The policy of compromise often rewards the entrants of the contract with dissatisfaction and discontent. Same happened with the people who loved the Duggar Show. TLC aired the show on Duggars’ 19 Kids and Counting sometime back. But the show was called off air. The primary reason was the news of behavior of Josh Duggar. His cases of molestation, his account on Ashley Madison and some small instances of Bob Duggar. Thus the people were denied of the sight and news of their favorite Duggar daughters. And didn’t the fans watch it for the sweet angelic Duggar daughters? Yes, they always did.
The fans always had a soft corner for the Duggar daughters. Whether it be Jessa or Jill or Jana, the fans really adore them. Their marriage, their children, their parenting and their health, the fans pay attention to all of that. They don’t even hesitate in scolding and reprimanding them as if they were their own daughters! That is the love which they have for the Duggar Angels. And the girls treat them with equal dignity and respect. Here are 15 facts about the Duggar girls that might catch you off guard if you weren’t aware of them before. Read on, some are too shocking, but they are true!
15. Jill took her baby to a Zika prone area
Jill Duggar, the second eldest daughter of America’s most moral family had come under fire for taking her baby to Zika affected area. 2016 was a nightmarish year for mothers in Central America due to the deadly Zika virus that caused severe physical deformity in thousands of babies. It’s believed that during that time period, Jill Duggar, her husband Derick Dillard and baby Israel were on a trip to El Salvador. On Instagram, Jill posted a picture of her baby meeting a Salvadorian toddler. Fans were upset after noticing that Israel was exposed to a Zika prone area and they started criticizing Jill. “Israel is cute. Why r u taking him to 3rd world countries and exposing him to all diseases. Zika? Raise your child in your home and give him a family life,” an Instagram user commented. Several others also started posting rude comments that targeted Jill Duggar.
14. Their enjoyment knows nothing of dance and alcohol!
Yes, that’s a very crazy fact about Duggar ladies, they don’t dance. Yes, you heard it right. In the conservative Duggar family, dancing is not really encouraged by the parents since they believe that dancing supports sensuality and it’s an intimate thing. The Duggar girls never buy romance novels! This is another shocking fact besides not consuming alcohol. It is things like this that makes them different from the rest of the American youngsters. Once Jill had revealed that while she was working in the local fire department she saw several youngsters getting affected due to overconsumption of alcohol. No doubt, too much alcohol is always dangerous, but never touching the scotch bottle throughout one’s life is a big time challenge especially in the western world. However, all Duggar kids are successful in it.
13. Four Duggar girls are victims of child molestation
That’s a sad fact! In 2015, a report by the magazine InTouch Weekly, revealed that Josh Duggar, the eldest son of Duggar family molested his younger sisters when they were minors. During an exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly, the Duggar girls explained how the family handled the situation when they realized that their young girls were molested by Josh. “My parents took us aside individually and said, ‘Here’s what happened’. At that point, you’re shocked. I was shocked. I didn’t know. I didn’t understand this is what happened until my parents told me,” Jessa confessed. Jill Duggar, another victim of Josh’s molestation disclosed that she was totally shocked to know that the person whom she loved a lot had molested her. “And I had to make that choice to forgive him. You know, it wasn’t something that somebody forced, like, ‘Oh, you need to do this.’ You have to make that decision for yourself,” said Jill. There were tears in her eyes remembering the painful past.
12. Jessa Duggar is public about her anti-gay views
The Duggars are often criticized for their anti-gay comments. Jessa Duggar was under fire for showing her support for Chip and Joanna Gaines who are popular for their TV show Fixer Upper. What really happened? Well, BuzzFeed had reported that Fixer Upper stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, attended a church in which a pastor conveyed his anti-homosexual thoughts. Of course, Fixer Upper stars were making the headlines for that bad reason. After two weeks, Jessa posted a video of her and her 1-year-old baby Spurgeon on Instagram watching an episode of Fixer Upper. “Spurgie and I may just be addicted … #fixerupper,” she captioned the video. Of course, some people were furious after knowing that Jessa supports Chip and Joanna show.
11. Jill’s baby-proofing mistake
Duggars fans are very sensitive to each and every detail about the Duggar daughters’ parenting style. Jill Duggar gave them a reason to be angry by sharing a picture of her son on Instagram. In the pic, baby Israel was seen sitting on a blanket and in the background, one could see an open electrical outlet! The electric outlet was not baby proofed with plastic plug covers. Yes, it’s highly dangerous. “Look out for that electrical outlet, neglectful parents,” wrote one Instagram user. Duggar fans kick started a heated discussion on this matter. There are thousands of instances around the world about kids confronting electric shock, perhaps the Duggars could be more protective about baby Israel’s safety.
10. They believe the Internet is dangerous
No doubt, internet is a necessity in the 21st century. For most of the youngsters, living without the internet is something near to impossible. But the Duggar girls have a different stand. In their opinion, internet is dangerous. In their book Growing Up With Duggars, the daughters have written that if a woman is receiving texts from someone through the internet world, it can make her think that he likes her, but there is a possibility that he is doing the same with multiple women. “When a young man who has no commitment or obligation to you, is flirting with you through texting or the likes, it’s probable that he is also flirting with many other girls in the same way—and even at the same time,” a paragraph reads. The whole Duggar family has a single social media account and senior Duggars handle it. However, once after getting married, Duggar daughters can create their own social media profile.
9. Plastic surgery! Difficult to digest for the Duggars
These days, women choose plastic surgery in order to have attractive body features. We have plenty of examples in the Hollywood. The Duggar daughters are not in favor of plastic surgery since they believe that God decided our looks and plastic surgery is an attempt to alter his design. So, in their book they have clearly mentioned that one must consult God before thinking of plastic surgery. “You can have surgery to change some of your physical features, but before you do, we hope you’ll carefully and prayerfully consider what God originally gave you when He created you,” Duggars wrote.
