Jinger Duggar is finally speaking out — in more ways than one.
If you’re a Duggar fan, then you’ve probably already caught wind that Jinger has written a memoir that will hit bookstores later this month.
And like Prince Harry before her, Jinger whets the appetite of potential readers with some scandalous promotional interviews.
earlier this week, Jinger sat down with People Magazine for an interview that wowed fans but likely caused her notoriously reticent parents tremendous stress.
Also among the topics of discussion was Jinger’s eldest brother, Josh Duggar, who is currently in prison on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.
Most Duggars have remained silent on the matter, and it has been rumored that many of Josh’s family members believe he is innocent and will be acquitted on appeal.
Thankfully, Jinger doesn’t seem to subscribe to that belief.
Jinger began this difficult part of the conversation by pledging her support for Josh’s ailing wife, Anna, and the couple’s seven children.
“I know they’ve been through so much right now and that’s why I’m just always there for them when they need help,” she told the outlet.
“It’s so heartbreaking to see the decisions my brother Josh made and my heart breaks for the victims and their families and all that they’ve been through,” continued Jinger.
“I pray that someday Josh will really change and see Christ for who He is and repent.”
Yes, while most Duggars are still praying for Josh to be redeemed, Jinger puts the blame where it belongs and hopes it’s not too late for her brother to change.
From there, she confessed that she hadn’t spoken to Josh in over two years.
“I don’t feel like talking to him,” she revealed to Jinger.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jinger spoke about her ultra-conservative upbringing.
To the shock of many fans, she claimed that growing up in the Duggar household was like living in a cult.
“Fear was a big part of my childhood,” Vuolo told the outlet during a Zoom interview from her Los Angeles home.
“I thought I only had to wear skirts and dresses to please God. Music with drums, places I’ve gone, or the wrong friendships can do harm.”
Jinger explained that her parents spent much of their lives under the rule of cult leader and accused sex offender Bill Gothard, who dictated the family’s beliefs through his Institute for Fundamental Life Principles.
“Fear has crippled me with fear. I was afraid of the outside world,” she told People.
“His teachings were so damaging and I see more of that in the lives of my friends and people who grew up with me in this community,” Jinger continued.
“There are many cult-like tendencies.”
Not surprisingly, Jinger’s parents haven’t publicly responded to her latest comments.
And we suspect they’re more scared than ever, which Jinger could reveal in her memoir.