As previously reported, Jessica Seewald has filed for divorce after two years of marriage.
According to multiple outlets, Jessa Duggar’s sister-in-law has chosen to end her marriage to Dwight Philip Lester, a truly shocking development when one considers that the Seewalds are very much like the Duggars.
Which is to say:
They are strict, conservative and religious — and, therefore, STRONGLY frown on the concept of divorce.
So, what could have happened that prompted Seewald to take such an extraordinary step?
In the divorce filing — obtained by The Sun — she listed her and her husband’s separation date as April 16, 2021.
Jessica also delved into the detaiils behind her decision to walk away from Dwight.
And they are extremely troubling, to say the very least.
Seewald is seeking a divorce on the grounds that Lester allegedly subjected her to “personal indignities destroying the legitimate ends of the marriage such that the Plaintiff can no longer reside with the Defendant as man and wife.”
Personal indignities in an Arkansas divorce filing could include many things.
Among the possibilities, however?
That the “spouse consistently manifests such rudeness, hate, abuse and neglect” towards his/her partner to make life “intolerable.”
To be clear and fair, Jessica herself does NOT cite this specific behavior in her filing.
She is requesting her maiden name, Seewald, be restored, which implies she wants nothing at all to do with her estranged husband.
But she doesn’t call out Dwight for any instances of abuse.
The couple has no kids and Dwight has not yet officially responded to the divorce filing.
As for where Jessica stands in relation to her famous sister-in-law?
TLC viewers have seen their somewhat rocky relationship play out on television over the years.
For example, we witnessed Seewald trying on wedding dresses back in the day that Jessa found to be “a little low.”
There was obvious tension when Jessica was looking at a gown that didn’t align with the Duggar way of modestly dressing, which prompted Jessica to say at the time:
I think we may have some slightly different convictions as far as what women should wear and what they shouldn’t wear.
As you likely know at this point, Duggar women are strongly discouraged from wearing pants.
Jessica clearly doesn’t abide by this guideline, however, as she often shows off her risque fashion choices on social media.
Heck, Jessica even works as a police officer, which also goes against all the Duggars believe in — since they don’t believe women should work.
Seewald’s divorce filing comes just over a month after Josh Duggar was arrrested on horrific child pornography charges.
In the wake of this bombshell, numerous observers have continued to wonder why Anna Duggarr hasn’t asked for her own divorce from her despicable husband.
Because she’s essentially been brainwashed by a dangerous cult?
Or because she legitimatey thinks Josh is innocent?
We don’t know the answer.
We may never know the answer.
But the whole thing, regardless of what Anna does or doesn’t do, is just incredibly depressing.