“19 kids and counting” Stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary, Jill Paid Special Tribute (Photos)
By Deborah Lee, Crossmap On July 24, 2014
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
The "19 Kids & Counting" stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday.
This devout Christian couple got married in front of 200 family members and friends, when Jim was 19 and Michelle was 17. Four years later, their first child arrived. Now they have 19 children and three grandchildren. Their marriage could be labeled "fruitful."
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To celebrate this memorable day, Jim Bob, the "wonderful husband," took Michelle out to "a special lunch" before they spend a night at home with their family. "[I'm] looking forward to 30 more happy years together," ABC News got his quote through the show's spokeswoman.
Their daughter Jill, who just got married with her husband Derick Dillard, paid a very special tribute to them for their anniversary.
A photo of Jim Bob and Michelle was shared by the new bride on her Instagram account with the caption, "Happy 30th Anniversary to the best parents ever! We love you! Derick and I share the joy as we celebrate our first 30 days together and look forward to our next 30+ years! #30thanniversary #anniversary #duggarfam #19kidsandcounting #derickdillard #jillmdillard #jimbobduggar #michelleduggar."
30 years ago, Jim Bob and Michelle's wedding was "sweet and simple." In order to cut costs, Michelle recalled that she and family members had DIY their wedding. Michelle wore her mother-in-law's wedding dress, made her own wedding cake, and decorated with crepe paper and silk flowers. The newly-weds spent the money on their honeymoon, as it was "the first time to be alone together."