Though viewers watched Abe Schmucker and Rebecca Byler’s love story unfold on the TLC present, some imagine the now-married couple dated manner earlier than the sequence initially aired when an image of Rebecca and Abe holding a child was shared on-line and went viral. After TLC claimed the couple met for the primary time throughout Season 1, this precipitated hypothesis relating to the identification of her kid’s father, contemplating Byler confirmed she had already divorced ex-husband Rufus Hostetler (by way of the Daily Mail). “I do have a daughter,” she mentioned. “She’s 19 months previous. I wasn’t with my ex after I came upon I used to be pregnant. However I did name him and inform him, and he completely denied that it was his. I used to be glad he denied it.”
When Byler later confirmed she is the mom of the kid within the “Breaking Amish: The Shunning Fact” reunion particular, she rapidly obtained defensive when requested to deal with rumors of courting Schmucker earlier than transferring from Pennsylvania to New York Metropolis and getting married (by way of Us Weekly). “[Fans] can imagine no matter they need, but when they wish to know, they’ll watch the present. If they do not wish to imagine, they do not need to imagine it,” she mentioned.
In accordance with a July 2014 Bustle article, Byler shared paternity check outcomes of her daughter on Fb, confirming Schmucker is, certainly, the daddy. These days, the couple and their kids stay away from the highlight.