Josh Duggar: Has Former "19 Kids and Counting" Star Left Rehab?

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Josh Duggar may have left the faith-based rehab in Illinois, where he has lived since checking himself in back in August.The eldest son of the 19 Kids and Counting family entered Reformers Unanimous at that time to deal with a bevy of "sexual sins."

A plane carrying Jim Bob Duggar, one of his sons, and two unidentified people reportedly touched down at an airport in Rockford, Illinois, near the treatment center.

The plane was on the ground for a few hours before taking off again, bound this time for Springdale, Arkansas, where the Duggar family lives. It's uncertain if Josh Duggar was on the plane or not. Some suspect he might be headed home for Thanksgiving.

What is Josh Duggar heading home to, if he did in fact leave Illinois on that plane with his father? Anna Duggar has spent lots of time in Florida with her family since Josh Duggar left for rehab. Jim Bob Duggar recently offered her a home--a very substantial home, actually--if she puts the notion of divorcing Josh Duggar out of her mind.

A source tells Entertainment Tonight that the entire Duggar family has lost their ability to effectively communicate among themselves since Josh Duggar's latest sexual scandal. When his name came up during the Ashley Madison website hack this past summer, Josh was outed for having two accounts. Shortly thereafter he admitted to cheating on Anna Duggar and to having an addiction to pornography.

Would you be waiting at home with open arms if you were Josh Duggar's wife?

The source says many of the Duggar family members doubt that Josh Duggar is sorry for his actions.

“It would be different if Josh was actually sorry,” the source says. “He could have said ‘I’ve got problems,’ but instead, he hid it. When you live in a fishbowl, people are going to find out.”

Thanksgiving in the Duggar family will indeed be different this year. There are new grandchildren and the family has lost their incredibly lucrative 19 Kids and Counting show on TLC. While they'll surely find many things for which to be grateful, how will everyone behave if Josh Duggar joins them at the table?

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.