Anna Duggar took to Instagram this week to celebrate the “wonderful adventure” she has experienced over the last ten years with her husband, Josh Duggar, but Counting On fans had a mixed reaction to her posts. Many can’t believe that not only did Anna stay with Josh after his molestation and cheating scandals in 2015, but she is also celebrating their life together.
As Entertainment Tonight reports, the past few years have definitely been rocky for Josh and Anna after he admitted to molesting five young women – including four of his sisters – when he was a teenager. Then, it was discovered that Josh had cheated on Anna using websites like Ashley Madison, a website known for its promotion of infidelity.
Friday we traveled 436 miles to reach Waco and had a wonderful visit at the Silos! Our kids had fun playing corn toss with dad, while mom went shopping! A group of us had an amazing lunch at Magnolia Table. After lunch was finished, Mason was ready for a nap and mom was ready for coffee (a mom’s nap in cup!). Thanks Chip & Joanna for your investment in Waco… our family made many special memories! #Waco
After the scandals broke, Josh spent more than six months in faith-based rehab before returning to Arkansas to work on his marriage. Last year, the couple said they had spent the previous two years quietly working on their relationship and their family. And, Anna also gave birth to their fifth child last fall.
Since divorce isn’t an option in Duggar world, it looks like the two have moved on from his past disgusting behavior and patched up their marriage. When it comes down to it, Anna didn’t really have a choice.
This past week, Anna posted multiple pics of the couple’s five children – Meredith, Michael, Marcus, Mackynzie, and Mason – and explained how the past few weeks had been an exciting time.
“June was an exciting month for our family: Marcus, Michael and I are officially a year older + Josh and I celebrated our 10-year engagement anniversary!” Anna wrote.
The 30-year-old also posted a pic of her and Josh standing side by side while she smiled, and he gently kissed her on the temple.
"The past 10 years have been a wonderful adventure." https://t.co/S5js2o7buX
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 6, 2018
“The past 10 years have been a wonderful adventure. So thankful for God’s redeeming grace and His blessings to us along the way, especially our 5 M’s!” Anna also wrote in the conclusion to her caption.
After taking a two-year hiatus from social media because of her husband’s scandals, Anna returned to Twitter and Instagram late last year, but she still rarely posts. In March she shared a pic of Josh on his 30th birthday and said she was thankful for her husband and she loved him.
But, even though it looks like Anna Duggar has forgiven Josh Duggar, many fans haven’t. So anytime she posts about her husband, the mom-of-five gets some pretty serious backlash.
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