Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Release Statement on 'Kissing Controversy'

Jim Bob Duggar, Michelle DuggarJim Bob and Michelle Duggar still got it after 30 years of marriage (and 19 kids!), and they want to make it perfectly clear to everyone involved that while they encourage their kids not to engage in intimate contact before marriage, they are all about the sweet PDAs once they tie the knot.

While remaining technically mum about the whole Jessa and Ben Seewald may have had sex at their wedding rumor, the 19 Kids and Counting stars took to the family's blog on Monday, November 10, to address the criticism that their daughter and son-in-law received over a romantic kissing photo that Jessa posted just four days after their wedding. But really, we know it has to be a little about dismissing that rumor too.


In case you missed it, here's Jessa's sweet post:

It's great living life with your best friend! @ben_seewald

A photo posted by Jessa Duggar (@jessaseewald) on

Jim Bob and Michelle were not upset that the newlyweds decided to share this picture -- in fact they were so moved by it, they decided they wanted a similarly posed one for themselves! Jessa posted this picture of her parents re-creating the shot over the weekend.

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They also released the following statement about love, marriage, and physical affection on Monday:

God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs! Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture. We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage. We’ve been married 30 years and are still in love! We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa's happily married kissing picture.

It sounds like these parents are 100 percent behind their kids and feel that the topic of the Duggar sex scandal is closed. They are proud of their kids and the virtue they honored prior to becoming husband and wife, and they are delighted with their romantic gestures toward each other since.

Are you surprised that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar don't mind their married children kissing in public and on social media?


Image via DuggarFam/Instagram

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