Jill Duggar, Jessa Duggar: Josh Duggar Absence from Their Wedding Parties--Mystery Solved Now That Word of Sexual Molestations Hit Media?

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Jill Duggar tied the knot with hubby Derick Dillard nearly a year ago on June 21st, and a mystery of sorts surrounded the 19 Kids and Counting wedding. Her brother, Josh Duggar, wasn't included in the wedding party when she and her hubby said, "I do."

Has that mystery now been solved in light of Josh Duggar's sexual molestation scandal that broke over a week ago in the media?

As Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar prepared to wed, they selected members of their respective families to serve as bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and even a ring bearer. And while there were many spots available on both sides for wedding attendants, Josh Duggar wasn't among them. His daughter, Mackynzie Duggar, was one of Jill Duggar's flower girls.

A source told the Daily Mail of the situation, "We all thought it was odd that basically everyone of Josh's family served in some position but he was left out. But no one made a big deal about it. Now it's making more sense why they wouldn't want him up there, standing at the altar next to them."

On November 1st, when Jessa Duggar married Ben Seewald, the mystery deepened even further. Not only wasn't Josh Duggar a member of Ben's wedding attendant group, he and his entire family were absent from the wedding.

Josh Duggar's lack of participation or complete absence likely wasn't noticed by everyone when Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard last June nor when Jessa Duggar married Ben Seewald in November. In light of Josh's actions, however, his absence is glaring.

Do you believe the sexual molestation of his sisters, Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald, as well as Jana Duggar and Jinger Duggar, explains why Josh Duggar was either cast aside or absent from his sister's weddings?

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.