Josh Duggar Dares to Show His Face Online, Expects Us to Forget the Stuff He Did

We hate to say it and we really hate to see it, but…

… Josh Duggar is back in our lives.

He’s not on television again. And he isn’t actually saying anything.

But whatever.

Any Josh Duggar is too much Josh Duggar, in our educated and totally accurate opinion, at least.

The disgraced ex-reality star, who has admitted to both cheating on his wife AND molesting his sisters, was featured in a photo shared by that same wife, Anna Duggar, on Monday.

As you can see above, Anna used the occasion of Labor Day to shove her husband stupid face back into the lives of her followers, writing as a caption to a family photo:

“Hope you are having a #HappyLaborDay and spending it with ones you love most! We spent some time with family [and] friends at #FarmlandAdventures today!”

This is the second time in just a few weeks that Anna has posted a photo that include Josh.

Back in early July, the ex-TLC personality actually gushed over Josh in a caption to the photo immediately above.

“June was an exciting month for our family,” Anna wrote, explaining why as follows:

“Marcus, Michael and I are are officially a year older + Josh and I celebrated our 10 year engagement anniversary!”

She then singled out Josh in particular and added:

The past 10 years have been a wonderful adventure. So thankful for God’s redeeming grace and His blessings to us along the way, especially our 5 M’s!

Yes, a wonderful adventure.

That certainly is one way to describe what Anna and Josh have gone through.

Their relationship hit a tiny snag back in May of 2015 when it came out that Josh had inappropriately touched two of his siblings when he was a teenager.

This was a rather unfathomable scandal at the time, especially by the standards of the Duggars, who think it’s a sin to even look at your girlfriend in shorts before she becomes your wife.

(And even then… it’s probably questionable.)

We later learned that Duggar was also an Ashley Madison client and used the website to find women with whom he could sleep.

None of these women were his wife, in case that wasn’t clear. Josh was outed as a serial cheater and subsequently went to rehab for an alleged sex addiction.

The couple has five kids together and we feel worse and worse for Anna with each passing day.

It’s as if she’s a member of some cult and simply cannot leave it for any reason.

But that’s not what Anna says.

She has credited God and her faith for helping her forgive Josh and move on from these crazy scandals, once saying in a Counting On confessional:

“For my heart, it was like how could this happen in our marriage. Josh was my first love, he’s my one and only.

“My only hope was to cling to my faith because I know if I went off of what I was feeling I would turn a mess into a disaster.

“So in the stun and in the shock of everything, I was praying to God, ‘Help me to know how to respond to all of this.’ I didn’t know what to do.

“I knew we needed help and I was just praying that God would give the help and the wisdom that we needed to take the next step.”


Jill Duggar Comes Clean: Here’s How I’ve Been Making Money Since Quitting Counting On!

Back in 2017, Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On after launching a bigoted tirade against a fellow TLC star on social media.

Shortly thereafter, his wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show, thus leaving the Dillard clan with no apparent source of income.

These days, Derick is planning to attend law school, but fans are understandably curious about how he and Jill plan to support their two sons while he begins the very lengthy process of becoming an attorney.

Now, it looks as though we may have our answer.

Jump into the gallery below to learn the surprising secret behind Jill's financial comeback.

1. The Breadwinner

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In many respects, Jill is as traditional as her fundamentalist parents. But in one important way, she’s very much a woman of the 21st century.

2. One Ugly Rant

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Last year, Derick was fired from Counting On after he launched an appalling tirade against fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings.

3. The Victim

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Jazz is a transgender teen, and she became the surprise target of Derick’s wrath for reasons that remain a mystery.

4. The Subservient Wife

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Jill quit the show shortly after Derick was fired, seemingly as a show of support for her husband.

5. A Tight Spot

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The move left Jill and Derick without any visible means of support, and for months fans were baffled as to how the family was getting by.

6. Duggar Finances

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Sure, Jill’s parents are well-off, but they also have a LOT of kids to support. So how has Jill been supporting herself and her family this year?

