, and we couldn't be any happier for her!

She moved really far away

In Touch speculated that Molly and her hubby met while they were both undergrad students at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. After she graduated from the university, and before she became Mrs. Silvius, the couple lived together in that same college town — some 400 miles away from Roloff Farms, where her family is based. With her degree in hand, Molly decided to stick it out in Spokane, and now that she's married, home is definitely where the heart is.

Good Housekeeping reported that Molly's new digs are a five-to-seven-hour drive away from her family and the setting of Little People, Big World, so that could certainly explain why she's hardly on the show. That doesn't mean she doesn't pop up every now and then. She still finds time to head back to her family's Oregon farm, and, when the whole gang's together, they celebrate the moment by posing for a super cute family portrait.  

She's working 9 to 5

Roloff Farms has become just as popular as the family who shares its namesake. Although it would've been pretty darn cool for Molly to continue working on the farm well into adulthood, she apparently has aspirations that have nothing to do with harvesting pumpkins.

According to her public LinkedIn profile, Molly has been adulting hardcore since September 2016, when she was hired as an Assurance Senior at a company in Spokane, Wash. While some would love to have the reality TV cameras follow her along to her desk job, her new position doesn't entirely fit in with the show's premise surrounding work on the farm. Sure, she could pack up and move back to Oregon if she really wanted to be a reality TV star, but it seems like she has settled in quite nicely with her new life in corporate America.

Does she prefer a regular life sans cameras?

Even before her appearances on Little People, Big World became few and far between, Molly Roloff had been rather private about her personal life. While her parents, siblings, and sisters-in-law are active on social media, Molly's Instagram account is private. We suspect she only grants access to her closest friends and family members. 

It's quite ironic that someone who grew up in the public eye would be uber-protective about their private life, but this is all the more proof that she's seemingly done with living life underneath a microscope…at least for now. Besides, she wouldn't be the only member of the Roloff clan to leave the show…

The kids are flying the reality TV coop

If Molly Roloff is actively seeking distance from her reality TV roots, she can look to her siblings for advice. Her brother, Jeremy Roloff, and his wife, Audrey Roloff (pictured), announced in July 2018 that they were also parting ways with the TLC series to pursue writing, podcasting, and other endeavors in the public eye. Molly's other brother, Jacob Roloff, also left the show when he reportedly opted out of his contract at age 18. 

Keep in mind, Little People Big World debuted in 2006, so the Roloff siblings have grown up with their every move plastered across television screens? It's very possible that they're ready to control their own narratives as they mature into productive adults and start families of their own. No matter the reason, we now have a better picture as to why we don't hear from Molly anymore. Even though we miss seeing her on the show, we wish her the best wherever life takes her.