Anna Duggar and Children Leave Josh Duggar's Arkansas Home, Move to Florida

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Anna Duggar and her children have reportedly left the home they shared with Josh Duggar in Arkansas, and moved to Florida to live with her parents. It is expected the move is a temporary one, and that Anna chose to leave Arkansas because she is an easy target for the paparazzi at home, and she needs help with her four children while Josh Duggar is in rehab for his "sexual sins."

“Anna never saw this coming,” a source tells In Touch. “Now she’s trying to figure out how to go on.”

Josh Duggar is at a facility in Illinois called Reformers Unanimous. It is a faith based rehab that provides therapy for those facing a number of addictions. Josh is said to be a sex addict--something Anna Duggar didn't know when she married him.

“She’s said she feels incredibly alone,” the source says. “She often breaks down in tears. Her life has become a living hell.”

Anna Duggar has been offered access to counseling services but she is just incredibly confused right now. She admits her "trust in Josh has been shattered."

“She’s sickened and embarrassed that Josh had carried on like this while he shared his home with her and their children,” the source adds. “She couldn’t understand what was going through his head and how she did not know he is a sex addict."

Anna Duggar has spoken to her husband just once since he left her and their children to check in to rehab. That was about a month ago.

“He called her. It was a brief call, but she was happy to hear his voice,” the source said, adding that she will be permitted to visit him in a month or two “when the first spousal visitation is allowed.”

Do you expect Anna will wind up staying in Florida permanently?

That's not likely, since Anna Duggar's parents are Christians--and as devout as the former 19 Kids and Counting patriarch and matriarch Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

They will likely allow Anna some respite by helping her with the four children, and then encourage her to return to her duties as a married Christian woman when Josh Duggar returns from rehab.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.