Josh Duggar’s 2015 molestation and cheating scandal had a lot of consequences, especially for his wife, Anna Duggar. He lost his fancy Washington, DC lobbying job at the Family Research Council and TLC canceled the family’s long-running reality show 19 Kids & Counting.
But one thing that didn’t happen was Anna leaving her disgraced husband and filing for divorce. Instead, she has stood by his side, but has she ended up miserable because of it?
According to In Touch Weekly, the couple has continued to put up a united front over the past couple of years, and they even welcomed their fifth child after Josh returned from treatment. But, recently, a verified Reddit user named annalove178 started a thread to answer questions about the Duggar family, and the insider ended up revealing that there is one huge way that Anna is different from the rest of the family.
When someone asked if everyone in the family was happy, the answer was quite telling.
“Honestly, yes, the only one who seems like she’s miserable is Anna. And as someone who has met Josh multiple times, he’s not someone who seems like he’d be a whole lot of fun to be married too,” replied annalove178.
The insider went on to say that Josh stares at every girl he comes across like she is an object for him to do something with. And even though most of the Duggar boys are incredibly respectful to women, Josh never has been.
Annalove178 also claimed that despite all the drama Josh brought into their lives, the family has not shut him out, and they have moved past the scandal. They have a testimony about how it brought them closer together, and after about a year of sadness, life got back to normal.
Currently, Josh is working at one of the family’s car lots in Arkansas, and Anna is busy raising their five children. The Duggar family has not distanced themselves from their oldest son. And, since – according to their belief system – a lot of blame often falls on the woman in these situations, Annalove178 suspects that the family may have come up with some idea that Anna wasn’t being a good wife and doesn’t entirely blame Josh.
When fans asked the insider to elaborate on changes in Anna since the scandal, they said that the mom of five was cool to be around and loved being a married woman when she first tied the knot with Josh. It’s not clear if she is unhappy being married now, but she does have to deal with people constantly asking her why she didn’t leave her husband and she gets a lot of judgmental stares.
They have basically gone from being a popular couple to being shunned in public.
But, one thing that does make Anna happy is her kids, and she recently celebrated Valentine’s Day with them, while leaving Josh out of the festivities.
Anna posted pics on Instagram of her little ones enjoying a love-themed breakfast, with all their food items shaped like a heart.
Her return to social media after a two-year absence has some fans believing that she could be returning to Counting On this season, but neither Anna or TLC has made any indication that she will be a part of any future episodes.
Fans will just have to wait and see if Anna Duggar will make an appearance when season seven of Counting On premieres Monday, February 26th on TLC.