JESSA Duggar is known as one of Jim and Michelle Duggar’s kids from the TLC reality shows 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On.
After the show ended, Jessa went on to marry Ben Seewald and start a family of her own.
How many kids does Jessa Duggar have?
Jessa and Ben are the parents of four children, two sons and two daughters.
The couple welcomed their first son, Spurgeon Elliot, 5, in 2015 and later welcomed their second son, Henry Wilberforce, 4, in 2017.
Two years later, Jessa and Ben welcomed their first daughter Ivy Jane, 2, in 2019 and then welcomed their second daughter, Fern Elliana in July of 2021.
Baby Fern was born one year after the couple experienced a pregnancy loss.
Who is Jessa’s husband Ben?
Jessa and Ben have been married since November of 2014.
Born May 19, 1995, Ben, 26, is known as a handyman and a sometimes-preacher, according to multiple reports.
“Blessed husband & father,” his Instagram bio states.
While not much is known about Ben, his Instagram page also indicates that he enjoys cooking, music and reading.
Most recently, Duggar fans cringed after a clip from the show resurfaced showing Ben asking Jim for permission to date his daughter.
Fans couldn’t help but provide their feedback in the comments about the “uncomfortable” meeting, with one writing: “That was one of the most awkward things I’ve ever seen.”
While another responded: “Omg. Cringed”
What rules did Jessa Duggar have to follow growing up?
While Jessa and Ben’s parenting style remains unclear, Jessa’s upbringing has been public knowledge since the show first aired.
Michelle and Jim are known for raising a family with strict Christian rules that has often led to criticism.
Some of the rules the Duggar daughters had to follow include:
- Abstinence, they can’t have intimate relationships before marriage
- No birth control use
- Must not show legs or dress in a revealing manner
- They can’t read romance novels
- They have to be accompanied by a chaperone while on a date with a significant other
- Can’t get their own social media accounts
- Can’t wear pants
- No tattoos
- No body piercings
- No alcohol
- They monitor their kids’ TV viewing
- No front facing hugs
- They’re homeschooled and homeschool their own children
They also grew up with strict access to entertainment and television.
Most recently, Jessa was seen defying her dad’s rule by wearing pants in a family photo.