Major drama is unfolding in the Duggar family, as Jim Bob Duggar has apparently begged producers of 19 Kids and Counting to edit footage of his daughter Jessa’s wedding footage. Oddly enough, the footage Jim Bob Duggar wants edited involves a kiss that didn’t happen.
Apparently Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, did not seal their marriage with a kiss at the ceremony. The couple had planned to have their first kiss in private rather than in front of the families. Jim Bob and his wife, Michele, were just as shocked as the wedding party that the newlyweds didn’t kiss.
My Life As A Stay At Home Mother blogger Ashleigh reveals, “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. 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.”
Jessa and Ben spent some time alone right after the ceremony where they allegedly shared their first kiss away from cameras or any audience. Most fans seemed indifferent about the fact that Jessa and Ben did not kiss on camera, but it sounds like something Jim Bob and Michele had not expected and possibly would not have agreed to had they known.
The discovery that Jim Bob Duggar was begging the producers to edit footage raises questions regarding what has been edited on the show in the past.
The wedding of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald will be aired on 19 Kids and Counting on TLC some time in 2015.[photo credit: Spiff_27]
This family is downright creepy.
Creepy is right.
You’re so right Linda. Good Christian families are creepy. I prefer men who have 9 kids with 5 women. That’s so much more acceptable, don’t you agree. Picking on Christians is easy, isn’t it? No fears of being labeled as racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. And don’t forget the best part. You don’t have to fear being beheaded. Keep up the good fight, you are so brave
“…Picking on Christians is easy, isn’t it?…”
Bet you don’t feel that same way now after learning what’s just come to pass… Or wait, seems teenage brothers exploiting their younger sisters is a normal part of life in a “Good Christian Family.”
Christian has nothing to do with it (unless you count the extreme self-righteous JB). They are just downright creepy no matter what! And, now, these “good Christians” have been hiding their sins all along (as we all assumed). I think the term “apple doesn’t fall from the tree . . . ” says it all. Creepy and ewwww. JB and M had admitted they were sinners before their own marriage. Go figure.
I’m sure your family is creepier, stupid woman
kids are stick-your-tongue-out smart alecks who reek white trash. dad’s a sex offender who (whether out loud or by his actions) tells his kids that he can’t help them at the moment because he’s busy having sex—if that’s what they call it. no, they’re busy praising the lord with their genitals.
I totally agree…the father is so controlling it borders on abuse..he refuses to allow his 25 year old daughter to go to college….if they are such good parents why do they. To educate their children?
who in the hell cares.
Hi, that was my thought… well without the one word starting with ‘h’. ;-)
I find that really disappointing because that is what fans look forward to with the side hugging folks. To see them in the beginnings of getting it on.
His daughter is an adult AND she is now married. Daddy freak should let go.
Weird isn’t it? The parent would have not have agreed ?? These are adult children. Wonder if creepy dad checks the sheets the next morning.
A dad does not have the right nor should he be in that much control over his daughters. Why do wives and mothers allow and accept this. Why do people in this country follow that man made doctrine about a dad requiring a boy to ask permission to date their daughter. The mother gives birth to the daughter.
How dare we put dad before mom and women need to stop this practice now. This is sexist and
A boy once came over to ask my permission to date my daughter. I found it endearing. So much so I broke my own rule about not dating until she was 16. He didn’t ask to speak to her father, he came to me, on his own, at 11 years old. His parents didn’t even know so this young gentlemen came up with it on his own and without the sexist notion that it had to be the father’s permission. I don’t think it should be required at all, and definitely not required to be the father, but it is polite and shows responsibility when they are under 18. After 18 I would be furious if someone asked my father’s permission before asking mine.(note: I say father in my case because that is who raised me, I had no mother to ask)
Jim Bob is a creepy pervert.
LOL. I don’t blame them for not wanting their first kiss to be public. The first kiss for Jill and Derick was the most awkward first kiss ever. They probably didn’t want that to happen again!
