He just can't stay away
It’s been revealed that the disgraced former reality star Josh Duggar trekked back to the place where he received spiritual rehabilitation for his various crimes and indiscretions nearly three years ago. Although the father of five has been forgiven by his wife and family, he is still seen as a scoundrel by many of the family’s fans who call out family members when they show a picture of Josh online.
Road to Rehab
The rehab center Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, IL took Josh in as a patient in 2015 so that they could help him with his addiction to erotic materials and serial cheating behavior. It was also revealed during this time that Josh had molested four of his sisters and one other girl when he was a teenager.
Josh, his wife Anna, his parents, John-David, Josiah, and Justin went back to Reformers Unanimous in August 2017. The family took in a musical show performed by the North Love Baptist Church and attended religious lectures. “He visited the men’s home and the church where God changed his life. It was a great reunion,” a source close to the family explained to Radar Online. “In fact, Josh ordered pizza for everybody, and it was a good time.”
When the family was at the retreat, Anna was only a few weeks away from giving birth to their fifth child. Mason Duggar was born in September of that year.
On the Scene
Josh and Anna live in Arkansas with their five kids where Josh works as a car salesman. He lost his high-profile Christian lobbying job in Washington D.C. after his scandals broke. “I don’t think his job of selling cars is going anywhere soon,” the source commented.
Younger Jessa Duggar posted family photos featuring all of her brothers and sisters and their children that appear to have been taken before Anna gave birth. Josh, Anna, and their children were positioned on the far-left side. Among the other photos made that day, Josh and Anna took a photo with four of their kids. The couple was shown kissing.
Even though Jessa and her sisters have said that they forgive Josh for what he did to them, many of her fans were outraged that she would show Josh on her Instagram page at all. “Anna keeps her eyes open while they kiss because if she closes her eyes, he’ll cheat,” wrote Instagram user @thesaltymillenial. User @preacherswife96 commented, “I think it’s extremely disrespectful to any sexual abuse survivor for Josh to still be associated with the family’s fame.”
The source continued to say that Josh is “the same guy,” but that his marriage is “beyond beautiful.”
A New Kind of Duggar
Josh is still not on social media, but his brothers and sisters are showing off more then ever. Jill Duggar has stunned her fans with her skinny jeans, henna tattoo, and nose ring. Jinger has started wearing knee-length skirts and sweat pants since becoming a wife in late 2016.
Fans of the show were unhappy with the state of Joy-Anna’s new home. She posted a walk-through video of her house that she is renovating with Austin Forsyth, and people commented that it’s far too messy for a woman who is expecting to give birth in a few weeks. She has since deleted the video.
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