It’s not easy being one of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s kids. The famous parents put their 19 children in the spotlight through shows like 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On. And now we keep track of their grown-up children and in-laws thanks to social media.
Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna Duggar, is very active in Instagram. While her disgraced husband is known for his accusations of past sexual abuse (and his scandals of deception), she continues to report on her family for her followers. And a recent post from her son had a follower asking Anna Duggar if she would allow her children to pursue their dream careers despite the strict rules the Duggars grew up with. This is what she said.
Counting On: Rumors suggest Josh controls his wife, Anna Duggar
We’re not quite sure what Josh and Anna Duggar’s marriage is like, but there are plenty of rumors suggesting that things aren’t as happy as they seem. We know that Josh and Anna have been married for over ten years, because they got married in 2008. But Josh’s past scandals have been hard on both of them. In 2015, the media got wind of Josh Duggar molesting five young girls when he was a minor. And he also had multiple accounts on the cheating website Ashley Maddison.
In addition to Josh’s scandals, Anna’s followers have also shown concern for her well-being. Some reports claim that because Josh Duggar is the man of the house, he is the one who controls where the money goes and what Anna Duggar is allowed to carry. And he could also be the one who controls how often she posts on social media and what she can put online.
Even if outsiders believe that Anna Duggar is controlled by Josh Duggar, she might not see it that way. We know the Duggars believe the man in the house is always the boss, and the women never seem to want this to change.
Counting On: None of the Duggars have attended college
Anna Duggar posts about her six children much more often than she posts about Josh Duggar. And some followers wonder if she will allow her family a more progressive lifestyle than the Duggars. We know that Jim Bob and Michelle’s children all received home schooling and had strict rules regarding their dress code and their dating life. And it seems that Anna Duggar also teaches her children at home.
But college might be a different story. While none of the Duggars actually went to college, some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s children seem to be open to the idea.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have been very vocal when it comes to college for their two young sons. When a Twitter follower asked Dillard if he wanted his children to go to college, Dillard replied, “Absolutely!”.