It’s been a tough year for the Duggar family, but for Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband, Ben Seewald, there may only be a little time left in the public eye. Making her second public appearance since her brother Josh Duggar's latest scandal, the 22-year-old Duggar daughter revealed that she and her husband may not be staying near the rest of the family for long.
America got acquainted with the extended Duggar clan thanks to their recently canceled TLC series “19 Kids and Counting.” The network was forced to pull the plug on the show in July after news came to light that the family’s eldest son, Josh Duggar, had engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with underage girls, including his sisters, when he was a teenager. Although the family’s series was canceled, it was previously reported that the network was bringing Jessa Seewald and her sister Jill Duggar Dillard back to the small screen for at least two special episodes focused on their lives as they establish new families.
Jessa and Ben Seewald, who are expecting their first child in November, appeared at the Southern Women’s Show in Orlando, Florida, Saturday where they discussed their marriage, their first baby and what the future holds once they’re a family of their own. Perhaps the most shocking thing brought up during the event was when Jessa hinted that they’re considering moving away from the rest of the Duggar clan in Arkansas.
“If Ben's seminary that he's looking into requires us to move, then we might eventually move," she explained to the crowd (via Entertainment Tonight).
Unfortunately, Jessa Seewald didn’t give more details as to what the seminary in question was or where it would potentially be located. As a result, it’s impossible to tell for sure how soon the Seewalds would have to consider leaving the rest of the Duggars behind in Arkansas.
If the couple pulled the trigger on a move, they wouldn’t be the first Duggars to do so recently. In fact, half the reason TLC is interested in these specials is to chronicle Jill Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard's extended missionary work in El Salvador. The couple made the announcement about their mission trip just before news broke that, in addition to Josh Duggar's other transgressions, he had cheated on his wife through the adultery website Ashley Madison. According to Us Weekly, Josh Duggar, 27, is in a Christian rehab treatment center in Illinois to help him with his self-proclaimed addiction to pornography.