Finally, after a whirlwind of tabloid rumors, a shocking Duggar family secret has been confirmed. Cousin Amy Duggar, a niece of 19 Kids and Counting stars Michelle and Jim Bob, made a confession: she was born out of wedlock, this according to a Page Six celebrity news report.
As the popular family on the TLC reality TV show continues to grow, controversy follows suit. Recently, buzz about Amy has been gaining traction. Although the aspiring country singer is not among the 19 children in the Duggar household, she is becoming a fixture on the show. However, the only tune many are hearing has more to do with the Blues.
The Duggar family surrogate, so to speak, took to social media this week and addressed the rumors about allegedly being an illegitimate child in the past. It wasn’t the news many devout Christians wanted to hear. Nonetheless, it’s out in the open.
“The tabloids are telling the truth, my mom and dad did have me out of wedlock. Just because we are Christians doesn’t make us perfect, it just makes us forgiven. Just because I share the Duggar name doesn’t mean my life is perfect! God knew my uncle would have a hit show and that somehow I would be apart of it. He knew my parents story would be told. How amazing is that?! Your testimony is everything. Everyone struggles, and sins differently. but Jesus paid it all!!”
Obviously, the news about the Duggar family secret is worrisome on a number of levels. First of all, the Duggars are known for their strict conservative Christian ways. Viewers seen it play out over several courtships and marriages of their daughters recently.
The good news is that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar don’t appear to have banned her from the family home. In fact, Amy still appears on the show from time to time. Moreover, the outgoing Amy Duggar showed support for her mother Deanna. She took to Instagram and aligned with her mom’s decision to have her before getting married.
“I’m extremely grateful to my mom for choosing to give me life. I’m sure she was scared, young, ridiculed, and felt ashamed. God’s grace covered it though! She’s beautiful inside and out. I’m also grateful that I have such an awesome relationship with my dad! Seriously he’s the greatest!”
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