It’s been more than two years since Josh Duggar went to treatment after admitting to having a porn addiction and cheating on his wife. Now, Radar Online is revealing that the former 19 Kids & Counting star recently traveled back to Reformers Unanimous – a faith-based rehab center in Rockford, Illinois – the place where he went to deal with his inner demons.
Duggar returned in August, and his wife, Anna, joined him, along with his parents Jim Bob and Michelle, and his brothers, John-David, Josiah, and Justin.
“He visited the men’s home and the church where God changed his life,” says an insider. “It was a great reunion.”
The family enjoyed a musical show performed by a member of the North Love Baptist Church who dressed up as the character Patch the Pirate. Later, Josh ordered pizza for everyone, and the reunion ended up being a great time, says a source.
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Even though it had been a while since his stint in treatment, the insider claimed that Josh is still the same guy.
The 29-year-old went into rehab not long after the news broke that he molested five girls in the Duggar family home in Arkansas when he was a teenager. The scandal resulted in Josh losing his job as a lobbyist with the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, and TLC canceling his family’s popular reality show.
Duggar family patriarch, Jim Bob Duggar, later explained in a Fox News interview with Megyn Kelly that his son was simply curious.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar covered up Josh’s actions for almost a decade until a whistleblower went to the media and pointed reporters to a police report from 2006.
Josh is now selling cars at a family lot in Arkansas, and he doesn’t appear on his siblings’ spinoff, Counting On. In fact, fans have noticed that TLC has even edited him out of some old 19 Kids & Counting specials.
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TLC apparently cut out a clip that featured Josh saying that he took care of his siblings at night time, so it wouldn’t cast the family in a bad light.
When his scandal broke, advertisers quickly jumped ship from 19 Kids, forcing TLC to cancel it. The network then cut his presence from all their programming and the family rarely featured him on their social media.
But over the past couple of years, Josh has started appearing more and more on the family’s website and social media accounts. So even though many people cut ties with him, the Duggars seemingly remain in his corner.
The new season of Counting On, sans Josh Duggar, premieres on Monday, February 26th on TLC.