Little People, Big World: Matt Roloff Talks About Retirement and Succession
In “Little People, Big World,” Matt Roloff opened up about retiring and who would take over the farm once steps down. He made his retirement plans known during an interview with Alec Lace of “First Class Fatherhood.”
Is Matt Retiring in 2022?
During the interview, Alec confronted Matt about the rumors that he’s set to retire next year, 2022. Matt was amused with the question and pointed out that he has no idea where these rumors are coming from.
He clarified that there’s “no serious, real talk about retirement.”
“I do, you know, talk about, only in the context that I wanna reduce the amount of work,” he said.
He added that he has no timeline as to what year he’ll retire. Everybody grows old and when the time comes, Matt won’t be able to take on as many chores on the farm as he used to. But he loves the farm so much that he plans to be a part of it for as long as he can. Nobody knows when he’ll take a step back. For now, there’s no sign that he’s handing over the reins to someone else.
Who Will Take Over The Roloff Farm?
If Matt decides to retire, who will take over the farm? He revealed that he has no single choice. Instead, he’d love to see all his children come together and help out on the farm.
“I have no preference on taking over the farm. What I would love to see most, I’m gonna put this on record with you, I would love to see the kids come together and come up with a mixed involvement in taking over the farm,” Matt clarified.
He believes that his kids could “share in the benefits” of running and owning the farm. He admitted that they’ve been discussing this “complicated” matter.
LPBW Season 22
“Little People, Big World” returns to the screens on May 11, 2021 at 8 pm on TLC. Matt and Amy Roloff are front and center, as usual. Zack and his wife Tori Roloff return along with their kids, Lilah and Jackson.
Meanwhile, Molly, Jacob, and Jeremy are highly unlikely to make an appearance. They’ve made it clear a few years back that they’re staying out of the spotlight. Although, Jacob recently made the headlines when he revealed that a TLC producer sexually abused him as a child. The Roloffs are yet to comment on this.