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LITTLE People fans have slammed Matt Roloff’s girlfriend Caryn Chandler for “overstepping.”
The couple discussed the family farm negotiations that fell through with son Zach on May 24’s shocking episode.
Caryn was at the table for the Roloff family farm negotiations with Zach, though fans were as thrilled as she appeared to beCredit: TLC
After Matt Roloff’s deal with fan-favorite Zach fell through, many said Caryn seemed ‘excited’ and ‘overstepped’
During the Little People, Big World premiere last week, Zach Roloff ripped the patriarch as a “bad grandparent” who doesn’t “value his family.”
Fans finally got a full glimpse into his side of the story when Little People, Big World premiered, and viewers criticized 53-year-old Caryn for her interference.
Zach recanted how it all allegedly went south as he wanted to buy the north side of the farm, his “favorite” part.
But on episode two, Caryn made her proud presence in the negotiations even more clear.
Caryn told her man as they took a stroll on the Oregon grounds, “Well I think it’s interesting about Zach and Tori [Roloff] moving to Battleground [Washington].”
Matt said in confessional, “A few weeks ago Zach came to me and said ‘I’d like to submit an offer’ … we sat face to face and it didn’t go well.”
“There’s been some tension between us.”
Caryn noted to Matt, “Now it seems the decision is done.”
“I didn’t need to be in the meeting but … I thought I’d go along.
“I didn’t think there were sides, it was a business transaction and it didn’t work out.”
Matt then concluded on the family pass-down that he passed on, “It may take years for people to see that but I think Zach and Tori not taking over the farm was a good thing.”
Caryn added there were “communication issues,” and Matt concluded as they walked: “You can’t hate your father and grandpa forever.”
‘NOT HER PLACE’
Fans were stunned to see Caryn step in so heavily, as many felt that while Zach’s wife Tori was also there, Matt’s girlfriend appeared “excited” with the outcome.
“If Matt’s dream was to have his kids take over the farm, he could have facilitated that quite easily. He chose not to…and that speaks volumes. And Caryn should butt out!” one Twitter user wrote.
Another posted, “Caryn is overstepping by getting involved the way she is and Matt letting her make comments about Zach is not cool at all.”
A third wrote, “Matt/Caryn excited Zack isn’t buying the farm. Why is Caryn all up in ‘family’ stuff?”
‘SHE ALTERED THE DEAL’ – ZACH
Father Matt revealed that he put the farm up for sale, despite his son expressing interest in buying a portion of the property earlier, and last week, Zach talked about it at length.
“My dad was definitely encouraging the conversation, [wife] Tori and [Matt’s girlfriend] Caryn came too.”
“The north side is the 30 acres my mom and dad shared, and the whole thing was weird, he starts making excuses … suddenly me and my wife are not good enough to run the farm,” Zach shockingly explained in a confessional.
“Whether we don’t have the money, don’t have the skillset… Tori said, ‘it wasn’t cool, I never wanna see someone talk to my husband like that ever.’”
“The price was more than I can afford – was going off of what my dad bought my mom out for.”
But Zach said Matt had raised that price to a much higher one.
“He went beyond the normal appreciation,” he added.
He added: “I thought Caryn’s involvement altered it as well; ‘He can’t do that’ [she would say].”
This aired after the news of Matt putting the home on the market, which the father of four detailed in a lengthy Instagram post.
He explained his reasoning behind the sale, claiming his “twin boys” could not work together “toward a possible joint sale.”
Zach’s twin brother Jeremy previously expressed interest in purchasing a part of the farm, though that also didn’t materialize.
Matt claimed that Jeremy and Zach “decided individually that the timing was not right for them to purchase a part of the farm at this time.”
Besides Jeremy and Zach, the reality star also shares Jacob, 25, and daughter Molly, 28, with his ex-wife, Amy, 57.
In the comments section, Zach accused his father of “manipulating the narrative right before the season” which has finally premiered on May 17.
‘THEY HAD THEIR CHANCE’
According to the Wall Street Journal, Matt has asked for about $4million with the sale of the “original family home and bright red barn.”
LPBW fans jumped at the comments section and slammed the TV personality for not selling the property to his offspring.
One fan brought up Matt’s children and asked: “None of the kids wanted to buy it?”
Matt responded: “They all had more than enough… and very fair chances.”
Back in March, Matt had planned on retiring and spending more time at his vacation home in Arizona with his girlfriend.
A source close to the TV star told The Sun at the time: “Matt would prefer Jacob and wife, Isabel, to take over the farm, but he’s not sure they are on board at the moment.”
Son Jacob no longer films with the show and has torn into his family for “selling their souls to TV.”
Meanwhile, Zach has kept busy as his wife gave birth to their third child, baby Josiah on April 30.
The happy couple is also parents to son Jackson, four, and daughter Lilah, two – all of whom were sweetly seen on the season premiere – and whom Matt claimed he’s “cut off” from seeing in the premiere of the long-running show.
The family recently celebrated their oldest child’s birthday with a massive backyard party at their new Washington home.
Zach Roloff said patriarch Matt’s girlfriend ‘altered the farm deal’ last week, and on episode two she seemed ‘excited’ per furious fansCredit: TLC
Little People, Big World grandfather Matt said he’s now ‘cut off’ from seeing Zach’s beautiful three kids – after Zach said he was ‘strangely outpriced’Credit: Instagram
Caryn, who has no legal stake in the farm, said she was ‘glad she was there’ when Zach was stiffedCredit: TLC
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