Hey, that looks like more than a side hug!
Fret not, though, 19 Kids and Counting fans: Amy Duggar is Jim Bob's niece, and she doesn't adhere to the strict rules of courtship that his daughters do. The aspiring singer and cousin to the TLC stars is more relaxed when it comes to relationships. Case in point? This snuggly selfie with boyfriend Dillon King that Amy posted to Instagram Thursday!
"Thankful for this guy right here," she wrote. "[He] speaks truth into my life, he calls me out when I need to straighten up, he protects me and shows me tough love sometimes, and then there are those moments when we are talking and I think to myself 'what did I do to deserve you' We've been dating 4 months today which isn't a long time but we've known each other for years! So many good times... You make me so happy."
This isn't the first gushy social media post about her man, either. Just last month, in fact, Amy shared a PDA pic of her kissing "My favorite human" on the lips! This is a major contrast to how her cousins are courted. Per TLC, Duggar daughters aren't allowed to lock lips with their chosen fella until the wedding day. In fact, Jim Bob's rules mandate that holding hands is only allowed if you're engaged...
According to Amy, Jim Bob doesn't exactly approve of this kind of behavior. "He said, 'I saw y'all kissing,' and gave me a look," she told Radar Online last month. "I said, ‘Yeah, but there's plenty more that I can save up for the wedding night!' Kissing is an adorable thing to do with someone you care about."
Amy, who identifies as a Christian herself, is fine not fitting quite the same mold as her more conservative cousins. "I'm not going to change who I am to have a certain image," she said. "I'm the free spirit of the family. I"m not being rebellious; I love my family. I just have to be true to myself."