Amy King reveals, in the teaser for the next episode of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, that she was physically abused by her father when she was a child. The niece of 19 Kids and Counting stars Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar finally reveals the identity of her abuser, after keeping mum for months.
Amy Duggar became Amy King in September of 2015, when she said “I do” to Dillon King, in a country-style wedding in Arkansas. The reality star described the ceremony as “simple and sincere” on Twitter. That same year, in July, the couple were announcing their engagement. Amy, still a Duggar at the time, was excited to share the good news with her followers on Instagram. “WE ARE ENGAGED!!!! He loves the Lord, he makes me laugh uncontrollably, he’s loyal, he’s patient, he’s my best friend”, she as saying of the man who was to be her husband. He was, apparently, all that some other important male figure in her life was not. In fact, this male figure was quite the opposite.
28-year-old Amy has talked about traumatic events in her childhood that she connected with a male figure. She first opened-up about it in January, saying that she was physically abused by someone close to her. Her confession was included in the teaser for the season 7 of the reality show Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. Initially, people believed she was talking about her husband, but on a sneak peek into Friday’s episode reveals the identity of the abuser.
“My dad was like, ‘Amy, did you brush your teeth?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah daddy.’ And he was like, ‘No you didn’t.’ And he picked me up by my throat, all the way up to the ceiling”, Amy shares, in tears, adding: “He was like, ‘You will brush your teeth,’ ” says King, who reveals that the man behind the attack was her father. “And I was scared s***less.” She also said that her dad would throw things, call her names and one time he even tried to run her over with a car.
If you want to find out more from Amy’s story, don’t miss Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, which airs on WEtv every Friday, at 9 p.m. ET.