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Back in April 2019, The Hollywood Gossip reported that Jim Bob Duggar had disowned his daughter Jinger, the family “rebel.”

This action came as a result of the 26-year-old’s decision to relocate to California, but was also seen as the last straw of sorts.

In some ways, the L.A. move was a long time coming, as Jinger’s rebellious streak had been a thorn in Jim Bob’s side for years.

The final blow came abruptly, when Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo announced their impending move to the West Coast.

This change of scenery was ostensibly so that Jeremy could enroll in an L.A. divinity school, but let’s be real for a moment here:

It was widely seen by observers as a rebuke of Jim Bob.

In any case, Jinger and Jim Bob have since patched things up, leading some fans to think that this rift was all exaggerated.

However, in an exclusive interview with THG, a longtime family friend confirms that Jim Bob did indeed cut off his daughter. 

Not only was the disowning a real thing, the patriarch’s change of heart was motivated not by compassion, but sheer vanity.

Take a look at what we found out in our interview: