There have been many ups and downs in the life of Jenelle Evans in recent months.
Despite being locked down in quarantine for most of that time, Evans has continued to attract non-stop drama to her life.
Whether she’s re-launching her cosmetics company, or going to war with Instagram trolls, Jenelle has remained very active on social media.
And the fan response to Evans’ TikTok dancing videos has been quite an interesting thing to behold.
“Dance like nobody is watching!!! Since #quarantine I’ve been dancing a lot more and forgot how much I loved it! Judge me if you will, body shame me if you will but I love myself sooo,” Evans captioned her latest clip.
She then both tagged and hashtagged Willow Smith, who’s probably not in any rush to associate herself with Jenelle, given the latter’s long history of violence, bigotry, and abuse of children and animals.
The sooner that Jenelle comes to terms with the fact that her days as a media figure/pseudo-celebrity are over, the better off we’ll all be.
Anyway, most of the comments on the clip were focused not on Jenelle’s thirst for celeb attention, but on her physique.
And in a welcome change of pace, most of the remarks were positive.
“The weight looks really good on you!” one fan wrote.
“Dude you look healthy and happy and good, so you go girl!!!!” another commented.
“Who cares about your weight as long as you’re happy and healthy,” a third chimed in.
We’re sure Jenelle is deeply appreciative of such comments, especially given how much criticism she’s received in recent weeks.
Granted, some of that criticism was legitimate.
For instance, the idea of Jenelle re-launching her makeup line amid a global financial crisis when no one wanted her eyebrow kits the first time around is, frankly, absurd.
But the hateful comments found on Jenelle’s latest bikini pics were completely uncalled for.
As we always say in these situations, there are many, many legitimate reasons to dislike Jenelle.
Hell, we’re still not over the fact that she got back together with the guy who killed her dog and who verbally abuses her children like it’s his job.
(To be fair, David Eason probably doesn’t realize he’s doing this, as he’s forgotten what it’s like to have a job.)
We encourage you to roast Jenelle, but we beg you to do so responsibly.
Focus on things she can easily change like her repugnant behavior and her constant insistence on putting her children in harm’s way.
But please, don’t stoop to her level by bullying and body-shaming.
We’re all better than that, folks.
Large sections of the Old Testament are devoted to genealogies – lengthy lists of couplings and the biblically-significant offspring that they begat.
Given the Duggars’ love for the Good Book, we’re sure someone in the family has compiled a similar compendium of the courtships and marriages that led to the creation of Jim Bob and Michelle’s many granchildren.
It might seem like it would take a monastic scholar to keep track of the rapid expansion of the Counting On clan, but we tried. We tried.
THG has managed to create a complete list of the #LittleDuggars without locking ourselves in an abbey with a quill and parchment.
But that’s not to say it was a simple task.
After all, Jim Bob and Michelle have a lot of kids, and those kids are very dedicated to the task of populating Northwest Arkansas with Duggars.
So sit back, grab a Duggar-friendly snack (might we suggest a jar of pickles?) and explore the family tree of TV’s most beloved Baptist brood.
1. Meet the Duggars
2. Humble Beginnings
3. Fame Comes Calling
4. A Bunch of Stars Are Born
5. On the Grow
6. Overlapping Generations
Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:
On each show, there are roughly four million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.
The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.
So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.
Don’t worry – unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon. Not as long as they continue to make sure Earth’s population growth continues unabated.
UPDATE: The Duggar drama never ends! We’ll continue adding the latest developments to the end of this gallery!
1. The Gang’s All Here
2. The Next Generation
3. More on the Way!
4. She’s Not Alone!
5. The Race Is On!
6. Aggressive Expansion
Well, another season of Counting On is upon us.
And once again the Duggars are offering up all kinds of wholesome hijinx to mask the grim realities of life in TV’s most famous family of fundamentalists.
The new trailer for the upcoming season is receiving a very warm welcome from fans, as it was preceded by months of rumors that Counting On had been canceled.
Now, not only do we know that Counting On Season 11 is happening, it looks as though the Duggars refused to allow the coronavirus pandemic to delay production.
That’s either real commitment or real stupidity, depending on whom you ask.
Anyway, parts of this season were shot during the great Duggar Baby Boom of 2019, a time at which five Duggar women were pregnant at once.
And it looks like the season had a longer-than-usual shooting schedule, as we just learned this week that Jinger Duggar is pregnant with her second child, and that reveal made it into the trailer!
Also in this season we get to learn about the Duggar response to the pandemic.
At first there were rumors that Jim Bob thought the coronavirus was a hoax.
But he seems to be serious taking it seriously — or at least pretending to — as his daughters sew masks for a local charitable organization.
We’ll know more when the season actually debuts on June 30.
After all, JB’s not a very good actor.
We’re sure fans will find solace in knowing that even the proudly old-school Duggars are dealing with the same modern challenges as the rest of us.
Of course, as the trailer reminds us, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Yes, believe it or not, Jana is still being questioned about when she’ll find a man.
And the pressure is not only coming from her family — random hairstylists are interrogating the poor girl!
At one point, producers ask Jana if she’s sick of being grilled about getting married.
And the poor girl’s body language speaks volumes.
