Josh Duggar, the disgraced former 19 Kids and Counting star, is out of rehab. The news was confirmed by parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, via a statement on their website.
“Josh has completed his residential rehabilitation program. We are so thankful for everyone who worked with Josh in this program. It was a crucial first step in recovery and healing for Josh. Josh has now returned to Arkansas, where he will continue professional counseling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his family. We look to God for help and guidance and place all of our trust in Him. We are forever grateful for the love and prayers offered by so many and hope you will continue to pray in the days ahead,” the statement reads.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 10, 2016
Josh Duggar entered the faith based Reformers Unanimous rehab facility in Illinois in August, after he was outed by the Ashley Madison cheaters’ website hack. He admitted to cheating on wife Anna Duggar and to having an addiction to pornography after it was discovered he had two accounts on the website.
That sex scandal came just a few months after the media learned Josh Duggar sexually abused five underage girls when he was a teenager–four out of five of them his own sisters. The incidents, and the way Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar seemingly hid the information from the media, prompted TLC to cancel the family’s long-running reality show, 19 Kids and Counting.
While Josh Duggar was in rehab working on his “sexual sins,” members of Anna Duggar’s family begged her to divorce him. She clung to her strong Christian faith, however, that mandates forgiveness and remaining married. She will now work on her marriage with Josh Duggar now that he has returned home.
— People Magazine (@people) March 10, 2016
Do you expect this will be the last the media hears of Josh Duggar’s sex problems? For the sake of Anna Duggar and their four children, one can only hope and pray that is the case.
Given his issues throughout the years, however, it seems like something could crop up in the future.
How long might it be before Josh Duggar makes headlines once again?