Little People, Big World stars Zach and Tori Roloff shared a new photo of baby Jackson on Instagram on Tuesday, while also revealing their new son has dwarfism. Zach and Tori Roloff welcomed baby Jackson into the world on May 12, and fans of Little People, Big World have been waiting anxiously to find out if their baby has dwarfism. The Little People, Big World newlyweds said they hope to help other parents of children with dwarfism through upcoming episodes of the Roloff’s TLC reality TV series.
Zach and Tori Roloff married in July of 2015 and celebrated the day they met, also on Instagram, four weeks ago. According to Tori Roloff, seven years ago, Zach made her his, and she has loved him ever since—”more every single day.” The Little People, Big World couple’s wedding aired on TLC as a special episode in 2016 after the show’s return in 2013 from a three-year hiatus from the small screen. During those three years, from 2010 until Season 7 aired in 2013, all four Roloff children were busy dating, finishing up high school, and moving on to college.
As Season 7 of Little People, Big World began on October 29, 2013, all four of the Roloff kids were “home for the first time in years,” which helped as wedding season was approaching and the farm needed a lot of work.
One year ago today I walked down the aisle to the man of my dreams. This past year has been the best year of my life and I constantly have to pinch myself just to remind myself it's real life. It's been the best year of my life babe and I can't wait to have many more adventures with you! I love you. Today. Tomorrow. Always. Happy anniversary Zachys. ???????????? #storyofzachandtori #letsholdhandsuntilwere82 ❤️
Also during the return of Little People, Big World, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff’s wedding was featured on the special “Wedding Farm” series of Little People, Big World, that was only supposed to be six one-hour specials, according to Reality TV World in 2012. Jeremy and Audrey Roloff actually got married before Zach and Tori Roloff. The Little People, Big World newlyweds tied the knot in September of 2014, nearly a year before Zach and Tori Roloff got married, but Zach, 27, and Tori, 26, decided they wanted to become parents before Jeremy, 27, and Audrey, 25. Zach and Tori Roloff announced 16 months into their marriage—in November of 2016—that they were expecting their first child together.
People Magazine shared that Zach and Tori welcomed their new baby son, Jackson Kyle Roloff, into the world on May 12, just two days before Mother’s Day, adding that becoming parents was going to be an adjustment for the Little People, Big World couple, “whether or not their son was born a dwarf,” like father Zach, who suffers from a common type of dwarfism called achondroplasia. In fact, becoming new parents has been quite an adjustment for Zach and Tori, who’s been eerily quiet on social media since sharing two newborn photos of baby Jackson just two days apart, with the first photo on Instagram on May 14 and the second, also on Instagram on May 16.
Tori Roloff captioned the second photo of her newborn son with, “I’ve only spent 4 days with this little guy and I have fallen In love completely with him.”
Of course, fans of Little People, Big World have asked Zach and Tori via social media if their new baby has dwarfism, since TLC has continued to tease during the current season that he might have achondroplasia, like Zach, especially after news surfaced in early May that all of their baby’s limbs were measuring below average, as previously reported by In Touch Weekly. Little People, Big World fans were worried that they would have to wait for the next upcoming season to find out if baby Jackson has dwarfism, but Zach and Tori Roloff finally broke their silence on Tuesday about the status of their new baby’s stature.
The Inquisitr shared on Tuesday that Zach and Tori Roloff confirmed that baby Jackson was born with achondroplasia dwarfism, adding that parenting a newborn has been an adjustment. Zach and Tori explain that they can no longer do things on their own schedule, which might explain the couple’s notable absence from social media over the last two weeks. But, Tori Roloff finally shared a new photo of baby Jackson via her personal Instagram account on late Tuesday, following the news that baby Jackson has dwarfism. Tori captioned the photo, that shows the couple posing with baby Jackson, with “My boys!” The photo has since been liked over 77,000 times in the nine short hours since it’s been online and has been commented on nearly 1,500 times from some of Tori’s hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers, who also probably follow the lives of Zach and Tori on Little People, Big World.
Fans say they’ve been waiting for another family photo, adding that baby Jackson is “perfection,” and “adorable,” and a “perfect combination” of both Zach and Tori.
Said Zach, “Baby Jackson…he came in as an LP [Little Person], as an ‘achon’…just like me.”
According to an article on Fox 13 on Tuesday, Zach and Tori knew their son had dwarfism during Tori’s 34-week ultrasound but wanted to wait until baby Jackson was born to discuss his diagnosis publicly. The article goes on to say that Zach and Tori hope to help other parents of children with dwarfism, by providing education and comfort—now that the “story is out there.” According to Zach, he has already received emails from concerned parents of children with dwarfism who have found comfort in watching the Little People, Big World series, which has followed the daily lives of parents, Matt, 55, and Amy, 52, who both suffer from dwarfism, as they raise three children of average height and one child with dwarfism on the large Roloff family farm, since the show premiered on TLC in March of 2006.
Little People, Big World has garnered millions of fans in the last 11 years, and new episodes can be seen every Tuesday night on TLC, with the next new episode airing on June 6 at 9 p.m. ET, titled “He’ll Be Whoever He’s Meant to Be.” TWC Central provides a summary of the upcoming Episode 6 of the current season: “On the eve of their baby shower, Tori and Zach find out whether their son has dwarfism; Jeremy and Audrey face a new hurdle after finding their dream home; Matt helps with the nursery; Amy and Chris have a serious talk about their size difference.”
Since Zach and Tori Roloff’s son was born with dwarfism, do you think there’s a chance that TLC might start a Little People, Big World spinoff series? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
[Featured Image by Tori Roloff/Instagram]