Duggar family supporters noted that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have taken a huge step out of the spotlight since Josh Duggar’s conviction. Josh Duggar has been sentenced to over a decade in prison for procuring child sexual abuse material. And the family drama doesn’t stop there. Here’s what happened and where Michelle has been spotted in public.
Followers of the Duggar family love to know what Jana Duggar is up to. Jana lives a quiet life at home with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as she has never married. The eldest Duggar daughter spends a lot of time traveling to nearby states and working on home projects, and she hasn’t said much about TLC’s cancellation Count on. While the Duggars used to share their lives freely with fans and followers, they’ve calmed down a lot since Josh Duggar’s conviction.
On January 14, 2023, Joy-Anna Duggar shared a video on YouTube that gave a little taste of a day with the Duggars. “It’s my sister Jana’s birthday today, so Evy and I are going to her birthday dinner. But it will be so much fun. I love Jana more than anything.”
Footage in Joy-Anna’s video showed several Duggars together at a large table, including Jessa Duggar and Abbie Burnett. Michelle Duggar hovered nearby while everyone settled down. Joy-Anna’s video no longer focused on her mother after that. Jim Bob wasn’t at Jana’s birthday dinner.
The Duggar family tends to fly under the radar when important family events happen. In December 2021, Josh was found guilty of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material. But he’s still fighting the charges. 40/29 News reports that Josh’s attorneys are appealing the case.
According to his attorneys, the courts have no evidence that Josh viewed the child sexual abuse material. In addition, the appeal states “that the government failed to disclose exculpatory evidence in a timely manner.” The courts will hear the appeals on February 16, 2023.
The Duggar family has stopped commenting on Josh Duggar’s case. Supporters can expect Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar to keep a low profile while the appeal arguments take place.
Alongside Josh Duggar, Jinger Duggar is causing controversy. Her book, Indeed become freewill be released on January 31, 2023. The book discusses Jinger’s “damaging” and “harmful” childhood and how she broke free from the toxic beliefs she was raised with.
Jinger didn’t attend Jana Duggar’s birthday dinner, and it’s unclear exactly what Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar think of their daughter’s very personal stories. But it seems likely that Michelle and Jim Bob will stay out of the public eye when Jinger’s book hits shelves.
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