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Cheating Scandal? Matt Roloff Admitted He Didn't Make Commitment A Priority

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Jun. 8 2016, Published 9:50 a.m. ET

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When Matt and Amy Roloff filed for divorce after nearly 30 years of marriage, Little People, Big World fans were shocked. But there were plenty of clues in the family's 2007 book, Little People, Big Values, that the longtime couple was fated to split.

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"Amy and I have our share of conflicts, disagreements and arguments," Matt wrote in the advice book.

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What was their #1 issue? Matt admitted he didn't make commitment a top priority. "While Amy puts commitment at or near the top of her list, I would put it further down," the father of four, now 54, wrote. "Amy tends to be more of a committed-to-a-fault kind of person, while I see most commitments — with some very notable exceptions — as flexible and negotiable."

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Since the TLC reality show's 2006 debut, Amy, 51, has often exploded on Matt while cameras rolled. It's not fancy editing, she confessed. "That's good television, I suppose, and there is an element of truth to it," she said. "Yes, I get frustrated and angry at Matt sometimes. We're both imperfect human beings, and we have our share of conflicts and arguments."

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It seems Matt always had plans to leave the Oregon family farm, and perhaps his wife. "There is a part of me that would like to spend some time in other places — maybe relocate to Colorado for a few years, then spend some time in Texas, then move to Idaho."

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EXCLUSIVE: Matt and Amy Roloff happier times in Hawaii

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Matt claimed in the book that he and Amy were "very different" in their "approach to life." "While I may look at a pile of bills and a bank account statement that reads "empty' and say that things are about to get better, Amy will look at the same situation, acknowledge that we could be in trouble, and ask, 'What are we doing about this?' he revealed.

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Despite the couple's obvious problems, Amy swore she would never divorce her husband. "I stood before my God, my family, my friends and Matt and made a series of vows," she wrote. "One of those vows contained the phrase 'Till death do you part.' That's commitment — a lifelong commitment."

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But nine years later, the parents of four children finalized their divorce. As RadarOnline.com reported, Matt and Amy equally divided interest their joint businesses, and split family photographs and videos.

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Moving on: Before the divorce was finalized this year, Matt and Amy argued on camera about his excitement to date again. "He's on the market, he's got people," she said.

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