Amy Duggar shared a new group photo on August 22 with all the Duggar women who attended her baby sprinkle party on August 21. Earlier this week, the Counting On star received backlash after she posted a picture of with her pregnant cousins and seemingly excluded Joy-Anna, who miscarried in June.
Joy-Anna, 21, wasn’t in the large group photo posted on August 22, but Amy, 32, explained the reason and assured fans there’s no tension between her and her cousin.
“From sweet Ivy Jane to positive Aunt Michelle and my momma dearest thank you all for your love, support, jokes, hugs, and quality time together! I love each and every one of you,” Amy gushed about her family.
She explained why Joy-Anna wasn’t in the group picture either and said, “Joy had to leave early." Amy added, “I loved seeing her as well and I gave her a few extra hugs the other day.”
Kendra, Lauren, Anna, Abbie, and Amy all posed for a photo cradling their baby bumps at the baby sprinkle party. Many fans were outraged that Joy-Anna wasn’t included. “I can't help but feel the pain for Joy here?,” one fan wrote. Another said, “Joy should be in this picture ?.”
After all the heat Amy got for Joy-Anna not being in the picture, she also explained that Jinger was included in some capacity even though she lives in Los Angeles. “Jinger, we Facetimed her! So everyone was included,” Amy said.
The mom-to-be ended her post, “I love how even though we are all walking through different phases in our lives, we encourage one another, we build each other up, we pray for each other and we stand together. ? #family.”
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