Duggar family supporters, keeping up with Josh Duggar’s prison sentence, are curious about Anna Duggar’s plans. Anna publicly supported Josh despite his crimes. But a source suggests she is currently seeking church counseling to explore future options for her marriage.
Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar remain married despite Josh’s prison sentence. Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentenced Josh to 151 months, or approximately 12.5 years. Once Josh is released, he has another 20 years of supervised release. Anna will be 46 when Josh leaves prison.
Like the rest of the Duggar family, Josh and Anna don’t believe in divorce. Divorce directly contradicts the couple’s religious beliefs. Josh and Anna have been through rough times in the past, including a public cheating scandal that exposed Josh as an account on affair website Ashley Madison. But Anna made it clear that she didn’t want to give up on her marriage.
“I know there are people who think I have every right to walk away from this marriage,” Anna said in one Count on Consequence. “I respect the views of others. But in my heart, when I got married, I first swore to God and Joshua, for better or for worse, ’till death do us part…my prayer and heart’s desire is that our marriage be restored.”
Anna Duggar hasn’t spoken publicly about where she and Josh Duggar are now. But an insider told In Touch Weekly that Anna is questioning her future with Josh. Additionally, the insider noted that Anna is taking counsel from “church leaders” for advice on what to do with her marriage.
“Divorce isn’t something she wants, but she’d be lying if she said she didn’t question her future with Josh,” the source explained. “Anna married Josh for better or for worse and it can’t get any worse.”
The source added that “10 years behind bars feels like a lifetime to her.” And while she “wants Josh by her side, as a husband and as a father to her children,” she knows it’s “not physically possible for now or in the near future.”
Anna Duggar is reportedly unsure about her future with Josh Duggar. Some followers of the Duggar family may be wondering why she doesn’t consult Josh’s family. Insiders noted that Anna and the Duggars aren’t nearly as close now as they used to be.
“The Duggar family is totally supportive of Anna, but it’s complicated,” another insider told In Touch Weekly. “There are a lot of hurt feelings about what Josh did. She still attends family gatherings because her children love their cousins, aunts and uncles, but it’s not the same for Anna.”
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