Fans of 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On might remember cousin Amy King. Her mother, Deanna, is Jim Bob Duggar’s sister. While Amy is technically related to Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids, she’s not very similar to them. She lives a different lifestyle. Amy has made it a point to say that she isn’t a Duggar.
Over the years, fans have noticed that the cousins may be drifting apart. Throughout the drama between Jill and Derick Dillard and Jim Bob and Michelle, Amy has been quick to side with Jill and Derick. She even encouraged Derick to keep talking about the famous family. For a while now, Jill and Amy have been close to each other.
Amy King reveals details about her relationship with Duggar cousins
In a new interview with ET, Amy opens up about the relationship she has with her cousins. Amy reveals that she often communicates with Jill, saying, “Jill and I text, not on a daily basis, but we text quite often. And we discuss things.”
Then, Amy says, “I think we are all just trying to find our path and we’re all just doing things differently. I’m doing things differently and I’m happy where I’m at. I’m happy for them. Things are definitely different, but I’m happy for everybody.”
Amy then goes on to say, “I’ve got a 9-month-old, a restaurant that’s expanding, a boutique that’s doing well. TV [in general] is just a whole lot of hustle and bustle. I want to be received as a genuine, kind person, and TV in general can give people a different perception of who someone is.”
Finally, she says, “I’m in a good place and I wish my family all the best. I have freedom and it is wonderful.” Amy also says that she’s “at peace.” She’s looking forward to seeing where her own little family goes moving forward.
Where is Amy King now?
If you have been keeping up with the Duggar family and not Amy, here’s a quick update. Amy is currently married to Dillon King. Together, they have a nine-month-old son, Daxton Ryan. So far, Amy seems to be loving mom life. But she isn’t afraid to be honest about the ups and downs that go along with motherhood. She’s very open with her social media followers.
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Our first one together. The best role I'll ever get. I'm still learning how to juggle it all but it has been the most amazing chapter in my life! It's beautiful, exhausting, messy & hard at times. But so rewarding and life changing! You take up all my time and I love it! I haven't had a full 8 hours of sleep since October 🤪 but.. I wouldn't want it any other way! You have changed me in so many ways and I love being your Mama! I'm so blessed that God chose me to carry you, to love you and protect you. You will always be safe in my arms, you are so unbelievably loved Daxton Ryan 💙 Happy Mothers Day to all the strong , amazing beautiful selfless mom's out there who love day in and day out without compromise, who skips showers because she's too tired, who doesn't usually get a hot meal and who doesn't have REM sleep because she hears every single noise!! I'm right there with you!! To my mom: Thank you for giving me life! I love you!! Also::: You're a real mom no matter how you deliver or how you feed your baby. You're a real mom if you adopt, or if you are a motherly figure! I know some pretty amazing foster mommies too! I see the mom who has lost a child..I am sending you a huge hug today. To the single mama's you are so strong. I have a deep respect for you! Praying for those who have lost their mother's. I know it's hard . It's the first Mother's Day without Gma ( who helped raise me) even though I'm tickled pink to be celebrating with my little family.. a part of me will always miss our cookouts by the pool on this day… but what a reunion in the clouds it will be! I hope you know how special all of you are. Every mom is a superhero. Be blessed today & treasure the moments!
So, what do you think of the relationship Amy has with her cousins? Share your thoughts below.
Don’t miss the Duggar family’s return to TLC when Counting On Season 11 premieres Tuesday, July 7.
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