‘Counting On’: John David Duggar Said He Keeps His Relationship ‘Flirtatious’ With Abbie Burnett

The Duggars are back with a new season of Counting On, and we’re already getting a glimpse into what’s to come. So far, we’ve witnessed the humble beginnings of when Jinger Duggar and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, decided to move to Los Angeles. And we’ve also seen some fan favorites, like Jessa and Joy-Anna, among others, partake in a playful contest put on by Jim Bob and Michelle regarding who could come up with the best date.

We’re also happy to get some updates on how John David Duggar and his wife, Abbie, are doing. The couple seems happier than ever, and John David even got candid with the cameras regarding the importance of intimacy in his relationship with Abbie. Here’s what he said.

John David and Abbie Duggar make it clear they’re very in love

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The Duggars take their relationships quite seriously, as they have plenty of rules surrounding courting and typically waste little time before rushing into marriage. While their dating rules have been critiqued by many, several of the Duggars appear to be happier than ever in their marriages. And John David and Abbie can’t stop smiling when they’re around each other.

It took just 29 days of courting before John David got down on one knee, and the two married in late 2018. And it appears these two did bend the rules a bit, as they went on unchaperoned dates during their courtship, and reports claimed they made physical contact while out together. Now that they’re officially married, many have noted how John David looks like he’s the happiest he’s ever been, too. “I have never seen you smile as much as you have since you met Abbie,” an Instagram follower commented on this photo.

They revealed their due date for their first child

It wasn’t long into their marriage before Abbie and John David announced their pregnancy. “We are on Cloud 9 about welcoming our own little Duggar into the world!!! It really is amazing to think about being parents and having our own child to raise,” the couple wrote on Instagram. And now that the secret’s out, they’re posting plenty of photos to Instagram to announce baby news as it comes, too.

Back on August 20, Abbie and John David posted this photo with the announcement that they’ll be having a baby girl. And even more recently, they posted a photo of Abbie revealing when the child is due. “One of our new favorite pass times – feeling our little girl’s movements! We are so excited to meet her in January!!!” they captioned the post.

John David said he’s not afraid of expressing some PDA

John David, Josiah, and Joseph Duggar sit down for an interview
John David, Josiah, and Joseph Duggar sit down for an interview | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

So, how do John David and Abbie appear to keep the romance alive between them? On a recent episode of Counting On, the Duggars talked about what’s important for their connection with their spouses, and John David said flirting is necessary. “Romantic gestures are very important in a relationship, ’cause you wanna keep that relationship very flirtatious, very healthy, and on fire all the days of our life,” he mentioned. And it seems Abbie agrees, as she giggled and kissed him at the end of his talking segment.

“Oh, and never just do a peck kiss,” John David added — and he then gave Abbie a serious smooch. “That’s a rule we have in our house,” Abbie said. “If you ever do that, it must be followed with a real kiss … that lasts at least two seconds,” John David noted. Of course, another kiss followed.

This may be a bit too much PDA for some Counting On viewers, but it’s clear the two are quite in love. Here’s to John David and Abbie’s happy relationship!

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