These parents seem like control freaks. Don’t their adult children have any say in what they want in life? I believe they have these kinds of rules in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Hi Marjal, What I don’t get is why people believe things they read by random authors. The parents may have been taken by surprise, but I seriously doubt that it was an issue. They really aren’t so different from any other people that we all know. Wouldn’t anyone be surprised if they were at their child’s wedding and when the minister said you may now kiss your bride, they declined to do so? It’s really a simple natural reaction. Peace and blessings to you.
That is not the point. Jim Dom had to be the one to say the oldest could kiss at his wedding. Why was he the one as opposed to HER father — especially, since he got to announce it at HIS daughter’s as well. With the online calls with Jill, what does he think they are going to do? Internet sex?
What keeps these kids from not wanting to be educated? They should ALL have accounts set up with their OWN money (or does Jim Dom get to keep it all?). They should each have enough money to go to any school they wish. Why do they insists (even the boys) on staying barefoot and pregnant? Why on EARTH can they not have a new outfit (at least a TOP) now and then?? Now, he’s matching them up. Fixing up Jill, moving that Ben Freak-Christian into the house. Does he plan on keeping the poor oldest barefoot and taking care of HIS kids so that he and Michelle can make more to be taken care of by the older kids? What do THEY do besides have sex. Jim Dom talks about it so much, but don’t you DARE think about it!!! And, now, one of them bucked him by planning their own first kiss without his knowledge and permission? He’s a control and sex freak.
JUST EXACTLY WHERE IS THE MONEY THESE KIDS RAKE IN???
Just waiting for one of those kids to break ranks and really tells what happens when the cameras are off. There is a story there and it has not been told as yet. Won’t be surprised is Daddy Creep is the biggest creep ever. All cult leaders have demons in them.
Hi Jorhana, There’s been a camera crew with them for years, and they’ve even brought their own families to visit with the Duggars because they respect them so much. Really we would know if there was anything scandalous.
Jordhana was right on! Look at the molestation scandal, SMH..
LOL, look what time has changed.
These parents a FAR too involved in their adult children’s lives. You have done your part in raising them, now let them go be individuals and live their own lives. Choosing when and where to have their first kiss is none of your business!
Smart move on the couple’s part. Parents probably wanted to tell them they did it right or wrong. Creepy.
Jim Bob is so creepy. He just screams perv to me. Maybe he is mad that he didn’t get to watch. I always felt this whole show was staged. It isn’t their religion, I am religious too. It is the cult like way he rules the world. It seems as if everyone, especially his wife, is terrified of him.
Hi Christine, I’m sorry but I find comments like these so hiarious. J.Bob frightening? Trust me Michelle rules this roost. The thing is they are a team… they agree on things and support one another. I guess that’s a thing people just are so unaccustomed to. Every family is a stronger family with a strong Godly man at the head…. now strong without God… that’s where you’ll find problems. But J.Bob obviously deeply loves his wife and family… they are his priority. The world needs more men like that. Peace and blessings to you.
CL your head is so far up your… I hope you’ve got a foot in your mouth after learning the latest on these misogynist cult freaks.
CL….Do you know these people well or are is your opinion on what the show depicts?? I agree with some of the show’s and family’s principles, but they have gone overboard with the dresses that the girls HAVE to wear and their views on gay people…. If Jessa and Hubby wanted their 1st kiss to be private then that is their decision…Jim Bob obviously had a problem with that decision…We could all see it in the show. Jim Bob has a cult like family and I so pray (Yes, pray) that Jana gets out of their control
Get over it, Jim Bob and Michelle! Jessa and Ben had a right to choose where and when they have their first kiss at their own wedding! Get out of their business! You all have made such a big deal out of the first kiss…..that it’s almost become a very sexual thing. So many suggestive comments have been heard on this show….especially from Jim Bob. As a conservative Christian, I find this so disappointing
I really don’t think it was that much of a problem and really don’t understand why this writer felt the need to make it seem like it was.
oh please….get over it–what a bunch of hooey over nothing. dad- your done. they are getting out of the house as fast as humanly possible to get out from your grip. get one and let them be
Good ole “Jim Bob” doesn’t want anyone else to make any money off of his invention, e.g. The Duggar Family.
