Who Is Abbie Grace Burnett? New Details On John David Duggar's Wife-To-Be

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Who Is Abbie Grace Burnett?

There's going to be a new wife in the Duggar family soon! John David Duggar proposed to his girlfriend Abbie Grace Burnett this summer, just one month after the couple took their courtship public. The 26-year-old Counting On star and her 28-year-old fiancé are in love and presumably planning their upcoming wedding. John David said, “We fell in love very quickly and it’s been a wonderful journey thus far. Abbie and I are just so excited, we’ve known of each other for several years,” he added. As for what’s next for the newly engaged couple? —  “We need to start thinking about a wedding!” So ... who is Abbie Grace Burnett?


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1. Where is she from

Abbie Grace Burnett is from Oklahoma. She was born on April 16, 1992 to John and Cheryl Burnett. She is her parents fourth child. They had four more kids after her. She studied at Pontotoc Technical Center. She a licensed practical nurse. 


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2. How did they meet?

John and Abbie met several years ago but really connected this year when John flew from Arkansas to Oklahoma for a church event. The two have reported that they fell in love very quickly. 


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3. Do his parents approve?

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar gave Abbie the parental seal of approval but writing on their blog: John David brings our hearts so much joy, and we've watched him faithfully pray, wait,and trust God for the right girl to come along! Now, a beautiful relationship has blossomed between the two of them. We can't wait to see what the Lord will do in the future."

4. She wears pants

There was a bit of a scandal in the conservative world of the Duggars recently when Abbie was spotted wearing pants. Apparently, she is not too concerned with Jim Bob's conservative rules. She was spotted wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt with the Coca-Cola logo on it. Women in the Duggar family are notoriously not allowed to wear pants.

5. Breaking the rules

Abbie and John have broken other Duggar family rules by also having a shared Instagram account before they are married. The couple also went shopping at Walmart without a chaperone, breaking the Duggar rule that forbids a Duggar kid from going on a date without someone else with them. And then the anti-Duggar Facebook group Duggar Family News: Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray broke the news that John was spotted grabbing Abbie's butt. Typically, Duggars aren't allowed to even give full frontal hugs. 

6. How did John propose?

John David is a licensed pilot and he proposed to Abbie in July in an airplane hangar. He transformed the back wall of the hangar into an old-time movie theater marquee with the question "Will you marry me?" on it. 

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7. When is the wedding?

According to Duggar Family News, Abbie and John David are getting married on November 3, 2018. Reportedly, the wedding is not going to be in Arkansas, where the Duggar clan lives. Perhaps it will be in Abbie's hometown in Oklahoma. 

8. Where will they live?

John David and Abbie haven't mentioned where they intend to live after they get married. Only one member of the Duggar family lives outside of Arkansas. The couple could settle in Oklahoma, where Abbie works as a nurse. Or, the couple could settle in Arkansas where Abbie could get a new nursing job and John David could continue being a pilot, running his own business, and working as a first responder.

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.