Is there a mini-rebellion taking place in the Duggar family? Recently, Counting On fans have been talking about the defiance among the older children that all seemed to start when Jinger Duggar put on her first pair of pants and left her family’s uber-strict dress code in the past. Then, according to the popular narrative, other Duggar kids began to follow in the 24-year-old’s footsteps. But, this version of the story leaves out the original rebel in the Duggar family – the silent one, John David Duggar.
Josiah Duggar may be the next one in the family to “bust out,” according to sources, but John David has been quietly rejecting his father’s lifestyle for years. And, his actions have been so subtle that most people didn’t even notice.
Even if you have watched every episode of 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On, there is a strong possibility that you don’t know much about the 28-year-old. He is Jim Bob and Michelle’s second oldest son and the twin brother of the Cinderella Duggar, Jana.
When it comes to a career, John David is by far the most active in the family, working as a sheriff’s deputy, firefighter, and pilot. But, his job in law enforcement may have brought him into conflict with the family’s domineering patriarch.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, John David has privately been at odds with Jim Bob over his dad’s efforts to purchase large pieces of land to control his town and local politicians. And, these actions are not sitting well with John David.
Multiple reports have surfaced that Jim Bob’s greed disgusts his second oldest son, and a family feud could be brewing.
John David has never been a big part of the family’s social media and reality TV empire. But, in a recent interview, he did confirm that he will appear next season in Counting On. But, beyond that, his future with the show is unclear.
The only thing John David has ever revealed about his future plans is that he is focused on family and his faith. He says he would like the Lord to bring the right woman into his life and have children.
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“I’ll hopefully be able to invest in their lives and raise up a generation that will be great people for this society,” John David Duggar said.
That comment led some to believe that he was courting, but no one can confirm that rumor. But, if it is true, he may leave the TLC world behind him sooner rather than later.
New episodes of Counting On will return to TLC later this summer.