Kate Gosselin: How Long Will She Share Bodyguard Steve Neild With '19 Kids and Counting' Disgraced Son, Josh Duggar, and Family?

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Kate Gosselin has likely spent many years teaching lessons on sharing to her eight children. Now she's putting that lesson into action. She is sharing her bodyguard, Steve Neild, with 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar--along with his wife Anna Duggar and their children.

Of course it's far more likely that it's TLC doing the sharing--and not Kate Gosselin. She is rumored to have been romantically involved with Steve Neild--who is married. Does that 'sharing' principle apply there, too?

Steve Neild was spotted at the home of Josh and Anna Duggar earlier this week, as the family prepared to leave their home outside of Washington, D.C., where Josh worked for the Family Research Council. Since word hit the media about him sexually molesting five underage girls as a teen--four of whom are his own sisters--Duggar resigned, and the family is moving home to Arkansas. They will live in a foreclosed property they purchased back in January, in close proximity to parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, as well as to the sisters he sexually molested.

So what role does Kate Gosselin's bodyguard play in the Duggar family move? Is he moonlighting on the side with United Van Lines?

No. It's far more likely that Steve Neild was put in place at the Duggar home to keep the paparazzi at bay.

The Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal has run rampant in the media. Sisters Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald--both of whom are admitted victims of Josh Duggar--spoke with Fox's Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File last Friday night, and explained that they feel more violated by the media's rehashing of this part of their lives than they did by the sexual molestation.

Has TLC put Kate Gosselin's bodyguard in place for Josh and Anna Duggar because they fear for their safety? Is there a concern that someone might try to do him or his family some harm in light of the sexual molestation scandal?

It's uncertain how long Steve Neild will be working for Josh Duggar and his family.

Hopefully Kate Gosselin is really good at sharing.

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.