Josh Duggar is living in a massive Arkansas mansion during his child pornography home confinement. That’s quite the change from where he was living before the trial began, when he was staying in his dad’s warehouse with his wife, Anna, and their young children.
The Counting On alum is now living with third-party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber. Both people are longtime close personal friends of the Duggar family patriarch.
The Sun reported earlier this week that Josh Duggar is resting his head in the posh Reber mansion.
The home is a definite upgrade from his previous living conditions. He resided on the Duggar family compound in a renovated warehouse with his wife and children as a kind of makeshift house.
The warehouse was featured on Counting On as a wedding dress pop-up shop for John David’s wife Abbie.
The photos from the episode match all of the photos of Anna’s Instagram inside the home. However, it appears that the warehouse was no longer used that way and was instead a way for the young couple to hide out from the public while he was going through the charges and preparing for the trial.
Josh Duggar Resting His Head In A New Place
While the house isn’t a massive hangout, it’s big enough for the family to reside during the trial. It’s also well removed from the road, as the house is about a mile up the road. That makes it quite a bit harder for any looky-loos who might want to get a peek at the accused pedophile.
LaCount is an MRI tech with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He previously volunteered as a chaplain at the Washington County Jail, where Josh Duggar remained for a week.
Maria is a homemaker, and shares a son and daughter with her husband. LaCount and Maria are church friends of Jim Bob and Michelle, however, they testified at a hearing that allowed them to become the surrogate caretakers of the family, that they didn’t know Jim Bob and Michelle’s son all that well.
It’s apparently quite important in situations like what is unfolding in this case that the Rebers do not know the person they are allowing to stay in their house all that well. The indication seems to be they won’t be obliged to let him get away with things he’s not supposed to be doing while the trial continues.
There was even a bit of pushback from the Rebers to the living situation.
At Josh Duggar’s detention hearing, parole officer Diem Nguyen said Maria had reservations about Josh living with her family. Diem explained: “Her concern was she was a woman and Josh was a man and that she felt, she didn’t know how she felt about being alone with him for a long period of time.”
One thing is clear. Josh Duggar is resting his head at a very nice house going through a trial where he’s accused of doing horrible things.