Tori Roloff would like your attention.
The Little People, Big World star says she gets it.
She understands why complete strangers keep wondering about the state of her fetus, analyzing every other photo and publicizing to the world that she's pregnant.
This just happened a couple days ago when photos of Roloff's belly surfaced online.
But here's the thing, Tori now explains:
She is NOT expecting her second child. And it's sort of very offensive for anyone to claim otherwise.
"No I’m not pregnant," Tori wrote on Wednesday in response to this ongoing rumor, adding:
"Yes I love baggy clothes and food. What if I was a women who couldn’t get pregnant? What if I was a women who had body image issues?"
She makes a very salient point here.
And she continues to make it as follows:
"Asking a woman if she’s pregnant can be extremely damaging. Luckily I know when I get asked these questions it’s coming from a place of love.
"I know our fans are eager to see our family grow-as are Zach and I and our families- and you guys just want to see us make more adorable babies like baby j.
"However I hope you think twice about asking a woman “are you pregnant?” Or “when’s the next one coming?”
Imagine if someone were truly struggling to get pregnant.
Imagine if someone was trying to lose weight.
Now imagine how it would feel of this same person signed online and had to read through endless speculation about her figure.
Tori has been dealing with just such chatter.
For weeks now, Internet users have been assuming Roloff is pregnant just based on a photo here or there.
"You don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors in anyone’s life," Tori continues.
"I say this because time and time again I’ve watched my own friends and family struggle with having a baby and I know how much it hurts every time this question is asked...
"If I believed the magazine articles written about me I’ve been pregnant for the last year and a half."
Both Tori and Zach have acknowledged that they will expand their family someday.
But son Jackson is only a year and a half old and there's plenty of time.
It's also no one's business but these two when the blessed development actually happens.
Concludes Tori in her very reasonable post:
If and when Zach and I are blessed with another little one we will share on our own time and in our own way. We love you guys and so appreciate your love and support.
No one wants to see baby j be a big brother more than I do but let’s wait patiently together!
Very well said, Tori.