‘Counting On’: Josiah Duggar’s Alleged ‘Disobedience’ Was a Major Source of Frustration for Jim Bob Duggar, Claims a Source

by Jeremy Spirogis
John David Duggar, Josiah Duggar and Joseph Duggar sit down for an interview with Paula Faris for

With 19 youngsters, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, have garnered a reasonably expansive following. Two actuality TV reveals and two scandals, nonetheless, have left them with simply as many critics as followers, and other people in their very own social circles appear extra prepared to speak in regards to the household than ever earlier than. As Derick Dillard continues to spill household tea on social media, former staff and household mates appear to be coming ahead, too. One nameless supply who spoke to The Hollywood Gossip, claims that Josiah Duggar has been Jim Bob Duggar’s most troublesome baby to rear. The assertion shocked household critics who’ve spent years discussing Joshua Duggar’s inappropriate conduct.

An insider claims Josiah Duggar, not Joshua Duggar, annoyed
Jim Bob Duggar

The Hollywood Gossip spoke with a reported insider who claims Josiah was essentially the most rebellious of the Duggar youngsters. The informant, who claims to have labored for the Duggar household throughout Josiah’s teen years, stories that the Duggar boy constantly flounced the household guidelines and was outwardly defiant, one thing that Jim Bob apparently has not had a lot expertise coping with.

John David Duggar, Josiah Duggar and Joseph Duggar sit down for an interview with Paula Faris for 'Good Morning America'
John David Duggar, Josiah Duggar, and Joseph Duggar | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

The alleged insider pointed to a bootleg Facebook account as proof that Josiah was disobedient as a teen. Rumors have swirled for years that Josiah utilized social media with out his mother and father’ consent. That alleged profile, which not exists, employed a pseudonym, in line with rumors. Allegedly, it was found when Josiah posted a photograph that made him simply identifiable. A unique insider as soon as claimed the web page was “secular” in nature.

The social media account was reportedly the indiscretion
that led to Josiah attending a military-style program. It can be believed to be
the rationale Josiah introduced a courtship to Marjorie
in 2015, after which later married Lauren Swanson in 2018. The insider
described Josiah’s courtships as “transactional.”

While the informant’s account cannot be verified, it seems to line up with a number of rumors about Josiah and the best way Duggar household marriages come to be. A former church member related with Radar Online in 2019. That nameless insider claimed Joshua’s marriage to Anna Duggar was organized after he was caught touching a number of of his sisters and a household friend.

Family critics consider Josiah was despatched away for “re-education”

During his teen years, Josiah, who as soon as appeared on the household’s
actuality TV present recurrently, appeared to go lacking. He confirmed up together with his household
sparingly throughout 2013 and 2014, main some household followers to surmise he had
been despatched away. According
to In Touch
, Josiah had been despatched to a program often known as ALERT. The program,
provided by means of the Institute of Basic Life Principles, is a military-style
program that claims to assist younger males construct character.

Several of Josiah’s
brothers additionally attended this system, however household followers on Free
be aware that Josiah seems to have spent way more time on the residential
program than his brothers. One fan famous that Joseph Duggar, who’s believed to
have attended this system willingly, returned dwelling after 9 weeks. Josiah, on
the opposite hand, seems to have spent greater than a 12 months at ALERT.

Are Josiah Duggar and
Lauren Swanson headed for divorce?

Long earlier than the insider got here ahead to talk with The Hollywood Gossip, household critics have been skeptical of Lauren and Josiah’s connection. Many consider the couple engages in poisonous behaviors and could also be headed for divorce. Less crucial household followers merely suppose the 2 don’t actually have all that a lot in widespread.

According to the nameless supply, Josiah agreed to the wedding solely to stay on Jim Bob’s payroll. Derick Dillard has lengthy advised that Jim Bob holds the purse strings and dulls out money to his grownup youngsters as a strategy to preserve management over them. Only youngsters who observe his strict guidelines are given allowances, in line with Derick’s account. If the cash disappears, it’s attainable Jim Bob’s affect over his grownup youngsters could disappear, too. A looming federal investigation, the potential of a tell-all ebook, and a actuality TV present getting ready to cancelation could make that situation a actuality quickly.

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