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Anna Duggar rejects father-in-law’s rules by throwing single mom sister a bridal shower

ANNA Duggar went against father-in-law Jim Bob’s conservative rules and threw her sister Susanna, who had a child out of wedlock, a bridal shower before her recent wedding.

The two haven’t been very close since Susanna had a child with her ex-boyfriend seven years ago, but they appear to be patching things up.

The 27-year-old bride recently shared photos from the bridal shower on her private Instagram page, thanking her family for the festive event.

She wore jeans, black sandals and a pale pink shirt with a “bride to be” sash sitting across her chest while standing next to Anna in one of the party pictures.

The sisters have on big smiles as they pose for the camera in front of a large buffet table filled with snacks, hors d'oeuvre and white flower placements.

A stream of pink, white and glitter-infused balloons decorated the wall along the food counter.

Susanna Keller captioned the photo: “My sisters threw a lovely Bridal Shower for me! Thank you everyone who came and made the day so special.”

Anna commented: “So happy for you!”

Jill Duggar, who has long been defying her Jim Bob’s rules, liked the sister reunion photo.

Happy about being with Anna again, after years of a tumultuous relationship due to going against her own conservative Christian parents’ values and also Jim Bob’s, Susanna shared a selfie of the sisters paired with a photo of their daughters together.

She captioned it: “Moms that look alike have girls that look alike.”

Anna agreed that her daughter Mackynzie, whom she shares with husband Josh Duggar, and her niece Noelle have many visual similarities, writing: “Yup, those Keller genes are strong!”

Susanna used to appear on TLC’s former Duggar reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, but she was reportedly shunned by the family after having a kid at 20 and not marrying the baby’s father.

She chose to break “away from everything [Jim Bob’s] family represents,” according to Radar Online.

Anna, who has six children with Josh, kept her distance from her little sister over the years, but Susanna’s engagement and wedding to York Bridges brought them closer.

After throwing her a bridal shower, Anna attended the wedding earlier this week, with her husband right by her side.

Anna shared a photo from the event on Monday of her in a royal blue dress and her sister in a strapless white wedding gown.

She wrote alongside it: “It was so exciting to celebrate with my younger sister Susanna & her husband York on their special day!

“What a beautiful day for such a lovely couple to commemorate their wedding with a beautiful reception and fun time with family & friends.”

Happy to have had her sister there and knowing she had to break Duggar rules to attend, Susanna commented: “Thank you so much for coming! It was a perfect day.”

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