The rumor started when a woman claiming to be a guest at the nuptials left a comment on the Christian fundamentalist blog My Life As a Stay at Home Wife and Mom.
The woman, using the handle Mary, claimed that Jessa’s sister Jinger walked in on the pair consummating their marriage at the church, and that others were around when it happened, including the commenter’s daughters.
“I was very upset when I was told about the incident that was witnessed by the girls when the door to the room [Jessa and Ben] were in was accidently opened,” she said. “I am not sure why they would not wait for the evening to pray and then consumate [sic] God's marriage. The Lord has blessed them and brought them together.”
Mary continued, “To hear so many people discussing what they inadvertendly [sic] walked into was heartbreaking and troubling. Why did this happen? How could this beautiful, joyus [sic] day now be forever tainted and destroyed by rumors about what the girls may (or may not have) seen? And if this is true why would they commit such an act in the Lord's home… the same Lord who guided them together.”
She added, “This really made me question Ben's headship and leadership skills. I pray he is not swayed to evil. I pray he acts as strong husband and worship leader to Miss Jessa.”
The family has not come out and denied the story yet, but it would be pretty surprising for a couple who saved their first kiss for their wedding day.
Jessa and Ben only held hands and hugged throughout their engagement, and surprised wedding guests when they decided to skip the kiss at the altar and instead smooch in private.
In response to all the kissing hype, they shared a makeout pic on Instagram a few days after the wedding.