That ole Jim Bob is one sick puppy.
I am glad they did this.. It sounds very cute.. and the first time you kiss your partner should not be a room full of people..
It’s their wedding…..Jim Bob needs to back off,he’s a control freak.
The whole family is weird.
Nothing weird about the Duggars, they have a different outlook on life. All the kids have a happy well mannered disposition and they’re not ranting extremists. They’re all beautiful and if side hugging floats their boat who are we to judge. You’re all a bunch of suspicious, mean spirited morons with shitty little lives.
Probably had to look up how to kiss. Hey, the first one is always the most awkward.
jimboob is horrified because that means jessa & ben had a private conversation without anyone knowing eaves dropping or chaperoning every move or wink wink!
They also did a “frontal” hug at the engagement. I think Jessa is the first one to do it “her way”. And I think that either she will wear the pants in the family or they will be 50/50, she will not stand for a Jim Bob look alike in her own husband. Also, when I got married in the Catholic church, they did not allow a kiss after the marriage, we had to do it outside.
For some reason these parents have always irritated me. Like they are in a cult or something. This is just stupid!!!!
I find it refreshing to teach morals to their children. I say LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! all you haters of a wholesome family.
Amen to that! To each his own!!
Yes …. Morals with a side order if incest and sexual abuse – all under the protective auspices of God. What a familiar story.
The bride is old enough to go to war, fire a weapon, and die for her country, Jim Bob: she’s old enough to choose who she wants to kiss, when, and in front of whom. There is something wrong here.
What, did they think it would make people think the newlyweds went into private quarters for not only a kiss but a quicky now that they are married? I have been to weddings where this happened and guests were left waiting until they reappeared from the “private quarters.”
Yes, and I REALLY believe what the media has to say about them after all they are so trustworthy. (rolls eyes)
I find this father creepy! At his 1st daughter’s wedding he was up on the alter saying you may now kiss your bride!
HE DID THAT AT THE OLDEST BOY’S TOO!! Jim Dom is a freak.
I am confused. Jana Duggar is single – but I have seen numerous pictures of her wedding (2013) on all the wedding blogs. What’s up with that?
I think the photos you are seeing are Pricilla Keller.
I don’t Doubt it.Jim Bob seems like the Type of Person that would do that Sorta thing.It is Creepy.I stopped Watching the Show because of their ways.
Jim Bob (gods, what a hick name!!) is a control freak!! Fool deserves to get his comeuppance fast!
This whole family is strange . That father is a control freak. Michelle seems to shrink into the background when Jim Bob talks. My only hope is for these kids to turn 18 and get the hell away from Jim Bob and Michelle!
Will Jim Bob ever let these “kids” off his leash? I love the fact they decided to step outside the box and share their first kiss in private!!
I don’t watch the show, so I don’t really know what’s going on, but I have a question for those that do watch it. Was this their first first kiss as a couple, or just their first kiss as newlyweds?
It was their very first kiss ever as a couple. I see it as they were breaking away from tradition and that’s perfectly normal especially for how life3 is now days. Just let them do their own thing. I believe in the saying, “To each his/her own.”
Please get this family out of the limelight!!! They’ve made their money because of their freak show…..A little like Honey Boo Boo. I’m even sick of seeing the commercials advertising the next episode. There’s NO WAY I would ever watch it. It seems like some kink of weird cult rather than a family! NO MORE AIR TIME FOR THE FREAKY DUGGARS!!!!
Who in the hell does this controlling sob think he is. Its time for TLC to give this show a long hiatus. It won’t offend anyone let me tell ya
Creepy is right. Narcissistic too
Why do they have to still call them the children. They are married, they can make the decision whether to kiss on camera or not? Is this a family or a cult. Jim Bob needs to get less of a grip on his family and let them be as normal as they can be. He is one weird family. And the viewers are what keeps them making money. I will NEVER watch this show. Just another way of exploiting your children for your financial gain. Mom and Dad need to live in reality..not reality show!
