Josh & Anna Duggar Are Officially Expecting Baby #5

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Hold on to your hats, because the Duggars just dropped a huge announcement -- Josh and Anna Duggar are officially expecting baby number five. The couple announced the happy news on the family's blog and Facebook page on Friday afternoon, and even let us in on the gender.

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Josh and Anna issued a statement on the family's blog, acknowledging the hardships they've gone through in the past couple of years:

For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We've learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time. As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!  - Josh & Anna

Holy moly! Not only are they expecting, but they've been expecting for a bit now, if they already know the gender. Baby boy will join big sisters Mackynzie, 7, and Meredith, 20 months, and big brothers Michael, 5, and Marcus, 3.

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Josh rocked the family's world back in May 2015 when a police report surfaced that showed he confessed to molesting four of his sisters and another underage girl as a young teen. TLC pulled 19 Kids and Counting from the air, and just four months later, Josh was caught cheating on Anna with the help of multiple Ashley Madison accounts.

Anna stood by Josh's side the whole time, as he sought help for sex addiction in rehab for seven months, and for over a year now as they've tried to rebuild their life in Arkansas.

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All of that seems to be in the past now, and we bet Anna is over the moon to be expecting a new little one. A baby is always a blessing, and we'll take it as a sign that Josh and Anna have healed from the damage he caused with his actions. 

Congrats to the growing family!

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