Anna Duggar Expresses Her Loyalty to Disgraced Husband Josh in Birthday Post: “I Look Forward to Growing Old — TOGETHER!”

“Just so we’re clear, this doesn’t mean you’re getting back your Internet privileges.”

Disgraced former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar turned 31 this week and in typical Duggar-family fashion, the birthday praises poured in—including a very over-the-top shoutout from Josh’s wife, Anna.

Despite Josh getting caught cheating on Anna in 2015 through the dating website Ashley Madison and tabloids revealing that same year that he had molested four of his sisters when he was a teenager, Anna’s birthday post confirmed that she’s still choosing to stand by her man…

“Happy 31st Birthday Joshua! I love you SO much and I’m blessed to be by your side for the past 10 years,” Anna captioned the birthday photos. “There are so many things that I LOVE about you … .”

Anna went on to praise Josh for his love of Jesus and of family, his sense of humor, being a “super fun” dad, for being able to work a wrench and a list of other random compliments, including his “gratitude for redemption.”

The mother of five promised Josh that she will stand by him forever.

“Joshua, YOU are a TREASURE and I look forward to growing old — TOGETHER!” she wrote.

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Happy 31st Birthday Joshua! I love you SO much and I’m blessed to be by your side for the past 10 years❗️There are so many things that I LOVE about you, here are just a few of my favorites: • Your gratitude for redemption through JESUS and striving to please HIM above all! 🙏🏻 ☝🏻 • Your love for FAMILY! ❤️ • Good sense of HUMOR! 🤣 • You take the time and energy to be a super fun DAD – playing football, basketball, capture the flag, tea party, etc! 🏀🏈🏳️🍵🦸🏻‍♂️ • Having BIBLEtime with our family 📖 • Your ability to enjoy a hard day’s WORK and come home with a SMILE 😅 • My handyman that can FIX (almost) anything! 🛠 • Working “behind the scenes” daily to HELP others accomplish their goals and dreams 🕰 • PRAYing with me each night! 🙏🏻 💑 Joshua, YOU are a TREASURE and I look forward to growing old — TOGETHER! 👵🏻❤️👨🏻‍🦳 #littleduggars #Josh #Anna #Mackynzie #Michael #Marcus #Meredith #Mason #Duggar #Birthday #31 #sweetie #celebrate #icecreamcake #love

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While Anna’s obligatory birthday shout out (to a man who was probably sitting in the same room when she posted it) was enough of a cringe-fest on its own, Michelle and Jim Bob decided to get in on the cyber-celebrating by penning a lengthy birthday dedication of their own on the Duggar family website. 

In addition to calling Josh an “energy giver,” a “thoughtful and sensitive man” and “a caring brother to your siblings,” Michelle and Jim Bob went on to compliment their son while also mentioning (more than a few times) that Josh has redeemed himself in the years since he was caught up in multiple scandals.

“You are a wise son who makes his father glad. You are a good husband to Anna and a good father to your children,” the post read. “God is doing a great work in your life and is restoring your relationships. Christianity is about Christ offering each one of us forgiveness, though we don’t deserve it. We truly believe your greatest days are ahead.” 

“Hey TLC, this wish is for you!”

Ma and Pa Duggar also added a few Bible versions that they felt were pertinent to Josh “recovering” from his previous mistakes.

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

Josh’s siblings— who star on Counting On did not post any birthday messages to Josh on their social media pages.

(Photos: TLC, Instagram)


  1. I truly think that the Josh Duggar situation fully demonstrates the problems with raising children to believe that their natural sexual feelings during adolescence are evil and to be resisted. But he is an adult now, and regardless of his cult upbringing, he should take responsibility for his wrongdoing.

  2. People can change. If his wife and family forgive him, who am I to judge. I wish them all the best.

  3. I hope she is keeping an eye on him while he is talking to his two daughters…….I would be terrified and Mackynzie is just a bit older than Joy was when he fondled her. And Meredith is just a toddler……ugh, I would be so scared for their safety if I was her.

  4. If I was raised in that Quiverful cult believing that I was chosen for Josh by God, I’d be side-eyeing the FUCK out of everyone and leave with my children! Even her brother tried to change her mind. YUCK.

