Ben & Jessa Seewald Accused of Mooching Off the Duggars

Jessa Duggar, Ben SeewaldBen and Jessa Seewald may be starting their life together, but some critics have recently surfaced claiming they're not doing it the "right way." Namely, they are accusing Ben of mooching off the Duggar family.


Jessa recently posted a picture to Instgram showing the newlyweds out for ice cream with a few of the younger Duggar kids and family friend Tabitha Paine. Because Internet commenters can't leave well enough alone sometimes, someone remarked, "Hey Jessa, has Ben gotten a job yet?"

Braums ice cream to celebrate the Razorback win! �

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Ben has been working for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar since last summer, when he moved to the property in order to "accelerate" his and Jessa's courtship. After their November 1 wedding, the couple moved into Josh and Anna's old house, which is described on the Duggar blog as a "two-bedroom, 960-square-foot cottage."

When this information was pointed out the hater, they shot back, "Let me rephrase. Jessa, does Ben have a real job yet, outside of doing chores on the Duggar compound?"

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Another person posted on Ben's Instagram page, "Both parties should have a college degree, house in their name, a job that’s not fast food or servant job, before they get married."

You know, because there's only one "right" way to make a life with another person. God forbid they get married young, start out poor, and get help from their family. Besides, Ben is in school, studying for a political science degree. Students don't usually have full-time jobs.

With how close and supportive the Duggars are, it just doesn't make sense for Ben to get some entry-level, low-wage job, while the Duggars hire out for the help they need. Hey, maybe Ben's the one doing them the favor -- it's hard to find good help these days.

Really, when it comes down to it, we have no idea how Jessa and Ben are making it work, and it's really none of our business. They are a very young married couple just starting out. It's a blessing to have family support -- not something to be ashamed of.

Do you think couples should be completely on their own financially before they tie the knot?


Image via Jessa Seewald/Instagram

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