Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are known for their TLC shows, 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On, which have documented their lives with their large family. Thanks to TLC, fans have had an opportunity to get a look inside the family’s lives. Fans were sad to find out that Counting On was canceled by TLC following Josh Duggar’s arrest in April.
Because they didn’t become famous until they already had a large family, fans didn’t have the chance to learn about Jim Bob and Michelle’s early life together. But the couple did share their story on their family’s blog. Recently, the blog resurfaced, sharing some details about the couple’s relationship and wedding. One part of this blog post especially shocks readers, however.
In a blog post, the pair describes their wedding day, writing:
“Our wedding was sweet and simple, and we did most of the preparation and decoration ourselves. We got married in our church where our pastor officiated our ceremony. At the time, our church was still being built so we were meeting in a big gymnasium for services. We actually got married in the hallway of the building—we had set up folding chairs to use as pews! And we did the exact same thing when we renewed our vows 25 years later. I wanted to do as much as I could myself as a way to save money and keep the expenses reasonable. Another special touch was wearing Jim Bob’s mother’s wedding dress as my dress! Everything we did for our wedding was so inexpensive, but perfect for us. We wanted to spend our money on our honeymoon!”
How old were Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar when they got married?
Also in the blog post, the couple reveals, “We were married on July 21, 1984, three months after my (Michelle’s) high school graduation and three days after Jim Bob’s nineteenth birthday. I would turn eighteen that September.”
So, when they got married, Michelle was technically underage. On Reddit, Duggar Snarks are talking about this, and they think the way the post was written is an attempt to hide that detail. One user writes, “Michelle really, really doesn’t want to say that she was 17 (legally a child) when she married Boob.” Another user chimes in and calls it “sad” and “disturbing.”
So, did you know how young Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were when they got married? Or did you think they were older? Does this surprise you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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