After a two-year absence from Instagram, Anna Duggar has returned to the social media site this week and she is sharing some adorable photos of her five kids. Fans believe that her most recent post on Valentine’s Day is especially telling, because she completely left out her husband, Josh. Does this mean she is finally ready to leave the disgraced former reality star?
According to In Touch Weekly, Anna celebrated Valentine’s Day with her adorable children – Mackynzie, 8, Michael 6, Marcus 4, Meredith, 2, and Mason, 5 months – and left her controversial husband out of the equation.
Anna posted pictures of the kids enjoying a love-themed breakfast that she described as a “heart-y meal,” with all of the food in the shape of hearts.
Ever since the news of Josh’s molestation and cheating scandal broke back in 2015, fans have criticized Anna for staying with him. When he was a teenager, Josh molested five underage girls – including four of his sisters – and then after he married Anna, he cheated on her using websites like Ashley Madison and OK Cupid.
Anna remained quiet and supportive of Josh throughout the scandal and during his treatment, and the two even had another baby after going through such a painful ordeal.
Rumors did swirl last year that Anna could be considering filing for divorce because of the lawsuit against her husband. Los Angeles DJ Matthew McCarthy sued Josh for using his picture on an online dating site, and he claimed it caused him to lose work.
Some publications reported that the Duggars were concerned about the lawsuit because family members could be deposed and forced to talk about Josh’s sexual behavior and the family’s cover-up of his actions.
But, divorce has never really been an option for Josh and Anna because of their family’s fundamental religious views. However, because of Anna’s return to social media, and the fact that she is leaving Josh out of it, fans are starting to wonder if something is going on behind the scenes.
Could a split be in the works? It is a possibility, but most people think it’s just Anna’s way of doing something on her own and getting a little bit of revenge. After all, her husband did use the devil’s tool (the internet) to cheat on her in the first place. Maybe she’s doing something for herself that he can’t be involved in.
Others think her Instagram return could be because she and her kids will be on the next season of Counting On. But, the show’s promo videos and photos do not indicate that she will be on the show anytime soon.
Counting On — with perhaps an appearance by Anna Duggar — returns to TLC on Monday, February 26th.