For years, TLC fans have watched Josh Duggar’s scandals unfold as his wife, Anna, stands by his side. The couple has six kids together and one more on the way. Anna has been heavily criticized for her decision to stay with Josh despite his infidelity and multiple scandals. Fans and critics alike have urged Anna to go live with her family or to get a divorce and seek government assistance.
Even Josh’s cousin, Amy King, has hinted that his wife should leave him. However, Anna is still married to Josh and doesn’t seem to be planning to leave him any time soon. She recently surfaced for the first time in months at his motion hearing last month. She gave the cameras a smug smile while walking out of the courtroom with her husband.
For those who don’t know, Josh’s most recent scandal involves child pornography. The former 19 Kids & Counting star is awaiting his trial, set for November 30. He’s pled not guilty so far and has rejected plea deals. Fans thought that Anna would leave her husband due to the nature of his most recent scandal. They have encouraged her to get out of the marriage to protect their children. However, that hasn’t happened yet.
Now, new details have been released, giving insight into why Anna might continue to stay with Josh and have children with him, no matter what happens.
Does Anna Duggar have a choice to leave Josh?
Fans have always assumed that Anna hasn’t left Josh because of their religion. Divorce is frowned upon, so Anna may not even consider divorce as an option. A source recently spoke with Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball and shared additional information about Anna’s decision to stay.
In a new social media post, Katie writes, “Sources tell me that Anna wanted to divorce Josh after his 2015 Ashley Madison scandal. Jim Bob Duggar allegedly didn’t want their ‘perfect family’ image to crack by allowing a divorce. In an effort to keep Anna complacent, sources say that the Duggars promised that they would always financially support her & the kids. Sources claim the Duggars went as far as offering Anna a home in exchange for staying with Josh. The home was never given to Anna, but she did stay.”
Then, Katie adds, “According to multiple sources, Anna is stuck in the marriage now because she has no financial means to leave with her kids. She grew up in poverty, has no skills, and can’t afford to take care of her 7 kids on her own. Jim Bob seems to know he holds this power over Anna sources allege. Anna allegedly staying is not about her faith & more about being financially controlled to stay.”
Source tells all about the couple’s marriage.
The source also shared some information about Josh and Anna’s marriage. As fans can imagine, things weren’t smooth sailing with all of the infidelity and scandals. Katie writes, “Multiple sources claim Josh was not honest with Anna about his past before they married. In fact, sources allege that Anna was kept in the dark about nearly all of Josh’s deviant behavior. When Anna went up on Counting On claiming she knew about Josh’s past, source say Anna was likely lying at the direction of Jim Bob Duggar.”
In her post, Katie continues, “Despite the ‘happy couple’ persona that Anna portrayed on social media, sources say that their marriage was anything but perfect.”
Katie’s sources say Josh is “deceptive,” “narcissistic,” “controlling,” and “emotionally abusive.”
Despite talking about her husband’s betrayal on TLC’s Counting On, Anna hasn’t shared too much about their marriage. She hasn’t issued a statement or posted anything on social media since his April arrest. Fans and critics alike are interested to see what will happen after Josh’s trial in November. Depending on the outcome, Anna could take action or make a statement.
So, do you think that Anna Duggar would ever leave Josh? Or do you think that the financial control is keeping her in the marriage? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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