8. There is a reason why they all have long hair
There are hundreds of girls all around the world who are crazy for the Duggars’ hairstyle. Duggar daughters do share their simple hairstyle tutorial with fans, and yes, all of them have beautiful hair. There is a noble reason for their hairstyle. In fact, they could opt for short hair, but they didn’t choose it. As sincere followers of Bible, Duggar girls believe that long tresses are a glory for women and they must take care of it. “Our hairstyle is our choice and we choose long hair based on our understanding of 1 Corinthians 11:14-15…while it is a shame for a man to have long hair, a woman’s hair is her glory,” their book reveals. In the Duggar house, everything has a holy reason!
7. Jessa Duggar did not touch fiancée until the Engagement Day
The Duggar daughters follow very strict courtship rules. While they are courting a guy, they can share a side hug with him, they can hold hands with their fiancé, that’s all! Are you wondering how can someone can follow such rules? Well, the Duggar girls have no hesitation about it. Fans have seen Jinger, Jill and Joy share side hug with their fiancés. But Jessa is an exception. She did not even hold her husband Ben Seewald’s hands until getting officially engaged to him. It’s a clear example to understand how deeply they are committed to the Duggar principles about courtship. They have no complaints.
6. Jana Duggar Is Still Single and Taking Care of Kids
In the fast few years, Duggar family witnessed five beautiful weddings that made “Counting On” fans stand on their toe with excitement. Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy are married to Derick, Ben, Jeremy and Austin respectively. But Jana is still single! She is elder to all of the Duggar girls, perhaps the Duggars keep speculating her wedding. However, Jana is not responding to any comments, all her concern is taking care of her family. But fans get upset whenever they spot their beloved Jana spending time on the Duggar babies. According to them, she remains single in order to handle the responsibilities of her family. “I just don’t think her parents will ever allow her to court anyone until the little ones are more independent. She is their primary care giver. Michele isn’t going to let that go,” a fan commented when the Duggars posted the trailer of “Counting On” on Facebook. “Get out and meet someone. Let your Mom raise her kids. It is your turn,” another fan urged. Everyone is hoping that Jana will take a decision about her marriage very soon.
5. Jill Had A Difficult Time in Central America
Jill Duggar’s life was filled with adventures and fearful experiences when she was in Central America for missionary work along with hubby and son. She recalled those days during the show “Counting On” and was brought to tears. Jill explained that she heard a glass breaking sound in her home during the night and it was really scary. Her son Israel was just a one-year-old baby during that time! All three of them locked themselves in a room and started sending messages to family and friends and asked them to pray for their safety. But at the same time, he acknowledged that it’s extremely dangerous in their neighborhood overseas, and murders, rapes, and break-ins are a normal part of life over there. According to Jill’s husband, the region where they were residing, murders, rapes, and other crimes were very common. But still, the couple stayed there facing all the difficulties and served the needy people successfully.
4. A Duggar Girl is a Former Soccer Player’s Wife!
A Duggar girl has tied the wedding knot with a talented Major League Soccer player. Wow, that’s awesome. Yes, the girl with beautiful hair, Jinger Duggar is married to Jeremy Vuolo, an American soccer player who played for Major League and the North American Soccer League, the Finnish club AC Oulu of the Veikkausliiga, Finland’s top soccer league. In 2012 he signed with Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. Of course, just like most of the soccer players, Jeremy is also a very handsome guy. Lucky Jinger! During a missionary trip, Jeremy met his future wife and she didn’t take a long time to steal his surname. Jeremy is no longer associated with any soccer team. At present, he is working as a pastor.
3. Jinger’s Husband Has a Criminal Record
Jinger’s good looking hubby Jeremy was arrested by the police! Yes, this incident happened when he was out partying with a friend. In Touch came up with a police report which revealed that Jeremy was arrested in 2008 because he grabbed a police man’s arm in a violent manner. The police report also mentioned that Jeremy was “acting belligerently” and “shouting obscenities.” Later, he had to pay a $250 fine and also got a one-year conditional discharge. On his blog, Jeremy has admitted that his life was totally different when he was a young boy. He used to attend weekend parties, but later he realized that he was on the wrong track. In the later phase of his life, he started getting closer to spirituality and found happiness with Jinger.
2. They Want Too Many Kids Just Like Michelle And Jim Bob Duggar
In the initial years of marriage, Michelle used birth control pills and it caused her a miscarriage. It made them believe that God will decide the number of kids, and they should never use any form of birth control. Now Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have 19 kids, nine girls and ten boys. A huge family! The Duggar daughters are likely to follow in the same light, especially when it comes to family planning. “Both of us want as many kids as God will give us,” Jill and her husband confessed once. Jessa Duggar also has a desire to have many kids in her house. Recently both the girls welcomed their second baby. “We want as many as the Lord thinks we can handle and we are putting it into his hands,” said Joy Anna who recently got married to Austin. There are 6 more girls in Duggar house. Overall, it sounds like Jim Bob’s dream of having 200 grand kids will come true in future!
1. Duggar Girls Love Modest Clothes
When it comes to their dressing, the Duggar girls always prefer modest clothes. In their book, Growing Up Duggar, the Duggar daughters have revealed their perspective towards clothing. “We avoid low-cut, cleavage-showing, gaping, or bare-shouldered tops; and when needed, we wear an undershirt. We try to make it a habit to always cover the top of our shirt with our hand when we bend over. We don’t want to play the peek-a-boo game with our neckline,” a paragraph reads. They also confessed that, for them, their body is a special gift from God and it must be shared only with their future husband. On another page of the same book, they have reaffirmed that they have a responsibility not to dress or act in a way that builds up sensual desires in guys.
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