Josh Duggar has come clean to living a double life! The former reality star has issued a statement and admits to cheating on his wife Anna and being addicted to porn. Wow.
Josh Duggar, 27, was publicly outed as being an alleged account holder on the extramarital-affair hookup site called Ashely Madison on Aug. 19. In a statement released by the former 19 Kids and Counting star on Aug. 20, he admits to having a secret addiction to cheating! So awful.
Read the statements released from his parents and himself below.
Statement from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar:
Please see the statement below from our son Josh regarding recent media stories about him. When we learned of this late last night our hearts were broken. As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family.
Statement from Josh Duggar:
I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.
I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust. The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings. As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.
After releasing the above statement, it has since been altered on the Duggar’s family blog. There no longer is the sentence containing the following: “I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction.” It is unknown who deleted that part or why.
— Brittany King