Anna Duggar has been at the center of her husband’s recent sex scandal. After he was outed by the recent Ashley Madison cheater’s website hack, the eldest of the 19 Kids and Counting brood admitted to an addiction to pornography. He also admitted to cheating on Anna Duggar.
Attending a wedding shortly after you learn your husband cheated on you has to be devastating. Anna Duggar signed Amy Duggar’s non-traditional guest book with a rather generic message. Given her present circumstances, it’s plain to see why.
Instead of a traditional guest book, Amy Duggar–cousin of the 19 Kids and Counting recently disgraced Duggar family–opted for Jenga blocks instead. Jenga is a game of stackable wooden blocks. Wedding guests were each asked to sign one of the blocks with a message for the new bride and groom–Amy Duggar and Dillon King.
“So happy for you!” Anna Duggar wrote on her Jenga block.
— People magazine (@people) September 9, 2015
That’s about as generic as one can get when addressing a newlywed couple. Yet imagine how painful it must have been for Anna Duggar to attend this wedding. Watching a bride and groom vow to love and cherish one another ’til death do them part likely resonated with Anna. She was pregnant with her fourth child when she learned Josh Duggar cheated on her.
Fortunately for Anna Duggar, she and the rest of the Duggar clan left Amy Duggar’s wedding shortly after the reception began. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar herded their crew out the door just before the dancing and drinking commenced.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) September 10, 2015
According to the Duggar family website, Anna Duggar is receiving counseling following the devastation she has endured. Hopefully the counseling is legitimate–unlike the counseling Josh Duggar received after molesting five underage girls as a teen. Four of those girls are his own sisters. Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald admit they were their brother’s victims. It is expected–given their ages at the time of the molestations–that Jana Duggar and Jinger Duggar were victimized, too. Josh was sent to a Christian retreat where he was supposedly counseled on sexual issues following the molestations. Clearly that counseling didn’t work, as he made headlines again for cheating on Anna–with a porn star and stripper.
“We will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future,” Michelle Duggar wrote on the blog last month. “During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family.”
Anna Duggar needs all the help she can get. Her generic message to Amy Duggar and Dillon King indicates she is probably shutting down emotionally, in an attempt to hide her pain.
Anna’s brother wants her to leave Josh Duggar, but that’s unlikely because of their religious beliefs.
Do you expect while attending Amy and Dillon’s wedding that Anna Duggar at some point questioned her marriage to Josh Duggar?