John David Duggar: I Never Followed Courtship Rules Before Marriage, Bro!

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Back in November, John David married Abbie Burnett in the sort of lavish, massively-attended ceremony that his family has become known for.

On the surface, it looked just like all the other Duggar nuptials we've seen over the years.

But the journey that led John David and Abbie to the altar was unlike anything Duggar fans had seen before.

Many noticed that the couple didn't seem terribly concerned with the infamous Duggar courtship rules that prohibit just about any sort of physical contact prior to marriage.

And now, John David and his new bride are confirming some long-standing rumors about their relationship.

Take a look:

1. Rebels

From the beginning of their relationship, it was rumored that John David and Abbie were none too concerned with his parents' ridiculous courtship rules.

2. The Big Day

The Big Day
John David and Abbie got married in a ceremony that looked just like the many Duggar weddings that came before it.

3. Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules
Fans were quick to notice, however, that John and Abbie's courtship looked very different from anything they'd seen previously.

4. Touchy Subject

Touchy Subject
Specifically, John and Abbie seemed to disregard the courtship rule that prohibits couples from engaging in any sort of physical contact before marriage.

5. Allow Us to Explain

Allow Us to Explain
The Duggars are usually quite secretive about their famously strict code of conduct, particularly when it comes to matters of love and marriage.

6. Clearing the Air

John David addressed the matter directly in a preview for the upcoming season of Counting On.

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