UPDATE: 4:30 PM EST: Josh's admission that he's "addicted to porn" has been removed from the public apology.
We can't believe Josh Duggar is FINALLY coming clean.
After it was revealed on Wednesday that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest son had an account with Ashley Madison, an exclusive website for CHEATERS, he released an official statement on the scandal. The revelation comes on the heels of his molestation scandal and the birth of his daughter in July.
[ Related: Josh, Of The Family Research Council, Allegedly Had An Ashley Madison Account ]
In the admission, the reality star concedes to being a hypocrite and cheating on his loyal wife, Anna Duggar. We can't even BEGIN to imagine how the rest of the Duggar clan is feeling right now since J.D.'s misgivings is the reason for the cancellation of 19 Kids & Counting!
Read the remorseful statement in full (below)!
"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.
I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.
I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.
The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings.
As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.
I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.
Our jaws are on the floor! We're so used to hearing excuses from the Duggars that we're SHOCKED to see Josh admitting his wrongdoings!
Now we're going to wait and see how this admission unfolds — will Anna divorce her husband? Will the Duggars abandon Josh? And most importantly, will their diehard fans finally throw in the towel?!
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