Amy Duggar King’s 2018 Halloween Costume Would Not Have Been Duggar Family Approved

Michelle Duggar once revealed that her family doesn’t participate in Halloween. At the very least, her children didn’t while growing up. That is all changing now. Not only does Jill Dillard allow her kids to participate in the event, but Amy Duggar King, Jim Bob Duggar’s niece, goes all out for the holiday. In years past, she’s kept her public costumes pretty tame, but all bets are off now. With Josh Duggar’s trial looming, King just shared a throwback snap from 2018, and her costume certainly wouldn’t have been approved by her ultra-conservative Christian aunt and uncle

Who is Amy Duggar King? 

Amy Duggar King, often known as Cousin Amy, is the daughter of Deanna Duggar and Terry Jordan. Now in her 30s, Amy is married with a son, but long before she settled down, she was described as the rebellious cousin of the Duggar kids. To be fair, it wasn’t that Amy was particularly rebellious, it would seem. Instead, she just seemed downright wild in comparison to her 19, very sheltered cousins. 

Amy Duggar King sits for an interview on 'Today'
Amy Duggar King | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Unlike her cousins, Amy attended a traditional school, dated in a mainstream way, and kissed before officially tying the knot. Amy is the owner of 3130 Clothing. Her husband, Dillon King, is the owner and operator of a cigar and whiskey lounge in their home state of Arkansas. Amy appeared on the Duggar family’s show, 19 Kids and Counting, intermittently. 

Cousin Amy shared a photo of her dressed as Vivian from ‘Pretty Woman’ 

King and her husband, Dillon King, apparently really enjoy the Halloween season. Last year, King shared a ton of photos from Halloween festivities. Many of those pictures featured her young son, Daxton King. Even if her extended family doesn’t participate in the holiday, the costumes were all G-rated and likely passed the Duggar morality test. This year, King chose to share a snap from 2018 on Instagram, and her costume was a bit more risque. 

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in a scene from 'Pretty Woman'
Richard Gere and Julia Roberts as Edward Lewis and Vivian Ward | Buena Vista/Getty Images

King and her husband wore themed costumes to a party in Las Vegas in 2018. She went as Vivian Ward, and Dillon King went as Edward Lewis from Pretty Woman. In the 1990 flick, Vivian, played by Julia Roberts, is an escort hired by the powerful but emotionally distant businessman, Edward, to be his companion for a week. The unlikely pair fall in love. The movie ends with Edward climbing a fire escape to whisk Vivian away. 

King dressed in the iconic dress and knee-high boots Vivian was seen in during the film’s opening scenes. Dillon wore a suit and tie, reminiscent of one of Edward’s many business-appropriate outfits. The sexual nature of the film likely means none of the other Duggars, including Jim Bob and Michelle, have even seen the classic rom-com. Duggar family followers, however, absolutely love the costumes, and no one can deny that the real-life partners pulled off the fictional couple pretty well.

Duggar family followers think there is bad blood between Amy Duggar and her aunt and uncle 

While Amy appeared to be somewhat close to the Duggar family years ago, the supersized clan seems to be splintering under the weight of Josh Duggar’s numerous scandals. Amy appeared to distance herself from the Duggars in 2015 after Josh’s molestation scandal came to light. She remained tight-lipped about them, though. Following the death of family matriarch Mary Duggar. and Josh’s 2021 arrest on two child pornography charges, she stepped even further away. 

The Duggar family, including Josh Duggar, all standing together smiling while visiting 'Extra.' Josh Duggar news now dominates the headlines in 2021.
The Duggar family visits ‘Extra’ | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Amy is one of only a couple of Duggar family members to take a public stance on Josh’s upcoming trial. Duggar family followers notice that Amy seems freer to speak her mind now that TLC no longer employs the Duggars. In fact, they argue many of her recent posts are pointed messages to her extended family. Amy, however, has never commented on that and has never publicly announced a feud. The business owner and mother of one does appear to maintain a friendly relationship with one of her cousins. Amy and Jill have been spotted together regularly over the last two years. Amy has emerged as Jill’s cheerleader as she makes major changes and distances herself from her ultra-conservative Christian parents.