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John David Duggar: Breaking Courtship Rules AGAIN? In Front of His Sisters?! While FLYING A PLANE?!?

In the two months since the world learned of John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett’s courtship, the couple has received far more scrutiny than the average Duggar couple.

This is partially due to the fact that at 28, John David is much older than the average first-relationship fundie.

But there are also much more intriguing reasons that fans are so fixated on JD and Abbie.

Throughout his time in the spotlight, John David has been regarded as one of the most conservative Duggars … which is really saying something.

The accepted narrative pertaining to John David has always been that he’s as much of a go-getter as his workaholic dad, and his lifestyle prevented him from finding the right partner.

In addition to pitching in with the family businesses, John David is a volunteer firefighter, a deputy with his local sheriff’s department, and a licensed pilot.

And it’s that last vocation that’s really caught the attention of Duggar Nation this week.

The photo above shows John David flying the friendly skies with Abbie as his trusty co-pilot.

Throughout their relationship, John David and Abbie have broken Duggar courtship rules on multiple occasions, and this latest pic seems to show the couple once again being more physical than his family generally allows.

As usual, some of the more prudish Counting On fans have given John David flak for violating his family’s code of conduct … and those folks really freaked out after laying eyes on the photo below:

Yes, since the photos were posted so close together that at first glance it seems that John David was allowing his fiance to get handsy (by Duggar standards) right in front of his sisters.

The youngest Duggar daughters have formed a singing group called The Duggar Girls, and they’re currently on tour promoting their debut album.

“The girls were flying with John-David while they were working on #HappyHeart,” the above pic is captioned on the Duggars Facebook page.

Some fans were incensed … until they learned the pics were actually taken several weeks apart.

Thankfully, for the most part, Duggar obsessives were effusive with praise, applauding John David for taking his sisters on tour.

“What can’t that guy do? Those kids are all so diversified,” one fan commented, according to In Touch Weekly.

“I have read so much criticism about this family. How many of you have a plane and can fly it?” wrote another.

“Hope none of the Duggars got motion sickness! I know they are all prone to it.”

Yeah, heathen! Where’s your plane?!

So it turns out all the fuss about John David tossing the rulebook out the window in front of his sisters was a whole lot of nothing.

But you can bet all eyes will still be on JDD and Abbie.

There have been rumors that the courtship rules don’t apply to John David at all, and for reasons we can’t quite understand, people have a big problem with that. 

Let us know if you figure it out.


Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth: Still Living In a Trailer With Their Baby?!

When Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth back in May of 2017, it initially looked as though she had found herself the ideal Duggar husband.

Austin is an Arkansas native, raised in the same Christian fundamentalist community that produced the Duggar clan.

He’s as God-fearing as his folks and seems to have no desire to rock the boat by relocating or subscribing to any belief systems that don’t align with Jim Bob’s.

But there might be one area in which Austin comes up a bit short.

It seems that he doesn’t share JB’s knack for attracting wealth like a magnetic prospector.

Before Austin received permission to propose to Joy-Anna, his very traditional father insisted that he demonstrate he can earn a living by flipping three houses.

The Duggars also supplement their incomes by flipping cars and properties, so Jim Bob was likely reassured by Austin’s abilities.

Unfortunately, it now looks as though those early successes may have been a case of beginner’s look.

By most accounts, Joy and Austin are struggling financially.

Despite purchasing and renovating a home before tying the knot, we now know that Joy and Austin are living in a trailer, which has led many fans to the conclusion that they were unable to afford a mortgage.

As In Touch Weekly points out, Joy confirmed the reports about her living situation on Instagram this week.

On Monday, Joy posted the above photo and announced that she would be cleaning her home all day.

The questions from fans began to pour in immediately.

“Did you guys list your house? I see you are living in the RV again,” one commenter queried.

“We’ll be posting an update soon!” Joy replied.

“Yes, we are living in a camper, and I love it!” 

Now, Joy and Austin are very young, and there’s certainly no shame in living in a trailer … for most people.

