With Jill and Jessa: Counting On returning to TLC this Tuesday, people are questioning whether the Duggars' cousin, Amy King, will also return to the show. Amy's appearance made a unique contrast to the Duggar daughters -- Amy appeared in jeans, and her plans for her life were a bit different. Instead of a focus on marrying and raising a family, she sought to begin a country music career.
Though today she's married and helping run her husband's business, a number of rumors have circulated about the couple's relationship to Amy's cousins, and some fans have inquired about a possible return to reality TV. As you can see in the video below, billed as the "rebel cousin," Amy appeared on the show as a contrast, dressed more casually than her cousins, and a convenient scapegoat.
"She does like to start trouble every once in a while."
Though Amy's fame and the fan following she has acquired from her role on 19 Kids and Counting gets credit for boosting her social media presence enough to make it possible for her to have sponsored posts (see below), the show failed to launch her musical career, and Amy says her primary job is working with her husband.
This week, on Amy and Dillon's Facebook page, they responded directly to questions regarding any possible appearances on the upcoming show, and about their upcoming move. Specifically, the pair say they won't be appearing on the newest Duggar reality show, and no, despite rumors and speculation, they are not moving to live next door to the Duggar family.
It appears that instead of preparing herself to give interviews on a TLC set and join her cousins in the spotlight, the Duggar cousin will be focusing on the new house that she and her husband will be moving to (ET reports it's one of her grandmother's properties, and Amy told them it's a fixer-upper), and working with her husband's business, Wet Ink Designs.
The new season of Jill and Jessa: Counting On starts on March 15, despite protests, boycotts, and companies refusing to advertise during Duggar programming. Previews show the new season focusing on the older Duggar offspring -- the married daughters' lives as parents, and the other siblings' current projects and plans, including the ever-present question of courtship.
However, it appears Duggar cousin Amy King won't be a part of it -- at least for now.