Hey, maybe she’s just dreading the day when she’ll be forced to give birth with a TLC camera in her face.
Yes, it wouldn’t be a season of Counting On without a painful birth scene, and it looks like this season has several.
Take a look if you’re not squeamish, but remember that we warned you:
Not only will you see women in labor, you’ll see Jim Bob stuffing his face with a fervor most men reserve for sexual intercourse.
Do not watch while eating!
When you hear the term “narcissistic sociopath,” the first people that spring to mind are probably villains along the lines of Hannibal Lecter or Heath Ledger’s Joker.
But in many ways, the more subtle psychos are just as dangerous.
We’re not saying that’s necessarily the case with Farrah Abraham — but we’re not not saying that, either.
If you follow her on social media, you’re probably aware that Farrah has been on quite an evil streak lately.
Amber’s no saint, but encouraging you kid to bully anyone is not exactly Mom of the Year stuff.
Shortly thereafter, Farrah went ultimate Karen and behaved so rudely toward a fast food worker that her own daughter called her out.
From there Farrah thought it would be a good idea to praise herself on a website that was designed to promote Sophia’s accomplishments.
Seriously, if you go to Sophia’s site you’ll find text praising Farrah as “a highly regarded celebrity icon and business woman.”
Farrah took a lot of flak for that one, but it seems she didn’t learn her lesson about not stealing her daughter’s spotlight.
As you may recall, Farrah and Sophia were recently accused of ripping off a song by Mahogany Lox and repurposing it as a new kid-friendly “hit single” for the 11-year-old.
Now, not only has Farrah put her daughter in very murky ethical territory, she’s continued to steal the poor girl’s spotlight throughout her online promotional tour.
“#takeyobestie winners! Keep creating & having fun this summer! @sophialabraham #regram,” she captioned the latest video of the two of them.
Throughout the painfully awkward clip, Sophia keeps trying to say someting, only to have Farrah talk right over her.
“The little girl looked like she really wanted to say something but the mom in the back kept talking without giving her a chance,” one follower commented.
“Prayer circle that when Sophia grows up she sees who her mother really is leaves the house to get to know Derick’s family and writes a tell all,” another wrote, referencing Sophia’s father, Derick Underwood.
It was a sad display that led many to the conclusion that Farrah is exacting passive-aggressive revenge on Sophia fopr branding her as a Karen.
It’s times like this when low-key psychos shine — they can do something craxz and cruel while maintaining plausible deniability.
Real diabolical sh-t, Farrah!
In recent weeks, Ryan Edwards has gained a reputation as the worst dad in the Teen Mom franchise.
But now, Mackenzie Standifer is telling the world that he’s a better father than he appears to be on TV.
During an Instagram Q&A session earlier this week, Mackenzie defended Ryan’s parenting and attacked Maci Bookout’s approach to raising her son.
Topics of conversation included Maci pressuring Bentley to lose weight for wrestling, as well as Bookout’s newly-expired restraining order against Edwards.
Mackenzie usually doesn’t hold back in interviews, but this time, she really let Maci have it with both barrels.
And the result may be an ugly feud between Ryan’s ex and his current wife.
Take a look:
1. Mack Defends Her Man
2. Mack Stands Up
3. Perfect Timing
4. Dueling Parents
5. Throwing Shade
6. Shots Fired
Over the years, we’ve become well-acquainted with the behavior of Single Ronnie.
And we’ve witnessed more terrifying Ron-pages than we care to remember.
But this week, we were treated to a sight we hope to see much more of in the years to come — Ronnie in dad mode.
As you’re probably aware, Ronnie was arrested last year following a domestic altercation with his baby mama, Jen Harley.
Jen got a restraining order against Ronnie, and the situation threatened the Jersey Shore star’s custody arrangement in such a way that there were doubts as to whether he’d be able to see his daughter at all.
Once a mother can convince a judge that the father is presents a credible and immediate threat, it’s easy for her to deny the dad custody and visitation rights of any kind.
Fortunately, Jen recognized the importance of 2-year-old Ariana having a relationship with her father.
And so, Ronnie has been permitted to spend time with his daughter quite frequently in recent weeks.
And he seems to delight in sharing highlights of their time together on social media.
Ronnie and Ari spent Memorial Day weekend together, and judging from his latest video post, they enjoyed a swimming lesson or two.
“Nothing feels better than making memories with you @ariana_sky_magro,” Ronnie captioned the clip.
He added the hashtags, “#MDW2020 #WorldIsComplete #SameFace #SameLaugh”
Ronnie later added a photo in which he and his offspring are seen sporting their pandemic masks.
“Ohhh how I love you more and more every second of everyday!” Magro captioned the pic.
“#Twinning #25lbsOfHam #WhereYouGetAllThatPersonalityFrom,” the hashtag-happy dad concluded.
For the most part, fans simply joined Ronnie in gushing about how cute his kid is.
However, one follower offered a valuable safety warning:
“Babies shouldn’t wear masks due to suffocation purposes. Just an fyi,” she wrote.
It’s a valid point, and it’s certainly important to get that message out there.
But thankfully, most folks decided to just offer some non-judgmental congrats to the troubled reality star and first-time dad.
That’s definitely a good thing — after all, the last thing we need is another Ron-page.