Anna Duggar Visits Disgraced Husband Josh in Rehab: ‘She Believes He’s Getting Better’

"Oh goody! She's gonna take me back!"
“Oh goody! She’s gonna take me back!”

Josh Duggar has been shuttered up in an Illinois rehab facility since word spread this summer that he had been cheating on his wife, Anna, via the website AshleyMadison.com. The disgraced eldest Duggar son, who, before being caught cheating, admitted to molesting five young girls while he was in his teens, will be at the faith-based rehab center for an undetermined period of time, but it appears that he’s starting to get some visitors, including his estranged wife Anna!

In Touch Weekly and Entertainment Tonight both report that Anna has made several trips to the rehab center to visit Josh, with the most-recent being yesterday!

“On Tuesday, 27-year-old Anna was spotted in Rockford, Illinois, — where Josh is currently in treatment — presumably visiting her husband without their four kids,” ET reported.

In Touch added that this was at least Anna’s second visit to see Josh. The magazine reported that Anna also went to the rehab over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with their baby Meredith in tow.

“Anna went right before Thanksgiving,” the magazine’s source revealed. “She had a lot to discuss with Josh. She thought it best that she go alone so she decided not to bring the kids, except Meredith because she is still breastfeeding…Seeing Josh was really hard for Anna. She cried about how much she misses him and teared up while they prayed.”

"Think you can keep it in your pants this time?"
“Think you can keep it in your pants this time?”

In a few days, Anna (as well as many other members of the Duggar family) will appear on the first of three Jill & Jessa: Counting On specials. In a clip of the specials, released today by Good Morning America, Anna revealed how she felt after finding out that her husband had cheated on her.

“I was just like, ‘I’m gonna wake up and everything is going to be OK,’” Anna says. “This can’t be true.”

The sources for both In Touch and Entertainment Tonight stated that Anna plans to get back together with her cheating husband once he’s released from rehab. She is also reportedly planning to use her third (and final) visit to bring the kids to see Josh right before Christmas. (The treatment center allows very limited visitation.)

“She believes everything Josh says,” In Touch‘s source said. “She actually thinks he’s getting better.”

One sign that Anna and Josh are planning to reconcile? Their family website is back up and running, after being shut down for months.

“Anna is planning on getting back together with Josh, that’s just how it goes,” the ET source said. “The family was taught to have a new level of forgiveness towards Josh.”

Well…not everyone…

Judging from the newly released clip of the specials, Josh’s sisters (and former victims) Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard appear to be angry that their brother made them look foolish when they defended him after the first scandal broke.

“It wasn’t right for him to let us speak our words without having the full knowledge of what he was hiding,” Jill tells the cameras.

The the first of the three ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On’ specials will air on Sunday, December 13 on TLC. The other two specials will air on December 20 and December 27.

Watch the new preview clip below:

(Photos: TLC)

10 Comments

  1. He definitely picked the right woman to marry. Nobody else in their right mind would put up with this shit. This girl found out that he molested children and still decided to marry him because she thought he was reformed then. Now she thinks hes a reformed adulterer, I mean I dunno what else he has to do to prove to her that shes too good for him and that hes the epitome of an asshole.


  2. Honestly, I feel bad for Anna. Given the nature of how deceptive/deceitful Josh is, I don’t think Anna really knew all of the details of what happened between Josh and his sisters. Then to add to that the bombshell of Josh spending thousands on an escort/hooker she has to be absolutely crushed and devastated. But moving forward her first priority should be her 4 little kids and making sure they are protected and safe. How can you bring him back into the family and know without a shadow of a doubt that he wouldn’t do something to harm one of those kids???


  3. Your photo captions are spot on today!

    I feel bad for Anna. Even though she said she had known about the incidents before they got married but I can’t help but think she didn’t know the full extent of the situation. I’m sure their families aren’t okay with divorce so she probably feels like she has no other choice but to stay with him.

    And the Duggar kids don’t have college degrees! Josh got his job because of his “celebrity” status but what about Jessa & Ben? I don’t recall what Ben’s job was but I remember it being a blue-collar job. I imagine they expected TLC money for the rest of their lives.

    Sorry for the long rant.


    1. Their families can’t be ok with him committing adultery either. It’s spelled out in the bible. But so is forgiveness, and I think that’s what she’s choosing to do. She is a much bigger person than a lot of us are if shes choosing to forgive…not an easy thing to do giving how horribly she’s been treated by Josh.


  4. I don’t know what to think. I can’t judge her because she honest to goodness doesn’t have the tools to know better. Being on her own has got to be the scariest thing ever with how she was raised. But being with him sounds like hell too, since I can’t believe he won’t do something messed up again-sooner or later. I just wish her the best…it’s a rough road ahead regardless for her.


  5. My question is how will he provide for his family? Does he have an education? He can’t work for some family values place anymore.


    1. Unfortunately he probably can “good” Christian family value places like the family research council are very forgiving of their own mistakes… Just nobody else everyone else is going to hell.

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