TLC cameras have documented the feud between sisters Jana Duggar and Jessa Duggar since their days on 19 Kids & Counting, but lately, it appears that Jessa is trying to quash the rumors by praising her big sis in social media posts. Could problems between the two sisters just have been in our imagination?
The feud supposedly started when they were little, and Jana shared the jewelry box story in their memoir Growing Up Duggar. The 28-year-old said that she gave her prized possession to Jessa when they weren’t getting along.
She explained that she didn’t want to go through life having a bad relationship with her sister, especially since you can’t avoid your siblings. So, she thought about how she could work things out because even though there are people that hurt you and do things to you, forgiveness is a personal responsibility.
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But, viewers have noticed Jessa – who is married to Ben Seewald and has two children – seemingly taunting Jana over the years during wedding and baby showers because she is 28 and single. The so-called feud is really more of a one-sided attack, with Jessa taking digs while Jana looks on in quiet disbelief.
Jana has talked occasionally about how difficult Jessa was as a child, and when the two slept on bunk beds (Jana on top, Jessa on the bottom), Jessa would constantly kick her bed in the middle of the night.
But, if there were any problems between the two, they appear to be a thing of the past, since Jessa couldn’t help but gush on Instagram about Jana and her “amazing” gardening abilities. Jana took the job of tending to the family garden from her brother Jason, and since then has turned their backyard into a veggie oasis.
Jana has planted green beans, corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, and cucumber, and in a recent series of photos, Jessa showed off her sister at work while her son Spurgeon watched.
During a past episode of Counting On, Jessa Duggar called Jana’s garden a “work of art.”
“She has this thing laid out so perfectly, she’s built this whole chicken coop down there, she’s got this outdoor entertaining space with these Italian string lights, and it’s beautiful. It’s a great hangout place in the evenings — we love to go down there and just sit around and have a cup of coffee,” gushed Jessa.
Jana Duggar says that her garden has become a getaway for her and a great way to enjoy her free time.
New episodes of Counting On will return to TLC in July.