“We know it’s kind of more of a wild show than we have ever been on, but we just decided it might be a really good opportunity to work out some of our kinks and grow our relationship,” Amy tell PEOPLE of signing up for WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
The couple appears alongside former Bachelorette stars Ashley (Herbert) Rosenbaum and J.P. Rosenbaum, Mob Wives‘ Karen Gravano and her boyfriend Joe, and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta‘s PreMadonna and Buck Thomas.
“They put you in this house and while you are working on your relationship, there’s going to be flair ups,” says Amy. “There were a couple of times that were really intense and there were tears. I experienced every emotion I could while I was there.”
“For us, it was nothing more than we need to learn to communicate,” says Amy. “Dillon has a tone that drives me up the wall sometimes and when we bicker, we have to learn how to talk to each other. We were friends for so long before we got married, so we always joked and said things to each other because we were just friends. Now that we are married, it’s a whole new level of respect that we had to learn.”
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In the super tease for the show, Amy described a scary incident where someone had picked her up by her throat to the ceiling, but she tells PEOPLE her husband wasn’t involved in the incident in any way. She was referencing a challenge during the clip that happened on the show and it was with Dillon.
“Dillon’s character is upright and he’s a good man who loves me well,” Amy adds.
Duggar also took to Twitter to clarify that the person she referenced is not her husband. “The story I was describing in the Marriage Bootcamp teaser does not involve Dillon in any way. #Ilovemyhusband,” she tweeted.
With filming behind them, the couple is happy they decided to go on the show.
“I have never been more grateful for going on the show,” says Amy. “Dillon and I are on cloud nine. We are really happy we learned how to communicate in a healthy way and we’re completely in love with each other. We are in a very good place.”
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars will return Jan. 6 on WE tv.