Anna Duggar Talks Josh Duggar Cheating Scandal in New "Jill & Jessa: Counting On" Promo

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Anna Duggar will appear in TLC's upcoming three-part special, Jill & Jessa: Counting On. This is the short series that many hope will become the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff. Her appearance will mark the first time Anna Duggar has broken her silence over the Josh Duggar cheating scandal.

As most everyone knows, Josh Duggar is the proverbial thorn in the side of the entire Duggar family. He cost them their 19 Kids and Counting reality show when word about him sexually molesting underage girls--some his own sisters--made news several months ago. During this summer's Ashley Madison website hack, it was discovered that Josh Duggar had two accounts on the cheater's site. Shortly thereafter he admitted to cheating on wife Anna Duggar, as well as to an addiction to pornography.

Over the summer, Anna Duggar packed up her four children--the fourth of whom she was expecting when Josh Duggar cheated on her--and went to Florida to stay with her family. Members of her family urged her to divorce Josh Duggar, but that clearly didn't happen.

Late in the summer a rumor surfaced that Jim Bob Duggar had bribed Anna with a very sizable home in Arkansas--near the Duggar family compound--if she put divorcing Josh Duggar out of her head. No one knows for sure if she accepted the supposed bribe, but Anna Duggar is very clearly in Arkansas and will soon appear on Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald's new show.

"It was heartbreaking to hear, what had happened," a very emotional Anna Duggar tells TLC cameras in a preview of Jill & Jessa: Counting On.

Jill Duggar Dillard offers her bit in the promo as well.

"I cried a lot of tears," she admits. "My first thoughts were for Anna."

"Someone who you love, how could this happen?" Jessa Duggar Seewald, who just welcomed her first baby--a boy named Spurgeon--asks.

Josh entered a faith-based rehab called Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois, in late August. Earlier this month, a plane carrying his father, Jim Bob Duggar, one of his sons and two unidentified passengers was spotted at an airport near the treatment center, leading some to speculate that Josh is headed to the Duggar family home in Springdale, Arkansas, to spend Thanksgiving.

Are you surprised to learn Anna Duggar is appearing in Jill & Jessa: Counting On? Do you expect she will shed any real insight into Josh Duggar's actions or will it all be covered over with well-rehearsed fluff?

Will you tune in to what might possibly become the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff?

The first episode of Jill & Jessa: Counting On airs Sunday evening, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.

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.