The Duggars are ready step back into the spotlight — well, two of them, anyway.
TLC has ordered at least two specials starring Duggar daughters Jill Dillard, 24, and Jessa Seewald, 22, which will document each of the women as they grow their own families and take their next steps in the world, according to The Associated Press. We’ll see Jill and husband Derick relocating to El Salvador for missionary work, while Jessa and husband Ben will be shown bracing for the arrival of their first baby in November.
Reportedly absent from either specials will be Jill and Jessa’s brother Josh Duggar, 27, who came under fire last May when it was revealed that, as a teenager, he molested four of his sisters, including Jill and Jessa. In addition to that, Duggar also publicly apologized for being addicted to pornography and for cheating on his wife, following the news of his involvement with the professional adultery group Ashley Madison.
According to the AP, these specials will follow a documentary titled Breaking the Silence, which will raise awareness of child sexual abuse; both Jill and Jessa will appear in that special as well.
“They thought it was an important issue, and they showed an incredible amount of courage in sharing their story,” TLC Executive Vice President and General Manager Nancy Daniels tells the AP. “We were struck by that courage, and by how they are moving forward. Our audience continues to be engaged with what’s going on in their lives.”
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