Amy Duggar revealed that she was relieved to lose her name when she married Dillon King on Sunday night in the wake of her cousin Josh Duggar’s recent sexual scandals.
Amy, 28, and Dillon were married in an evening ceremony at Horton Farms in Arkansas surrounded by her extended family, including many of the former “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV stars, according to "Entertainment Tonight."
But as Amy exchanged Duggar for King, she expressed more than a little relief at relinquishing the family name for good.
“It's a relief. It feels like the stress is gone. I don't have to be perfect anymore. I don't have to worry about wearing long skirts. And I got to marry my best friend!” she reportedly told 'ET."
Almost all of the Duggars attended Amy and Dillon’s country chic wedding over Labor Day weekend, with the exception of Josh himself, who recently checked into a rehab facility following the public revelation that he held two paid Ashley Madison accounts and cheated on his wife, Anna, according to The Daily Caller.
Anna and her daughter, MacKynzie, a flower girl in Amy’s entourage, still attended the wedding.
“I gave Anna a huge hug,” Amy told "ET." “I gave my Aunt Michelle a huge hug. And I got them gifts to make them feel welcome — I gave Anna a gift card to get her nails done — she deserves to pamper herself. I gave Aunt Michelle a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant. We're really thankful they came.”
Dillon also had some words for Anna.
“You don't just surf the Internet and decide to randomly open an Ashley Madison account,” Dillon said. “Josh consciously made the decision to cheat. Anna should leave him. People talk about the Biblical aspect of all this — read Matthew. It talks about how adultery is the one reason to divorce. Josh did it, and I'm going to guess he did it multiple times.”
Despite the Duggar family’s pain surrounding Josh’s mounting scandals, the attending family members still managed to enjoy themselves at Amy and Dillon’s wedding celebration as they wished the newlyweds joy.
“This is such a positive moment in our lives,” Amy said.
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