Jana Duggar: Has She Cut Off All Contact With Josh Duggar?!

It’s been two years since the Josh Duggar sex scandals shattered the wholesome image his family had worked so hard to cultivate over the years.

While a surprisingly large segment of the Duggars’ fan base has demonstrated a willingness to forgive Josh’s egregious crimes, some members of his family might not be so willing to move on.

Josh molested five young girls–four of whom were his sisters–and yet he was able to avoid criminal prosecution as a result of intervention from his parents. 

Remarkably, some of his victims–most notably Jill and Jessa Duggar–have publicly forgiven their older brother.

Others who remember the nightmarish atmosphere of the “Duggar compound” in those days have not been so quick to move on.

Many fans now believe that Jana Duggar has continued to keep Josh at arm’s length, even as those around her have been quick to forget his appalling transgressions.

Unlike her sisters, Jana has not spoken publicly about the scandal, and it is unknown if she was one of Josh’s victims.

But as a surrogate mother to her younger siblings, it stands to reason that Jana would continue to be wary of her predatory older brother.

A video uploaded this week by Josh’s sister, Anna Duggar, has many Duggar obsessives wondering if Jana recently cut off contact with Josh, possibly due to a new transgression.

The clip, which features Josh and Anna’s daughter Meredith, seems designed to tug at Jana’s heartstrings.

“Do you miss Jana?” Anna asks from off camera.

“She’s far away,” Meredith responds.

Apparently believing that Jana is on the phone, Meredith says, “I can’t hear her… Jana, where are you?”

Needless to say, many viewers were moved by the video.

“She is so sweet that made me cry,” commented one follower.

“Awww quick FaceTime Jana because this baby looks too sad!” remarked another.

The comments section quickly erupted with speculation as to why Meredith hasn’t seen her favorite aunt in so long.

Many proposed that Meredith may be missing Jana because the 28-year-old has estranged herself from Josh and, by necessity, his family.

It would be nice to see someone in his inner circle refuse to let Josh off the hook, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that that’s what’s happening here.

The Duggars are currently in Australia, and it seems Jana made the trip along with most of the rest of her family.

In all likelihood, she’ll resume regular contact with Josh and his family upon her return to the States.

It’s bad news for those who would like to see Josh endure some sort of comeuppance.

But on the bright side, it’s good news for little Meredith.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most famous family.


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Bethenny Frankel: I Need ZERO Contact with Jason Hoppy!

We may have seen Bethenny Frankel break down in tears in the latest Real Housewives of New York City, but she knows that there’s a way that she can move forward.

We’ve all heard about how Jason Hoppy has put Bethenny Frankel in hell through all of his alleged stalking and harassment and their nightmarish divorce battle. 

Bethenny says that she knows how this has to end.

So, Bethenny Frankel’s divorce from Jason Hoppy was long, painful, and nightmarishly expensive.

They may be exes now, but they’ll always be linked through their young daughter, Bryn.

Jason Hoppy’s arrest back in January was actually over threats that he’s accused of making to Bethenny Frankel at Bryn’s school.

(Imagine threatening the mother of your child at your child’s school — that’s so unimaginably hateful)

Jason Hoppy was arraigned on additional stalking charges over the summer, before that first arrest was even dealt with in court.

The details weren’t immediately made apparent, but it appears that he may have been harassing a third party as part of his alleged campaign of harassment against Bethenny.

Like … does he not have hobbies?

Don’t get us wrong — Bethenny Frankel can come across as callous and dismissive of other people’s problems sometimes.

(A lot, actually)

But there’s a difference between having what some might call an “abrasive” personality and being an actual menace.

Jason Hoppy is due back in court in September (his motion to have the charges against him was dismissed earlier this month), and maybe Bethenny will get some sort of resolution then.

Bethenny Frankel lamented to Andy Cohen how her conflict with Jason Hoppy has impacted her relationship with other Real Housewives.

But she knows what can resolve this and put it behind her.

“Any resolution is legally mandated and I’m fine with that.”

She’s putting a lot of faith in the court.

“I don’t care what happens, I have faith that somehow I will be able to live a normal free life.”

Basically, she’s not campaigning to have Jason Hoppy put in prison. But there’s just one thing that she needs.

“But it has to be with zero contact. Because with any contact, this will not end.”

She says that she can’t accurately describe what this has been like for her.

