Jinger Duggar might be the next member of the notorious family to get her own show now that Jill & Jessa: Counting On has wrapped. Jinger is still single but clearly has babies on the brain, and she might start looking for a husband soon.
During the years 19 Kids & Counting was on the air, viewers were swept up in the drama that surrounded the Duggar family courtship practices and weddings, and fans were simultaneously awed and interested in the family’s strict dating rules. Every time a member of the family got married, ratings shot up.
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Now that Jinger is next in line to start looking for a husband, TLC might look to capitalize on her search. Jinger was a mainstay on the three episodes of Jill & Jessa: Counting On and is generally received well by viewers. She’s also stayed on the fringe of the Josh Duggar scandals, making it easier to put her on air, although she did on-camera interviews during Jill & Jessa: Counting On criticizing her brother.
During one episode, Jinger and Jana opened up about the Josh Duggar scandals and shared that they felt sorry for Anna, Josh’s wife, who’s been a long-suffering victim since it was revealed Josh cheated on her using two Ashley Madison accounts. Josh is now being sued by adult film actress Danica Dillon for roughing her up during a consensual sexual encounter and, depending on Dillon’s testimony, might face criminal charges.
“Anna is amazing,” Jinger confessed on Jill & Jessa: Counting On.
Jinger shared that she’s in awe of her sister-in-law since Anna “displayed to each one of us to what it means to have unconditional love.” Jinger also admitted that Anna “is walking through this better than anyone of us could have ever imagined.”
The Duggar family has been emotionally supporting Anna throughout her difficulties, allowing the mother of four children to live with Jim Bob and Michelle while Josh Duggar is in rehab. Although times have been tough for Anna, she’s said she “knew my only hope was to cling on my faith.” The situation could turn “a mess” into a “disaster” very quickly if she acted on her emotions.
— Rebecka Schumann (@RebeckaSchumann) December 28, 2015
The premiere episode of Jill & Jessa: Counting On also featured footage of Jessa and Jinger shopping for baby clothes as well as finding a chair for the nursery.
Unlike her siblings, Jinger does not have social media accounts, according to Christianity Daily, so to keep up with her, a television show might be necessary. Duggar fans have been able to keep up with Jill and Jessa over their popular Facebook and Instagram accounts, and Jessa frequently shares photos of baby Spurgeon. Jinger also has opted to stay home and not get a job, making her daily activities even more mysterious.
Another episode featured Jinger helping Anna and Jana make food for Jessa and Ben as they await the birth of baby Spurgeon. According to Us Weekly, Jessa is staying at the house that Anna and Josh used to live in, making the scene both sweet and awkward.
— Duggar Sisters (@DuggarSisters) December 22, 2015
In an interview, Anna confessed that being there with Jinger and Jana “was a lot fun, and refreshing,” although it was a “tender spot to go back and be in what was our starter home.” It also brought back a lot of “sweet memories” and possibly helped to heal some wounds as she spent time in the kitchen with Jinger and Jana.
Fans clearly are still enthralled with the Duggar family, and Jill & Jessa: Counting On premiered to good ratings. Given some time away, it’s possible TLC might be able to bring less controversial sisters, like Jinger and Jana, back.
What do you think? Should Jinger Duggar have her own TLC show, or are the Duggar’s reality show days over? Leave your comment below!
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