“19 Kids and Counting” reality star Jessa (Duggar) Seewald shared a photo of her sonogram on Instagram on Wednesday. The 22-year-old is just over four months pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Ben Seewald. The photo she shared was the first post she made on social media in more than three weeks since news of the child molestation scandal involving her older brother Josh Duggar went public.
“#BabySeewald makes a first appearance today!!! #19weeks3days Yay! Almost halfway! Your daddy and I love you soooo much! #FirstUltrasound,” Jessa captioned alongside the black and white photo.
On June 3, ahead of Jessa's interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly, it was revealed that she was one of the five girls that Josh, now 27, molested between 2002 and 2003, when he was also a minor and she was nine-years-old. Jessa’s older sister Jill Duggar, now 24, was also a victim.
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"I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some people are saying,” Jessa told “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly on June 5. “I’m like, that is so overboard and a lie, really. I mean, people get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this, because I was one of the victims.”
Jessa hasn’t been active on social media since InTouch broke a story on May 19 that revealed Josh had inappropriately touched five girls more than a decade ago.
Josh apologized for his actions and admitted to touching the genitals and breasts of the girls as they slept. He then resigned from his position with the Family Research Council. TLC has temporarily pulled the Duggars reality show, "19 Kids and Counting." The future of TLC reality series is still unclear.
"Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives," Josh's parents, Jim Bob, 49, and Michelle, 48, said in a statement to People on May 21. "When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before."