There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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This has NOT been a good year for the Duggars!
On Thursday, Josh Duggar admitted that he has a porn addiction (a revelation that has been mysteriously removed from the family's website) in addition to cheating on his loyal wife, Anna Duggar.
Obviously, the reveal is a HUGE blow to the reality clan considering they vigorously defended Josh following his molestation scandal earlier this year, claiming the eldest son had changed his ways.
According to a family insider, the clan is struggling to deal with the latest "mess" J.D. has caused, saying:
"We're all hunkered down over here. It's just a mess, it's a whole mess. We don't even know what the truth is anymore. It's insane."
"It's like he's a completely different person from who they thought he was. They're still trying to reconcile all that they know is good about Josh, whom they will always love and adore, with what they've learned now."
Sheesh. We can't even begin to imagine how the family can ever trust the father of four ever again! Which brings us to one person who is probably feeling the most confused and betrayed…Anna.
So, will Josh's dedicated wife leave her husband?
Well, an insider reveals that possibility is slim to none, explaining:
"Anna will not leave him. As with her in-laws, she is turning more to her faith than ever, she and Josh are probably praying around the clock right now, I would assume. There is no way is she leaving him and I wouldn't be surprised if on some level Anna tries to 'absorb some of the blame. Maybe not publicly, ever, but privately, there will be some suggestion of whether or not she should have been more aware of the pressures Josh was under, of the issues he was facing, and how she could have better counseled him or helped him."
Eek! If Anna wants to stay with her partner, then that's her choice… but to blame HERSELF?! WHAT!
The family friend added:
"She is fully and permanently committed to her marriage and her children. And she'll have the support of Jim Bob and Michelle and everyone else in their circle in terms of staying with him and making this work.Divorce is not even something that will be discussed."
Oh boy. Well, we're interested to see how this plays out.
"As for Josh, in this moment, I would assume he feels like his life is ruined. It will be such a steep and practically impossible climb to come back from this."
As for how the Arkansas native is handling his transgressions, the source divulged:
"I would assume he feels like his life is ruined. It will be such a steep and practically impossible climb to come back from this."
Hmm..maybe Josh should be more concerned about the lives of his children and loved ones than himself? There's more important people to worry about right now!
Do U think Anna should leave Josh?
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