'Counting On' Star Jed Duggar, 22, Marries Katey Nakatsu — See Their Ceremony in Arkansas

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 05, 2021
05:50 P.M.
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"Counting On" star Jed Duggar tied the knot to Katey Nakatsu in an intimate and beautiful outdoor ceremony in Arkansans. The newlyweds celebrated their day with the help of their family. 

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The tenth child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Jed Duggar, is officially a married man. Jed walked down the aisle with the love of his life Katey Nakatsu over the weekend in a lovely ceremony in Arkansas.

The groom shared the great news with a heart-melting photo of him and his bride as they lovingly looked into each other's eyes. Nakatsu looked gorgeous in an exquisite lace wedding dress featuring a tulle skirt and three-quarter sleeves.

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar promote their book "A Love That Multiplies" during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park on February 10, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images

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Jed looked dapper in a navy suit with a patterned tie. In the accompanying caption, the 22-year-old revealed that he had been praying to God to find a wife but had no idea who it would be. He continued:

"God answered my prayers far beyond what I could have ever imagined in Katey! We have enjoyed quietly developing our relationship over the past year."

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The elated groomed gushed over his woman, appreciating God for bringing Nakatsu into his life. He concluded, noting that spending the rest of his life with her makes him the happiest man in the world.

The Duggar family rose to fame in 2004 as part of the documentary, "14 Children and Pregnant Again."

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According to reports, the lovebirds made their special day come to life with their families' help. Jed's twin brother Jeremiah was his best man, while Nakatsu's sister served as her maid of honor. 

Some of the Duggar grandchildren also had a role to play in the heartwarming ceremony. Fans of "Counting On" and other loved ones witnessed the wedding via a public stream on YouTube.

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Jed and Nakatsu exchanged vows reciting Proverbs 31 and promising to submit to each other. The duo also chose to have their first kiss off-camera. Eagle-eyed fans spotted Jana Duggar's beau Stephen Wissmann and his family at the wedding.

The Duggar family didn't announce Jed and Nakatsu's engagement, and little is known about the new bride by fans. According to Nicki Swift, Nakatsu is a pilot and is the same age as her husband.

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Fans speculated that the couple's wedding was kept under wraps because of Nakatsu's family's situation. Her parents, Kim and Kory Nakatsu got divorced when she was five, with her father getting remarried four years later.

The Duggar family rose to fame in 2004 as part of the documentary, "14 Children and Pregnant Again." At the time, Jim and Michelle had 14 children, but the clan eventually grew to 19 children. In the past years, the family has celebrated several milestones.

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