The Jessa Duggar-Jill Duggar feud lives on. Less than two weeks after the “19 Kids and Counting” sisters attempted to squash rumors of their allegedly turbulent relationship, rumors of a feud have once again been ignited. According to OK! Magazine, the newly married sisters are still at odds because Jessa, 22, is jealous of her pregnant sibling Jill, 23.
“Jessa is envious that Jill was the first Duggar daughter to get married,” an insider told OK!, reports Radar Online. The source claimed that “all [of] the attention surrounding Jill’s wedding" -- which included a TLC special on "19 Kids and Counting" in October -- upset Jessa, who waited until November to marry her college student beau of one year, Ben Seewald. Viewers will remember that Jill started her relationship with now-husband, Derick Dillard, six months after Jessa's began her relationship with Ben. “[It was] really getting under Jessa’s skin,” a source said.
And marriage isn’t the only thing reportedly fueling the sibling duo's feud. Jill’s pregnancy, which she announced just two months after her June 21 nuptials, is also said to have irritated Jessa. Despite TLC reportedly footing the bill for her elaborate European honeymoon, OK! Magazine claims that all Jessa wants for the holidays is to learn she is a mom-to-be.
“Jessa feels like her sister keeps stealing her thunder,” an insider said. “Now all she wants for Christmas is a positive pregnancy test.”
Jessa voiced her and Ben's desire to have children during an interview with People magazine in April. "We both want to have a big family," she said. "We are talking about our goals and the future with family. We have both talked about adoption and want to adopt, too."
Rumors of Jessa and Jill's feud first came about earlier this month when the Inquisitr noticed that Jill followed almost everyone from her family on Twitter except for Jessa. While Jessa only followed a small number of people on her social media account — eight, to be exact — Jill was included on her list. Radar Online reports that as of Friday, Jill has started following Jessa and Ben, 19.
Speculation of their fight heated up after InTouch Weekly reported that Ben did not follow Derick, 25, on his page. Despite excluding his brother-in-law from his following list, one of the accounts Ben follows, interesting enough, is Jana Duggar’s alleged courting partner, former NFL star Tim Tebow.
In spite of the feuding rumors, the foursome recently enjoyed a meal together. “@jessaseewald and @ben_seewald are here for dinner!” Jill captioned a Dec. 8 Instagram post which showed the pair on a double dinner date. “So fun hanging out with our siblings! #familydinner #19kids.”
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