Teenage newlywed Justin Duggar is putting down roots — over 350 miles away from the rest of his family.
Seven months after the the 18-year-old reality star and his wife Claire, 20, tied the knot, the pair appear to have officially decided to settled down near her parents in rather than his in .
According to , the baby-faced husband and wife have purchased a 737-square-foot two bedroom, one bathroom house estimated to be worth $134,700 in Fort Worth, Texas, a short drive from Claire’s parents, the Spiveys.
Settling down: Teenage newlywed Justin Duggar is putting down roots — over 350 miles away from the rest of his family
Home sweet home: The baby-faced husband and wife have purchased a 737-square-foot two bedroom, one bathroom house estimated to be worth $134,700 in Fort Worth, Texas
Price: The home was purchased on September 9, with the deed listing a a general purchase price of just $10. According to The Sun, sale amounts are not public record in Texas
Fixer-upper! Photos show walls in need of a paint job, old carpeting, and outdated kitchen appliances
The home was purchased on September 9, with the deed listing a a general purchase price of just $10. According to The Sun, sale amounts are not public record in Texas.
However, Realtor.com estimates the home to be worth $134,700, while Zillow puts the number at $133,300. It was last listed in 2015-2016 for $74,500.
The house has what appears to be a one-car garage and a backyard and looks like it needs a bit of work.
Photos show walls in need of a paint job, old carpeting, outdated kitchen appliances, a bathroom with a broken toilet seat, and lots of wiring along the outside of the house.
Justin moved to Texas to live with Claire after the pair married, though it’s unclear if they have been living in their own property or her parents’ house since then.
It’s also not clear whether or not they were helped with the purchase of the house.
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Cost: Realtor.com estimates the home to be worth $134,700, while Zillow puts the number at $133,300. It was last listed in 2015-2016 for $74,500
Elbow grease: The house has what appears to be a one-car garage and a backyard and looks like it needs a bit of work
In the family: It’s also not clear whether or not they were helped with the purchase of the house
A leg up? Justin’s father Jim Bob has helped several of his siblings find homes, allowing many of them use of properties he owns
Certainly, Justin’s father Jim Bob has helped several of his siblings find homes, allowing many of them use of properties he owns.
Most recently, he gave son Jedidah, 22, a $365,000 house upon his engagement to now-wife Katey, 22. The 2,180-square-foot home, which sits on 5.78 acres of land, was quite the wedding gift to Jed and Katey, who tied the knot in April.
Justin’s new home made need a bit of work, but he seems up for the challenge, having flipped at least one home already.
In December of 2020, he purchased a home from his father, Jim Bob, for just $1, and sold it three months later for $195,000. (Jim Bob had paid $35,500 for it in May 2020.)
‘Fixer upper house almost complete!!’ Justin wrote in September of 2020 amid renovating the property.
Unlike some of his older siblings — including Jill and her husband Derick Dillard, and Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo — Justin hasn’t spoken out publicly about oldest brother Josh’s arrest on charges relating to child sexual abuse material.
Puppy love: Justin and Claire married earlier this year, two years after they met
Flipper: Justin’s new home made need a bit of work, but he seems up for the challenge, having flipped at least one home already
He did it before! In December of 2020, he purchased a home from his father, Jim Bob, for just $1, and sold it three months later for $195,000. (Jim Bob had paid $35,500 for it in May 2020)
‘Fixer upper house almost complete!!’ Justin wrote in September of 2020 amid renovating the property
According to the indictment against Josh, he is alleged to have downloaded child sexual abuse material online in May 2019.
When the raid was carried out and before Josh knew what authorities were investigating, he had allegedly asked agents: ‘What is this about? Has someone been downloading child pornography?’
Josh was asked about having child porn in his possession and he allegedly responded: ‘I’d rather not answer that question.’
Some of the material he is accused of possessing shows children under the age of 12, and Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner described some of the content as ‘in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.’
His computer was reportedly equipped with a dark web browser that could have let him anonymously search for child porn. The Tor browser would have allowed the him to bypass anti-porn software called Covenant Eyes that Anna installed to monitor what her husband downloaded.
Disgusting: Justin hasn’t spoken out publicly about oldest brother Josh’s arrest on charges relating to child sexual abuse material
Out: Josh, 33, was indicted on federal charges in April stemming from a 2019 raid that turned up a trove of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children
The files were first flagged by a detective in Little Rock before allegedly being traced to Josh’s car dealership. The IP address of the computer was also linked to Josh’s dealership.
