Amy (Duggar) King‘s parents are officially ending their marriage after nine years together, but their “heartbreaking” split doesn’t come as a complete surprise for the TLC star.
“They’ve had a roller-coaster relationship for as long I can remember,” King tells PEOPLE of her parents Deanna Duggar and Terry Jordan.
“I’ve always been the mediator between them, instead of just being their daughter I was also the counselor.”
In court documents obtained by Radar, Jordan who wed Deanna in 2006, claims they separated on Dec. 20 due to Deanna’s “intolerable” treatment.
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“I’ve learned it’s not my place to try and ‘fix’ their relationship anymore,” she says. “They are grown adults and I am, too. My main focus is to be a good wife, a help- mate, and Dillon and I work everyday to keep our marriage strong and healthy. Love isn’t a feeling, it’s a choice.”
Despite her most recent family drama, King says her other half worked hard to make their first Christmas together as a married couple extra special.