Josh Duggar: Is He Still in Rehab? How is Wife Anna Duggar and the Former '19 Kids and Counting' Gang?

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Josh Duggar has made headlines since spring, with his sexual molestation scandal and more recently for his Ashley Madison scandal. During the second scandal Josh Duggar admitted--only because he'd been caught--to having an addiction to pornography and to cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar.

For the past couple of weeks, all has been relatively quiet on the Josh Duggar front.

Is he still in rehab? And how is his wife and the rest of the former 19 Kids and Counting gang doing in light of the pain and embarrassment he has caused?

E! News spoke very recently with a source close to the Duggar family, and learned that Josh Duggar is, in fact, still in rehab.

"And Anna is still by his side supporting him," the source added.

Despite pleas from her own brother to pack up the four kids and ditch Josh Duggar, Anna is sticking to her wedding vows.

"She isn't in Arkansas," the source said. "She is getting support from her family. She is staying with her mom."

Josh's sister, Jill Duggar Dillard, and her family returned home from Central America where they serve as Christian missionaries, to attend cousin Amy Duggar's wedding. Jill recently shared a photo of herself with hubby Derick Dillard and their baby boy, Israel.

"Headed to @krispykreme for some free donuts on #PirateDay today! @derickdillard #babypirate #piratefamily," she captioned the shot of the family dresses as pirates.

A photo posted by Jill Dillard (@jillmdillard) on

"They are home for a while before they go back on a new mission," the Duggar source told E! News. "They are doing training and preparation for the next missionary trip. They are looking to do full time missionary work."

Jill Duggar achieved a huge milestone while home, too. She passed her exams to become a certified professional midwife.

Jessa Duggar Seewald, who is expecting her first child with hubby Ben Seewald on November 1, posted an Instagram picture of Jill Duggar Dillard and family, congratulating her on her latest achievement.

"Congrats to my sister Jill!" Jessa captioned the shot.

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on

It certainly seems that although the Duggar family lost their reality show to Josh Duggar's actions, that life is progressing normally for most of the 19 Kids and Counting family in his absence. Aside from Anna Duggar, they all seem to be moving through their every day activities, oblivious to the sexual deviant who lived among them.

It's uncertain how much longer Josh Duggar will be away, but one can only hope and pray that someone convinces Anna Duggar to ditch her husband before he comes home. If not, he will surely cause even more upset in her--and their children's--lives.

Most people--including Dr. Phil McGraw--believe that more of Josh Duggar's "sexual sins" will soon be brought to light.

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.