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‘Counting On’: Here’s What Michelle Looked Like Before Meeting Jim Bob

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Counting On stars Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar have been silent on social media since the CSAM arrest of their son, Josh Duggar. It’s believed that the two have been laying low to avoid further controversies. Fortunately, some of their kids have been active on social media and often share their recent activities. Yet, some fans are still hoping that Jim Bob and Michelle will soon return with their wholesome content online. Until recently, some fans were able to dig up an old photo of Michelle before she even met Jim Bob.

Counting On: Here’s What Michelle Duggar Looked Like Before Meeting Jim Bob Duggar

Counting On fans from Reddit shared their thoughts on an old photo of Michelle Duggar during her teenage days. Apparently, Michelle was a cheerleader from her school back in the day. Fans were also puzzled by the massive changes in her life since meeting Jim Bob Duggar and joining the IBLP. According to some, they’re amazed by how a once normal teenage girl suddenly became an ultra-conservative person. Michelle is also one of the most influential members of the IBLP today, which is far from the life she used to live. Meanwhile, fans felt sad that Michelle got to experience a normal life while most of her kids were locked indoors during their younger days.

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Why Michelle Won’t Send Her Kids To A Real School

Counting On fans are also frustrated that Michelle Duggar decided to homeschool all of her kids while she get to experience a real school during her teenage days. Fans also think Michelle’s decision to homeschool her kids created a rift between her and the older Duggars. It also appears that more Duggars are starting to send their own kids to real schools and step away from the family’s tradition. Jinger Duggar herself has also revealed that homeschooling is part of Bill Gothard’s cult-like teachings.

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Counting On: Where Are Jim Bob Duggar & Michelle Duggar Now?

Counting On stars Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar have yet to share their whereabouts. However, Michelle was recently spotted in Israel. The reason behind her sudden appearance in Israel is unclear. But fans think she was with James Duggar and some of her kids. Meanwhile, fans are having a hard time getting updates from Jim Bob. But there are rumors that he’s been upset with Jinger Duggar’s latest book, Becoming Free Indeed, as it damages his reputation.

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It’s clear to see that a lot of things have changed in the Duggar family since Jim Bob and Michelle decided to step away from the public eye. Fans also believe that James is now the new face of the family due to his online activities. What are your thoughts? Is James now front and center? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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