Nearly 34 years after they exchanged vows, former 19 Kids & Counting star Michelle Duggar claims that she and her husband Jim Bob are still happily married and living their own fairytale. But, Radar Online recently talked to body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass, and she says a bizarre new video of the couple proves that Michelle is sad and suppressed.
Jim Bob and Michelle’s son, Josiah, married Lauren Swanson last weekend. But, in a video clip where the proud parents are congratulating the newlyweds, Glass says that Michelle is obviously subservient to her husband because of the way she is constantly looking up at him for approval.
And, when Michelle tries to talk, Jim Bob immediately jumps in and “hogs the stage,” which means that he doesn’t respect her. When the mom of 19 does finally speak, she talks softly until she mentions the young couple having her grandchildren. At that point, she speaks up and smiles, because – as Glass points out – Michelle wants more grandbabies.
Glass says that throughout the video, Michelle is forcing her smile and “not honest.”
“She doesn’t have a genuine smile. Her teeth are clinched. Her eyes aren’t squinting. You can tell this woman is not happy. It’s so phony and so contrived. It’s frightening how repressed she looks,” says Glass.
In a 2014 interview, the 51-year-old said that she believes women should be submissive in their marriage, and when a husband comes home from a hard day at work, his wife should “be available” to him. She went on to say that anyone can make him lunch, but only one person can meet his physical needs, and when a husband calls, his wife should always be ready.
The Attracting Terrific People author explains that Michelle looks like a little girl stuck in regressed development, and her voice and hairdo shows that she never grew up.
But, In Touch Weekly reports that Michelle has a history of weird behavior at weddings. She often tries to steal the spotlight from the bride, but her desire to reminisce about her own special day makes sense when your whole life is about being a wife and mother.
At Counting On star Jessa Duggar’s wedding, Jim Bob gave a speech about how the day brought back memories of his wedding thirty years earlier and how beautiful Michelle was. Then, Michelle gives some seemingly disingenuous remarks about how she doesn’t want to cry and ruin her makeup. She then edges her way into photos, and when people encourage Ben and Jessa to kiss, Michelle and Jim Bob take that as their cue to start making out.
Michelle Duggar also appears to be super jealous at Jill’s wedding, and at Jinger’s wedding dress reveal, she took away the attention from her daughter by standing front and center to pray.
New episodes of Counting On premiere July 30th on TLC.