Amy King might be the black sheep of the Duggar clan, but the 29-year-old TV personality revealed that she doesn’t let her life choices affect her relationship with her famous family.
On Instagram, the “19 Kids and Counting” star answered a fan’s question that inquired about what the Duggar cousins do for a girls night in if they aren’t able to watch TV. The question was inspired by King’s adorable, crew neck “Gilmore Girls” sweatshirt, which she sported in the social media picture.
“We’ve had a girls night before and have gone out to eat,” Amy answered, adding that their hangouts require some guidelines. “It’s a rule though that if I want to spend quality time with them I have to come see them. They don’t want me to influence them. So I respect their standards and I don’t fuss about it.”
Amy confessed that her cousin’s conservative rules used to “really bother” her. “Then I realized that I just live knowing that God gives us grace,” she said. “I can only be myself and even though we don’t see eye to eye on every little thing we are still family and I do still love them.”
The aspiring clothing designer shared just how much she adores her cousins when she posted a throwback photo from Jessa Seewald’s baby shower. The sweet image was captioned "cousin love."
During an interview with People magazine in February, the reality star explained that although she loves her family, she’s always felt like an outsider.
“I never really felt up to the Duggar standard,” she said, revealing that being born out of wedlock and having different beliefs regarding marriage (like kissing before the nuptials) are just some of the reasons she feels like a "rebel."
"I'm like a free bird," she told the outlet, noting that she doesn’t feel guilty for having different views than her devout family members.
Fans can reunite with the Duggar family during the series premiere of “Jill & Jessa: Counting On," which will air on TLC Tuesday, March 15, at 9 p.m. EST.