Did they just officially confirm the news? It seems like John David Duggar and his new wife Abbie Grace Duggar are officially making the move to Arkansas! We’d already suspected as much and heard plenty of rumors, but now it seems that the rest of the Duggar family has confirmed it. In their congratulations videos for the new happy couple, John’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spilled the beans, and so did Josh and Anna Duggar in their own well-wishes for the couple.
Though John’s living his whole life in Arkansas, Abbie’s from Oklahoma, so there was a little confusion about where exactly they were going to live. The 28-year-old Counting On star has more than a few jobs tying him to the area, and we don’t just mean his family’s reality show. Then again, his 26-year-old bride had a job of her own in Oklahoma, but it looks like she’ll need to get relicensed in her new home state — or maybe just retire. After all, JB and Michelle hinted kids were going to be on the way pretty soon, too.
“We are just so excited, John and Abbie,” Michelle says in the video. “We’re just really thrilled that you guys are gonna be near us and we’ll get to see you all often and look forward to those grandbabies coming! Maybe some more granddaughters? You never know!”
Anna was the one who really confirmed the news, just in case Michelle’s words were a little too subtle. As she and her husband shared their well-wishes for the couple and their own excitement about being with the whole family, they also mentioned that their new sister-in-law would be the one to make the move. “Congratulations, Abbie! We’re excited to have you now as Abbie Duggar,” the mom-of-five said. “We look forward to making lots of fun memories with you as you join the family living in Arkansas.”
Of course, it’s no real surprise that the new husband and wife plan on settling down near the rest of the Duggar family. Every Duggar bride who lives far away has moved to be with her groom — including Anna leaving her family in Florida to live in Arkansas with Josh, and Jinger Duggar leaving her family to move to Texas with Jeremy Vuolo. John and Abbie may not be the traditional Duggar couple we’re used to seeing since they’re both in their late 20s, but we imagine they’re not planning to break the mold too much.
Then again, if Abbie lands a nursing gig in Arkansas instead of just settling down, that’ll break new ground for the adult kids. Though Michelle helped Jim Bob run his businesses even once they were a married couple and parents, most of the younger Duggar brides seem to have focused on being stay-at-home mothers instead. We’ll have to wait to see how it all shakes out on TLC, but we’re crossing our fingers that both members of the happy couple continue to chase their dreams.
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