Jim Bob Duggar's Reactions to Daughter Jessa's Wedding May Be Reality TV Trickery

jessa ben seewaldWell this is rather interesting! As every 19 Kids & Counting fan knows, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got married last weekend in what appears to be a beautiful ceremony. They surprised fans by opting to kiss for the very first time in private, behind closed doors, without anyone seeing it. But Jessa's parents were reportedly "absolutely stunned" by this move just like everyone else.

“Michelle was shaking her head,” Ashleigh, who writes the Christian blog My Life As a Stay At Home Wife and Mom, wrote in a November 3 post, describing the wedding. “My husband started to crack up, and I had to elbow him in the ribs. It was quite funny though. I wish you could have seen the looks on their faces.”

Then this blogger claims Jim Bob asked the producers to edit the footage so it looks like they're pleased with the decision instead of shocked. (The wedding should air next year on 19 Kids & Counting.)


“Afterwards, I heard Jim Bob and someone from TLC talking about altering the storyline to make it look like Jim Bob and Michelle were in on it the whole time,” Ashleigh says. “It was a surprise to most of us that the children wished to be alone ... However, it seemed to be most of all a shock to the bride’s parents.”

Of course, in a sense, this isn't all that surprising, considering "reality" TV shows are far from reality itself, and it stands to reason that many of the "stars" have some say in what will be featured on their shows. But considering just how involved the Duggars are with their kids' courtships and every single detail that goes into their lives, this sounds a little bit suspicious.

Besides, Jim Bob and Michelle were pretty much there at every step in Jessa and Ben's relationship. Wouldn't they actually be pleased to find out if their daughter's first kiss was done in private? Maybe they were surprised, but knowing what we know about this family, it'd more likely be a pleasant surprise. They would welcome this gesture!

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Sad to say, but we won't know the truth behind this for another year when the wedding airs, when this gossip will be more than forgotten. Though perhaps more eyes will be on Michelle and Jim Bob's reactions than previously expected. But still, the thought of Jessa's parents not being in on what exactly was going to go down, considering the type of parents they are, makes this blogger's account of things seem rather far-fetched.

Life-changing stuff, eh? How on Earth will we move on from a conundrum such as this?

Let's just hope that very first kiss between Jessa and Ben was everything they thought it'd be.

Do you think Jim Bob asked the producers to alter the footage?


Image via jessaseewald/Instagram

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