Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World gets engaged to boyfriend Chris Marek: 'I couldn't be happier or more excited'

Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World fame will be walking down the aisle with boyfriend Chris Marek. 

Marek popped the question to the 55-year-old reality star on Wednesday night at a restaurant that they have been regulars at since their first anniversary.

'I'm excited, I'm so surprised, I'm thrilled!' she told People. 'I never in a million years thought I'd be getting married again, but I also hoped for it! Now that it's happening, I couldn't be happier or more excited.'  

Engaged: Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World fame will be walking down the aisle with boyfriend Chris Marek

Engaged: Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World fame will be walking down the aisle with boyfriend Chris Marek

Her new fiance continued: 'I was very nervous! It had to be a heart shaped diamond because I knew that's what Amy wanted.' 

Before her romance with Marek, Roloff was wed to Matt Roloff, who appears on the show alongside Amy. 

Together, they share twins Jeremy and Zach, 29, daughter Molly, 26, and son Jacob, 22.  

Coupled: Marek popped the question to the 55-year-old reality star on Wednesday night at a restaurant that they've been regulars at since their first anniversary

Coupled: Marek popped the question to the 55-year-old reality star on Wednesday night at a restaurant that they've been regulars at since their first anniversary

On an episode of LPBW back in December 2015, Amy filled Molly in on her growing spark with Marek. 

'I'm having a good time,' she said. 'You know, I had a couple of pool parties. I had, like, 40 people here. No, I probably had, like, 50 people here. 

'Then this guy Chris that I met, he came to the party, too. We got to talking and he invited me to go on a motorcycle ride. Oh, I'm having a ball!  

Elated: 'I'm excited, I'm so surprised, I'm thrilled!' she told People. 'I never in a million years thought I'd be getting married again, but I also hoped for it! Now that it's happening, I couldn't be happier or more excited'

Elated: 'I'm excited, I'm so surprised, I'm thrilled!' she told People. 'I never in a million years thought I'd be getting married again, but I also hoped for it! Now that it's happening, I couldn't be happier or more excited'

As she recalled their first meeting, Amy admitted that she never thought she'd be dating someone of average height. 

'I just never thought someone who is average size would be interested in me,' she explained.

'I just really want him to never question or doubt the relationship because I'm a little person.'

Adorable: As she recalled their first meeting, Amy admitted that she never thought she'd be dating someone of average height

Adorable: As she recalled their first meeting, Amy admitted that she never thought she'd be dating someone of average height

'I just have a good time. I have fun with him,' she continued. 'I never thought I'd be dating as a grandma, and it's nice to experience that and be with someone.'

Roloff has made clear that the institution of marriage is still 'very, very important' for her, regardless of the divorce.

'Even though I'm divorced, I still value and will hold up high the whole concept, the reason, the purpose that marriage is here,' she said to producers of the show.

Priorities: Roloff has made clear that the institution of marriage is still 'very, very important' for her, regardless of the divorce

Priorities: Roloff has made clear that the institution of marriage is still 'very, very important' for her, regardless of the divorce

'And if by chance I get to do that again, I would still put everything that I can, as best as I can, to make it work.' 

'Chris doesn't express commitment. It's definitely more of an indirect way, so, you know, I was pleasantly surprised that he is open to marriage,' she continued.

'I'm not here to push him, I'm not here for him to do something that he is nowhere [near] ready for. But if marriage is meant to happen for me again, the second time, then I would sing "Hallelujah."' 

Amy Roloff of Little People, Big World is now engaged to boyfriend Chris Marek

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