On pleasant phrases. While reflecting on their particular marriage ceremony day, Amy Roloff and Chris Marek completely advised Us Weekly why her ex-husband, Matt Roloff, was “not invited” to the ceremony.
“It wasn’t anything against Matt or [girlfriend] Caryn [Chandler], but it made it more comfortable for the kids and for the guests,” Marek, 59, defined to Us on Monday, November 1, whereas selling the upcoming Amy & Chris’s Happily Ever After particular on TLC. “Especially for the kids, that would have been awkward for Amy and Matt’s kids. Which one are they supposed to be happy for? I just think it would have been a lot of mixed emotions for them to be there together.”
Amy, 57, and Matt, 60, had been beforehand married for 27 years earlier than submitting for divorce in June 2015. They share twins Zach and Jeremy, 31, daughter Molly, 27, and son Jacob, 24. Amy met Marek in 2016 and so they tied the knot in August after 5 years of relationship.
During the nuptials, the pair ended up celebrating their union at Roloff Farms, whereas Matt and his girlfriend, 53, loved a candy getaway.
“Dropped the keys to the farm in Chris’s hands last night. Then after [a] short 90 min drive … started having up close and personal wild life adventure on the Oregon coast,” Matt wrote alongside a video of wildlife through Instagram at the time.
Although the newlyweds thought-about the farm as a doable choice, they had been nonetheless shocked to have all of it come collectively.
“I was planning to have our wedding somewhere else. I had a couple of venues that I was thinking of and everything, but the farm was always on the radar. It was like plan B,” Amy detailed to Us. “In the end, the farm really worked out because it gave us time to decorate a few days prior. … So in the end, the farm, you know, was really the perfect venue.”
For Marek, having Matt provide them the placement got here as a “nice surprise” forward of their huge day.
“We were looking elsewhere, but we had it in the back of our mind if we couldn’t find anything about approaching Matt. So it was a surprise that he brought it up first because we didn’t ask him,” the realtor revealed. “We just always thought if they couldn’t find another place, then we’d go to Matt. But we didn’t have to. So it was a nice surprise that he offered.”
Following the marriage, the motivational speaker additionally despatched the pair a present to mark the milestone.
“They gave us a little gift basket,” the Michigan native shared, together with her husband including, “We’re very appreciative of that. In the gift basket was a handwritten note [where] Matt offered to fly us to Arizona and check out their place. So we may be taken advantage of that.”
Even although the exes have discovered frequent floor, Amy famous that there have been nonetheless ups and downs to their new regular.
“t’s a relationship, it’s a relationship for me that’s out of respect and everything like that. I definitely don’t want to pretend and allude to the fact that I’m suddenly going to become best friends with my ex,” the TLC persona advised Us. “But we’re able to do things together and communicate. I don’t think either one of us are gonna go out of our way and be over each other’s house every other weekend.”
Fans will get to expertise the one in all a sort marriage ceremony celebration on Amy & Chris’s Happily Ever After, a two-hour particular premiering on TLC Tuesday, November 9, at 9 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
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