But the Duggars see wealth as an expression of God’s grace, and they view debt and poverty as the wages of sin.

Plus, Joy and Austin purchased a house and proudly documented the amount of work they put into renovating it.

So trailer park life was almost certainly not part of their plan for the future.

On top of everything else Joy-Anna and Austin welcomed their first child back in February, and a family that’s as concerned with appearances as the Duggars probably isn’t thrilled with having an infant grandchild in a trailer.

The situation left many fans wondering how something like this could have happened.

It may seem crazy that a member of one of reality TV’s most famous families would be so close to the poverty line, but when it comes to bank balances, the Duggars are no Kardashians.

Not only do they not earn nearly as much, but what they do earn has to be divided among the entire massive clan.

So it’s entirely possible that Joy and Austin might have failed to properly and now find themselves in dire financial straits.

Fortunately, if anyone has the means and connections to recover from such a scenario, it’s these two.


Counting On: Josiah Duggar Proposes to Lauren Swanson!

In real time, Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson have been married for a couple of months. Lauren posted a tribute to Josiah on social media very recently.

On Monday night’s episode of Counting On, however, fans got to see not only their proposal, but the excitement that led up to it.

Josiah could not stop gushing about Lauren. But how did she feel about how it all went down?

On Counting On, Josiah admitted that their courtship was brief. Many fans thought that it was shockingly brief, and wonder if his speedy engagement was the result of breaking Jim Bob’s courtship rules.

“Lauren and I have been courting for a couple months and the courtship is going really well,” Josiah said on Monday night’s episode.

He reflected: “It seems like every day, I’m learning something new about Lauren.”

That can continue to be true for years into a relationship — but, of course, for the Duggars, a relationship lasting that long means marriage and children.

Josiah spoke directly to Lauren, saying: “I’m never going to figure you out. There’s always something to learn about you.”

Lauren was equally happy to gush about Josiah.

“We’ve just become best friends,” Lauren said. “It’s very special.”

“I can be a more serious person,” Lauren admitted. “So Josiah complements me–“

Josiah chimed in: “By livening it up a little bit.”

Nobody does fun and carefree like a Duggar child, right?

Lauren isn’t the only one who’s a big fan of Josiah — it sounds like he’s a real hit with the Swanson family.

“I think Josiah is a great match for Lauren,” Lauren’s mom announced.

Mama Swanson continued to heap praise on him, saying: “He’s so thoughtful and kind.”

Clearly, he’s the sort of man she’d like for a son-in-law.

Lauren’s mom concluded: “I just think he’s wonderful.”

Again, the relative brevity of their courtship came up.

“I’ve only been courting Lauren for just a couple months,” Josiah acknowledged.

Well, fans know it and they know it, too. Most people who get engaged after a short time have prior dating experience.

Josiah and Lauren, in contrast, aren’t allowed to actually date. But Josiah did remind fans that they at least know each other.

“We’ve been really good friends over the years,” Josiah said. “But this is definitely the time and she’s definitely the one.”

Lauren revealed that she already felt so attached to him: “If I’m away from Josiah for a day, it feels like forever.”

Josiah got some help from Lauren’s family when it came to picking out a spot for his proposal.

“She’s grown up riding horses in this field and just spending a lot of time out there,” Josiah shared with viewers.

“And,” Josiah added. “Its actually where Mr. and Mrs. Swason got engaged.”

Sounding both nervous and excited, he said: “I just want to make sure it’s special for her.”

That is a very healthy concern.

After he got down on one knee and proposed beside rolls of hay, Lauren admitted that she had been surprised.

“I did not see this coming,” Lauren claimed. “I was very surprised.”

But she said yes and they were courting, so it sounds like she was at least open to the possibility that this would happen.

“I’m still in shock,” Lauren said. “It doesn’t seem real.”

It is real, and the two of them are married. The only question that remains is how long until Lauren Swanson is pregnant?


Anna Duggar Reveals Health Issue Impacting Baby Mason

Anna Duggar offered her followers a rare glimpse at all of five of the children she shares with the reviled Josh Duggar, a man some fans feel should be forgiven.

