'Little People, Big World' Son Jacob Roloff Admits Being A Rebel: 'I Grew Up'

Abi Ong

Matt and Amy Roloff's youngest son finally opened up about why he really left Little People, Big World two years ago. In a video blog, Jacob expressed his thoughts about growing up in front of the media and why he chose to put that life behind. At one point, he also admitted to being rebellious against his family by leaving the show and even their religion.

Jacob, 20, poured out his thoughts through his YouTube channel Rock and Roloff, where he posts videos of his travels with girlfriend Izzy. He is currently taking a road trip which he previously described as a journey to self-discovery. Based on Jacob's photos on social media, he has since been to amazing places such as Yellowstone, Multnomah Falls in Oregon, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

The video's tone turned a little serious halfway through, in the scene where Jacob was driving. He started talking to his girlfriend Izzy about how people have a fixed image of him because he has such an online presence. Fans have seen Jacob on Little People, Big World since he was 9-years-old and now that he's 20, some are surprised to see that he's not the same young boy anymore.

"People reference things that I said, like, two years ago—even more than two years ago… And I remember at that time, I was very inflammatory. I said inflammatory things."

However, Jacob said that he has now changed so much since leaving the show at 18. By distancing himself from the cameras, he has found his identity. He also stated that he has gained more wisdom now that he has learned to think more instead of speaking more.

"I rebelled and I left the show and I left the religion I was brought up with…and I left it in a pretty flamboyant way or whatever. Now, I'm kind of like, okay, I don't need to hate it. So essentially, all there is to say is that I just grew up."

Now, Jacob is back in front of the camera again. But this time, he's in control. His YouTube channel, he says, is a way for fans to get to know him more intimately than a network-produced reality show. He films the scenes and edits the content himself. Currently, Rock and Roloff has more than 4,000 subscribers.

"Love being an uncle so far. Love Little Man."

However, Jacob will surely spend more time with the LPBW family in the coming months, as they are about to celebrate huge milestones. In September, the Roloffs will welcome another baby, Jeremy and Audrey's first child. And in August, Jacob's sister Molly will be getting married.

Little People, Big World airs every Tuesday on TLC.