The Duggars have been mostly quiet on the matter, though sources have said that Anna is steadfastedly sticking by her man — and feuding with in-laws Jim Bob and Michelle over where the blame lies.
The arrest — coming six years after Josh’s previous molestation of his younger sisters came to light — was the final nail in the coffin for the family’s reality TV show, Counting On, which was cancelled by TLC.
The show’s cancellation may put some of the Duggar children in financially precarious positions.
Family drama — and being one of 19 — may have factored into Justin’s move several states away to Texas, where he’s joined Claire’s family. Claire is one of just six children.
Gettin’ frisky! Justin and Claire married in February and shared footage of what may have been their first kiss
Never been kissed! They tied the knot in Texas in front of at least 100 guests on Friday and, if they followed Duggar traditions, shared their first kiss ever at the altar
Full-frontal at last! The Duggars adhere to strict rules when it comes to dating, limiting their physical contact to brief side-hugs – so as to avoid full-body contact – before marriage
Victory! The pair are seen walking back down the aisle after saying ‘I do,’ with some of Justin’s older brothers seen as groomsmen in the background
Shortly after saying ‘I do’ earlier this year, Justin and Claire shared a clip of a video by wedding videographer Gabriel Johnson, which offered a look at the couple canoodling immediately after their nuptials — including their first kiss at the altar.
The clip and photos from the big day show Justin a navy suit, a moss green tie, and a white rose boutonniere.
Claire, meanwhile, wore a tiered A-line lace gown by Allure bridals, which she appears to have had fitted with an additional modesty panel of lace above the neckline. Her hair was done in a loose braid woven with roses.
The video captures the pair walking arm-in-arm outside at sunset, and posing together with Claire’s hand on Justin’s chest and Justin’s hand on the small of her back — a sexually tempting position they’d have been banned from taking just hours before.
But the real thrill came inside, seconds after a pastor officially wed the couple: Allowed to kiss for dunia hibura the fist time, Justin put his hands on either side of Claire’s face and went in for the prize.
Claire, who had her arms around his back, followed up the quick smooch with a hug.
They did it! The couple announced their newlywed status shortly after they said ‘I do’
On camera: They shared a preview clip of a video by wedding videographer Gabriel Johnson, which offered a look at the couple canoodling immediately after their nuptials
The Duggars, who are fundamentalist Christians, adhere to strict rules when it comes to dating, limiting their physical contact to brief side-hugs — so as to avoid full-body contact — until they are engaged.
Once engaged, many of them graduate to hand holding, but still save any more touching — including full-frontal hugs first kisses — until they are married.
Though Justin and Claire haven’t confirmed that they, too, followed those rules, fans assume that they remained equally chaste until their nuptials.
The wedding video also showed a glimpse at Justin’s groomsmen, who included his brothers James, Jason, and John David, as well as brother-in-law Austin Forsyth.
‘Today we have started a journey together that God crafted long before we ever knew it was meant to be. We are so thankful for the love of C in November.
The announcement had remarkable timing, given that Justin only reached the legal age to marry without parental permission the day before, November 16. (In Arkansas, children can marry at age 17 with parental consent.)
‘There is nothing comparable to finding the one you are meant to spend your life with. We know we have found that in each other,’ the couple said in a joint statement. ‘We cannot wait to be married and are looking forward to a life together of faith in Christ, love for one another, and happiness!’
The couple posed together for an engagement shoot, which included images of Claire’s diamond ring.
Hot and bothered! Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard told fans that the reason members of their family marry so young and so quickly is because they’re in a hurry to have sex
In a hurry! He shared the blunt reason when an Instagram commenter remarked on how young Jill’s brother Justin – who just announced his engagement -is
What’s that hand signal supposed to mean? Jill replied to Derick’s comment with emojis showing her agreement
‘So excited to announce that we are engaged!!’ Justin wrote on Instagram. ‘I will never forget the look on her face when I slid the ring on her finger. We look forward to the day that we get to begin the rest of our lives together!’
Shortly after the announcement, a commenter on big sister Jill’s Instagram asked why they — meaning the Duggars — ‘rush to marry.’
‘Amazingly surprised that your brother is 17 [sic] and engaged!!! Why do you guys rush to marry life [sic]. He’s a kid and Claire too!!!’ they wrote.
Derick, 31, offered a surprisingly frank answer: ‘Because we want to have sex.’
Though Jill didn’t explicitly confirm what Derick said, she did reply with a tongue-out smiley face emoji and an OK hand sign.