Josh Duggar is starting to pop up in more and more photos on social media, and some fans of the Duggar family couldn’t be happier that his exile from Instagram and Facebook is over.
Josh recently spent Thanksgiving with his family, and the Duggars didn’t leave him out of the photos of their holiday celebration. However, as the Daily Mail reports, the scandal-plagued former 19 Kids and Counting star was forced to sit on the floor while other family members squeezed together on a very crowded couch.
In one family photo, Josh Duggar can be seen sitting next to Joy-Anna Duggar. His wife, Anna, is seated in the middle of the couch.
The picture was taken in a tiny cabin in the Ozark Mountains. According to Duggar family matriarch Michelle, her large brood of children and grandchildren spent a few days in the cramped quarters, where they “laughed together, cooked together, sang together, told fun family stories, played with kids and bounced babies.”
Some fans of the Duggar family were thrilled to see Josh Duggar spending time with his family.
“Josh, it is so nice to see you back with your family, we have missed you,” one fan wrote on the Duggars’ Facebook page.
“I missed to see Josh. No matter what we have done, everyone on earth deserves a second chance. I want back the full family on the show. Don’t take this message personal. It is Thanksgiving,” another commented.
Fans were also happy to see Josh Duggar make an appearance in a photo of a different family Thanksgiving gathering. He was invited to celebrate the holiday with two of Anna Duggar’s sisters and their husbands, and the group decided to work off some of that turkey and dressing by going spelunking at the Ruby Falls underground waterfall near Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the picture below, Josh Duggar is standing to the far left. The scruffy-faced father of four is wearing a plaid shirt and a camouflage hat.
The photo was shared on the joint Instagram page of Anna’s sister and brother in-law, Priscilla and David Waller. Many of the couple’s followers were thrilled to see Josh out in public with his family.
“It’s so nice seeing Joshua out and about again!! Please, tell him he has been missed by a LOT of loyal Duggar fans! :)” one fan wrote.
“Wonderful to see pictures of Josh with Anna! He’s very missed. I hope you all had a lovely time!” another commented.
Josh Duggar’s rugged new look is a far cry from the clean-cut image he had while working as the Executive Director of Family Research Council Action, a conservative Christian lobbying organization. Josh was usually clean-shaven and dressed in a suit while meeting with politicians and attending political events to rally against same-sex marriage and abortion.
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) May 6, 2015
As People reports, Josh was forced to resign from his high-profile job last summer after it was discovered that he had sexually molested five young girls as a teenager. Four of his victims were his younger sisters.
Josh Duggar didn’t have much time to look for a new job. Last August, it was discovered that he had an account on Ashley Madison, a website used to arrange extramarital affairs. Josh was forced to confess to cheating on his wife and being addicted to internet pornography, and he decided to disappear from the public eye.
As Entertainment Tonight reports, Josh Duggar checked himself into the Reformers Unanimous treatment center in Rockford, Illinois. He left Anna Duggar and his four kids at his parents’ home in Arkansas, and he spent the next half-year doing community service and studying the Bible.
Now Josh Duggar makes a living selling used cars. He hasn’t appeared on his family’s TLC reality series, Counting On, at all, but Anna is occasionally shown interacting with his family. Josh attended Jinger Duggar’s wedding earlier this month, and he and Anna proved that they’re still going strong by going on a double date with David and Priscilla Waller after the marriage ceremony.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, there’s talk that Anna and Josh are expecting their fifth child.
Josh Duggar’s sex scandals have made TLC skittish about inviting him to appear on Counting On, which returns for a third season next January. However, it’s clear that some Duggar fans want to see Josh on the show, and they won’t be happy if the birth of his rumored fifth child isn’t filmed for Counting On.
[Featured Image by Duggar Family/Facebook]