If you close your eyes and listen closely, you can hear them.
The sound is not overpowering just yet. It remains somewhat faint.
But make no mistake: When it comes to Amy Roloff and her long-time boyfriend Chris Marek, they are very much there.
We write, of course, about wedding bells.
More specifically, about the sound of them ringing and how we’re more convinced than ever before that they will be doing precisely this for the Little People, Big World star some time in the near future.
This is not a new sentiment, really.
Roloff and Marek have been very serious for awhile now.
However, they took a rather major step over this past weekend when Amy took Chris to her native state of Michigan.
(As all fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette know well, such hometown visits often preclude a proposal.)
“So happy I got to show Chris my favorite place to go to in Michigan, besides my folks cabin,” wrote the TLC personality as a caption to the image above, adding:
“Had the best time and made such a memory together. We’ll be back! #puremichigan #homestate #amyrandchrism #amyssecondactcontinues.”
You’ll be back, huh?
Like… for a wedding?!?
After not featuring Chris in a few Instagram photos for a bit, Amy was forced to address break-up rumors recently.
In short, her response was simple: the couple is anything but broken up. They are very much together.
For whatever reason, however, many Little People, Big World fans refuse to accept this relationship for what it is.
They think Marek has sinister motives; that he’s only dating Amy for her fame and her fortune, even though:
He has never given us any reason to think this.
Let’s face it: she isn’t that rich or that famous.
But irrational social media users do not care.
They continue to warn Roloff about how Marek is a “wolf” and how his interest in her is all about “[money.]”
Amy and ex-husband Matt Roloff divorced well over two years ago, following about 27 years of marriage.
They still star on Little People, Big World together, however, and still run their family business together.
Matt is dating Caryn Chandler and may also soon get engaged and the tension between exes is obvious at times.
But they remain pretty darn amicable, all relationships and awkward situations considering.
“I never thought I’d be dating as a grandma,” Amy said during the most recent season of her TLC reality series, adding that while she’d love a “lifetime” relationship, she wasn’t looking to make things so permanent with Marek just yet.
She is in no rush to walk down the aisle again.
It’s certainly possible that day never comes.
That doesn’t mean Amy won’t stick it to Marek haters, though, when their clams come out and it doesn’t mean she won’t rule put the possibility of getting hitched again.
But why worry a lot about the future?
Why not just enjoy the present as much as one can?
And, for the record, Amy’s kids approve.
“Chris seems like a good guy,” son Zach said on a Little People, Big World episode this spring, adding:
“He seems pretty straight, level-headed, not fake. That’s why I like him, because he doesn’t try to be my best friend. He’s not overly aggressive. He’s cordial, and he’s just a normal dude.”