The Duggars can't catch a break! The reality star family is no stranger to controversy, but this time, it's matriarch Michelle Duggar that fans are concerned about. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Duggar Family Official Facebook page posted a photo of the mother-of-19 with her boys at the demolition derby and the comments came rolling in. Watch the video below to see the pic — and to hear what people had to say!
Michelle has opened up about body image in the past, but says she's proud of her stretch marks and flaws. "We're always going to find somebody skinnier than we are, somebody bigger than we are," she said in an interview with TODAY in 2014. "Every girl struggles with, 'Oh, I wish I looked like that or I wish my hair was like that.' We go back to the point of who you are and how God made you — you’re not your sister. It’s all about being who God wants YOU to be."
Last month, Michelle celebrated her birthday and was given a bit of a raunchy surprise by her hubby, Jim Bob! In a special video tribute to his wife, he said, "Michelle, I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. You are such a great wife, a great mother," he told her. "I just love you so much and I’m so thankful for you. We've had a wonderful 33 years together so far, and looking forward to the next 33 years. And so I just want to tell you happy birthday. And I'm just in love with ya!" He sealed the video with an unexpected kiss and it was all sorts of awkward, TBH. What happened to side-hugs, guys?!
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Thankfully, several of Michelle’s children posted birthday tributes that were way less awkward — including Jessa Duggar, who explained in an open letter why she is so grateful for her mom. "Your love for us has been verbalized and lived out. Thank you for all the hugs and kisses, for saying 'I love you,' and for speaking words of affirmation into our lives," Jessa, 24, wrote. "You have pursued our hearts, and you have earned our deepest respect and admiration with your gentle, loving heart." So sweet!