  5. Had to rate this self-righteous driveling excuse-of-for-article one star because negative stars was not an option.

  6. At what point do we stop attacking Josh? What he did as a teen was weird and disgusting. His parents raised him in a physically and mentally abusive cult. He had no access to the real world. I do not condone this nor do I cheating on his wife. If he is sincerely trying to repent and improve his life, when do we cut him some slack?

    1. The problem is I don’t think he is truly sorry or repenting. His “treatment” was from his fellow cult members. He hides behind his family, he never publicly apologized and since then he has tried to sue whoever for “exposing” HIS privacy. I get the impression that he isn’t sorry for what he’s done (because he has serious issues that were never addressed), he was just very sorry he got caught

      1. If I remember, the only time he “apologized” (and it was only for cheating, mind you) was saying “Satan made me do it!”

    2. Weird? Molesting your little sisters (including a FIVE year old) is beyond “weird.” What a dismissive thing to say.

      And the answer to your question is never. People who molest young children and never pay for their crimes do not deserve slack. Especially when those people show no remorse and continue to be completely amoral.

    3. I understand what you’re saying, but there are a lot of people who grow up in this same type of family and don’t go around molesting their siblings. This isn’t a sexual frustration thing, a kid being sheltered thing, and it’s not like he was 4 years old and wasn’t fully aware of what he was doing. The dude is a predator, period. How many predators change their ways? Not very many. If Anna wants to forgive him, that’s on her….but he should NEVER be allowed to be around kids or women unsupervised. Also, it takes incredibly intense therapy and even then, most don’t change. Going to a glorified church camp isn’t much of an effort.

  7. I though Anna was not very young to stay by Josh that way. When He cheat on her the true bible say it’s very wrong cheating on your spose.well me I’m not the judge here. I never want too hurt people .

  8. Sad he has daughters what a pig – how she could sleep with him after that and please quit giving the pig publicity

  9. Caring brother? Guess that means that ever child molester currently serving time is just a caring uncle, caring stepfather, caring neighbor, caring teacher, caring coach, caring third-cousin-on-your-mothers-side-twice-removed, etc.

    Should have said a caring brother to his brothers and a lecherous dirtbag to his sisters.

  10. Did anyone notice in all these pictures they post he’s NEVER holding one of his daughters? Always a son. I’m sure it’s intentional but definitely obvious.

  11. I haven’t read the article yet, just came to say I laugh out loud every time The Ashley refers to Josh Duggar as DISGRACED. 🤣🤣

  12. Girl if an incestuous pedophile adulterer is what you love and want, then youre crazier than I initially thought, and just as sick as him.

  13. I am not excusing or okaying anyone’s behavior. At all. However, consider this:

    The #1 reason sexual deviants molest another human is because they themselves were molested.

    Josh was 14-15 at the time he touched his sisters. He was still considered underaged; a child. I would bet everything I own that prior to those incidents with his sisters, something was done to him. More than once. Repeatedly.

    You know who I’m most disgusted with in this situation? His parents. His parents who allowed something to happen to him. Who allowed something to happen to their daughters. Who tried to sweep it all under the rug. Who did not seek appropriate psychiatric treatment for him or his sisters when it all came to light. Who exposed him and all his siblings to that F-ed up religious community where it all no doubt began.

    What he did was horrible. But he can’t go back in time and undo it. He can only seek treatment, take ownership & make amends, change his behavior, and live a heathy life going forward. If that’s what he’s done and continues to do, then I wish him no ill will

    1. While I mostly agree, it’s important to point out that the “treatment” he received is from that same abusive cult.

    2. Just because someone is molested doesn’t mean they will molest someone. And Josh isn’t sorry for his actions why would he be? He’s not lost his family or access to any children. He tried to sue the magazine who published about him sexually assaulting his sisters because he didn’t want people to know he did it.
      If you can forgive and let it go that’s on you but would you let him near your kids!?

  14. It makes me feel a little sick that we share the same birthday!! Technically it’s not the full day due to time difference between there and the UK… plus, I’m probably asleep when he’s celebrating, so that means we don’t share a birthday at all… right?! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤭

  15. It breaks my heart that a woman would choose to have children with a pedophile. Poor brainwashed Anna was given an out when her brother tried to convince her to leave and said he would take care of them, but everyone else bullied her to stay. I hope she’s keeping a really close eye on him.

    1. He’s literally given every single legitimate reason for his family to disown him, and his wife to leave..and yet she stays, and they continue to support him. It’s disturbing. And they all justify it with religion.

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