Josh and Anna Duggar are expecting their fifth child, two years after numerous scandals which include molestation confessions, cheating allegations and paid sex encounters. According to NY Daily News, he and his wife have reconciled and are having another baby, the pair announced Friday.
Two years ago, Josh Duggar entered into a rehabilitation center. He'd confessed to inappropriately touching his younger sisters as a teen, according to the report.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Josh stated back in 2015. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.”
As an adult, Josh Duggar was accused of creating a paid Ashley Madison account, a site made specifically for for people to cheat on their significant other. He met up with at least one person from Ashley Madison, according to Crime Online, and paid her for sex. He admitted to this infidelity in 2015, citing a porn addiction problem.
“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,” he said in a statement at the time, according to the NY Daily News.
Such allegations resulted in the television network TLC dropping the Duggar family show, 19 Kids. Josh Duggar also lost his position as executive director of the Family Research Council, a lobbying group that “champions marriage and family.”
He was released from rehab in 2016, and according to reports, began marriage counseling with his wife.