Kate Gosselin: Bodyguard Steve Neild Helping '19 Kids and Counting's' Josh and Anna Duggar Move

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Kate Gosselin has long been flanked by bodyguard Steve Neild. Photos of Neild accompanying her in New York--when she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice--and traveling with Kate and her eight little Gosselins have appeared online and in magazines for years. Rumors even say Kate Gosselin and Steve Neild have been/are romantically involved.

Now Steve Neild is on a new mission--albeit quite likely a temporary one. He is presently just outside of Washington, D.C., helping Josh and Anna Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame move back home to Arkansas.

Neild was spotted at the disgraced 19 Kids and Counting star's Oxon Hill, Maryland home earlier this week. Josh Duggar listed the home for rent following his sexual molestation scandal and subsequent resignation from the Family Research Council. Steve Neild won't be serving as full-time security for Josh Duggar, 27, and his wife and three children, but he was there to help the family as they prepared for the moving trucks. It is likely Steve Neild was busy keeping the paparazzi at bay.

Neild has worked for Kate Gosselin since her split from Jon Gosselin back in 2009.

So how does Kate Gosselin's bodyguard wind up working for Josh Duggar?

It's got to be per TLC--the network that airs 19 Kids and Counting and previously aired both shows featuring Kate Gosselin--Jon and Kate Plus 8 and Kate Plus 8. It's quite likely that Steve Neild will soon return to Kate Gosselin's side--in some capacity, at least--once his stint with Josh Duggar is through.

Josh and Anna Duggar are moving to a home they purchased in foreclosure back in January, near where Josh's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, live. Josh sexually molested five underage girls when he was a teenager. Two of his victims--Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald--addressed the media in an interview with The Kelly File's Megyn Kelly on Friday.

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.