They call them “the children” because no matter how old they become, they will ALWAYS be Jim Bob and Michelle’s children…even when the children are 50 or 60 years old!! Jim Bob and Michelle make their money by owning and renting properties and by once OWNING a car dealership. Helps to actually watch the show and HEAR what is being said! I feel society is SO out of control and that this show is actually refreshing. It’s great to see a mom and dad that actually CARE where their children are and what they’re getting involved with instead of being too wrapped up in their own lives to actually give a hoot about their children! You go Jim Bob and Michelle!! You’re doing a GREAT job with your children!!
Well, one of two things will likely happen: TLC will cave to Jim Bob’s demands…OR…TLC will stick to their guns and Jim Bob will pull production. I don’t really see that happening because the show makes it possible for Jim Bob to not really work. Sounds like all the other “investments” he has operate on their own without him having to put days in at the office. So I’m sure Jim Bob does not want to give up the financial gravy train the show brings in. Hard to say what will happen. I suspect the Duggars will play it off, like they were “in on the plan” all along, if TLC won’t edit the footage. However, this would just be yet another example of how hypocritical and scamming Jim Bob and Michelle are. Christians? Not by a long shot.
No surprise, they are slaves to the ratings. That’s what happens when you exploit your kids for money. Nothing but greed here. It’s pretty expensive to cloth and feed 19 kids.
I think everyone is too quick to criticize. If thats what he wants so what? sounds like alot of jealous people to me. If the show is so bad, why do you watch it? why do you know what is going on? Your helping support this family if you watch the show. I hardly think he is using his children for political gain, what a stupid thing to say. I bet you hate Madonna, Carey Underwood, Brad Pitt too. they all get paid a salary for being on TV or in the movies. People make the dumbest comments on these sections. If you don’t like the show, don’t watch it, but keep your personal comments to your self
Last I checked, veterans fought wars and the military continues to fight to insure people’s rights to their comments and opinions. And so if they choose to use it to down the Duggers, they are allowed to do so. And yes, the golden rule is, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all, but that rule also applies to you and telling people to shut up, (which is basically what you are doing) isn’t nice either.
That’s not the golden rule. The “golden rule” is “treat others as you would want to be treated”. Get your facts straight.
What is with the weird dresses? that’s just so awful to make the girls wear that.
My guess is that they have already kissed. If they looked too natural up there during their first kiss they’d have given it away and then Daddy Duggar would have really flipped!
Just wait until Ben “discovers” that Jessa doesn’t like to give BJ’s and let’s see how long that marriage lasts. You gotta try em’ before you buy ’em guys…you’ve been warned.
You’re just sick to say that .i feel that’s it’s refreshing to see people that still believe is saving themselves for marriage .
How insightful Nick. Did you learn this really cool saying when you graduated 10th grade. You and I both know you called your friends and told them to look at your comment. I see “high fives” in your future.
“Try ’em before you BUY ’em?” I did not realize that in 2014, women were still considered property. What universe do you live in, Nick? Oh yeah, the one with “high fives” from your equally benighted buds for ignorant, sexist comments about women. You are the secular flip side of Jim Bob, looking at women as chattel/property to be sold or traded at will, and I would not be surprised if you are equally as controlling as that troll, considering the condescending attitude you display. If you ever have a daughter, I hope no one will treat her that way; which is basically saying, I hope she never meets anyone like you.
BTW, since you bring up the subject of BJ’s, do you give oral sex as well as expecting to receive it, or is that a one-way street with you as well? “You gotta try ’em before you buy ’em. Be warned girls, or you’ll get the short end of the stick.” If you find that offensive when flung back on you, Nick, perhaps you need to seriously take stock of the way you view the opposite sex.
I would like to know why people find them creepy ? They are a God fearing family that have been raised to obey their parents and God if more parents would teach their children the respect they show the world would be a better place.
Well Cathy …. God has a pretty big closet.
remind me again WHY this family is on tv??? because they keep having kids?? give me a break!!!
