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Is this the Duggar rebellion we’ve all (secretly) been anticipating?
As this season of “19 Kids and Counting” focuses on sisters Jessa and Jill, and their respective wedding and baby, fans have noticed that their older sister Jana has taken a backseat — and it’s even worse than it appears on TV!
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On the show, viewers saw the 24-year-old hanging back to sew nine bridesmaid dresses for Jill’s nuptials to Derick Dillard while the rest of her sisters enjoyed a leisurely afternoon.
And a source close to the reality TV family says that’s just the surface of the problem, as her parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, continually unload more responsibilities on her.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous how much the family makes Jana and the older siblings do,” the source says.
“Jim Bob and Michelle have totally transitioned a lot of their parental responsibilities onto her. Ever since she was young, she’s had to watch the house while Jim Bob and Michelle would go out for date night alone.”
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The insider says the parents have made a habit of taking nights to go out and enjoy themselves, while forcing Jana to watch after and cook for the entire brood—and it’s starting to take a toll on the 24-year-old.
“She looks so tired and worn down sometimes. You can’t help but feel bad for her, having to take on all that responsibility at a young age,” the source explains, adding that she’s been acting like a parent since she was 13.