Jessa Duggar waited until she was Mrs. Ben Seewald to consummate her marriage, but according to new allegations, the “19 Kids and Counting” star may not have waited long enough. On the blog "My Life As A Stay At Home Wife and Mother!" several commenters in a post titled “Weddings and Such” allude to the claim that the TLC reality-TV star and her college student beau were caught having sex in the church where they wed earlier this month, reports Radar Online.
One reader, who identified herself only as Mary B., claims to have been a guest at Jessa and Ben’s wedding at First Baptist Church of Bentonville, Arkansas, on Nov. 1. and wrote that she witnessed a "troubling" incident involving the newlyweds.
“I was told about the incident that was witnessed by the girls when the door to the room they were in was accidentally opened,” reads her comment. “I am not sure why they would not wait for the evening to pray and then consummate God’s marriage. The Lord has blessed them and brought them together. To hear so many people discussing what they inadvertently walked into was heartbreaking and troubling.”
Another anonymous commenter and alleged guest of the wedding added to Mary B.’s claims, asserting it was Duggar sister and maid of honor Jinger, 20, who walked in on Jessa, 22, and Ben, 19.
“When Jinger opened the door to get Jess for the reception, she immediately closed the door with a look of shock on her face,” reads the comment, which claims that the TLC cameras were also present during the incident. “A big group of girls were waiting outside the room to walk with her out … and my own daughters saw as well, even though Jinger only opened the door about six inches before realizing what was going on.”
A third commenter, calling herself Gloryana West, wrote that her daughter also saw the incident unfold inside the church. “My daughter told me that they had been ‘feeling’ each other; some time later after some questioning my daughter informed me that Jessa was caressing Ben’s ‘area’ and Ben had his hands on her breasts and buttocks,” posted the reader.
The “My Life As A Stay At Home Wife and Mother!” blog previously attracted attention after the author claimed that Jessa’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, were shocked by their daughter’s decision to share her first kiss with Ben in private. The blogger said Jim Bob was later overheard asking TLC producers to make it seem like they were in on their daughter’s plans. Us Weekly was the first to report that Jessa, unlike her two married siblings, did not engage in her first kiss at the altar.
While Jessa and Ben have yet to address the claims of a "sex scandal," the couple hasn’t been shy about sharing affection in public. On Wednesday, Jessa posted an image of her passionately kissing her husband to Instagram. “It’s great living with your best friend,” she captioned the photo.
Jessa and Ben, both fundamentalist Christians, tied the knot last Saturday in front of 1,000 guests. The couple’s relationship has been a major storyline on Season 8 of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” The pair's engagement was featured on the series Tuesday. The wedding special will reportedly air on the reality show next season.
"19 Kids and Counting" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.