Justin and Claire Duggar have sat down for their first joint interview as husband and wife, opening the TLC-sponsored video with a bombshell:
They really have settled down in Texas!
Despite most of Justin's controlling family residing in Arkansas, the very young couple says in their update that they've decided to live close to Claire's parents and close to Claire's hometown in the Lone Star State.
"We are super excited for this next chapter of our lives -- just to not ever have to leave one another ever again," Claire says in the video. "It's been something that we've waited for."
Her 18-year old husband then chimed in with the news we stated above:
"We've decided to settle down in Texas, kind of around Claire's parents and their hometown."
Justin and Claire got married on February 26, allegedly after a year or so of courting.
However, there's been chatter that this union was arranged by Jim Bob Duggar -- and while we certainly can't confirm that rumor, it's evident that Duggar and Spivey know very little about each other.
"Something new that I've learned about Claire is that she can't go in the mornings without a cup of hot tea," Justin says in the interview.
"She always has to have her hot earl grey tea and done a certain way, which I'm figuring out. But, I think it's cute."
It's also something nearly every other husband would have known about his wife long before exchanging vows.
Of course, due to some strict Duggarr family rules, Claire and Justin never even kissed prior to their wedding ceremony... let alone spent the night together.
"In the mornings, I'll have to get up and have a little bit of time to get ready. He can wake up and be like, 'Oh, I'm supposed to be out the door in 10 minutes. Got to go!'
"Once he finally gets out of bed, I'm really jealous that you're just able to roll with it and go so quickly."
As for what the two do as a married pair?
They obviously work on getting pregnant.
And they go bike riding, according to Spivey.
"I had never done it a whole lot before," she said.
"I knew how to ride a bike, but last summer, his family really got into biking and he introduced me to it. Going on long bike rides has become a fun thing for us to do together."
Following their big day, Justin and Claire said the following to People Magazine:
"We are so thankful for the love of Christ that has brought our lives together and teaches us what real love looks like.
"There is no greater joy than marrying your best friend.
"We are thankful for the prayers and support so many have shown us through our engagement and look forward to this new chapter of our lives together as husband and wife."
Days after their nuptials, Justin shared a teaser video that featured intimate moments from their special day, including their very first kiss as husband and wife.
"The wedding day was awesome. I mean, of course that's every guy's expression, but it was really something that was super memorable," Justin says in this new TLC video.
"[I] wish we could go back to that day every once in a while and play it all over again.
"It was just so awesome."
That's a nice thing for Duggar to say and think.
We can only imagine what he would have to say about his wedding night!
If you know what we mean!
Before we get started, you should know that what we're about to discuss is some serious high-level nonsense.
Like, it's infuriatingly dumb.
It's also very, very disrespectful.
If you feel like you can't handle that, that's OK, we'll catch you later.
But if you want to talk about how Kailyn Lowry actually, in real life, insinuated that DMX's death had something to do with the COVID-19 vaccine and how absolutely preposterous that is, let's get into it.
OK, so as you've surely heard by now, rapper DMX passed away this week after an apparent accidental overdose last Friday.
We don't have all the details yet, but several reports over the past week have claimed that he was in a "vegetative state" and that the overdose had triggered a "catastrophic" heart attack.
He had been open about his struggle with addiction, a struggle that began when he was tricked into smoking crack cocaine when he was just 14 years old -- his mentor at the time gave him a joint that was laced with the drug.
The whole story is just really sad.
And somehow, against all odds, Kailyn managed to make it worse.
Earlier today, she posted an article on her Instagram story from a "news" site called Washington News Post, which sounds super legit and not at all sketchy, right?
"DMX Received Covid Vaccine Days Before Heart Attack -- Family Says NO DRUGS!"
The implication, of course, being that DMX died from the vaccine, not from complications from an overdose.
This is awful for a number of reasons.
One, vaccines don't kill people, and it's irresponsible to try to spread the message that they do.
Two, it's incredibly disrespectful to try to use someone's death to push any agenda, much less a hugely dangerous one like this anti-vaccine nonsense.
We could go on and on, but you get the gist.
Unfortunately, it's not exactly surprising that Kail would share something like this.
She's been open about her stance on vaccines -- she's said that her oldest son, Isaac, got all his vaccines because she "didn't know any better" at the time, and that her second child, Lincoln, only got certain vaccines.
