Does the squeaky-clean Duggar family have a dirty little secret?!
According to OK! Magazine, Susanna Keller, the 22-year-old sister of Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna, is no longer welcome to be part of the show (she appeared on 17 Kids and Counting in 2008) — or their extended family!
A source tells the mag that Susanna’s lax attitude toward the Duggars’ fundamentalist Christian values had become a problem. When she had a daughter out of wedlock in 2013, the young mom’s reality TV days were done for good.
Observant fans will recall Susanna as prim and proper on camera, even chaperoning Josh and Anna’s premarital dates. However, she started to stray from her family’s strict faith around her 18th birthday. The scandal only intensified when Susanna didn’t marry the father of her little girl. After learning about her pregnancy through online sleuthing, one savvy fan predicted, “We’re never going to see her again now that she’s had a baby out of wedlock. Just a hunch.”
Turns out, that statement was right. Although baby fever has always been a major theme on the hit TLC show, there wasn’t a mention of the blessed event on any of the official Duggar social media accounts.
According to the insider, it’s safe to assume that it was Duggar dad Jim Bob’s decision to cut even a mere mention of Susanna out of the show. “It would be bad for the Duggar brand,” says the source. “She broke away from everything that his family represents, so viewers shouldn’t expect any televised trips to visit this in-law.”
And as for any of Jim Bob’s own kids pulling a Susanna: “No way,” insists the insider. “He has his radar up for any hint of rebellion.”