‘Counting On’: A Duggar Family Whistleblower Spilled All The Dirt Years Before Critics Started Snarking On the Family

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Counting On’: A Duggar Family Whistleblower Spilled All The Dirt Years Before Critics Started Snarking On the Family

It appears to be like just like the Duggar household
is unraveling earlier than our very eyes. A molestation scandal rocked the household in
2015, and a dishonest scandal adopted shortly after that. Things stayed quiet
for just a few years, however a current raid by the
Department of Homeland Security
, and a few disgruntled members of the family
are threatening to convey down Jim
Bob Duggar’s carefully curated media empire
.  While the household’s most up-to-date drama has
caught the eye of followers and critics alike, it appears to be like just like the tea on the
Duggar clan’s habits was spilled years in the past.

Fans are involved about Jordyn and
Jennifer Duggar, however they may not be the one uncared for Duggars

This week, Duggar household
followers seen Jordyn
and Jennifer Duggar
appeared notably sad in a clip from John and
Abbie Duggar’s start particular. Jennifer, who’s child quantity 17 for Jim Bob and
Michelle Duggar, and Jordyn, who’s child quantity 18, each appear comparatively
sad and nervous when they’re proven on digital camera. Followers have lengthy deduced
that each youngsters have been principally uncared for by their mother and father, however a whistleblower
advised years in the past that lots of the Duggar youngsters didn’t get their mother and father’ full

Back in 2007, a person who glided by
the identify “Alice” left a
comment on a blog post
concerning the Duggar household, and she or he revealed what the
household’s critics lengthy believed; Michelle and Jim Bob are absentee mother and father.
According to “Alice,” who by no means revealed her connection to the Duggars,
Michelle had not cooked a meal, bathed a baby, or accomplished a lot parenting in any respect
for years.

By 2007, Jana
, Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jinger Duggar have been all of their teenagers,
and apparently did a lot of the day-to-day parenting of the youthful youngsters. It
seems like, nevertheless, that they could have taken over the parenting a lot earlier
than that, although. It is feasible that Jana, now 30, has been chargeable for
the well being and well-being of not less than one youthful little one since she was roughly 12.

A whistleblower claims Grandma
Mary was the mastermind behind the TV present

, who appeared on the household’s present a number of instances over time, died
all of a sudden in 2019 after falling right into a pool and drowning. Her memorial service
was featured on the household’s present Counting On. While Grandma Mary appeared
like a sweet-natured lady, “Alice” alleges that she was the mastermind behind
the household’s TV specials and subsequent actuality present.

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It didn’t matter who you have been, she was “Grandma” to you. That’s most frequently how she would introduce herself. “Hi, I’m Grandma!” Everybody referred to as her Grandma. She took a real curiosity in folks. She would converse with you in a means that made you are feeling particular and liked and cared about. She had a knack for remembering particulars, and the subsequent time she noticed you, she would inquire about issues advised to her in previous conversations. She was so excited concerning the many new great-grandbabies due this coming fall and winter, and it by no means obtained previous for her. She welcomed every new child with pleasure and would maintain them with such tenderness and delight. We will preserve her tales and reminiscences alive for these little ones, however we’re unhappy that they won’t have the blessing of realizing her in particular person as we’ve. She was at all times out there. When we youngsters have been younger, she would typically babysit so Mom and Dad might exit on a date. If Mom wanted one thing from the grocery retailer, she was pleased to choose it up. She at all times had time for a dialog with {the teenager} and by no means handed over the toddlers both. Each one in every of us was made to really feel valued and liked by Grandma. She was our largest cheerleader, coming to each music recital, party, and commencement celebration— and with 21 grandkids and 13 great-grandkids, that was fairly a feat! She was an exhorter. If we ever doubted our items or skills, Grandma was there to spur us on. She’d pull the traditional “grandma move” and have us placing on impromptu expertise exhibits for full strangers. “Why don’t you get up here and perform that song you’ve been working on?” “Aww, Grandma, really? Do I have to?” We’d say, glancing at mother, however we knew Mom would again her each time. We’d reluctantly stand up and do a quantity, and it didn’t matter how horrible we thought we sounded, Grandma would beam with pleasure and begin the applause. She believed in our items and skills greater than we did at instances, and she or he spurred us on to do our greatest and to present God the glory for all our abilities and achievements. Click :LINK IN BIO: or swipe left to learn the remainder of the tribute to Grandma Duggar ❤️—

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According to the identical 2007 weblog remark, “Alice” claims that Grandma Mary is the member of the family who first helped the Duggars get seen by tv stations. According to the remark, she reportedly referred to as a number of tv stations to debate her household, hoping that they’d be featured. It has lengthy been advised by TLC {that a} picture of the household headed to vote prompted the unique specials, however “Alice” begs to vary. She additionally claimed that Grandma Mary additionally labored tirelessly to get the household donations for all the things from computer systems to pianos.

Did “Alice” actually know the

true identity was never revealed,
and whereas she or he slipped again into
obscurity after making feedback on a number of web sites, there may be loads of purpose to
imagine she was nicely acquainted with the household. In reality, a lot of what she stated
turned out to be right. “Alice” even broke the story of Josh molesting his
sisters a number of years earlier than the mainstream media picked up on the information.

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So, who might she or he have
been? Most critics of the household imagine “Alice” was a friend or former friend
of Grandma Mary’s. She seemingly had intimate information of the goings-on inside
the home, which advised she was an older member of the neighborhood and was
spoken in entrance of. Another working idea, nevertheless, is that a number of folks
have been concerned within the means of bringing Josh’s
to gentle, and several other younger girls inside the household’s house church
have been fingered as potential whistleblowers. No one has come ahead to
declare they have been behind the revelation, although.

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