The Duggar family is trying to move forward. After a painful year involving Josh Duggar’s various public scandals, the family is now focused on their latest TLC show, Jill & Jessa: Counting On. In a new sneak peek, Josh’s younger sister Jinger Duggar speaks out about surviving the storm.
“A few weeks after our faces weren’t on the magazine covers anymore, we could go to the grocery store, and it was kind of like a normal life,” she says in the clip, via Extra. “Then we got word that something new had came out. I think that when we heard all his stuff, it was so unreal. We still have trouble comprehending it today. Just the reality of this person we thought we knew. This person that we love greatly, we still love, but just the hard pain that it’s caused . . .”
Jinger, 21, then breaks off, crying at the thought of all her family has been through. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Josh, 27, had molested his sisters Jill and Jessa when he was a teenager, and that their parents, Michelle and Jim Bob, had known about it and subsequently covered it up. Jill and Jessa came forward and told their stories to Megyn Kelly in a televised interview on Fox News in June. Once that had died down, news broke that Josh had a private Ashley Madison account, after the cheating website was hacked. The disgraced reality star later admitted to cheating on his wife and mother of his four children, Anna Duggar.
“When my mom told us about this, we were just so overwhelmed and so grieved about what had happened,” Jinger recalls in the clip. “It’s just like this person that we knew is no longer the same person. So we just stopped and prayed and asked God to help us get through it. It’s hard to know what to do.”
Jill & Jessa: Counting On premieres Sunday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.
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