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John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett used to enjoy posting photos for their 600,000 Instagram followers.

But apparently that’s no longer the case.

In fact, John and Abbie posted just four times in 2023, and most of that content appeared in the past few weeks!

It seems that, like many of his siblings, John David decided to start keeping a lower profile in the wake of his family’s year of scandals.

John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett pose for a selfie while on vacation
John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett pose for a selfie while on vacation. (Instagram)

And what a year it was!

For starters, Jill and Jinger Duggar both published memoirs that depicted their parents in an unflattering light.

And the Amazon Prime documentary Shiny Happy People exposed the cult that shaped Jim Bob Duggar’s bizarre belief system.

And, of course, Josh Duggar continued to embarrass his family with tabloid headlines about his exploits behind bars and his vain efforts to appeal his sentence.

Josh Duggar has lost his appeal and will definitely serve his full sentence now. (Getty)

Needless to say, there won’t be a lot of good news in this year’s Duggar Christmas letter!

So it makes sense that John David and Abbie decided to take a break from social media for mental health reasons.

But apparently, the hiatus has come to an end!

John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett pose with their two children in an Instagram Christmas post.
John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett pose with their two children in an Instagram Christmas post. (Instagram)

Earlier this week, John David and Abbie (they share a joint account) posted the photo above and offered holiday wishes to their many followers.

“Let the Christmas festivities begin!” the couple wrote.

It was the first time since last Christmas that John David and Abbie posted a photo of their two children, Grace and Charlie.

John David and Abbie Duggar pose outdoors with their children
John David and Abbie Duggar pose outdoors with their children just before Christmas in 2022. (Instagram)

Of course, since John and Abbie barely posted in the past 12 months, last year’s Christmas post is almost right next to this year’s!

In between are some pics from John David and Abbie’s recent Disney cruise.

Those photos shocked fans, as that’s not the sort of vacation that John David’s ultra-strict parents would approve of.

John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett pose on the deck of a cruise ship in November of 2023
John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett pose on the deck of a cruise ship in November of 2023. (Instagram)

“There are people in skimpy bathing suits, tons of drinking, and lots of raunchy entertainment. How is this a place for fundamentalists to be?” one Reddit user asked, according to UK tabloid The Sun.

“Am I the only one shocked they went on a Disney cruise? I could see them thinking Disney is too ‘woke,’” another wrote.

“Abby looks like a regular person in the white dress,” a third chimed in.

“Nike on the dress. Tsk tsk…that’s a lot of leg showing! Father is seething. Mother is praying,” a fourth joked.

Abbie Burnett and John David Duggar take a selfie while snorkeling during a recent vacation.
Abbie Burnett and John David Duggar take a selfie while snorkeling during a recent vacation. (Instagram)

The “Nike” remark refers to one of the most infamous examples of the Duggars’ strange brand of puritanism:

When the family was out in public, and they encountered an “immodestly” dressed woman, the parents would use the command “Nike!” to indicate that it was time for the children to look at their shoes.

With an upbringing like that, it’s no wonder that John David hasn’t been in any rush to defend his parents amid the year’s scandals.

And we’re sure he’s raising his own kids very differently!

John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett Share Rare Photo of Kids: We’re Breaking Our … was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip.

Written by: 98bpm Radio

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