Anna Duggar is back on Instagram after a two-year absence, and fans have plenty of theories about why she left, why she came back, and more importantly, what has changed in that time.
Obsessive Counting On viewers rehash all their ideas in the show’s subreddit, and lately, their speculation has focused on the mom of five’s return to social media. Could she be rebuilding her social profile because she and her kids are returning to Counting On?
Now that Derick and Jill Dillard have exited the show, there could be an opening for a new couple, some viewers think that Anna and the original Duggar grandchildren could take the opportunity to step in – sans Josh Duggar, of course.
One fan argued that Anna could use the money, because of the large family she must support, and returning to social media would be smart if she was planning on coming back to TV.
There is no evidence to support that Anna could be returning, but fans would surely be interested in what’s going on with her since her husband’s sexual molestation and cheating scandals, especially since she didn’t divorce the disgraced former reality star.
Another popular theory is that Anna is using social media to get back at Josh. She disappeared from Instagram around the same time that her husband returned from rehab in March of 2016, but now all of the sudden she is posting pictures of her boys playing with oranges.
Fans note that she didn’t delete her account, but instead just laid dormant for a couple of years, which is odd because the internet was supposedly the “devil’s tool” that led her husband to cheat on her. So maybe she is using the photo-sharing platform to spite Josh, wish does make a little bit of sense.
Despite being done with rehab, Josh still has some rules to follow when it comes to his current behavior. He is not allowed to use a smartphone and is instead stuck with old flip phones.
He used his smartphone to create his Ashley Madison, OK Cupid, and fake Twitter accounts so he could get away with his cheating.
Rumors have swirled that Josh and Anna have been struggling financially since his scandal. He lost his job as a lobbyist for the Family Research Council, and TLC has all but banned the couple and their kids from their network – so no more TV money.
But, maybe they are willing to let Anna and the kids return, while Josh continues to sell cars at his dad’s used car lot in Arkansas.
Counting On returns to TLC – with or without Anna Duggar – on Monday, February 26th.