Former TLC star Josh Duggar is in the news yet again for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately for Anna Duggar, her husband, the star of “19 Kids and Counting”, has been arrested. Anna, pregnant with their seventh child, recently announced the gender of their baby, on April 23rd, 2021
Josh is being held at a jail in Arkansas and is without a set bail, and his charges are currently unknown. On Thursday, April 29th, 2021, he was arrested in the afternoon by the Washington County Sheriff’s department and placed on a federal hold at the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville.
A look at Josh Duggar’s past
Josh Duggar is the 33-year-old son of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Annette Ruark Duggar, who are also stars of 19 Kids and Counting. Josh met Anna in 2006 when she was a teen.
Josh Duggar has faced numerous scandals, some including touching underage girls and cheating on his wife.
In Touch Weekly reported that Bob Duggar, Josh Duggar’s father, told the Arkansas State Police that he assaulted five underage girls between 2002 and 2003 when he was 14-15 years old. Four of the five victims are Duggar children. Bob learned about only a couple of incidents involving Josh’s sisters in 2002.
Josh has also been in a controversy involving his wife, which involves him having a pornography addiction and a profile on Ashley Madison, a site for those looking to cheat on their partners. Josh later apologized by publishing a post on the Duggar family website.
“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.”
During this time, Anna Duggar asked people to pray for her, Josh, and the kids.
“Please continue to pray for me, Josh, and our children.”
Josh Duggar has suffered many consequences and has gone through steps such as marriage counseling, rehab, and Christian-focused discipline to mend his wrongdoings. But it looks like his actions have been continuing in the shadows.
The news regarding Josh Duggar’s arrest has sparked a conversation on Twitter, as a significant number of users seem to be worried about Anna and her children.
Within a few days, fans should hopefully have more details on Josh’s arrest, and whether there will be a bail set in the future, and what the specific charges are.