Y’all should b ashamed at ur selfs… Why is it that you are downing this family for being who they r???? And that is there business!!!!! Just like your family has there own way of doing things and that’s ur business,,, so back off on all the crap that is being said and put on this family….. Ask ur self what would Jesus say or do… That is the only one that has a say in this ….. So plzzzzzzzzzz Lets be americans and act right… God Bless God’s Child
There are two things Jesus would say:
1: He would tell you next time you use His name to make sure you can spell and He would call you out for being illiterate.
2: He would tell Jim Bob to stop being a perv and stop talking about the sex lives of his daughters.
There was a time I enjoyed watching this family they seemed to very happy , but as there show grew and there family grew the seem to more of a dictatorship then a family. With Jim Bob having the ultimate decision making ability, as small as this first kiss might seem to us it is significant to these to young people and just migot be thear first step in saying you no longer control every facet of what we do.
This is just plainly a sex cult. Who has to sneek off at his or her own wedding for a kiss? How sad.
Do you think what you see on any of these reality shows is real?
These shows are not genuine documentaries.
Take this show off the air and do the same with the rest of them — get some quality programming in its place, something like a Breaking Bad or Game Of Thrones or The Sopranos or Mad Men.
They couldn’t kiss before marriage, so they chose not to share their kiss with everyone. Are the marriages per-arranged cus Jill’s marriage seems like it.
I’m sorry, but this really isn’t necessary, let Jessa & Ben do what they want.
Jessa and then I am glad that you chose to kiss in private. It’s your life it’s not Jim bobs . Don’t get pregnant straightaway live a little first. Get as far away from possible as possible from Jim Bob. Jessica he has controlled the whole life you don’t need ihis controlling attitude. Your wedding was beautiful going enjoy yourselves and maybe live long happy happy life.
Jim Bob is way too possessive of his daughters and his behaviour towards them is creepy, several over the top pda moments with Michelle in front of his girls and their boyfriends at the time with comments of “you can do this when you get married” made my stomach turn and were not natural. OK you have 19 kids we all know you have sex, just put it away. There are not 19 Kids in your family now, there are several young adults and they should not be publicly embarrassed by their parents.,
Both Jill and Jessa are living in homes owned by Jim Bob. Personally I think it’s the ol’ perv’s way of still controlling daughters that are out of the house and married. Jessa and Ben’s house is mold-infested and with all his millions, why does Jim Boob not fix the problem? Furthermore no young couple should marry unless and until they are self-supporting. If a couple doesn’t have sufficient means to support themselves (and any planned children) then they are not ready to marry. I still don’t understand how any father in their right mind would consider a 19-year-old BOY with no job or job skills to be a suitable match for a 22-year-old daughter. At that age, 3 years is a significant maturity gap between a boy and a girl. Ben has no means of supporting Jessa, let alone any future children. And their religious beliefs forbid Jessa from working for pay. If Jessa and Ben had to pay rent as other couples do, how would they live? I don’t like Jim Boob the control freak and their religion’s treatment of females in general. They are treated as little more than baby machines with little say in their lives beyond that. I still think of poor Anna giving birth at home, in awful pain, while her asshole husband Josh took a nap. And again, Anna giving birth to her second child on the toilet. I feel sorry for Anna because I think she’s too meek to defy her husband no matter how outrageous his demands, and with the second birth, the baby could have been injured too. It turned out he was OK, but he could have hit his head on the porcelain. This family is creepy, no doubt. What kind of a father gives a “kissing lesson” to his grown engaged daughter?
I always thought JIM Bob was a pervert so why wouldn’t his son be one too? and just maybe they did not kiss in front of her parents is because she knew her dad would say something inappropriate like he has before.
Jim Bob looks, sounds, and behaves like a pervert who needs to control everyone around him so he is not exposed as the fraud he is. I wonder who HE has molested? He makes my skin crawl.
Just wondering why Josh is in hiding,Fox is doing a interview with mom and dad,but no Josh,and poor little mom looks at Jim Bob like a little puppy before she speaks so we know where this interview is going
Straight up freakshow.
She probably kissed him in private to have just one sacred moment alone. No kids. No parents. Just them. And it probably pissed her dad something wicked lol so that probably has something to do with it too