Josh Duggar & Wife Anna Welcome Their Fifth Child: “Another Beautiful Blessing”

“Oh goody! Another baby!”

Two years after Josh Duggar disgraced his family via cheating and molestation scandals, the former 19 Kids and Counting star celebrated some good news.

The Duggar Family announced on its website that Josh and his faithful wife Anna— who stuck by Josh through all the turmoil– welcomed their fifth child on Tuesday.

The baby boy weighed in at 9 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 22 inches long.

Josh and Anna named him Mason Garrett. It’s no surprise that the baby boy’s name begins with an “M,” as all of the couple’s children have an “M” name. (Josh and Anna are already the parents of seven-year-old Mackynzie, six-year-old Michael, four-year-old Marcus and two-year-old Meredith.)

The birth went smoothly and Baby Mason and Anna are healthy, according to the blog post.

“We are so thankful and happy to announce the arrival of our new son, Mason Garrett Duggar,” the Duggars wrote. “Both he and Anna are doing well. He arrived today without complication and we already adore him. The entire family is ecstatic over the arrival of another beautiful blessing.”

In March, the Duggar Family quietly announced that Josh and Anna were expecting again. Josh and Anna have stated that they have gone to marriage counseling to repair the damage that Josh’s multiple scandals did to their relationship.

“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,” the couple said in a statement in March. “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’s scandals caused his family’s TLC reality show to get cancelled in the summer of 2015, and, while his siblings have continued on with reality TV via their reality show Counting On, Josh has not made any on-screen appearances on the show to date.

He has kept a relatively low profile since returning from rehab. (Over the weekend, Josh did appear in a congrats video to his just-wed brother Joseph and his bride Kendra Caldwell. That marked the first time Josh has tried to get back into the public’s good graces.)

The new baby is the Duggar Family’s ninth grandchild. Josh’s younger sister, Joy-Anna Duggar is due to give birth to Grandchild #10 next year.

To see the first photo of Baby Mason, click here!

UPDATE! Us Weekly has obtained more info regarding Mason’s birth.

“Anna gave birth at her home in Northwest Arkansas with a midwife,” the Duggar family’s rep told Us Weekly. “Her water broke Monday morning early and she labored all day before having Mason at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday. Both her mom and Mrs. Duggar are there now helping out.”

The Duggar Family Blog revealed why Garrett was chosen as Mason’s middle name.

“Garrett is a family name from Michelle’s side,” the blog reported. “Her father was Garrett Ruark, and her brother is Garrett Ruark Jr. Joseph’s middle name is also Garrett.”

(Photo: TLC)

36 Responses

  1. That very picture of josh and Anna is what makes me the most angry at josh dugger. He’s sitting there with his little fist curled up in the air like the spirit of God is filling him with joy for that baby and he knows good and well he’s already having a fling and involved with the Ashley Madison group. He makes me want to puke.

  2. I fear for the safety of their daughters. They are being raised by a pedophile, and a woman that will likely turn a blind eye teach them to “do whatever daddy says because men are always right”. Who is protecting them?!

  3. Another child brought into that cult. Poor thing. Not to mention how absolutely unhealthy these two’s relationship is now. I don’t care what Anna says, she will never move on from those two scandals hitting in a row. I feel so, so bad for her. She has to put on a happy face, forgive her scumbag man child, and do it with 5 children, alone. You know Josh doesn’t help.

  4. How can she have sex with a known pedophile? That’s so beyond disgusting. She is not all there. She’s a lobotomized Christian robot. So gross.

  5. You know, it’s funny, I never did like that guy. He always came across to me as arrogant, slimy, and fake. I tried really hard to like him, but he just gave me the willies. I guess you should always go with your gut. I figured it was just his car salesman personna, but clearly I was picking up on his ick vibe. And she’s a fool for staying with him. Once a cheater, always a cheater. She and her kids deserve better. Ugh.

  6. Did they intentionally use the same middle name as his just married brother?! (Wiki says Garrett is Joseph’s middle name). I actually love the name the most of their kids but I can’t help but feel sorry for him, he may even be his dad’s favorite in the future cuz he is proof his faitful wife is staying by his side no matter what. Barf.

  7. If she wants to be with him after all of that bullshit that’s completely her choice, but doesn’t she worry about leaving her young children alone with a sexual deviant? Does never leave their sides and sleep with one eye open?

    1. As you may know, he “only” molested his sisters. So the Duggar solution to that was just force their daughters (and now his daughters) to wear leggins! (even in hot summer) Typical victim blaming, I hate their misogynistic views.

  8. Mason Garrett is a cute name. Sucks about the last name though. And the parents. And the life he’s going to have…

  9. The only people I feel sorry for in this situation are the kids. I realize Anna has been raised since birth to be subservient to her husband, but she is an adult and she is choosing to raise children with a pedophile and cheater who clearly has zero respect for women. At this point, she is essentially condoning his actions and letting her kids know that was he did is ok.

  10. She is brainwashed from birth to cater to man so this doesn’t surprise me. She knew that despite all that dirt that came out that she is going to stay with him. He knew it, too. Ugh. He is so so gross. Him and his punch-me-face

  11. He’s just creepy.The congratulations video for Joe and Kindra was just awkward!She was just looking up at him like he’s her Prince Charming.Yikes!Can Y’all even image that pervert on top of you createing a new “blessing”.?

    1. Same here…..I use to feel sorry for her, but not anymore. She had several chances to get out of the marriage, but chose to stay with him. Her own brother begged her to leave him.

      1. She actually knew he touched his sister before they were married. He and his parents made a point to tell her and her family. So she’s been an idiot before her water even broke for the first time.

        1. A lot of their supporters seem to think that Josh isn’t a sexual deviant, because he molested when he was young. He absolutely is. He was old enough to know better and always will be a pedo. It makes me sick the way they act like it was some childhood mistake. Anna must have never looked in to what a pedo is or any general facts about them. Sick

    2. She knew he molested his sisters before they got married. I feel for her in that this is the only life she’s even been taught is acceptable; but now they’ve brought five kids into this train wreck and I’ve lost all sympathy.

    1. The time to feel sorry for her has passed. When this whole thing first came out, I felt terrible for her. But, she needs to woman up. She is actively choosing to continue to have kids with someone who molested his little sisters and repeatedly cheated on her. She has family members who came forward to say they would support her leaving him, but she is staying. If she honestly thinks it’s in her kids’ best interest to be raised by her POS husband, she doesn’t get a free pass.

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