As cute as it is to see the little ones gather around the table for dinner, Anna also revealed some information about her youngest.

As it turns out, adorable little Mason has a health condition.

“Pancakes for a Saturday brunch may seem ordinary,” Anna’s captions begin. “But today at our house it is a big deal! It is Mason’s first time to have (dairy-free) pancakes!”

Mason, she reveals, is unable to tolerate a certain group of foods.

“Yup, you may have guessed it,” Anna writes. “Lil Mason has a milk protein (aka dairy) allergy.”

“Allergies showed up at 2 weeks,” she shares. “And caused us to switch to formula while momma cut dairy and other potential allergy causing foods out of my diet.” 

She then lists the foods that she cut out in order to use a guess-and-check method to eliminate other variables: “(i.e. gluten, corn, soy, eggs, nuts, chicken, & nightshade foods).”

(Look at him! Adorable!)

Anna shares that her efforts paid off.

“Thankfully,” she writes. “As we added things back into my diet we discovered Mason was only allergic to dairy,”

“And,” Anna continues. “By January he was back to 100% nursing and thriving.”

She says that he grew healthily, “reaching 20lbs at 6 months!”

“Sometimes in life,” Anna reflects. “We are faced with a mountain that seems impossible.”

Anna, being a devout Christian fundamentalist, presents this as a teaching moment within the context of her faith.

“We pray asking God to move the mountain,” she continues. “Yet God wants us to climb it!”

“Even though it is unexpected (and hard work) it is so worth it,” Anna instructs. “God’s grace is sufficient for each step of the way!”

“To have a mountain top experience,” she advises. “You must first climb the mountain!”

Pointing out that ski lifts exist is not as clever as it sounds in your head, folks.

“So friends,” Anna continued in her captions. “Whatever you’re facing today, keep doing the next right thing.”

It is unclear whether she is suggesting that God gave Mason a dairy allergy to challenge him or to challenge her, but perhaps she is simply imparting a lesson.

“Go take the next step!” Anna advises. “It’s totally worth it to keep going when you know you’re on the right track!”

That’s true enough. She does, however, have a question for her fans.

“P.S. Any tips for a good dairy-free pizza?”

Anna, of course, is no stranger to insurmountable obstacles. Not only did Josh Duggar cheat on her, it also came to light that he molested multiple very young girls, and that his family covered it up.

This would be difficult on any wife, but was especially hard for Anna, whose insular and extreme faith community teaches her that she cannot divorce her husband.

Like her sisters-in-law, Anna is denied a real life or career, and lacks even the agency to leave her widely despised husband.

So when she talks about climbing mountains in the hope that it’ll be worth it in the end, she’s probably talking about bigger challenges than a dairy allergy.

But seriously — poor little Mason.


Lauren Swanson Wears Nude Heels (!!!), Pays Tribute to Josiah Duggar

Lauren Swanson has gotten naked, folks.

Kind of. Sort of.

Okay, not really at all.

But the newlywed wife of Josiah Duggar has made headlines both for what she just wrote about her husband on Instagram and for what she wore while doing so.

Yes, to be more clear, of course Swanson wore clothing.

She isn’t that much of a rule-breaker.

She hasn’t gone full Cardi B on her conservative in-laws or anything.

But Swanson did get all dolled up in a flowing green skirt, striped top and nude heels to pose alongside Josiah and write the following over the weekend:

“Can’t believe it’s almost been 2 months since I married my best friend!!!’

She concluded with the hashtags “#2monthiversary #marriageisthebest #amazonoutfit.”

Swason and Duggar got married on June 30, shocking fans and supporters because they had not confirmed their wedding date ahead of time.

The ceremony took place at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

It was officiated by Lauren’s father and the couple gushed afterward to People Magazine:

“What a joy it is to be husband and wife! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!” 

And then Duggar on his own stated:

“What was even more perfect was to see my beautiful bride walking down the aisle.

