COUNTING On star Jed Duggar’s new in-laws bought a massive home featuring an in-ground pool and outdoor kitchen, as they relocated to Arkansas after his engagement to their daughter Katey Nakatsu.
Jim Bob and Michelle’s son Jed, 22, is engaged to Katey, who lived in Arizona with her family, as they prepare to tie the knot on April 3, 2021 in a livestream ceremony.
Property records exclusively obtained by The Sun reveal Katey’s parents, Kory and Kerry, bought a Springdale, Arkansas home for $594, 900 on December 30, 2020.
The home has an open-floor plan on the first floor and boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The mansion has hardwood floors, high ceilings, and molding throughout the spacious living room, dining room and family room.
The family room features a cozy stone fireplace.
The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a kitchen island and another island complete with bar stools.
According to Realtor, the master bedroom and bathroom have “wood ceiling detail, his and her closets, double sinks, soaking tub and beautifully tiled walk-in shower.”
But the most stunning feature of the home is the backyard, as it is complete with a huge in-ground pool and water fountain, pool house, outdoor kitchen, patio area and fireplace.
The home also has a four-car garage.
Reddit was the first to report on the new home.
Kory, who is a pilot and runs a flight school, and Kerry sold their Arizona home on July 1, 2020 for $840,000, property records obtained by The Sun reveal.
The family listed the abode on March 5, 2020 for $875,000, as it appears the couple could have began courting as early as 2020.
They purchased the home in 2011 for $540,000.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion was located in a gated community.
The “elegant” home boasted an outdoor patio and fire pit area, water fountain, eat-in kitchen and more amenities.
Jed had been dating and proposed to Katey, whose real name is Katelyn, in secret, as their engagement photos and invitation to their virtual wedding leaked online.
The romance is a shock for Duggar fans, as the family typically announces courtships and then engagements.
YouTube channel Without A Crystal Ball reported Jed has been “courting a woman” in secret for “quite some time.”
Katey is allegedly in her late teens or “very early 20’s” as she “just graduated high school.”
A source claimed to the outlet: “Literally no one knew about this until they got the invitation.
“Family and friends were stunned that not only was Jed dating, but that he was engaged and getting married in two weeks.”
Many guests attending the nuptials will join via livestream due to Covid precautions.
The couple is currently registered for gifts on the website, Zola.
Last Fall, Jed confirmed that he “had a lady” and painted a pumpkin with the name “Katey” written on the front, though their engagement still hasn’t been announced by the family.
Jed rented a three-bedroom, two-bathroom Springdale, Arkansas home with his twin brother, Jeremiah, in September 2019 for $950 a month.
The Sun previously reported Jed moved out of the home after his landslide loss in the Arkansas State Representative race, as the home was listed for rent in December 2020.
Jed’s former neighbor told The Sun: "He moved out after he lost the election. He was a quiet guy and not around here for very long. He went back to the family home.”
It is unclear if Jeremiah also moved back to the family compound.
In November, Jed lost his bid for State Representative of District 89 to Democrat incumbent Megan Godfrey.
Jed lost by almost 700 votes, with the reality star getting 43 percent to Megan's 57 percent.
Jed’s campaign was controversial, as he was accused of "accepting illegal donations."
He accepted $8,400 from a single donor in Louisiana, which is triple the legal amount in Arkansas, as the maximum a single donor can donate is $2,400 in Arkansas.
The Counting On star was also slammed for "name-calling" after he branded rival Megan a "liberal princess.”
Jed currently works as a real estate agent.
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