Former reality star Josh Duggar made a rare appearance on social media this past weekend when his wife Anna Duggar shared a video on Instagram of him on his 30th birthday. Even though he has put his wife through an emotional wringer over the past few years and rumors of a split have followed them constantly since his molestation and cheating scandals, Anna made it clear with her video caption that she isn’t going anywhere.
The Instagram post, Anna shared her feelings for her husband, and at the same time slammed any rumors of a divorce.
“Happy Birthday Josh! I’m so thankful for the 30 years of life God has given you — I love you!” wrote Anna.
Some tabloids had reported that Anna has been miserable in her marriage after her husband’s 2015 scandal when a police report surfaced that as a teenager, Josh molested five girls, including four of his sisters.
We had a great time at Josh’s birthday party yesterday! Josh & Anna have been blessed with 5 wonderful children and they…
At around the same time, affair-based website Ashley Madison revealed Josh to be one of their clients after a data breach leaked usernames.
After the shocking news broke, TLC canceled the hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting and Josh lost his job at the Family Research Council before going off to a Christian-based rehab facility to get help with his pornography addiction.
The network did eventually bring part of the Duggar family back with a spin-off show, Counting On, that focuses on the married Duggar children – except for Josh and Anna.
Despite his infidelity and shady past, Josh and Anna did not divorce and instead welcomed their fifth child this past year, a son named Mason. The couple is also parents to Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, and Meredith.
Last year the couple issued a statement explaining that they had been quietly working to save their marriage over the past couple of years while focusing on their children and rebuilding their lives as a family.
The Duggar Family Blog also celebrated their oldest son’s milestone birthday by posting a pic of Josh, Anna, and their son Marcus and writing a birthday wish. The family said that it was fitting that Jim Bob and Michelle were celebrating their first child’s birthday just days after welcoming grandbaby number ten.
Of course, that is a reference to the arrival of Gideon Martyn Forsyth, Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s first child, who arrived last week.
Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar have not commented on the state of their relationship lately, but it seems she is trying to put the rumors to rest on social media.
You can catch new episodes of Counting On Monday nights on TLC.