She may not be married yet herself, but Jana Duggar sure does have some good role models to look up to whenever she’s ready to settle down. On Sunday, July 21, the oldest Duggar daughter took to Instagram to wish parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar a happy anniversary. Though they’ve confused fans over their anniversary date in the past, they celebrated 35 years of marriage over the weekend. Though most of their kids were social media silent on the subject, their first girl spoke out.
“Happy 35th anniversary to these two amazing folks whom I am honored to call my parents! ❤️” Jana, 29, wrote on Instagram. “Love you so much, Mom [and] Dad! 😘” The message was sweet, but there was something strange about it — and that was the fact that nobody else joined in. Typically, the Duggars love to comment on each other’s posts, especially when it comes to adding a quick “congratulations” or “happy birthday” or what have you. This time, though, the rest of the family kept their comments to themselves.
Think everyone was too busy celebrating to chime in? Or are they just over it after 35 years? Three-and-a-half decades seems like a major milestone, but, TBH, it doesn’t help that Jim Bob and Michelle seem to take any opportunity to celebrate their nuptials. “34 years & counting! More in love than ever!” they wrote on Instagram in November 2018, seemingly commemorating at a random point during the year. It’s possible they were just marveling over how long they’d been together as they headed out for a date night, but the post had fans questioning their own Duggar expertise.
“Happy 34th wedding anniversary,” wrote many who simply went along with the post. Another asked, “I thought the anniversary was in July??” But the parents of 19 (20 if you count Tyler Duggar, the grand-nephew they adopted) often take the opportunity to memorialize their love online. On a random day in September 2018, Jim Bob wrote, “The beauty of the sunset pales in comparison to the beauty of the woman beside me!” We have to admit: It’s kind of romantic to see just how in love these two still are after 35 years. Their kids may not be wishing them a happy anniversary, but we certainly are.
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