Anna Duggar made another appearance on one of the Duggar family’s many social media pages, and fans can’t quit talking about how thin she looks. Meanwhile, Josh Duggar is still nowhere to be seen, and today the troubled reality show star turns 28-years-old. Many fans of the Duggars are likely interested to see if Anna or any of Josh’s other family member’s will publicly acknowledge his birthday.
On March 1, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar shared a Facebook photo of their family preparing a meal together. Anna Duggar can be seen standing beside sister-in-law Jana behind the Duggar’s cafeteria-style serving counter. The picture was likely taken recently because there are Valentine’s Day decorations on the wall.
Even though Josh Duggar is nowhere to be seen in the photo above, there’s a very good chance that Anna Duggar’s husband is home from the faith-based recovery center that he’s been away at for months. According to Entertainment Tonight, Josh enrolled in the Reformers Unanimous program near the end of August after he confessed to cheating on his wife, being addicted to internet pornography, and having an account on the Ashley Madison website. It was a convenient way for the former Family Research Council Action Executive Director to avoid dealing with the fallout from his actions, but he couldn’t stay there forever—his six-month stint likely ended sometime last week.
However, it’s possible that Josh’s family members might try to keep him out of the public eye for as long as they can now that TLC has gifted them with a full season of Jill & Jessa: Counting On—any new news about Josh would likely be bad publicity for the family. Whenever a Duggar child celebrates a birthday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar usually share a Facebook photo of that child along with a birthday message. If the Duggars skip this tradition on Josh’s big day, it could be an indication that they’re attempting to keep Josh out-of-sight and out-of-mind.
However, the Duggars don’t mind sharing photos of Anna Duggar for their fans to comment on, and, because Anna is currently living in the girls’ dorm and Jim Bob and Michelle’s house, there are plenty of opportunities for her in-laws to photograph her. Many Facebook commenters sounded off about Anna’s weight after seeing the aforementioned dinner photo, and some of them expressed their concern that she’s getting too thin.
“Yum!!! But Anna looks thin,” Tara Wallace wrote.
“I agree. She doesn’t look healthy,” Kristen Wholey Dewar commented.
“It’s likely from all of the stress she has endured this past year,” Ronda Schmoyer Dykes speculated.
Other fans guessed that Anna was fasting and praying in an effort to save her marriage, and some suggested that she slimmed down so much because she hasn’t had a chance to get pregnant again with Josh away at Reformers. It’s also possible that Anna Duggar simply started eating healthier without Josh around—according to the Huffington Post, Josh’s eating habits were so bad that that he found out he was obese and pre-diabetic during a 2013 episode of 19 Kids and Counting.
“I’m thinking 10 years, maybe five or six more kids, you know. We can’t have a health crisis,” Anna said in response to her husband’s bad health news.
Unfortunately for Anna, the Duggar Family Blog recently reported that Josh’s favorite food is Frito pie. At least the unhealthy treat is an easy birthday meal to make.
Many Duggar birthday celebrations were filmed for 19 Kids and Counting, but, if Josh is home, it’s unlikely that the TLC cameras will be following him as he celebrates his big day—Josh is not mentioned in the description of the Jill & Jessa: Counting On series that was posted on the Duggar Family’s website. However, Anna Duggar will star on the show.
“Jessa and Ben are adjusting to life with baby Spurgeon, while Jill and Derick continue their mission work in Central America. Jana, Jinger, Joy Anna, John David, Josiah and Joseph continue to explore their own talents and passions, and the sisters take a much needed girls’ trip with sister-in-law Anna.”
In addition to spending time with her sisters-in-law during Josh’s absence, Anna has been hanging out with Michelle Duggar.
— Anna Duggar (@Anna_Duggar) February 16, 2016
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Anna Duggar’s hero in the photo above is Priscilla Shirer. The actress stars in War Room, a Christian movie about a woman who tries to save her marriage by creating a prayer closet, holing herself up in it, and praying for her emotionally abusive husband to change (Spoiler alert: this actually works).
Do you think Anna Duggar’s husband will be a changed man when he finally decides to come out of hiding? And will the Duggars try to keep Josh out of the public eye the entire time the upcoming season of Jill & Jessa: Counting On airs on TLC?
[Image via Duggar Family Official Facebook]