John David Duggar has made his way into the 21st century. Now that the Counting On star is courting he can officially enter the world of social media (per family rules), and he has joined Twitter and Instagram with his girlfriend, Abbie Grace Burnett.
According to OK! Magazine, it was his sister-in-law Anna Duggar who broke the news on her own Twitter page. She retweeted Burnett and John David’s first tweet from their joint account – a photo from their courtship announcement. The mom of five also added the comment, “Congratulations! So happy for you both!.”
When John David shared the photo on their joint Instagram account, he wrote in the caption, “So, I reconsidered the whole ‘bachelor ‘til the rapture’ thing.”
Anna doesn’t tweet very often, but she couldn’t stay silent on this special occasion. She has remained pretty quiet on social media since her disgraced husband Josh’s sexual molestation and cheating scandal broke back in 2015.
Both Anna and Josh did speak out about their marriage last year when they announced they were expecting baby number five. They wrote on their site that for two years they had quietly worked to save their marriage, focus on their kids, and rebuild their lives. The couple also wrote that rebuilding is difficult after a breach of trust, and it is all done one day at a time.
Josh and Anna welcomed their newest son, Mason Garrett, on September 9th.
While Josh avoids social media, Anna does occasionally share photos on Twitter and Instagram, and when she does, her posts get a lot of attention.
John David Duggar Is Courting Abbie Burnett: 'We Fell in Love Very Quickly' https://t.co/AEmMOLXpcH
— People (@people) June 26, 2018
Her last social media post came on May 1st when she promoted the movie Like Arrows, which is about the joys and heartaches of being a parent. She also posted on Twitter and Instagram about her sister’s gender reveal and their family trip to Waco, Texas.
There are rare occasions will Josh will show up in a pic on Anna’s social media, and when that happens, the backlash is pretty severe. Fans still can’t believe that Anna stayed in the marriage, and one recently advised her to keep him out of their daughter’s room. Ouch.
John David Duggar returns with new episodes of Counting On July 30th on TLC.