Anna Duggar is reportedly considering divorce as her husband’s scandals continue to dominate headlines, and she’ll appear in the upcoming series Counting On, a spinoff of the Duggar family’s now-canceled 19 Kids And Counting.
Anna and Josh were thrown into the spotlight in May, when it was revealed that Josh had sexually abused several underage girls when he was 14-years old, including some of his sisters. Jill and Jessa, the stars of the new series, were two of the victims and spoke out in an interview with Megyn Kelly earlier this year, saying they had forgiven their brother. However, after Josh’s email was associated with the Ashley Madison hack, rumors began to circulate that the Duggar family–including Anna–had begun to pull away in their support for Josh.
Josh and Anna reportedly sold their house abruptly after the Ashley Madison scandal and moved back to Arkansas, and Anna will be making at least one appearance on Counting On. In a recent interview, Anna said that finding out about Josh’s infidelity was “heartbreaking”.
“The couple had no intention of selling their new, secluded Siloam Springs home until the Ashley Madison scandal broke,” a source told the Daily Mail. “That was the first home Josh ever owned and up until then they were renting…It was a definite fixer-upper, and in early August, Josh had even enlisted his brother-in-law David Waller to help him rehab and update the place. All of that fixing up came to a halt when the scandal broke and Josh went into hiding on the Duggar compound. Before you know it, the home is sold to a company registered by their attorney and long-time family friend Travis Story. Jim Bob Duggar may seem like he just fell off the turnip truck but he’s savvy when it comes to his investments and real estate. This was only done to protect Josh, and not for any other reason.”
Porn star Danica Dillon filed suit against Josh Duggar earlier this year after she says he had “violent” sex with her on at least two occasions. Dillon says Duggar met her in a strip club in March of this year, although Josh hasn’t commented on her allegations.