Anna Duggar Shares Rare Glimpses of Children, Continues to Break Out of Social Media Shell

Anna Duggar is starting to really take to this whole social media thing.

The beleaguered former reality star had been silent on Instagram between May 1 and July 5.

She had been similarly quiet on Twitter during this same time period, only re-sending a few messages from her family’s official account for over two months.

Not that we could blame her, of course.

Not that anyone could really blame her.

The 30-year old is trapped in a marriage to an ADMITTED child molester and an ADMITTED adulterer.

Josh Duggar has owned up to the fact that he inappropriately touched two of his sisters back when he was a teenager and also to having cheated on Anna via the infidelity website Ashley Madison.

It’s very ugly stuff all around.

So anyway. Our point is that we totally understand why Anna would stay as far away from the spotlight as possible.

For whatever reason, however, she has chosen to emerge a bit from her social media cocoon of late.

First, Anna gave props to John-David Duggar for courting.

Then, she gushed over her relationship with Josh and we threw up a lot.

Now, Anna has opened up about two of her kids, starting with eight-year old Mackynzie.

“Mackynzie, Jordyn and cousin Emily enjoyed attending a sewing camp this week!”

Yes, sewing camp.

Instead of rolling our eyes over this concept, however, we’ll simply echo the sentiment of most Instagram followers who think this is a very cute photo of young Mackynzie.

Because it definitely is.

Whatever issues we have with her father, they obviously do not apply to her or any of her siblings.

We just feel terrible for them.

Elsewhere, Anna also posted a video of her two-year old daughter Meredith belting out a tune.

Check it out here:

“She is adorable! And hearing her sing made me smile ear to ear. So precious!” reads one comment in response.

We don’t know why Anna has chosen to suddenly be so open about her kids, but perhaps she just needs some positive reinforcement in her life.

Any time Anna mentions Josh, she gets slammed online.

Folks wonder how the heck she can remain with such a disgusting cheater.

But the opposite takes place any time Anna shares a picture or video of her young children… and for an understandable reason:

They’re so very cute, young and innocent.

Anna is the mother of Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith and Mason.

She met Josh in 2006 at a Christian homeschooling convention and the two got married two years later in Florida.

They have since welcomed the five kids cited above.

And while Anna and Josh will no longer appear on TLC because the original Counting On was canceled in the wake of Josh’s molestation scandal, it does look like we’ll be seeing a lot more of their kids going forward.

We just pray they grow up alright.


Justin Bieber Shares (VERY!) Sultry PDA Pic with Hailey Baldwin

Whoa there, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin!

Get a room, will ya?!?

The singer has shared the most revealing photo yet of himself and his fiancee, posting to his wildly popular Instagram page a photo of him and Baldwin making out.

We’re not even sure if making out is the proper term here, actually.

Perhaps we should go with eating each other’s faces off instead.

The picture, who has received nearly six millions Likes in eight hours of being live, features Baldwin and Bieber in either a pool or a hot tub.

The model is straddling and the artist and may very well be topless, too.

Bieber is most definitely not wearing a shirt, his tattoo-filled torso making all followers drool and hate Baldwin even more than they did before.

Oh, and the famous couple is also going at it, hard, with their mouths.

See what we mean here:

Bieber did not include a caption with the photo, probably because the image clearly speaks for itself:

He and Baldwin are totally in love and cannot keep their hands off one another.

This much was made obvious when Justin and Hailey were caught swapping spit in New York City a few weeks ago, a public display of affection that proved they were back together.

Fast forward just a month or so and… BAM!

Bieber and Baldwin were engaged.

We’re still having trouble processing the speed at which this all went down.

As you must know by now, however, Bieber proposed to Baldwin on a Saturday night in the Bahamas.

The news spread quickly because many witnesses were on hand to witness the magical moment, with Bieber himself confirming the bombshell about a day later.

“Plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!” he wrote on Instagram, adding in gushing detail:

“So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY.”

Referencing a higher power and a potential for kids down the line, Justin continued:

“I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make.

“My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else.

“You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!”

Shortly after, Baldwin Tweeted her own feelings on her man and their agreement to marry:

“Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with!

