Amy Duggar, the niece of 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, recently revealed on her Instagram account (@amyduggar), after she posted a photo of her with her parents Deanna Duggar and Terry Jordan, and that she is was born out of wedlock.
The 28-year-old aspiring country singer wrote, "The tabloids are telling the truth. My mum and dad did have me out of wedlock. Just because we are Christians doesn't make us perfect, it just makes us forgiven."
"Just because I share the Duggar name doesn't mean my life is perfect! God knew my uncle would have a hit show and that somehow I would be apart of it. He knew my parents story would be told. How amazing is that?! Your testimony is everything. Everyone struggles, and sins differently. but Jesus paid it all!!" she added.
Amy then goes on to praise her mum's courage and determination, and her dad for their wonderful relationship.
"I'm extremely grateful to my mum for choosing to give me life. I'm sure she was scared, young, ridiculed, and felt ashamed. God's grace covered it though! She's beautiful inside and out. I'm also grateful that I have such an awesome relationship with my dad! Seriously he's the greatest! Jesus, thank you for restoring hearts, relationships and families," she said.
Because of her family's story, Amy believes that it is never too late for redemption and shared the Bible verse John 3:16. "No matter what you have done, don't think your a second you're alone in this world. Jesus died so that you may be free!" she said.
Deanna is Jim Bob's sister, and she has made some appearances on the family's TLC show. The news about Amy being born out of wedlock has already been addressed by Deanna but it was only this week that the news resurfaced in the tabloids.