LITTLE People’s Matt Roloff has been slammed by fans for vacationing with his girlfriend Caryn Chandler amid his son’s health crisis.
Zach Roloff, 32, was rushed into emergency brain surgery earlier this week and is now recovering at home.
Instagram/mattroloffMatt Roloff and his girlfriend Caryn Chandler are currently in Arizona visiting his mom Peggy[/caption]
Instagram / Tori RoloffMeanwhile his son Zach Roloff is recovering from emergency brain surgery[/caption]
But Zach’s hospital scrape did not derail his dad’s vacation plans.
Matt, 61, is currently in Arizona with his girlfriend Caryn, 55, where they are visiting his mother.
On Saturday, the Little People star posted to Instagram where he shared a photo of himself posing with Caryn and his mom Peggy, who was celebrating her 81st birthday.
“Thankful and blessed to be celebrating my mom Peggy’s 81st birthday with her and her neat circle of friends,” he told his 783k followers.
Matt also commented on his son’s health emergency, writing: “From what I’ve heard from Zach and Tori, it was a successful procedure and they both seemed relieved to have it behind them.”
He continued: “We are now thankful that Zach is doing so well and expected [to make] a full recovery, better than new…”
But despite the patriach’s kind words, many of his fans were angry that he hadn’t rushed home to be with Zach and his wife Tori.
“I wouldn’t be in Arizona right now. I’d be by my child 24/7,” wrote one in the comments, adding: “What the hell is wrong with you?”
Another chimed in: “This is just bad…. like it seems like you just put a Zach update just to do it, but you really just wanted to post about your mom and your good time in Arizona.”
“Why are you not going to see your son for yourself rather than getting the information from Tori?” a third asked.
Little People viewers know that Matt and Zach have been on bad terms for the last couple of years.
They first fell out because Zach and his brother Jeremy tried to buy part of Roloff Farms from their dad, but they failed to strike a deal.
Zach felt snubbed as Matt then tried to sell the $4m farmhouse and its 16 acres of land to a private buyer, before turning it into an Airbnb.
The joint-eldest of Matt’s four kids has said their relationship “will not be the same” anymore, and he and Tori have since relocated to Washington with their three children.
Zach is now recovering at home after he was rushed for an emergency shunt revision on Thursday, according to his wife.
A shunt is a hollow tube surgically placed in the brain, sometimes in the spine, that helps drain cerebrospinal fluid.
Zach’s mom Amy has been spending time in Washington to lend a hand looking after his three young kids.
Tori and Zach are mom and dad to Jackson, five, Lilah, three, and Josiah, nine months.
Matt Roloff/InstagramThere has been a rift between Matt and Zach for years over the sale and then rental of their old family farmhouse[/caption]
TLCZach and his wife Tori decided to move away to Washington amid the feud[/caption]