“No words could ever express my gratitude.”

So there you have it.

Amazing, right?

We hear the Bieber-Baldwin wedding is already being planned and that it may be an intimate affair.

Will it take place in Justin’s native country of Canada? Quite possibly.

But we still have plenty of time to uncover those details.

For now, we thought you may be curious to see where we rank Baldwin on Bieber’s list of sexual conquests:


Jessa Seewald Shares Super Embarrassing Ben Seewald Love Letters on Instagram

Before marriage, members of the Duggar clan are basically forbidden to even look at a member of the opposite sex.

After they get hitched, however, they’re encouraged to share their love with the entire world.

Anyone who’s seen Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar gush about one another knows that intra-marital PDA is strongly encouraged in Duggar Land.

As far as we can tell, it has to do partially with strengthening the bond between husband and wife, and partially to do with the Duggars’ ongoing efforts to convince the world they’re totally normal humans who experience actual emotions.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got married back in 2014, but it seems their love for one another remains as passionate as ever.

We know this because Jessa has been following in her parents’ footsteps and proclaiming her love from a mountaintop.

And by “a mountaintop,” of course, we mean Instagram.

Ben Seewald Love Letter

“When you smile at me, it takes my breath away, like my heart has been touched by an angel,” Ben opens.

Needless to say, he set the bar pretty high from the start.

But believe it or not, Ben was able to continue stepping up his Casanova game from there.

“Your smile brightens my spirit like the first gleams of sunrise after a crisp autumn night in the Arkansas Ozarks,” he wrote.

Like whoa, Ben, leave some smooth talk for the rest of us, ya know?

Seewald goes on to write that Jessa’s grin “shines forth radiant beams of warmest love and affection” and “is worth a thousand words, even the most eloquent words of affirmation.”

Here’s the kicker:

“Your smile could melt the age-old ice cap of Antarctica.”

If you’re not talking about age-old ice caps are you even in love?

Obviously, Big Ben knocked that one straight out of the park.

Surely, you might be thinking, he must have exhausted his supply of syrupy romance with that letter, right?

Guess again, friend-o:

Jessa Duggar's Pearls

He went ahead and hit Jess with the pearl-love letter combo.

“What good are such elegant pearls if not to have the grace of being worn by one so elegant and majestic as yourself?” Seewald wrote.

That sound you heard is millions of panties hitting the floor simultaneously.

We’re pretty sure Ben is a reincarnated Civil War soldier, because no one spits poetic game like that in 2018.

Fun fact: This is the single greatest display of non-Razorback related passion in the history of the great state of Arkansas.

Watch Counting On online for more romance tips from the various Duggar dudes.


Catelynn Lowell Shares Troubling Message: Is She Going Back to Rehab?

There's no denying that Catelynn Lowell has had a rough go at it, right?

She grew up with an extremely dysfunctional family– like, she started dating Tyler Baltierra in middle school and then his father married her mother, making them stepsiblings.

She's been through quite a bit.

Because of all the trauma she's experienced, she's spent some time in treatment centers, working on her mental health.

Most recently, she spent six weeks at a rehab facility in Arizona back in the winter, and then another six weeks shortly after that.

But judging by some concerning new posts she's made to social media recently, it looks like she could be headed back for another go.

1. Poor Catelynn

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How much is too much for one 26-year-old woman to go through? Ask Catelynn, she’d probably tell you.

2. Seriously

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Does she have the worst backstory out of all the Teen Mom crew? Yeah, maybe. She grew up with an alcoholic mother who, when she wasn’t being emotionally abusive herself, allowed boyfriends to abuse her. Throw in the obvious trauma she experienced after Carly’s adoption, it’s a wonder she held it together as long as she did.

3. The Beginning

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Although she had such a difficult childhood, Catelynn’s big mental health struggles began after she gave birth to Nova in 2015. She had postpartum depression, and as we saw on Teen Mom OG, it was tough for her to even get out of bed some days.

4. So Sad

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She stopped taking care of herself, we saw her wearing the same clothes in several different scenes, and it seemed like a chore for her to do anything besides lie in bed or sit on the couch. Because depression is rude like that.

