Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Send Josh a Heartfelt Birthday Message (PHOTO)

Still in rehab following an admission to porn addiction and cheating on his wife, Josh Duggar received a happy birthday wish from Michelle and Jim Bob via social media. It's the father of four's 28th birthday.

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Per usual, the parents took to the Duggar family Facebook page to express their love for Josh on his special day, despite the difficult year he has had.

Today is our son Josh’s birthday. The heartache of the past year cannot surpass the joy 28 years ago on this day when we...

Posted by Duggar Family Official on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Naturally, their well-wishes for Josh were met with mixed reviews by Facebook followers, some of whom continue to support the family and their willingness to stand by their son -- and others who can't wait for an opportunity to bash the clan.

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Josh's rehab, located in Rockford, Illinois, is a faith-based center, which he entered in August 2015. No word yet on when he's set to come home.

While his wife Anna has stayed largely mum about her husband's infidelity, she did open up a bit during the TLC special Jill & Jessa: Counting On, tearfully recounting the pain she has experienced over the past year.

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Whether you condone Josh's actions or you don't (and most of us probably fall in the latter category), it's really not up to anyone other than his parents to decide whether or not they will continue to support their son. Certainly it sounds like the guy could use all the support possible, so posting a public birthday message, particularly since they couldn't be with him in person, doesn't really seem out of the ordinary for such a tight-knit family.

 

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