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Did Jim Bob Duggar ruin Michelle’s life? An old photo of her has recently resurfaced online, revealing who she used to be before she met her husband. She’s been in the spotlight for many years now, and fans know her as a mom of 19 kids. Fans are familiar with the Duggar family’s strict religious beliefs and rules about dating and modesty. Of course, she had a life before this. Scroll down to see the old picture and get all of the details about why some fans feel Jim Bob is to blame for ruining Michelle’s life.
Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar’s Relationship
Jim Bob and Michelle got married in 1984. At that point, he was 19 years old and she was 17. They started their family a few years later. In 1988, they welcomed their first child, Josh Duggar, to the world. They went on to have 18 more kids, and now, they have many sons and daughters-in-law, as well as grandchildren.
Today, they’ve been married for 38 years now.
Did He Ruin Her Life?
In a new Instagram post this week, Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball shared a throwback photo of Michelle back when she was a cheerleader in high school. The blogger talked about how Michelle attended public school and had a fairly normal upbringing. As shown on the family’s TLC shows and social media, her life has changed drastically.
Katie Joy explained, “Neighbors used to ask her to cover up when she mowed the lawn in a bikini and short shorts. Michelle was a normal teen until Jim Bob came in and brainwashed her. Poor thing probably mourns her former life.”
Below, you can see the photo and the full post about her old life.
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In the comments section of the post, fans and critics are talking about how much has changed since Michelle was a teenager and how sad they feel for her. Someone said, “I was watching an old clip of Michelle at her HS reunion and she just seemed to come alive when talking with her classmates and reminiscing. She seemed to love her old life too.”
Someone else added, “It must have been hard for Michelle’s parents to see her change from a free-spirited teenager to a strict, God-fearing, baby producing fundie..”
It sounds like fans and critics agree that Jim Bob Duggar ruined Michelle’s life by changing it so drastically.
So, do you think that Jim Bob Duggar ruined Michelle’s life? Does it surprise you to see old photos of her and see what her life used to be like? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more Duggar family news.