5. All Because of a Pig

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Over a year after she had Nova, she was still dealing with all of this, and at one point, she decided to get a pet pig, but apparently she didn’t think it through, because caring for the animal was way too much for her. Something about the way she felt then was enough to make her realize that she needed help, and that’s when she went off to rehab for the first time.

6. Making Progress?

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She spent roughly a month at the treatment center in Arizona before returning home, but unfortunately, her stay there wasn’t a total fix — as we saw on the show, she was still very obviously depressed afterwards.

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Audrey Roloff Shares Candid Family Portrait, Leaves Followers AWWW-Inspired

Audrey Roloff is here to keep it real, folks.

Say what you want about the Little People, Big World cast member, but Audrey really can be counting on to pretty much always do just that.

Even when it means she takes grief for saying something truly controversial, such as feeding your baby formula is a sin.

The TLC star didn’t get nearly as scandalous with her latest Instagram post, however.

She didn’t get scandalous at all, in fact.

She just got all cute and comfortable and cozy with the two people who matter most in her life: husband Jeremy and daughter Ember.

“We woke up like this,” Audrey wrote as a caption to the photo above, adding in more detail:

“Just thought I’d keep it real and throw this photo in your feed to add some variety to all the cute 4th of July pics. We camped out on the farm last night.

“It was our first time sleeping in a tent with Ember and she was a happy camper!”

As she so often does, Roloff concluded by tossing in the following hashtags: #journeyofjerandauj #emberjean #beating50percent.

Audrey and Jeremy have both been very generous with their Ember Jean photos.

The child was born in September and the entire family needed a bit of time to adjust initially, with Audrey admitting that breastfeeding was both challenging and painful for awhille.

But she always had Jeremy’s support.

And husband and wife communicated well throughout, remaining there for each other at all times and, of course, there for their daughter as well.

Upon Ember turning nine months old, Jeremy shared a photo on Instagram and wrote the following:

I’ve realized that kids give you something to measure time with. And in measuring time, I realize how quickly it goes. Reminds me yet again of one of my favorite quotes: “how we spend our days, is of course, how we will spend our lives.”

Just a reminder to live the day how you’d like to live your life.

Pretty great stuff, right?

Audrey, meanwhile, has been extremely candid not just with first-thing-in-the-morning photos, but also about what she had learned as a mother.

“Motherhood has taught me focus less on body-image and more on being an image-bearer,” Roloff opined, for example, adding:

“I am also now capable of getting myself ready in less than 5 mintes, which is an added bonus.”

She also formerly wrote about the concept of “grace,” specifically:

“Motherhood has taught me to give myself loads of grace for all the things I see other mothers doing that make me feel less-than.”

Audrey is also aware that she’ll face judgments for her actions, especially as a public figure, but she can’t let them get to her.

“I’m learning that people will always critcize what you’re doing wrong (they might even write you letters with lists of things you should or shouldn’t be doing),” she once wrote, concluding:

“But I’m not letting that make me bitter, I’m letting it make me brave.”

Amen, Auds.

Keep sharing those pics please! We love em!


June Shannon Shares Baywatch-Inspired Throwback Photo

Mama June Shannon’s total body tranformation has hit a bit of a snag. She’s regaining weight because she’s going blind.

Even as she has the confidence to strip down to lingerie, she’s also sharing a throwback swimsuit photo from when she was much larger.

Remember June’s Baywatch-inspired photoshoot? You’re about to take a walk down memory lane.

June shared this photo to thank the Durham woman who did her nails, but she’s shared other pics … including a major throwback photo.

First and foremost, Mama June wants to celebrate: “Happy 4th of July America‼️”

Even though she’s in the middle of a fight to retain what’s left of her eyesight, she still took the time to give a shoutout on the Fourth of July.

“I remember when I took this picture,” she writes.

The throwback image that she shares is of her Baywatch-inspired swimsuit modeling.

Take a look:

June Shannon Baywatch Throwback

She’s lost a lot of weight since then but, as she explains when she provides the context, she had already made huge progress on her body transformation.

“I had just lost 60lbs,” June shares. “And felt great about myself.”

Awww, good for her!

