Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is squashing rumors about there being tension with older sister Jill (Duggar) Dillard.
Ahead of Jill’s third child, cousin Amy (Duggar) King hosted a “Grow Baby Grow!”-themed baby shower for Jill, 31, last week.
Jessa Duggar Furious After Rumors Emerge That She Did Not Attend Sister Jill’s Baby Shower
“It was an honor to host your baby shower, Jill,” Amy, 35, wrote on Instagram alongside a carousel of photos from the party. “You are beautiful inside and out and deserved to be loved on!!”
Amy’s post included shots of the food, decorations as well as guests. Fans were quick to notice that several Duggar family members — including Jessa, 29 — were not featured in the post. But Jessa refuted the speculation by commenting on Amy’s post, “It was so fun celebrating this new life!”
Amy responded, “Loved seeing you!”
However, one commenter asked Amy if there was “any reason” she neglected to include a photo of Jessa, suggesting it was intentional “so it wouldn’t look as if they did not come.”
But Jessa quipped back, “Please let’s not assume there’s a negative motive behind everything we do and do not do.”
The person continued to ask Jessa about the “motive” behind it all, but Amy responded on her behalf: “We had a beautiful turnout and enjoyed just being in the moment.”
“I’m sure there’s more pictures somewhere but I was writing down all the gift info and hosting so this is all I took,” she added. “There wasn’t any drama and Jill was glowing!”
Jessa was quick to defend herself with a hefty response when a user “couldn’t believe that none of [Jill’s] siblings were there” for the gathering.
“These rumors make me angry, and I’m here to put a stop to it. The narrative these kinds of comments put forward is a false one. Simply not true,” she began. “I was there at the shower but pretty much everyone else was out of town whether for a wedding, family reunion, or beach trip. Summertime is busy and you cannot always coordinate 19+ schedules. Anyone with more than one adult kid should know that.”
Jessa made it clear that the Duggar bunch does “love” Jill and she “knows that.” She additionally pointed out that baby showers are “not the only time family members get together and hang out.”
“We spend plenty of time together even if there aren’t photos circulating on the internet to prove it,” she said. “Pics are great, but sometimes you’re caught up in the conversation and enjoying everyone [sic] company, and not every gathering, play date, or dinner has to be a photo op.”
Jessa ended her post with: “Quit spreading hate. She has family support — stop the nonsense.”
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