What happened to Amy Duggar? Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar‘s niece had a pretty prominent role on the Duggar family’s former TLC series 19 Kids and Counting as “Cousin Amy,” but ever since the show was canceled after Josh’s back to back scandals in 2015, she’s been slowly fading more and more off the radar. Until now, that is! Though the 32-year-old was once reportedly “silenced” by her famous reality TV fam and her Instagram was set to private, she’s now back on social media publicly following her pregnancy announcement.
The Duggars are known for sharing social media shout-outs for special occasions like birthdays, engagements, weddings, etc. but it was surprising that they still extended a warm message to Amy on her birthday last year. She also recently made a rare appearance on Counting On during the scene when the little Duggar girls were recording their album, Happy Heart. So was there a feud at all?
History with the fam
Amy is the daughter of Jim Bob’s sister Deanna, and she had a completely different upbringing than her cousins. Amy was allowed to wear pants instead of skirts, she was allowed to date instead of court, she was allowed to watch mainstream TV and movies and she had a pretty normal childhood. But even though she was very different from her cousins, she was still close to her family and appeared on 19 Kids and Counting so often that it seemed like she was always over at the Duggar compound hanging out.
Their alleged “falling out”
Rumors started swirling ever since Amy did not attend her cousin Jinger Duggar‘s wedding to her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, in 2016, even though Amy said it was simply just because she already had plans booked. Since then, the Duggars seemed to slowly unfollow Amy on Instagram and then reports surfaced claiming she was banned from speaking about her cousins. “Amy is not allowed to talk about the Duggars anymore,” an insider told Radar Online.
Where is Amy Duggar now?
Amy starred in her very own TLC special “A Duggar Leaves Home” — which documented her failed attempt at a singing career — and she also had another stint on reality TV during season 9 of Marriage Boot Camp. Since then, she went private on Instagram and started to try to slowly assimilate back into normal, civilian, non-reality star life by starting a career in therapy and mentoring young girls. She’s also the proud owner of a clothing boutique, which her cousins regularly visit and promote.
Not to mention, she and her husband, Dillon King, are currently expecting baby No. 1. “BABY KING IS ON THE WAY!!!” Amy wrote on Sunday, April 21. “Happy Easter from our growing family to yours!!” Aww. Congrats to the happy couple!
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