Josh Duggar, the center of cheating allegations, paid sexual encounters, and molestation confessions, has apparently made amends with his wife. The pair announced on Friday that they’re expecting another child.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust.”
The new baby announcement comes two years after Josh entered into a rehabilitation center, after he confessed to inappropriately touching his younger sisters when he was a teenager. He was also accused of creating a private, paid Ashley Madison account, a social site made specifically for people wanting to cheat on their significant other.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. 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,” Josh wrote in 2015.
Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar expecting their fifth child https://t.co/Evasjys5EW
— Reality Talent (@RealityTalent7) March 18, 2017
He reportedly met up with at least one person that he chatted with via his Ashley Madison account, and paid her for sex. He later admitted to his infidelity and confessed he had a porn addiction problem.
The allegations resulted in TV network TLC dropping Josh’s family show, 19 Kids. He also lost his position as executive director of the Family Research Council, a lobbying group that “champions marriage and family.”
Josh was released from rehab in 2016, and quietly began marriage counseling while keeping himself out of the limelight as much as possible.
[Feature Photo: AP/Danny Johnston, File]