Remember, progress is progress, and everyone has a right to feel good about their body’s shape — no matter what societal standards might say.

“I’m still proud of this pic and myself for coming so far,” June says.

“Regardless if I gained a few pounds back,” June concludes. “I’m still beautimess! “

It’s unclear if she’s attempting to spell beautimous, a play on words with beautiful, or if she is poking fun at herself for being both a beauty and a mess.

Either way, she has a great and very healthy-sounding attitude about the whole and breadth of her weight loss journey.

Some folks reach their weight goals and never look back. Some even burn their “before” photos and pretend that it never happened.

June is being honest with herself and her fans — who remember her before her total body metamorphosis.

And, as she mentioned, she has gained back some of the weight.

Mama June has had to undergo a series of eye surgeries to prevent her from going completely blind in her one remaining good eye.

While doing so, she has relocated to Durham, North Carolina so that she can undergo treatment at Duke Hospital.

But, as anyone who has undergone a health crisis can tell you, it takes up all of your energy, time, and focus.

It is very difficult to continue focusing on maintaining your weight loss when you have to spend a lot of time resting to preserve your eyesight.

And with time spent recovering from surgery, you can just forget about keeping up with your daily exercise routine.

June has had six surgeries in as many months. It is totally natural that June has regained a few pounds.

Little setbacks are almost guaranteed after massive weight loss. The human body is very good at storing energy and regaining lost weight.

As Sugar Bear’s wife Jennifer Lamb undergoes her own weight loss journey, that is something that she should keep in mind.

(You know, if she goes through with it)

But June has shown that she can lose weight already. Losing a few more pounds shouldn’t be too much trouble — when she’s ready.

Right now, she needs to focus on her eyesight. Which is much more important than her shape.


Leah Messer Shares Heartbreaking Update on Daughter Ali’s Muscular Dystrophy

Teen Mom 2 fans have watched Leah Messer face just about every challenge a mother can endure over the course of the eight years.

But perhaps nothing has brought the long-suffering mother of three more strife than the health issues suffered by her daughter Ali.

Ali was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy shortly after birth, and while her parents have consistently sought the best treatment available, there's no guarantee that her condition won't deteriorate with age.

This ongoing battle was the focus of Messer's storyline on Monday's episode of TM2, and fans were deeply moved by Leah and her ex-husband's efforts to set aside their differences in order to do what's best for their beloved daughter.

1. Courageous Ali

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Fans have been rooting for Ali and her indomitable spirit ever since she first entered the world alongside her twin sister eight years ago.

2. Supportive Sisters

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At times, Ali’s difficulty with walking and other basic motor functions may be rendered even more difficult by her twin sister Gracie’s natural athleticism. But Ali couldn’t ask for more supportive or encouraging siblings.

3. A Constant Struggle

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As is the case for most single moms, Leah’s life is a non-stop struggle. But her determination to secure the best possible care and adaptive equipment for Ali has never wavered.

4. Coming Together

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Leah and ex-husband Corey Simms have received considerable praise for their willingness to set aside any differences they might have and focus on their daughter’s health.

5. The Fight of Their Lives

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Last night’s episode saw Leah and Corey opening up about their fears for Ali’s future in one of the series’ most moving scenes to date.

6. A Worrisome Report

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Ali reported to Leah that she’s often in pain, her legs are tingling, and she’s generally “really struggling.”

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Abby Lee Miller Shares Graphic Pic Following Second Emergency Surgery

Last month, Abby Lee Miller underwent a second emergency surgery on her spine. The once-and-future Dance Moms star’s cancer spreads quickly, and requires swift treatment.

Miller has now updated fans on how her spine is healing, sharing a graphic photo of her progress.

Be warned, folks. This photo is not for the faint of heart.

Abby Lee Miller is battling cancer. She has Burkitt lymphoma, a fast-spreading cancer that is usually only found in children, but there are adult cases.

She’s shared this new photo (below) update.

First, Miller provides a little context, writing: “After the 2nd surgery.”

The second surgery was performed after an MRI led her doctors to believe that it was necessary.

“My back,” Miller announces. “Is finally on the mend.”

