‘LPBW’ Stars Zach, Tori Roloff Reveal Baby Josiah Has Dwarfism

Zacho and Tori Roloff‘s newborn son, Josiah, has achondroplasia, the Small people, big world stars tell exclusively We Weekly† The couple talked about their reason for making their son’s diagnosis public – and why it’s important to remember that his condition is “not his identity.”

“He’s Josiah. He has achondroplasia, but he’s not like Josiah’s achondroplasia,” said Zach, 32, Us about the couple’s three-week-old son, who was born on April 30. (Achondroplasia is the same form of dwarfism that the TLC star and the couple’s older children, Jackson (5) and Lilah (2) have, while Tori, 31, does not have dwarfism.)

“Just like I am Tori, I have brown hair,” adds Tori. “I’m not a brunette – I wouldn’t classify myself that way.”

Dwarfism is so normalized in the Roloff family, the couple explain, because in addition to Zach and his children, his parents, Amy and Matt Roloff, also have achondroplasia. (Matt and Amy’s other children – Zach’s twin brother) Jeremytheir daughter Molly and third son Jacob – Do not.)

“It’s so normal for us,” says Tori Us, listing the Roloff family members who have achondroplasia. “We have so many resources and there are a lot of parents who don’t have the same resources and…don’t have the same faith in everything that Zach and I do.”

The parents revealed that they will always use their platform to support people with dwarfism.

“We will definitely be advocates for people with dwarfism because of our children,” Zach says.

“Forever,” adds Tori.

The couple, who have been married since 2015, announced the birth of Josiah earlier this month via Instagram.

Zach and Tori Roloff. TLC

Josiah Luke Roloff 🔵 was born on April 30, 2022! He came about two weeks early, but we were ready!” the Pennsylvania native gushed on social media. “Super happy for our family and the kids love him already. Also very proud of Tori, she did a fantastic job! .”

In her own post, Tori wrote: “The best early birthday present a mother could wish for! We love you sweet boy!”

Three weeks after the arrival of their youngest child, the reality stars are taking it easy with their new son, who they both agree is ‘chill’.

“Overall he was the most direct, easy [baby]says Toric Usnoting that while he cries, he’s also very tolerant of his older siblings “touching him and kissing him and… poking at him,” the pair reveal.

Small people, big world airs Tuesdays on TLC at 9 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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