With 19 kids, three grandchildren and three in-laws, the Duggar family was bound to get a wild child. Star has learned that Jessa Duggar may be defying her ultraconservative Christian family by secretly using birth control! “Jessa and [husband] Ben [Seewald] are definitely active in the bedroom,” says a source, “so it’s suspicious she hasn’t gotten pregnant yet.”
While Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar believe they should happily accept as many children as God will give them without interfering, sources say Jessa, the most rebellious daughter, is nowhere near ready to be a parent, and is taking the necessary steps to make sure that doesn’t happen. “She wants to enjoy being a wife for a while,” reveals the insider. “She’s not like her siblings. She doesn’t feel any pressure to get pregnant.”
In a strange twist, Jim Bob and Michelle have admitted to using birth control at the beginning of their 30-year marriage. But after Michelle became pregnant while on the pill and suffered a miscarriage, the couple blamed the oral contraceptive for “aborting” their baby and have been against it ever since.
But Jessa and Ben seem to be carving their own path away from their restrictive families. “Jessa lived under her father’s rules for her entire life,” a family insider explains. “She would never tells her parents she’s on birth control because she doesn’t want to disappoint them, but she’s making her own rules now. It’s her life and she and Ben will have a child when they decide the time is right.”