Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Support the Troops By Taking Selfies

For many people, one of the most infuriating things about the Duggar clan is their inability to practice what they preach.

They claim devotion to the teachings of Jesus, and yet they dedicate their days to amassing wealth.

They insist on privacy when it’s convenient, yet they’ve made careers out of sharing the details of their private lives on social media.

And, as many have pointed out in recent years, they talk a big game about their support for the US military, despite the fact that none of the Duggar men (and there are many) have ever served a day in the military.

Obviously, you can support the troops without having served in the armed forces, but some folks are accusing the Duggars of supporting the military only in a performative, insincere fashion.

Over the weekend, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard attended a fundraiser for veterans.

Jill posted the above pic, along with the very lengthy caption below:

“To all American military veterans and their families, THANK YOU, we love you and are supporting and praying for you!!! We were able to attend a veteran’s gala hosted by @getitatsamsnwa (thanks @davidlaningham & @sierrajodominguez for your help and @cldilla for watching the boys!)

“It was such a powerful night! Our returning military often fight their greatest battles after they return from the field and it’s our job as civilians to do whatever we can to raise awareness and reach out in support.

“There are so many organizations that help us do just that, one amazing one is the REBOOT Alliance!

“What are your favorite ways to support our troops and their families?

We probably don’t need to tell you that several folks answered that question with something along the lines of “by actually serving in the freaking military!”

The issue of why the family has no involvement with the US military despite their constant talk of supporting the troops is a common subject of inquiry on Duggar-themed message boards.

Responding to the question of whether a Duggar would ever enlist, one fan on the Free Jinger site responded:

“No, never. They’d have to interact with ‘commoners’ plus take orders from someone other than Daddy.”

Others pointed out that serving would put the Duggars in contact with folks who engage in such sinful activities as swearing, smoking, and drinking.

None of this is to say that Jill and Derick were wrong to pose for selfies at a swanky event designed to raise money for veterans.

It’s just odd that there are so many Duggars and none of them seem to have any interest in serving.

Maybe they should get over their fear of f-bombs and Marlboros so that they can serve their country.


Mackenzie Standifer: Leaving Ryan Edwards and Taking the Baby?!

If you keep up with Teen Mom news, then you already know what's going on with Mackenzie Standifer right now.

She just had her baby!

Of course, Ryan Edwards wasn't there for the birth, but we'll get more into that in a moment.

Especially because, thanks to this new update from Mackenzie, we're kind of getting some vibes that she's had enough of Ryan.

What's going on?!

1. A Wild Ride

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Ryan and Mackenzie … well, they haven’t had a fairytale romance, that’s for sure.

2. The Truth

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Mostly because Ryan has a sincerely awful drug problem.

3. Plus This

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Mackenzie seems to move pretty fast, too — she’s only 21 years old, and she’s already had two husbands and two children.

4. Moving On

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In fact, she got engaged to Ryan just a few months after divorcing her first husband.

5. Laying It All Out

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So we know that they were only dating a few months, at most, when they got engaged in December of 2016.

6. So Sad

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And we also know that Ryan was deep into his addiction during that time.

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Noah Brown: Rhain IS Taking My Last Name, No Matter WHAT My Family Says!

On Wednesday, August 15, Alaskan Bush People star Noah Brown married Rhain in a heartwarming wedding ceremony.

Some “fans” of the show and the family have never liked Rhain, and rumors began to surface that Rhain wasn’t allowed to take Noah’s last name.

Noah has come forward to clear things up, once and for all.

Noah Brown spoke to RadarOnline to lay this rumor to rest.

“Rhain is my wife,” Noah affirmed.

Not that there was any doubt — but, especially for newlyweds, that statement can feel powerful.

“And,” Noah continued. “She is my wife for life.”

Noah then makes it clear: “and of course she will be taking my last name.”

Noah cannot help but gush about his new life.

“It feels wonderful to be married,” Noah shares.

He mentions that his wedding date was a long time coming.

“Rhain and I were engaged for over a year,” he reminds fans, before repeating: “And we are finally married.”

He really loves saying it. That is so cute.

He says that the feeling of being married has really improved his life.

“It is like this huge weight has been lifted,” Noah says.

They’re no longer engaged and deciding when and where to get married or trying to work out any of those details.

Noah concludes: “We can finally focus on being husband and wife.”

Good for them!

Obviously, not ever woman who marries a man then goes and changes her last name to match his.

Some hyphenate. Some simply leave their names as they are. It depends on many factors, but ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Changing a name can be a troublesome and time-consuming and expensive process. It was probably a lot simpler a century ago when few women were gainfully employed or owned property.

Sometimes, it can take a new bride some time to change her name — remember, you have to change things like deeds and bank accounts in the process.

Just because someone hasn’t raced to do so instead of going on her honeymoon doesn’t mean that she’s never changing her name. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

Noah has been something of a black sheep in his family, which is probably why he gets more grief from fans and viewers than Bam Bam does.

Both sons fell in love and moved on with their lives, but Noah was always a little weird (yes, even weirder than his siblings).

The kid who’s a little goth isn’t going to thrive out in the wilderness, folks. He’s a grown man and he’s allowed to live his wife.

Some fans turned their ire on Rhain, even accusing her of “copying” Noah’s sister Rain’s name, because Rhain’s birth name is Ruth.

Folks, people can change their names any time that they like. 

We’re not sure why people think that Rhain would want to copy her now-husband’s sister’s name. Noah dragged Rain on Instagram just a couple of months ago.

Also, Rain Brown’s full name is Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown. How would you even begin to “copy” that?

We’re so glad that Noah and Rhain found each other and we hope that they continue to enjoy their wedded bliss.

Fans (and so-called “fans”) will continue to say whatever they like about Noah and Rhain, but the further removed from reality television that Noah is, the less that these haters can touch them.