Duggar Family Presents United Front Amidst Josh and Anna Duggar Turmoil

Kimberly RipleyLife

Share this Post

The Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting fame is presenting a united front despite the Josh and Anna Duggar turmoil that is surely raking its crooked fingers down the spines of all its members.

Josh Duggar is in a rehab facility in Illinois. Called Reformers Unanimous, he is seeking therapy for his "sexual sins," which include an addiction to pornography and cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar.

Meanwhile all appears happy and healthy in the Duggar family--but most understand by now that many appearances on behalf of the Duggar family are just that--appearances.

Josh and Anna Duggar's son Michael seems to be spending some time with grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar while Anna remains in Florida with her parents. Josh and Anna Duggar reportedly sold their home in Arkansas after he was outed in the recent Ashley Madison cheater's website hack. Josh Duggar had two accounts on the site.

In a photo Jessa Duggar Seewald posted recently, Josh and Anna Duggar's son is seen holding Israel Dillard, the son of Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband, Derick.

"When the baby you're trying to hold is about as big as you are! ?❤️ Sweet little cousins! #MichaelJames #BabyIzzy #IsraelDavidDillard," Jessa captioned the snapshots.

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on

Despite the turmoil the Duggar family is seemingly trying hard to hide, there will be light following the darkness. Jessa Duggar Seewald and hubby Ben are expecting their first child on November 1st--which is also the couple's first wedding anniversary. Their lives mirror the kind the Duggar family finds acceptable--unlike that of Josh and Anna Duggar's, since Anna is reportedly considering divorce--a word not even considered in the former 19 Kids and Counting household.

Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband might be the redemption of the Duggar family yet. TLC is reportedly planning to air two or three specials that feature them and Jill Duggar Dillard and her family. The Duggar family is no doubt holding out hope for a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff.

Likely holding their breath with regard to Josh Duggar and his recent sex scandals, the Duggar family is likely praying that no more skeletons escape their son's closet before their daughters sign on the dotted line with 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.