“We are so thankful the Lord has brought us to this place and we can’t wait to begin our journey as husband and wife!”

Ever since their big day, there’s been speculation that Swanson is pregnant, which would explain why the stars moved so quickly to exchange their vows.

This speculation has not been verified, however.

But while having sex and getting pregnant before marriage would be the ultimate in Duggar family rule-breaking, Swanson’s ensemble in the photo far above isn’t that far off.

(Okay, fine. It’s pretty far off from premarital sex. But it’s still very very frowned upon by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.)

According to TLC.com:

“You won’t catch any of the Duggar girls in trendy crop tops or mini skirts. Instead, they practice modest dress, which means keeping shoulders, thighs, and cleavage covered.

“Not only does it prevent distractions while dating, but it also ‘keeps the relationship pure’ according to Michelle.”

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Is Swanson exposing any cleavage in the photo in question? No.

But she’s coming close to a dress that goes above the knee and some might label those “f-ck me heels” and she also shared the image directly above on Instagram.

It features her and Josiah making out in the dark — and while some may interpret it as sweet and artistic, the elder Duggars may interpret it as akin to pornography.

We’re not kidding.

And neither was Josiah when he said THIS about marriage, keeping it as real as one can about this blessed union.

Check out pictures from Duggar and Swanson’s wedding below, including the very first look at their very first kiss:


Jinger Duggar Shares New Baby Pic, Raises Concern Among Fans

Jinger Duggar g had a reason to celebrate late last week.

But the way in which this reality star did show has given followers a reason to be concerned.

Allow us to explain…

On August 19, Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo gave fans a glimpse at their precious first daughter, Felicity Nicole, as a way to pay tribute to her first-ever birthday.

Felicity is only a month old, but still… that counts as a birthday.

Just ask any first-time parent.

To mark the occasion, Jinger posted a few pictures of her adorable baby on Instagram.

“Felicity is one month old today!” Jinger wrote as a simple caption to the following image:

Then, on Sunday, Jinger followed up this snapshot with two more.

The first leads this article up top and features the bundle of joy outside with her proud parents.

The second inlcuded with it a caption that reads “Those eyes!” because, well… just look at those eyes on young Felicity!

All these photos represent indisputable evidence that Felicity is pretty darn happy, healthy and cute, right?

Actually, that may be wrong, some Internet users are now saying.

Indeed, while some folks out there have labeled the official one-month picture as one of the most endearing in social media history, something about Felicity’s face and skin tone have others concerned.

“Wow, she looks blue. Is she okay? Seriously. I am not trying to be critical or mean,” one fan wrote as a comment, while another remark echoed this sentiment:

“I was really alarmed when I saw this picture. She is purple, and that’s not normal. You are right to comment as you did. I hope they take her in and get her checked out.”

We don’t think these people are trying to be trolls.

They very likely have a legitimate worry (in their mind) over Felicity.

But still.

Come on now, folks!

There’s only so much you can tell by a picture and you should maybe think twice (heck, maybe even three times) before setting up such alarms online.

As another follower put it well, chill out with the “scary, negative speculation,” okay?!?

The Vuolos, of course, live in Laredo, Texas, making Jinger the first Duggar sibling to relocate outside of Tontitown, Arkansas permanently.

Upon becoming a father for the first time, Jeremy gushed back in mid-July:

“God is so kind. Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 a.m.

“Felicity weighs 8 lbs and 3 oz, and is 19.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well.

“We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”

As for why they chose Felicity as their chilld’s name? We’ll go ahead and let Jinger explain!


Jessa Duggar Claps Back at Mom-Shamers: I’ll Potty Train My Kids When I Want To!

If you follow any of the Duggar women on social media, you know that many of their followers enjoy pointing out their various flaws as parents.

It’s anyone’s guess as to why these people still follow the Duggars despite finding them so objectionable, but that’s the internet in 2018 for you.

Anyway, the target of choice these days seems to be Jessa Duggar.

Jessa is mom to two young boys — 2-year-old Spurgeon (feel free to pause and cringe at that name before reading any further), and 1-year-old Henry.

