Josh Duggar’s wife Anna is ‘standing by him’ despite serious federal charges & even accompanied him to ‘turn himself in’

JOSH Duggar’s wife Anna is “standing by” the disgraced reality star after he was arrested for serious federal charges.

A source exclusively told The Sun that the 32-year-old – who is pregnant with their seventh child – even accompanied Josh to the police station when he turned himself in.

Anna Duggar is 'standing by' her disgraced husband Josh after he was arrested

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Anna Duggar is ‘standing by’ her disgraced husband Josh after he was arrestedCredit: Instagram/Anna Duggar
Josh, 33, was taken into custody on federal charges on Thursday afternoon

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Josh, 33, was taken into custody on federal charges on Thursday afternoonCredit: AP

Josh was taken into custody on federal charges on Thursday afternoon following a 2019 Homeland Security raid on his now-shuttered used car dealership.

An insider claimed Anna is continuing to support Josh throughout the scandal and has no plans to divorce him.

“Anna is standing by her husband as she always has,” a source said.

“She even accompanied Josh to Fayetteville on Thursday so he could turn himself in to authorities.”

Anna accompanied Josh when he turned himself in to the authorities

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Anna accompanied Josh when he turned himself in to the authoritiesCredit: TLC
She has no plans to divorce Josh (seen with their six kids)

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She has no plans to divorce Josh (seen with their six kids)Credit: Instagram
Anna announced earlier this month that she's pregnant with their seventh child

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Anna announced earlier this month that she’s pregnant with their seventh childCredit: Anna Duggar/Instagram

The insider added: “Josh and Anna asked the family to pray for them, and said that they love them.”

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Josh’s arrest comes just six years after claims the shamed ex-reality star molested five girls as a teen.

Anna and the Duggar family stood by him through his disturbing sex abuse scandal in 2015.

She has stood by him throughout numerous scandals

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She has stood by him throughout numerous scandalsCredit: TLC
In 2015, Josh was accused of molesting five underage girls as a teenager

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In 2015, Josh was accused of molesting five underage girls as a teenagerCredit: Reuters

That year, In Touch Weekly uncovered a 33-page Arkansas police report claiming Jim Bob confessed to local authorities that his eldest son fondled young girls while they were asleep in the Duggar family home back in 2002.

The In Touch report also claimed that in 2006, the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline received a tip that there was abuse happening in the Duggar household, and the Springdale Police Department reached out to the family for interviews.

Following the bombshell 2015 report, Josh addressed the allegations, claiming: “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.”

“I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”

His sisters Jessa and Jill came forward as victims

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His sisters Jessa and Jill came forward as victimsCredit: Fox News Insider
His father Jim Bob had told police about Josh's behavior in 2002

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His father Jim Bob had told police about Josh’s behavior in 2002Credit: TLC

Josh was never charged with any crime related to the incidents.

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His sisters Jill and Jessa came forward as victims in an interview with reporter Megyn Kelly, though they insisted they had forgiven Josh for his sins.

In the fallout, the family’s reality show 19 Kids & Counting was canceled, and Josh was fired from his position at Christian lobbying group the Family Research Council.

He was not included in the family’s later spinoff show, Counting On.

Later that year, he admitted to having a 'porn addiction' after getting caught cheating on Ashley Madison

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Later that year, he admitted to having a ‘porn addiction’ after getting caught cheating on Ashley MadisonCredit: Instagram

But the scandals didn’t stop there, as another report just three months later claimed Josh was using adultery dating service Ashley Madison.

Josh said in a statement: “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the Internet and this has become a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

Soon after, porn star Danica Dillon, whose real name is Ashley Johnston, claimed he assaulted her during a sexual encounter.

In a 2020 interview with The Sun, Ashley, 33, described the alleged incident as being so intense “it felt like this guy tried to kill me.”

Porn star Danica Dillon claimed he assaulted her during an alleged sexual encounter

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Porn star Danica Dillon claimed he assaulted her during an alleged sexual encounterCredit: Instagram

Josh has always denied the alleged assault.

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Anna stood by Josh throughout all the scandals and earlier this month, confirmed that she’s pregnant with their seventh child.

 “It’s a GIRL!!!!!” she wrote alongside a video of their gender reveal.

“We are overjoyed to announce baby seven is on the way and we can’t wait to hold her in our arms this fall!”

Josh's arrest charges stemmed from a 2019 raid on his car dealership

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Josh’s arrest charges stemmed from a 2019 raid on his car dealershipCredit: Google

Anna and Josh – who tied the knot in 2008 – are already parents to daughters Mackynzie, 11, Meredith, five, and Maryella, one, and sons Michael, nine, Marcus, seven, and Mason, three.

Anna defended her husband after one follower questioned how they are affording looking after such a large family.

The fan asked: “How do you afford all those kids? Does Josh even work?”

The TV star shot back: “Yes, my husband is a diligent worker and provides well for our family.”

These days, Josh has found it hard to keep a stable job, and currently lives with Anna and his six kids in a warehouse on Jim Bob and Michelle’s Arkansas property, The Sun exclusively reported.

A source said: “There’s no sign of him working and he only leaves when he drives the family out in a blue minivan. 

“He pulled the short straw with his living arrangements, too. His brother Joseph and his wife Kendra’s log cabin is picturesque and impressive while Josh’s warehouse doesn’t look like the most welcoming of places.”

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).

Josh Duggar arrested and jailed by federal agents


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