Jessa Duggar is an American reality television star with an estimated net worth of approximately $400 thousand. She was born on November 4, 1992 in Arkansas where she resided with her family. She is one of 19 siblings. She is the fifth child welcomed into her family, and she also has 14 younger brothers and sisters. As a child, she was homeschooled as well as the rest of her siblings. Their mother and father are devout Christians with an exceptional belief in their faith and their way of life, which includes not using birth control, not touching before marriage, and not even sharing a kiss until they are pronounced husband and wife on their wedding day. The family was given a reality television show in the mid-2000s, and they have faced much criticism in the years since allowing their family to be portrayed on national television.
Jessa Duggar began her career in reality television in 2004 when she was only 12. Her family was portrayed in a documentary called 14 Children and Pregnant Again, when their mother, Michelle Duggar, was pregnant with her 15th child. Two years later she appeared in yet another documentary as their mother and father raised 16 kids. that turned into another show that followed the family across the country on a road trip with all 16 of their kids. By 2008, Jessa Duggar was a bona fide reality star when her family’s show 19 Kids and Counting, was aired for the first time. For 7 years, her family was followed by cameras as they raised kids, took care of one another and discussed their very strict rules and their very strict religious upbringing.
The family also followed the courtship of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald as he moved into the guest house on her parent’s property to work for them. They courted, did not touch, and finally became engaged. When they planned their wedding, cameras followed. Their very first ever kiss was a husband and wife, and they did not want to share it publicly, so they had a few little provisions in their wedding so that they could enjoy that moment together as husband and wife. In 2015, news broke that Jessa Duggar’s oldest brother molested her and three of her sisters as children, as well as a fifth victim. She and her older sister Jill opened up about it on national television. Their reality show was cancelled.
However, TLC decided that they wanted to continue to film Jessa Duggar Seewald and her sister Jill, so they were given their own reality show that began airing in 2016 called Jill & Jessa: Counting On. She is a co-author of the book “Growing Up Duggar,” along with three of her sisters. She married Ben Seewald on November 1, 2014 and gave birth to their first child on November 5, 2015. She has made a public announcement that she, along with the rest of her family, has forgiven her older brother for his sins and his behavior as an adolescent.
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