Anna Duggar is once again surrounded by divorce rumors, with a picture showing what could be a bruise on the 19 Kids And Counting star’s face that has some fans worried for her safety.
Anna has been embroiled in controversy dating back to May, 2015, when it was revealed that her husband had molested some young girls during his teenage years, including his own sisters. Just a few weeks later, it was revealed that Josh Duggar was a member of the infidelity-promoting dating site Ashley Madison.
Josh was swept away to a months-long stay in rehab after the dual scandals, and there were widespread rumors that Anna Duggar could be considering divorce. But Anna said publicly that she would stand be her man, and Josh has since returned to rehab and re-joined his family.
But there are now new rumors that Anna Duggar could be thinking about divorce, and it comes through a picture the family shared on social media. The picture showed Anna shopping with her sisters-in-law, Jill and Jinger, and sporting a bruise on her eye.
As the Hollywood Gossip noted, some fans worried that the bruise was a sign of abuse.
“Fans who zoomed in on the photo, however, noticed that Anna appears to have recently sustained some sort of injury.
“As you can see, Anna appears to have a sore on her lip, and some fans believe she has a bruise near her eye.
“For obvious reasons, the pic has prompted a number of concerned comments from fans.”
While there is no evidence at all that Josh Duggar may be responsible, it still worried fans especially after past allegations of abuse against Josh. Last year, adult film star Danica Dillon claimed that Josh got very rough with her when they had sex.
“He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll,” she told In Touch magazine.
“It was very traumatic,” she added. “I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.”
There have been continual rumors that Anna Duggar is teetering toward divorce. When Josh first returned from rehab earlier this year, there were reports that friends and family members were pushing for Anna to dump him, Hollywood Life reported.
But even at the time, Anna seemed to be committed to making the relationship work.
“Josh and Anna are working on their relationship and are having the help of a couples therapist,” a source told Hollywood Life. “The therapist has been coming to their home in Arkansas to work with them on the many issues they have been dealing with since Josh has returned from rehab.”
There are also many fans throwing cold water on the divorce rumors, and especially on the unfounded allegations of abuse against Josh. The Hollywood Gossip noted many commenters pointing out how unlikely it seemed that Josh would have abused her.
“I don’t see black eye cold sore or swollen lips and I zoomed in on the pictures I think they all look great ur not supposed to be judging what they look like,” one person wrote.
Others said they didn’t think she had a bruise at all.
“I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that, if something bad had happened to Anna (I think it’s shadow on the eye), they wouldn’t be taking her picture and posting it on social media,” another wrote.
While there may not be much substance to the latest Anna Duggar divorce rumor, the coverage generated from what could be a shadow on a Facebook picture shows how much interest there still is in the couple and their relationship, even a year after 19 Kids And Counting was pulled off the air.
[Featured Image by Anna Duggar/Instagram]