‘Counting On’: The Duggar Family Addresses Why Jessa Duggar Took a Break From Instagram With Bizarre Update

Taking a break from Instagram is a totally normal, healthy thing to do. But when you’re a beloved member of one of the most famous reality show families in history, prolonged social media absences seem a little strange. At least that’s what Jessa Duggar’s followers are saying.

Counting On fans are obsessed with following along as the Duggar kids raise their families and live their lives. The show is one way to do this. But equally important is the frequent posts that Jill, Jinger, Jessa, Jana, and the rest of the crew make on Instagram. They help everyone get a glimpse into the Duggar family’s private lives.

Jessa Duggar with her husband and child
Jessa Duggar with her husband and child | Jessa Seewald via Instagram

However, everyone was disappointed when Jessa Duggar took more than a month off from posting anything. Conspiracy theorists are wondering — what exactly happened to Jessa Seewald?

Jessa Duggar’s last Instagram post was way back in July

Now that summer’s coming to a close, everyone is wondering what happened to Jessa. The last thing she posted on Instagram was a beautiful photo of new daughter Ivy snuggled in her car seat with a pacifier.

“I pretty much only give her a pacifier for car rides, so she’s not super good at taking it— but every time it goes in her mouth, she puts both little fists up on her cheeks like this,” Jessa captioned her post, which she shared on July 10.

Her radio silence ever since has inspired some of Jessa’s 2 million fans to comment on the photo, saying things like, “I hope you’re OK. Been missing your posts,” and “Would love to see Ivy now.”

The main Duggar account just posted a unique update

Duggar parents Jim Bob and Michelle have their own Instagram account where they frequently share photos of their younger kids still living at home and send birthday wishes to their grown and married offspring. But their latest post has Counting On fans scratching their heads.

The image they shared shows Jessa Duggar’s husband Ben Seewald riding a carousel with his son. It was a strange update since the Duggars don’t typically feature spouses in their photo updates — at least not solo photos of them.

Fans flooded the comments section with questions

As expected, Duggar fans were quick to start asking in the comments where Jessa was and how she was doing. “What is wrong with Jessa?” one fan asked ominously. “Hope everything is ok with Jessa! She hasn’t posted in a while,” another said. That comment got a response from the Duggars, though. “She is doing great! Busy taking care of her little ones!” they said in reply with a smiley face emoji.

That answer makes a lot of sense. With three young children at home — including one who’s a newborn — it’s reasonable to believe that Jessa doesn’t have a lot of free time anymore. It’s clear that posting updates to Instagram is the last thing on her mind.

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We are over the moon. #BabySeewald3 Ivy Jane Seewald

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Fans hope to see some updates from Jessa Duggar soon

It’s Jessa Duggar’s decision if she wants to take a hiatus from social media while she adjusts to life as a mom of three. However, fans are hoping she’ll be back soon and share new photos of baby Ivy, who probably looks quite more grown up since we last saw her.

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for any updated photos in the near future!