Is “Cinderella” Jana Duggar Raising Josh and Anna Duggar’s Kids?
The Duggars became household names with the now-canceled TLC series 19 Kids and Counting… but that number keeps rising.
Now that Anna Duggar and disgraced husband Josh are expecting their fifth child, it seems more and more likely that Josh’s sister Jana will have to pitch in.
In fact, some people wonder if Jana is taking on too much of the burden…
Josh Duggar became a pariah of the family in 2015, partly because In Touch Weekly obtained an Arkansas State Police report stating father Jim Bob Duggar told the authorities that Josh had molested five underage girls between 2002 and 2003.
Furthermore, four of the five women were Josh’s sisters.
Three months later, Josh was outed as a customer of cheating website Ashley Madison, and he admitted to infidelity and pornography use during his marriage.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” he said in a statement.
“While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet, and this became a secret addiction, and I became unfaithful to my wife.”
Now Josh is “kept at arm’s length” and lives “in a sort of self-imposed exile,” The Hollywood Gossip reports.
He attends a different church, he is nowhere to be found on follow-up TLC reality show Counting On, and he lives on the “outskirts of town,” according to the site.
So it sounds like he and Anna could use a helping hand. Enter Jana!
In March, Josh and Anna announced that she’s pregnant with their fifth child, and when that child is born, Jana will be there “from day one,” sources tell The Hollywood Gossip.
“That's right, she’ll be helping with diapers, feeding the other kids, and just generally being a godsend as we’ve come to expect,” the site says.
That would explain why Jana has appeared with the kids in so many social media posts of late.
Meanwhile, this eldest Duggar daughter, now 27, is still single — even as five of her siblings are either married or engaged.
No wonder she has gotten the not-so-flattering nickname of “Cinderella Duggar.”
Still, Cinderella had a happy ending, and Jana hopes she will, too.
“I know how it feels to wait for ‘Prince Charming’ to come along,” she once told Crown of Beauty Magazine.
“I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy, especially in those times when all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go along because you’re not part of ‘that’ group.”
“I’ve found that when I’m having a hard or discouraging day, I try to look for ways to bless or serve someone else,” she continued.
“And in turn it usually blesses and encourages me!”
Well, bless her heart! Here’s hoping she catches a break one of these days.
Counting On returns on Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.