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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Never Planned to Tell Jim and Bobye Holt About Josh Duggar Molesting His Sisters

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While the Duggar family initially presented a wholesome front, their public image has been widdled away over the years. After three scandals involving eldest son Josh Duggar, the latest being a child pornography conviction, a clearer picture of just how troubled the family is has come into focus. Amazon’s upcoming docuseries, Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets, plans to bring things into even sharper focus. Family friends, Jim and Bobye Holt, will appear in the series. They are making it clear that deceit was a major strategy for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. In a bombshell revelation, the Holts reveal that Jim Bob and Michelle didn’t plan on telling the Holt family about Josh molesting several of his sisters until after he married their eldest daughter. The marriage never happened. 

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The Duggars hoped Joshua Duggar would marry Kaeleigh Holt 

Bobye Holt and her husband, Jim Holt, appeared on exactly one Duggar special on TLC before seemingly disappearing from the family’s life. It took a child pornography case for Duggar family followers to learn what happened between the Duggars and the Holts.