Counting Star John David Duggar and Abbie Grace Burnett announced their engagement last month — just four weeks after announcing their courtship — and now it looks like they have set a wedding date. The couple has apparently registered at Bed Bath & Beyond, and they have set January 19, 2019, as their big day.
However, the anti-Duggar Facebook page Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray claimed that is not the day of the wedding, and instead that is simply Duggar’s birthday. But then the admin quickly changed their tune and wrote, “Edit: John’s birthday is Saturday, Jan. 12 in 2019. He chose Saturday, Jan. 19 for the registry. He either clicked on the wrong Saturday or forgot his own birthday.”
However, as In Touch Weekly points out, a January wedding would make perfect sense, since it is only five months away, and Duggar couples are famous for running down the aisle after getting engaged. In a Reddit thread dedicated to the Duggar’s quickie weddings, fans have created the theory that the reality stars have such short engagements because of their urges.
Since engaged couples in the family can’t have any physical contact or spend any time alone (per Duggar family rules), they get married as soon as possible so they can make their way to the bedroom.
But, Duggar and Burnett have been breaking a ton of Duggar courting rules, including going on unchaperoned dates and enjoying some inappropriate touching at Walmart. So, it’s possible that they don’t need to get married as quickly as his siblings because they are already enjoying some alone time as most engaged couples do.
Duggar and Burnett have also already started joint social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter, which is usually reserved for married couples in the family.
Some fans believe that Duggar and Burnett are exempt from the family’s strict courting rules since they waited much longer to court than his siblings. Duggar is 28 and Burnett is 26, they both have careers, and he mostly stays away from the family’s reality show. It isn’t far-fetched to think that the second-oldest Duggar son has decided he doesn’t need to follow his dad’s rules.
The Pickles and Hairspray admin has a theory about Duggar and Burnett’s courtship, and shared it with fans on the popular Facebook page.
“I’m guessing John David Duggar and Abbie Grace Burnett are adult enough to not need a chaperone, though with the a– grabbing, the Duggars and Burnett might want to reconsider,” the post read. “If he’s grabbing a** in the store who knows what he’s grabbing in the car. I hope they will explain on the show that they are bucking Duggar tradition and doing away with the silly chaperones.”
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