Healing from surgery is zero fun, but healing from spinal surgery is worse. You cannot even rest on your back for a long time, for obvious reasons.

“I just wish,” Miller adds. “The top section & bottom would hurry along too!”

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There is the photo. As she mentiones, there appears to be faster healing along the center.

“I had 52 staples perfectly aligned,” Miller describes.

Surgical staples are often used to repair long incisions for certain procedures.

“And now,” Miller laments. “A bunch of crazy stitches are holding my neck & lumbar region together!”

If that thought makes you a little queasy, you’re not alone.

She ends her captions with tags, writing: “#abbyleemiller #abbylee #dancemoms @hoomanmelamedmd #aldc #aldcla #spjne #disc”

Dr. Hooman Melamed is her orthopedic spine surgeon.

Burkitt lymphoma has a 90% recovery rate in children. In adults, who are less likely to have it, the recovery rate is somewhat lower.

But not only is Miller getting necessary treatments, including chemotherapy, it sounds like she has a positive attitude.

Even so, reports say that Abby Lee Miller is prepared for the worst as she continues with her treatments. That is smart, even if it can feel a little grim.

Through a combination of surgeries, chemo, and radiation, fans hope and pray that Miller can make a full recovery.

The good news about Burkitt is that because it spreads quickly, it also tends to respond to treatments faster than slow-growing cancers.

Sometimes, you have to focus on the positives and be hopeful.

Fortunately, Miller has a lot to which she can look forward.

First of all, prison is behind her. She’s done with her time behind bars and she’s also done with her time in a halfway house.

Second of all, to the shock (and joy) of countless fans, Dance Moms is coming back.

Miller surprised fans with an informal announcement on Instagram.

But, honestly, if anyone’s going to break that news, it should really be Miller, right?

Still, people’s fingers are crossed for Miller.

Her back may still be healing from her surgery, but she’s also working hard to combat the cancer itself.

Miller is 51 years old and only got out of prison a few months ago.

She can conquer Burkitt lymphoma, but it will take a lot. Cancer always exacts its toll.


Jinger Duggar Shares Maternity Photos With Fans: Yes, I’m Still Pregnant!

Earlier this week, fans were convinced that Jinger Duggar had secretly given birth thanks to a cryptic Instagram post shared by her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.

Jinger and Jeremy never confirmed the arrival with an announcement, and now we know there’s very good reason for that …

As evidenced by a new round of pics posted last night, Jinge is very much still pregnant.

The couple posted one artsy shot on their Instagram page with the rest available on their joint website.

“We’re so excited to have pictures back from our maternity photo shoot,” Jinger captioned the pic.

As many fans have pointed out, the fact that the photos were taken at the Walt Disney Concert Hall may be a sly way of confirming the rumor that Jinger and Jeremy are moving to Los Angeles.

Vuolo was recently accepted into a doctoral theology program in the city but has not yet revealed if he plans to enroll.

In a statement on the couple’s website, Jinger confirmed that she and Jeremy have spent some time in LA yet, but made no mention of their future plans:

“A couple of weeks ago, Jeremy and I traveled to Los Angeles for meetings at The Master’s Seminary,” Jinger wrote. 

“While there we had the privilege of spending time with our dear friend Madisen Mahoney,” she added.

“Since I was in my 34th week of pregnancy and Madisen is a wonderfully skilled photographer, we thought it made sense to head to downtown LA and take a few pictures! Here are the results.”

In a way, relocating to the West Coast would be a dream come true for the mom-to-be, who has always open about her desire to live in a major city.

In her youth, Jinger often spoke of moving to New York City, much to her parents’ chagrin.

Jeremy proposed to Jinger in New York as a way of honoring her childhood ambitions.

So the question of where Jinger and Jeremy will raise their child remains a mystery.

But on other issues, Jinger has been an open book.

We know, for example, that she’s expecting a baby girl, and her due date is in early July:

“We are so happy to announce that we are having a BABY GIRL!” she wrote in a blog post in April.

“We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this Summer.

“We especially love thinking forward and realizing that she will have excellent role models in both of her grandmothers, who cannot wait to shower her with love.”

And of course, fans are almost as excited as the expectant mom and dad.

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