Love is in the air for John David Duggar and his girlfriend Abbie Grace Burnett! The Counting On star announced their courtship earlier this afternoon, but now fans are wondering: Who is Abbie Grace Burnett? Luckily, we did some digging for you. You're welcome! Keep scrolling to learn all about the 26-year-old.
How did they meet?
The couple told Us Weekly that they've known each other for "several years" but got to know each other more when JD flew to Oklahoma for a church event. "We really got connected then," Abbie said.
Where is she from?
The OK state! Unlike John David, who grew up in Tontitown, AR, Abbie lives in the neighboring state. Unsurprisingly for the conservative family, church was what brought them together.
Does she get the stamp of approval from Jim Bob and Michelle?
She sure does. The matriarch and patriarch of the Duggar clan wrote on their blog, "John David brings our hearts so much joy, and we've watched him faithfully pray, wait, and trust God for the right girl to come along!" They added, "Now, a beautiful relationship has blossomed between the two of them. We can't wait to see what the Lord will do in the future."
Of course, the two seemingly hinted that their second eldest son — who turned 28 on Jan. 12 — took a long time to find his soulmate. At least in Duggar years. His twin sister, Jana, has long been teased for not finding Mr. (or Mrs.!) Right, especially since she's the oldest of the Duggar girls. Don't worry, Jan! Maybe Abbie has some hot, single, Godly friends?
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