Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar reportedly arranged for Anna and Josh to get married in an attempt to cover up their disgraced son’s molestation scandal.
It is common knowledge Josh caused the family quite the embarrassment when it came out that he molested several girls, including his sisters, when he was a teenager. Despite his disgusting past, Josh managed to find a lovely wife, Anna. The two are married and expecting their sixth child.
Jim Bob and Michelle were allegedly desperate to cover up Josh’s scandal after their church discovered the couple’s oldest son was addicted to pornography and touched young females inappropriately. A former member of the church dishes some interesting details on the reality TV family to Radar Online.
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IT’S A… 🥁 This is the 6th gender reveal for our little family and it always so exciting! Each child God has given us is unique and special — we all look forward to the arrival of our daughter / sister this fall! 🎀🍁🍂 This morning Jessa sent over an article which mentioned our first gender reveal with Mackynzie on the Today Show as something that helped popularize gender reveal cakes 10 years ago. 🍰 (while it’s hard to believe it’s been that long, it also reminded us to get this video posted! 🙈) A little behind the scenes story: When I was expecting Kynzie, Grandma Duggar excitedly told me of a “new trend” that featured baking a gender reveal cake. Grandma asked if she and Amy could bake one for us?!?! Josh and I loved the idea and that was our plan…until our producers heard about the idea and it grew quite a bit! Buddy the Cake Boss ended up baking the first gender reveal cake for us! We were thrilled to cut into our pink cake with Meredith Vieira in NYC. All that to say, Grandma was the one who sparked this special tradition for our family and it sounds like a lot of other families have enjoyed the idea over the years as well! With Grandma’s passing last week, this 6th gender reveal is a reminder of her love — I’m so glad we were able to share the news of our third little girl with Great-Grandma before she went to be with Jesus! #littleduggars
“Older men within the church immediately jumped in to help Jim Bob hide everything as much as possible. They all tried to hire lawyers to keep Josh’s touching of younger girls under wraps,” the source exclaimed.
Everyone in the Duggar’s church was reportedly told to keep quiet back in the early 2000s when the members first learned of Josh’s disgraceful behavior. Shortly after the church members discovered the Duggar bad seed was courting Anna.
“Josh and Anna’s relationship seemed pretty controlled and arranged. Michelle and Jim Bob thought a relationship would solve some of his problems. That was common in our church,” explained the unnamed former church member.
A party was thrown to celebrate Anna and Josh’s courtship. The Radar Online source was at the event, sharing Jim Bob brought up Josh’s mistakes but praised his son for becoming a strong man of God.
“I think when Anna first met Josh, she was very much under the impression that he was a strong, young man who hadn’t done anything bad in a while. But he was still shady when he was courting Anna,” the source revealed admitting Josh never let anyone near his phone.
The Duggar family is no stranger to making headlines when it comes to their church values. Their strict courships, as well as concept women a baby making factories, are often in the spotlight, especially on the TLC show Counting On.
Josh’s cheating and molestation scandal were made public in 2015. Since then, Jim Bob and Michelle have worked hard to convince fans their son is a changed man after his stint in rehab.
There has been no response from Jim Bob, Michelle, Josh or Anna regarding the story the latter’s marriage was arranged as part of a cover-up plan.