Josh Duggar: '19 Kids and Counting' Son Gets Help from Kate Gosselin's Bodyguard, Steve Neild

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Josh Duggar and Kate Gosselin actually have something in common--and it's got nothing to do with families with lots of kids.

It seems the 19 Kids and Counting star, recently front and center in the media for having sexually molested five young girls--two of whom were sisters Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald--has hired Kate Gosselin's bodyguard and rumored former love interest Steve Neild.

Steve Neild was on hand at Josh and Anna Duggar's home in Oxon Hill, Maryland--just outside of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday--where Josh Duggar recently resigned from his job with the Family Research Council. Steve Neild was keeping the paparazzi away from the Duggar family as their possessions were loaded into moving trucks for their relocation to Arkansas near parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

Do you think TLC may have hired Steve Neild to assure the safety of Josh and Anna Duggar, as well as their three children--daughter McKynzie and sons Michael and Marcus? Regardless of what Josh Duggar did in the past, hopefully no one has threatened the well-being of his family.

Neild was in New York City with Kate Gosselin last fall, when she filmed her stint on Celebrity Apprentice. And the two are rumored to have vacationed together recently--with Kate Gosselin's eight kids in tow.,

Hiring Steve Neild likely a move on behalf of the 19 Kids and Counting family or of TLC to prevent the media from harassing Josh Duggar and his family as they prepare for the long trek back to Arkansas.

How do you suppose Kate Gosselin feels knowing her tried and true bodyguard--and maybe her love interest--Steve Neild is protecting Josh Duggar?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.