Josh Duggar has admitted to cheating on wife Anna Duggar, in light of recent accusations about two Ashley Madison accounts registered in his name. Now both Josh--as well as parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar--have issued statements about even more deplorable behavior on his behalf.
It was via the Duggar Family website that Josh Duggar stated, "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife," he said. "I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him."
"I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust," Josh Duggar continued, citing the recent molestation scandal. "The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings."
"As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time," he concluded.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 20, 2015
Parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had the following to say via their website about son Josh Duggar.
"When we learned of this late last night our hearts were broken. As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family."
The entire Duggar family has likely been blindsided by this latest Josh Duggar scandal. After Josh Duggar cost the family their reality TV show, they likely expected they knew the worst about their son.
When Josh was a teen, he sexually molested four of his sisters. Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald admit to being his victims. It is expected--given their ages--that Jana Duggar and Jinger Duggar were also molested by their brother, as was another non-relative underage female.
Do you think Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar expected Josh Duggar was cheating on Anna Duggar via the hookup site Ashley Madison?
Will Anna Duggar continue to stand by Josh Duggar's side in light of this ultimate betrayal?