Speculation that Anna Duggar is now back in the Duggar family home state of Arkansas, after a prolonged visit with her parents in Florida, may be wrong. The estranged wife of Josh Duggar did leave her three oldest children with her in-laws at the Duggar family home of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar in Tontitown, and she did fly to Florida with her newly-born baby daughter in September. She has not been seen in public since she and her four children attended the wedding of Josh’s cousin, Amy, on September 6.
Anna sought the emotional support of her mother and father after husband Josh left her in the middle of the night on August 24. He went for an extended stay in Rockford, Illinois, after admitting to an addiction to pornography, adultery, and paid, unprotected sex with prostitutes while Anna was pregnant. His sexual behavior was outed on August 19, when Gawker found his accounts on an adultery dating site in the wake of the Ashley Madison scandal.
After Josh fled from Arkansas and the Duggar family, In Touch magazine released details on August 26 of Josh Duggar’s “rough sex” affair with porn star Danica Dillion. After watching several of her movies, Josh first met up with Dillion after paying her hundreds of dollars for private dances at the Gold Club strip show in Philadelphia.
On June 9, Josh and Anna left the east coast and moved back to Arkansas with their children. Some, but not all, Duggar family members stated at that time that they had forgiven Josh years ago and that he had changed his behavior.
When the Ashley Madison scandal broke, Josh flew on one of the two Duggar family private planes to a sequestered boarding facility, where he has vowed to devote 40 hours of volunteer work and 34 hours of Bible study per week. There are no medical staff where Josh is staying, and there is no one qualified to treat sex addictions. Josh left his unemployed wife with three children under the age of 5-years-old and an infant daughter, Meredith Grace, who was born just five weeks earlier on July 16.
According to Anna’s brother, Daniel Keller, Anna is receiving mixed messages from her family.
“My parents are preaching stay with him [Josh]. They are more interested in how their daughter getting a divorce will make them look than they are in trying to truly get Josh some help and getting Anna and the kids out of there till he has gotten that help.
“I told her I would go get her and her children stay with me. She said she’s staying where she’s at. But I won’t stop trying to get that pig out of our family.”
Hollywood Life reported on Anna’s turmoil in an exclusive interview with an inside source.
“Anna’s staying with her mom in Florida. She’s having a tough time and needed the support, so she took the kids and moved back in with her mom. It’s a really stressful time for Anna. She’s being pulled in different directions.”
In a strange coincidence, Anna’s father-in-law, Jim Bob Duggar, and twin 16-year-old brothers-in-law, Jeremiah and Jedidiah, showed up in Florida during Anna’s stay, supposedly to purchase vehicles. (Jim Bob has attended auto auctions in Orlando more than once.) Their presence in Florida was photographed by a fan named Francine, who saw the Duggar men at Disney’s Epcot. The road to the Epcot in Orlando runs right through the rural area where Anna’s parents live, near Hilliard, Florida.
Until Anna, or a verified spokesperson on her behalf, comes forward with a statement, it cannot be known for certain whether she is back in Arkansas with the Duggar family or whether or not she will go to Illinois to visit her estranged husband.
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