Josh Duggar is back in the spotlight after returning from rehab, and sources say that he and Anna are happy to be reunited. While rumors that Anna is pregnant again persist, Josh Duggar is reportedly selling used cars to support his family.
Speaking to People magazine, a source close to Josh and Anna Duggar revealed that following his six-month stint in an Illinois rehab facility, Josh “looks happy” to return to work and is a natural at selling cars. Duggar, who was a lobbyist for a conservative Christian family group until last year’s molestation scandals caused him to lose his job, “interacts very well with people,” according to an insider, and now gets to spend more time with his family.
While Josh Duggar is still the center of a media firestorm now that he’s back in the public eye, the residents of his hometown don’t care that he’s a disgraced reality star. According to a Duggar insider, “it seems like people don’t really care” that Josh is a controversial figure, despite reports that people were avoiding him and families were uncomfortable seeing him in public at a mini-golf park.
According to an eyewitness at the park, “[t]hree families with young girls were unhappy Josh was so close to them and left the golf course when they saw him and Jim Bob.” However, Josh seems to be having no trouble finding interested buyers for the $16,000 vehicle he’s selling.
Josh’s wife, Anna, was thrust into the limelight after the Ashley Madison scandals, which revealed that Josh was cheating with not just one but two accounts with the infidelity website. Although Anna was reportedly “the bossy sister, but in a fun way” growing up, “[h]er parents are even a little more extreme” bringing up their children than the Duggar clan, so Anna naturally took the backseat in her marriage.
On the 19 Kids & Counting spin-off, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, Anna’s story and how she dealt with revelations that Josh cheated on her became a main storyline. At the time, Anna revealed that seeing Josh in rehab “was great because it definitely gives a lot of hope,” but she added that “the weight of everything is there and so it definitely drives me deeper to my faith.”
Speaking to her sister-in-law, Jessa (Duggar) Seewald in one episode of Jill & Jessa: Counting On, Anna confessed that although she still loves Josh “there’s going to be a lot of work and there kind of is a long process ahead” to fix their broken marriage, adding that she and Duggar “just kind of take it one day at time and keep trusting god and doing the right thing.”
“I think there’s lots of hope for the future and a lot of excitement. But, in some ways, there are a lot of steps before it’s where it needs to be,” Anna Duggar concluded.
Anna has been long rumored to be pregnant with the couple’s fifth child, although the Duggar clan has yet to confirm there will be a new baby. Earlier this year, a photo circulated that appeared to hide a baby bump, and Anna has not been seen as frequently in public since the rumors began.
While Anna was seen and photographed at a restaurant in Pensacola, Florida, along with the rest of the Duggar family, her back was turned to the other restaurant patrons, who only photographed her back. Since Anna and Josh Duggar are part of the Quiverfull movement, which advises parents to have as many children as possible, it’s only a matter of time before the couple have a fifth baby.
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