Ever since he was discovered for using Ashley Madison, Josh Duggar has been excluded from the family’s new TLC show, Jill and Jessa Counting On. The fact that he was the major reason that the network pulled the cult favorite 19 Kids and Counting On may have had something to do with this absence on the new show. But that doesn’t mean that the Duggars love him less! With his baby daughter Meredith growing every day, the Duggar family is finding it hard to keep her off their Instagram account.
Despite the fact that her daddy has not been included in the new show, Meredith scored high on cuteness rating on her family’s Instagram. Check her out!
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When it became public that Josh Duggar not only used Ashley Madison to look for potential extramarital affairs, but that he was also addicted to child pornography and possibly molested his own sisters, which includes Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy-Anna, the family made an official statement on Facebook to calm the media hysteria.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Josh wrote on the family Facebook site. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.”
But this statement didn’t do much in terms of making the public more generous towards him. So now, he does not appear on Jill and Jessa Counting On and makes very few appearances on social media.
This has not been easy for his wife. Although in the same statement she stated that she was aware of his teenage misbehaving, she still had an emotionally turbulent time after the past became public.
“Anna got super emotional talking about her sister-in-law Jana being such a support for her throughout the last year and a half,” reported the Stir.
“[Jana] will make an amazing wife one day, but selfishly right now, I’m so thankful I’ve had her as a shoulder to cry on,” Anna said to the camera.
The only time since the scandal that Josh made an appearance was this past Thanksgiving. He was snapped among the many Duggars that reunited at the Ozarks to spend the long weekend together.
Check out Josh Duggar casually hanging out with his loving family below!
Just because the Duggars are very open to him doesn’t meant that the public is ready to see him on TLC. He attended, with his wife Anna, the highly publicized Jinger and Jeremy wedding, but he was cut from Jill and Jessa Counting On, showing that the producers still feared his negative influence on the show.
Instead, he showed that he took part in this momentous day by going on a double date with his wife and his sister-in-law.
“The former 19 Kids and Counting star had a busy weekend with his family and wife Anna Duggar, as they celebrated his younger sister Jinger Duggar’s marriage to Jeremy Vuolo,” reports Entertainment Tonight. “In addition to attending the wedding, Josh also made a rare public appearance with his wife, along with her sister, Priscilla, and her husband, David Waller.”
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[Featured Image by Josh Duggar/Twitter]