By the time Lux was born, she'd decided not to give her children any vaccines at all, so he's never had any shots, and we're sure Creed hasn't either.
This girl once compared vaccine requirements to the Holocaust, this is the kind of foolishness we're dealing with here.
So yes, this post about DMX fits in with what we already know her beliefs are.
But she's still getting absolutely dragged for it by the fine folks over on Teen Mom Reddit.
"It's such a disgrace to the man's memory to use him for some bullsh-t anti science nonsense," one person pointed out.
Another Reddit user explained that "DMX has always been very honest about his mental health/addiction struggles. To take his story and change it to fit your bullsh-t narrative is gross."
"This sh-t pisses me off," yet another outraged Teen Mom fan complained. "There are so many that believe this garbage and refuse to get the vaccine because of it. People are dying. This is incredibly dangerous to share because it's bullsh-t."
One especially angry person wrote "This f-cking rancid goddamned bitch. How dare she profane his name with her lies and twisted bullsh-t????? I just saw red and I'm beyond."
Notice how every single one of these comments refer to Kail's post as "bullsh-t"?
Do you think there's something to that or is it just a coincidence?
Several people reported the post for being obviously false, and it's not on her story anymore -- it's not clear if Instagram removed it or if she experienced a moment of clarity and took it down herself.
Considering everything else though, it's a little hard to imagine her having any clarity about any of this.
So much for that amicable break-up, huh?
Weeks after Rachael Kirkconnell and Matt James sat across from each other on ABC's After the Final Rose special -- both sounding sad that their romance was over, yet not bitter -- the gloves have seemingly come off.
Kirkconnell is pissed at her ex-boyfriend, and unafraid to say so.
On Friday, a woman named Grace Amerling appeared Reality Steve's popular podcast and said she met James last year, prior to filming getting underway on The Bachelor Season 25.
Amerling told Reality Steve on Friday that she and James had a brief fling in 2020 and that Matt then got into contact with her again after splitting from Kirkconnell, adding that she turned down his request to meet up in Florida.
Then, Amerling saw photos of Matt out and about with Rachael.
"It just didn't sit right with me," Grace said on this podcast.
"I just felt like Rachael was so in love with him and for him to be trying to contact me and hang out with me – someone he's had past romantic relationships with – two days prior in Miami...
"I felt like I had to say something for Rachael's sake.
"Rachael really a victim here. At some point, it's not okay."
Know who agrees with that statement?
According to Us Weekly, the Season 25 winner feels Matt “manipulated” her because the pair were “talking about a future together” when they reunited earlier this week.
That, plus James said on air that he wanted her to be the mother to his children someday.
Matt said that before he learned about Rachael's social media history.
As Bachelor Nation fans know well by now, Kirkconnell Liked posts with images of the Confederate Flag and, most damning of all, attending a plantation-themed party in 2018.
“If you don’t understand why something like that is problematic in 2018, there’s a lot of me that you won’t understand,” James told guest host Emmanuel Acho on the aforementioned special, explaining why he had to dump Kirkconnell.
“It’s as simple as that.”
Kirkconnell has apologized on multiple occasions for her past behavior, deeming it racist and wrong.
She even said James was still the love of her life after they split.
But now he's out there, trying to rekindle an old flame?
After pouring his heart out to her on the show just a few months ago and then meeting up again with her very recently?!?
“Rachael is very emotional right now because she was very hopeful that things were going to work out. She’s still trying to process this,” an insider tells Us Weekly, adding it “doesn’t seem like they will be getting back together.”
A source close to James, though, told this same outlet on Friday that Matt was “not looking for a romantic relationship with Rachael after he ended it with her” last month.
The insider allegedd that the North Carolina native “tried to make it clear to her that he just wants to be friends."
This person also said that “Matt is a caring and supportive person, so he wouldn’t want to block her out of his life completely.”
Still, the whole thing looks pretty bad for James, doesn't it?
Clare Crawley thinks so.
When one Twitter user reminded fellow Bachelor Nation folks that Crawley had “tried to warn” them about James in the past, the hairstylist couldn’t help but reply.
Crawley reposted the tweet on Friday, April 9, and added a shrug and smirk emoji ... for emphasis.