Josh Duggar mugshot (Washington County Sheriff's Office) and Kaeleigh Tull Instagram

Josh Duggar’s Ex-Girlfriend Speaks Out Amid His Conviction

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Before Josh Duggar courted and married Anna, he was with a young woman named Kaeleigh Holt. Kaeleigh is now married and has a family of her own. Fans may not know much about Kaeleigh and Josh’s relationship, but the details recently surfaced during his child porn trial, in which he was found guilty.

Ahead of Josh’s trial, during an evidentiary hearing, both Jim Bob Duggar and Bobye Holt were called to testify. This was about his molestation scandal. The prosecution was hoping to use Josh’s molestations as proof of a motive. If Josh molested his sisters and downloaded child porn, that shows there’s a pattern. It wasn’t done by accident.

However, when Jim Bob testified, he claimed to have forgotten some of the details of Josh’s confession. Bobye, on the other hand, did recall what Josh confessed to her when he was just a teen.

When Bobye testified during the actual trial, she retold what had happened years ago. Josh was “betrothed” to Bobye’s daughter, Kaeleigh, and the two were courting. While they were courting, Josh confessed to his parents what he had done to four of his younger sisters. At that point, according to Bobye’s testimony, she and her husband talked with Jim Bob, Michelle, and Josh, about this because it led to the courtship coming to an end.

So, this is what brought Josh’s first courtship to light. Kaeleigh was previously on a TLC special with the Duggar family, 16 Kids and Moving In. Now, she has something to say about Josh and all of the attention that came from the trial.

Anna Duggar Instagram (Josh Duggar)
Anna Duggar Instagram

Josh Duggar’s ex-girlfriend Kaeleigh Tull speaks out.

In a series of Instagram stories, Kaeleigh opened up about what she’s feeling amid Josh’s conviction, according to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. In her stories, she said, “I try to keep parts of my past more private and just talk about my life now. But I feel like what’s been happening in the last week or so has kind of forced me to say things and talk about it. Many of you who are on here know that my family grew up with the Duggars and we were inseparable at one point.

She continued, “So when my mom was asked how she came to know the information she was witnessing about, she had to tell the truth. That kind of brought to light my past. Not that I’m trying to hide it. My closest friends know, but I didn’t really want it broadcasted everywhere, but it’s kind of been happening without me really pursuing that. So I have felt like I had to talk about it, which is OK. I’m not ashamed of it.”

Finally, she admitted she wants some privacy. She said, “I am going to keep a lot of my life private. I’m going to keep my children’s lives private. And I am attempting to, not really go too much in-depth about my thoughts…now I feel like I have to be more-careful about what I say and more discreet to keep my family’s privacy.”

Kaeleigh Holt Instagram
Kaeleigh Tull Instagram

So, what do you think of Kaeleigh Tull’s recent message? Did you know Josh Duggar courted someone before Anna? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. For more news about the Duggar family, come back to TV Shows Ace.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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