When the Duggars rose to fame in the early 2000s, audiences were drawn to their reality shows primarily because Jim Bob and Michelle had already sired a massive brood, and they seemed to have no plans to put the breeding on hold anytime soon.
As time went on, however, viewers realized that their fertility was not the most unusual thing about the Duggars.
Instead, it was the family's bonkers belief system that made for such compelling viewing.
From courtship rules to insanely strict dress codes, the Duggars controlled every aspect of their kids' lives, and it was only a matter of time before said offspring started to rebel.
Take a look:
1. Josiah Can’t Be Tamed
First, there’s Josiah Duggar. Sure, he recently settled down and got married, but we’re guessing his days as the main cause of Jim Bob’s migraines are far from over.
Josiah is unique among his siblings in that he was involved in a different courtship BEFORE he met his wife.
3. The Mystery Deepens
There’s still no word on what caused Josiah and Marjorie to call off their courtship — a move that’s almost unprecedented in Duggar Land. Scandalous!
4. Still Rebelling
After his relationship with Marjorie ended, Josiah continued to maintain an Instagram account in direct defiance of his parents’ rules.
5. What Courtship Rules?
He and Lauren Swanson also held hands, front-hugged and went on un-chaperoned dates before they were married. Someone arrest this man!
6. Four Can Play at That Game!
But no one tossed the courtship rules right out the window quite like John David Duggar and his fiance Abbie Burnett.
The Hollywood Gossip