Back in November of 2016, Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo at one of those massively-attended ceremonies that have become a common occurrence in Springdale, Arkansas in recent years.
With few exceptions, the Duggars marry very young, and they invite hundreds of guests to their weddings, including, of course, their many siblings and other familial relations.
But as fans pointed out following Jinger’s wedding, one of the most famous members of the extended Duggar clan was not in attendance at the ceremony or the reception.
In fact, Amy Duggar was 1,300 miles away in Las Vegas.
As you might imagine, Jinger’s ultra-conservative family are no great fans of Sin City, and many assumed that Amy’s choice of vacation destination was her way of flipping the bird to Jim Bob and company,
Adding fuel to the fire of a major feud was the revelation that Jinger stopped following Amy on Instagram.
As In Touch Weekly points out, the Duggar obsessives of Reddit went wild when they noticed that Amy was posting selfies from Vegas as Jinger was saying “I do” in Arkansas.
“Maybe Jinger and Amy had a falling out,” one fan speculated.
“I actually bought the plans excuse. Duggar weddings are always announced like two months prior,” remarked another, referring to Amy’s explanation that she was merely attending to a prior engagement.
“They could’ve easily bought tickets to another destination before that.”
“I think the family is huge enough now that having every person attend every event is getting increasingly unlikely,” a third fan noted.
“There is no rift between me and my cousins at all. It was just wrong timing,” Amy told Entertainment Tonight at the time.
“We already had something scheduled.”
But fans weren’t buying it.
In addition to the fact that Jinger had cut ties with her cousin on social media, the whole situation came on the heels of reports that the Duggars were no longer allowed to talk to Amy, per Jim Bob’s orders.
This week, Jinger began following Amy on Instagram again, but for many, even that’s not sufficient proof that she’s been welcomed back into the family.
After all, Jinger’s reputation as the family rebel is well-deserved., and if anyone were to defy Jim Bob’s commands and get in touch with Amy, it would be her.
In all likelihood, Jinger never harbored any ill will toward Amy at all.
It’s a fact that Duggar wedding dates are often kept secret until just weeks before the wedding, and Amy may have already made other plans.
What seems far more likely is that she was ordered to end her relationship with Amy and is now going against Jim Bob’s wishes.
Keep an eye on this situation, folks.
The feud may be over, but there’s a good chance the drama is just beginning.