“19 Kids and Counting” star Jessa Duggar said during Tuesday's long awaited season premiere that she is not jealous of her elder sister Jill Duggar’s bigger house. Reports that surfaced in December had claimed that Jessa was feuding with Jill over the latter's house, which was gifted to her by their father Jim Bob Duggar.
"The reason why Jill got the big house was because it's really close to Derick's (Derick Dillard) work and so it's kind of the opposite of town. We don't mind though, really," Jessa said, in the video from the TLC show, which showed the 22-year-old reality TV star moving into her home with her husband, Ben Seewald, after her wedding in November. "That's a lot of work to keep up with. They have three floors."
Rumors of a feud between the sisters surfaced last year and reports claimed that Jessa was unhappy that she was living in a “secondhand house” with Seewald, while her 23-year-old sister Jill had a fancy new abode to herself.
Josh Duggar and his wife Anna used to previously live in the house given to Jessa and Ben. Josh and Anna also gave birth to two of their kids in the house.
"Other than that it's a wonderful house," Jessa said, in the video, adding that the house is “nice and small and easy to clean.”
The Duggar family patriarch also reportedly explained the reason for giving Jessa and Seewald the smaller house.
"Michelle (Duggar) and I have talked about it and if we can go give our children a place to rent really cheap when they first start off, that will really help a couple to bond together," he explained. "At least for the first couple of years."
TLC premiered the Season 9 of “19 Kids and Counting” on Tuesday with the episode, titled “Jill’s Secret,” where Jill announced the news of her pregnancy.
"I am so thrilled about being a grandma again," Michelle said. "I just love, love, love being a grandma and I think it will be really fun to watch Jill as she goes through each stage of her pregnancy."
The episode also showed Jim Bob and Michelle planning their daughter's November wedding to Seewald.