Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff was married to Matt Roloff for 27 years, but she seems excited to get hitched again.
Or at least open to the idea. Boyfriend Chris Marek, however, seems a little ... lukewarm at best when it comes to marriage.
Last night on an all-new Little People, Big World, Amy and Chris went on a camping trip with their friends Ron and Beth.
Ron and Beth, Chris explains, got together around the same time, and “are trying to figure out what the future looks like."
"They’ve discussed marriage and living together, and they’re at that point where they’re trying to work that out.”
Which is awkward for Chris. Because ...
Well, it's been two and a half years of dating, and Amy is getting to the point where she's interested in a long-term commitment.
“I met Matt at a conference. I saw him four times, [then] we were married,” she says of her ex-husband, with whom she has four kids.
“So dating Chris, I’m calling up my girlfriends and I’m like, ‘What is dating?! I don’t even know what the hell that is."
Chris, when asked about marriage?
"I’ve seen a lot of failed marriages, a lot of divorces, in my family. All my siblings, my mother,” he says.
“I mean, I saw a lot of examples of people that loved each other but could not live with each other."
"But I’m certainly not against marriage," Marek adds. "I never thought I’d be this age and still single.”
“I’m glad to see that you’re not against marriage, because that would be a problem,” Amy responded.
“I’m certainly enjoying our journey,” Chris adds, but Amy wasn't going to let it drop on that note, adding:
“Marriage still works. It is an institution that does work ... I’ve seen enough where it does give me hope.”
Sounds like she's dropping hints left and right.
Later, Amy told the TLC reality show's cameras that getting married is still “very, very important” to her.
“Even though I’m divorced, I still value and will hold up high the whole concept, the reason, the purpose," she said.
“And if by chance I get to do that again, I would still put everything that I can, as best as I can, to make it work.”
Nice to see one divorce hasn't clouded her views on future relationships at what is clearly a different phase of life.
As for how she views her current partner's views?
“Chris doesn’t express commitment," Amy says.
"It’s definitely more of an indirect way, so, you know, I was pleasantly surprised that he is open to marriage."
“I’m not here to push him, I’m not here for him to do something that he is nowhere [near] ready for."
"But if marriage is meant to happen for me again, the second time, then I would sing ‘Hallelujah.'”
Your move, Chris. Your move.