Amy King speaks about estranged relationship with the Duggar family

Amy King opened up about her estranged relationship with her extended family, the Duggars.

Amy King is Jim Bob Duggar’s niece. She is the daughter of Jim Bob’s older sister, Deanna. In her recent interview, Amy shared that she’s on speaking terms with some of the members of the Duggar family.

Amy King not on speaking terms with some of the Duggars

Amy King appeared on several episodes of 19 Kids and Counting that featured the Duggar family. She was known as one of the rebellious members of the family. In her recent interview, she spoke about her relationship with the Duggars.

Amy told Entertainment Tonight that she is not on speaking terms with some of the Duggars. However, she wants nothing but the best for them.

“I think we are all just trying to find our path and we’re all just doing things differently,” Amy said.

“I’m doing things differently and I’m happy where I’m at. I’m happy for them. Things are definitely different, but I’m happy for everybody.”

Amy married Dillon King in 2015. Last October, the couple welcomed their first child, Daxton Ryan King. Amy said that she is “at peace” and loves where her “little family is heading.”

“I’m in a good place and I wish my family all the best. I have freedom and it is wonderful,” she added.


Amy and Jill Duggar still communicate

Amy King also shared that her communication with her cousin Jill Duggar remains intact. In fact, they communicate via text.

“Jill and I text, not on a daily basis, but we text quite often,” Amy said. “And we discuss things.”

Jill Duggar and her husband, Dereck Dillard, no longer appears on the family’s reality series. The couple decided to skip the show to “avoid toxic relationships” and to “regain control.”

According to Derick, in an interview on YouTube’s Without a Crystal Ball, they had no longer control over their lives when they were still part of the show.

“We weren’t even allowed to be the first ones to announce our own life events — our marriage, expecting our baby, our genders of our children, our births — not by our own choice,” he explained.

“If I had to do it all over again, I would’ve announced myself when we were expecting and things like that, even if I would’ve gotten in trouble.”

What did Amy say about the other Duggars?

Amy King also mentioned some of the members of the Duggar family. For instance, she hopes for the best for Jessa Duggar’s 3-year-old son, Henry, who experiences delayed speech.

She also hoped that Josh and Jed Duggar would do well in their chosen career. The two are considering to join politics.

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