Josh Duggar's Kids Want Him Home, but He May Be Skipping Christmas

It's been a few months since Josh Duggar went away to a long-term rehabilitation center to treat his alleged sex addiction, but he may still have a long way to go. According to a source close to the disgraced 19 Kids and Counting star, Josh might not even come home for Christmas.


Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest child entered rehab in August, after confessing that he had been unfaithful to his wife Anna and their four children. However, his confession came only after he was implicated in the Ashley Madison hack.

Anyway, the former Family Research Center lobbyist has been tucked away in a treatment facility, with very little contact with the family. Anna's been living with or near her in-laws, where they've been able to help her with the kids, but it doesn't look like Josh will be joining the compound for Christmas.

An insider revealed to People, "I don't think he's going to be back for Christmas ... I would be surprised. There would be a huge elephant in the room."

Um, you think? Although, it's got to be tough on the kids. The source also said, "They miss their dad. They're like 'Where's daddy?' They've said it before."

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The only kiddo who has seen Josh since August is Meredith Grace, since she's still nursing and Anna went to visit Josh. Anna recently opened up on Jill and Jessa: Counting On and made it clear that her "prayer and hope is for [her] marriage to be restored."

Missing Christmas is just the beginning of the long, tough road that she's going to have to travel after Josh broke his vows so thoroughly. And of course -- it's going to be toughest on the kids. No matter what they decide to do in the end.


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