She does temporarily lapse into some unfortunate hyperbole.

“It is indescribable and it is inexplicable and it’s like, if someone wants to talk about like a war zone in Israel, how are you going to explain that to someone?”

But she quickly clarifies that she’s not trying to equate her situation with a genuine humanitarian crisis.

“I’m not comparing this to actual war but in my life, you can’t even imagine the torment that this has been. There’s no way to describe it.”

We get it — trauma is difficult to articulate. When you try, you feel like you sound silly. It’s not silly, though.

“I just stifled it in because if I let any of it out, I’m going to totally break down. I can’t believe this happened to me.”

Keeping it suppressed doesn’t work, in the long term. While things are going on, bottling things up helps you survive.

Over time, though, those coping mechanisms backfire. That’s why PTSD is so rough.

And yes, you can absolutely get PTSD from stalking.

Bethenny found the entire struggle to be inescapable.

“It was part of my life. I thought I was never getting out of it. I couldn’t even understand it. How can I explain this to everybody?”

We know that she’s doing charity work to help other women, but we wonder if she’s met with a victim advocate to try to just articulate her own situation.

Bethenny isn’t really the “ask for help’ type, but it really might help her.

“You’ve never — it is torture. So that’s why I didn’t explain it. There’s no way to describe this to anybody. Nobody would believe it.”

Jason Hoppy might not be done tormenting her, though, because he didn’t immediately accept a plea deal that would have basically gotten him off scott free.

We have to ask why he’s so obsessed with having contact with Bethenny that he would apparently rather continue his court battle than continue to be legally barred from having contact with her.

Maybe he doesn’t want it on his record or claims that he’s innocent — though an officer was a witness to and confirmed Bethenny Frankel’s account of the January incident at Bryn’s school, so … good luck with that?

More than anything else, we hope that this situation doesn’t hurt Bryn.


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Beyonce to Kim Kardashian: Never Contact Me Again!

2016 hasn’t been the easiest year for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Okay, 2016 hasn’t been an easy year for anyone who doesn’t self-identify as “deplorable,” but the last 12 months have been harsh for Kimye in a very public way.

The couple hasn’t officially called it quits yet, but it feels like we all just watched their marriage implode, and now there’s nothing left to do but sign the papers.

First, Kim was robbed at gun point, and Kanye reportedly failed to provide her with the support she needed.

Shortly thereafter, Kanye was hospitalized after suffering an emotional breakdown, and sources say he and Kim have living in separate homes since his release.

Of course, the rapper’s hospitalization was proceeded by weeks of wildly erratic behavior (even his standards) and now both he and Kim are feeling the fallout from all the bridges that he burned.

You may recall that Kanye went off on Jay Z and Beyonce in one of his last onstage performances before he canceled his Saint Pablo Tour:

It now looks as though Kim tried to smooth things over with Jay and Bey in the wake of Kanye’s onstage rant.

But not surprisingly, Beyonce wasn’t having it.

“Beyonce flipped out on Kim when Kim called her to try and soothe tensions after Kanye’s hospitalization,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

“Basically she told Kim to never, ever, contact her or her husband again and said stuff like she thought that the two of them are made for each other because they are both talentless and pathetic!”

Dayum. Of course, anyone who’s listened to Lemonade knows that Bey isn’t exactly the type to mince words.

We find it hard to believe she would go off quite that hard against a woman who had recently suffered a traumatic event, as Kim kad at the time, but the insider says Bey’s rant was the culmination of year’s of simmering tension:

“Kim was trying so hard to be Beyonce’s friend for so long and she had even asked her on numerous occasions to let Blue Ivy play with North. Beyonce just kept ignoring her,” the source adds.

“When Kim was attacked, Kanye thought it was rude that neither Beyonce nor Jay Z called to see if Kim was doing okay.

“That is the real reason he went off on Jay Z, too.”

Apparently, Kim and Kanye realized the error of their ways and tried to use the holiday as an opportunity to make amends.

But Jay and Bey were having none of that:

“They wanted to try one last time to make things better, so they mailed Bey and Jay an invite to the Kardashian’s holiday party.”

“The invite was returned to Kim and Kanye’s house with ‘Return To Sender’ written on the envelope!”

Yes, it seems that once you fall out of Jay and Bey’s good graces, it’s not easy to be welcomed back into the fold.

We’re not surprised; something tells us these two aren’t desperate for friends.