TLC continually changes the name of its show 19 Kids and Counting to reflect the increasing number of Duggar offspring. Jim Bob and Michelle? Fertile.
But it reportedly nearly declined by one.
The youngest child of the 21-member Arkansas family has reportedly suffered some serious medical problems while shooting overseas in Israel.
Little Josie-Brooklyn Duggar was born prematurely and is prone to illness, but sources say the demands of their TLC schedule put her more at risk:
“Josie has had serious breathing issues since her premature birth. While the Duggars are a loving family who adore their children, they are definitely risking little Josie’s life by traveling all over the world,” says an insider.
“It seems like they are putting the show before their child’s health. Jim Bob and Michelle need to put their children before media attention and money.”
Definitely out of character for the evangelical Christian family, who – no matter what you think of their lifestyle – live debt free and relatively simply.
Although, as Jon Gosselin can attest, money and fame change people.
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