The ladies of the Duggar family are known for their subservience and commitment to their parents’ strict set of moral guidelines.
But they’re also young, famous women who are branching out on their own in a world where female independence is valued much more than it was in their parents’ day.
And the daughters of Jim Bob and Michelle seem to take pleasure in expressing their newfound freedom through fashion.
The acts of sartorial rebellion began when Jinger Duggar started wearing pants, and they’ve only continued in the months since.
Check out some of the J-squad’s most defiant outfits in the gallery below:
1. The Pants Dance
2. The Swimsuit Issue
3. Workout Skirt
4. Liberated Jill
5. Short Stuff
6. Jinger in Tights, Jill in Jeans
Earlier this month, we heard reports that Justin Bieber was ignoring his wife to chat with Selena Gomez.
We didn’t want to believe it, for Hailey’s sake — or, frankly, for Selena’s.
But a new report says that Hailey discovered that Justin was chatting with Selena behind her back. And she went ballistic.
According to RadarOnline, Hailey Baldwin “exploded” when she looked through her famous husband’s cell phone.
“Justin is constantly talking about Selena,” an insider reports.
Pro tip: Discussions of your ex — especially your most serious ex — can often be a sore subject around your new spouse.
“And Hailey is at her boiling point with all of this,” the source expresses.
The discovery of their alleged communications, however, pushed things over the edge.
Apparently, Hailey was doing her level best to make peace with Justin’s reported fixation on Selena.
“But” the insider claims. “When she caught Justin with Selena texts on his phone last week,” that all changed.
“Hailey absolutely lost it,” the source reports.
“And,” the insider adds, Hailey even personally “reached out to Selena.”
The source explains that she made this contentious contact. “to tell her to stay away from her man!”
Shockingly, the insider claims that Selena “laughed” at Hailey’s attempt to set a boundary.
“Selena thinks all of this is just hilarious,” the source reports.
The insider explains that Selena allegedly holds this opinion “because she knows that Justin will always love her.”
“And,” the source adds, Selena supposedly knows “that Hailey is disposable.”
“The worst part,” the insider opines. “Is that Hailey knows this too.”
“There is truly nothing that Hailey can do to change how Justin feels,” the source laments.
Other people’s feelings are their own, and out of our control.
For that matter, some people can’t even control their own feelings!
“He is talking to Selena again,” the insider emphasizes.
“And,” the source adds. “The two of them are on good terms.”
It sounds like Jelena shippers, at the very least, don’t think that Justin’s marriage to a whole other person means much.
Not in the long run, anyway.
“Hailey is a small blip in his life,” the insider cruelly characterizes.
“And,” the source claims. “Everyone knows that it is just a matter of time before she is out of the picture.”
Wow, that is cold.
But … is it true?
At the risk of stealing Gossip Cop‘s schtick, this just doesn’t add up to a true story.
We don’t know what this alleged source heard or didn’t hear.
Maybe Hailey is insecure in her marriage because of how quickly it happened and how unorthodox it was, at times.
But we cannot for the life of us imagine Selena Gomez cheerfully gloating over Hailey’s misery.
For one thing, Selena is the one who ended things, and it’s believed that she did so last time because she realized that Justin hadn’t really changed.
Justin’s indecision and personal issues don’t mean that Selena feels the same way. We hope that Hailey knows that.
The Duggar family has been at the heart of countless controversies over the course of their many years in the public eye.
Of course, they’ve always maintained the position that only God can judge them, but considering how many times the word “neighbor” comes up in the Bible, well …
Jim Bob and company might want to spare some concern for the folks who live near them and what they have to say.
If you follow the family closely, you’re probably aware the Duggars and their neighbors don’t always get along.
In fact, Jim Bob has been derided as a greedy, status-seeking, wannabe tyrant.
But is that a fair assessment, or is the family-man-turned-media-mogul being judged too harshly?
Take a look at the evidence and decide for yourself:
1. The Power Couple
2. More Than a Media Mogul
3. Aspiring Land Baron
4. The Family Business
5. Bucking Tradition
6. A Conservative Crowd
The bad news just keeps on coming for Jenelle Evans and David Eason.
And as usual, the controversial couple has no one but themselves to blame.
In the weeks since David shot and killed Jenelle’s dog, all hell has broken loose on the struggling homestead the Easons have dubbed “The Land.”
Shortly thereafter, Ensley and Maryssa Eason were removed from The Land by Child Protective Services.
Now, it looks as though the authorities may be going to even greater lengths to ensure that David is unable to put his children in harm’s way.
Take a look:
[UPDATE: Jenelle and David appeared in court moments ago, and it appears they received even more bad news. We’ll continue to update this post with new information as it becomes available.]