Like the other Duggar women, Jessa also homeschools her kids, which is one of the many reasons people enjoy closely scrutinizing her parenting.

Though the biggest reason still seems to be that the Duggars are basically a one-family cult, and there’s reason to believe some of their “strict” child-rearing practices cross the line into abusive territory.

But the mom-shamers of Instagram aren’t attacking Michelle Duggar for her “blanket training.”

No, they’re more focused on Jessa Duggar’s messy house and other perceived lapses in parenting prowess.

This time around, they’re focused on Jessa’s alleged failure to foster her kids’ development.

Specifically, they want to know why Spurgeon isn’t potty trained yet.

Jessa recently posted the above pic, along with a caption reading:

“I’ve never known another little boy who’s more in love with mowers, tractors and skid steers,”

“It makes his day if he gets to sit in the seat and ‘drive’ it.”

Predictably fans freaked at the sight of Lil Spurge in a diaper.

Spurgeon will be 3 years old in a manner of weeks, and it seems many of Jessa’s followers feel that’s much too old to still be rocking Huggies.

When one follower remarked that the Spurge  “should be out of diapers by now,” Jessa actually took time to respond:

“My philosophy is that if they aren’t able to do the whole thing from pulling their pants down and getting themselves on the toilet, to pulling their pants back up, and washing their hands, then they aren’t ready,” Jessa said.

“Otherwise it feels like it’s actually the parent who’s potty training and doing all the work. 

“Lol! I’ve been around kids, and I’m aware of the signs of readiness. My two-year-old is getting close, but not quite there, so we’re not rushing it.”

Yeah, she’s still a Duggar, so she responded in the fake-polite fashion her family is known for.

But hey, a clap back is a clap back.

So let that be a lesson to the rest of you mom-shamers:

There’s a very small chance that Jessa might politely disagree with your observation!


Jinger Duggar Celebrates Daughter’s 1-Month Birthday With World’s Cutest Pic

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full month since Jinger Duggar welcomed her first child, but lo and behold, little Felicity has been on this planet for 31 whole days.

And you know Jinger had to hit fans with an adorable b-day pic to give them a powerful case of cuteness overload.

That’s Felicity at one month old.

As you can see, she’s an almost impossibly adorable tyke, and fans have reacted to Jinger’s birthday post with a torrent of giddy glee.

“Oh, my word! She is just precious!!! Perfect combination of mommy and daddy 🙂 congrats y’all! God bless!” wrote one of Jinger’s followers.

“She is absolutely beautiful. I believe I cried when she was born… I was so excited for you and @jeremy_vuolo … enjoy each and every day, they grow up in the blink of an eye,” remarked another.

“Beautiful princess…Daddy’s eyes…the world’s heart!” commented a third.

Like we said, the Duggar public is absolutely head-over-heels for young Felicity.

And they’re pretty fond of her parents, too.

Last week, Jinger posted pics of her post-baby body, and fans expressed utter shock with impressive physical fitness.

As for Jeremy, he’s the rare Duggar husband that actually seems more concerned with loving and supporting his wife and daughter than with securing a chunk of Jim Bob’s fortune.

In other words, Jeremy is — as many fans have pointed out during the past month — the very definition of #DadGoals.

For many younger or less-conservative Duggar fans, Jingger and Jeremy are a breath of fresh air.

Yes, they’re extremely old-fashioned by most standards (Jeremy still decides what sort of clothing Jinger is allowed to wear, for crying out loud.), but in Duggar World, they’re a pair of rule-breaking progressives.

Obviously, there’s the fact that Jinger wears pants in defiance of her family’s dress code, but that’s not her only act of rebellion.

Even the fact that Jinger and Jeremy waited a year after their wedding before trying to have a baby is an indication that the couple has no intention of being reined in by Jim Bob’s strict rules of conduct.

Perhaps that’s why fans are so excited about Felicity.

She’s the first of the new-generation Duggars whose parents could actually be described as cool.