Anna Duggar Gets Real About Recovering From Josh's Betrayal

Break our hearts already! On Tuesday night's episode of Counting On, the main story line may have been Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar getting engaged, but the part that gripped our souls was Anna Duggar's very real confession about the devastation she's endured in her life over the past 18 months.


In May 2015, it was revealed that Anna's husband Josh Duggar had molested five underage girls as a teenager (four of whom were his own sisters), and Anna stood by her man, saying that he had truly repented and had been transformed in Christ.

Just three months later, Josh was caught in the Ashley Madison hack, and confessed to cheating on his wife with the help of two different accounts on the notorious infidelity website. He spent seven months in intensive therapy, and has since returned to the family compound in Arkansas, where he and Anna have mainly stayed out of the public eye.

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Anna's closest contemporary of the Duggar siblings has to be Jana, who at 26 is still unmarried, and fulfilling the role of "at-home daughter." She's been dubbed Cinderella Duggar by critics for her family's perceived insistence that she stay home and care for her younger siblings rather than venture out and have her own life.

Anyway, Anna said in a one-on-one interview with the camera that Jana "will make an amazing wife one day," but it's what she said next that wrenched our hearts. She confessed, "But selfishly right now, I'm so thankful I've had her as a shoulder to cry on."

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With Josh mainly out of the headlines these days, it's easy to forget that Anna is still reeling with grief over how thoroughly her life was shattered. It's been over a year since Josh was caught as a self-proclaimed hypocrite, but this is the reality that Anna still lives with every day.

We don't blame her one bit for crying about it -- we'd be crying too.


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