Are Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar on their way to divorcing? Tensions have flared in the Duggar household since Josh returned from rehab, and it’s tearing the Duggar parents apart. Get the details here!
The Duggar drama continues! Josh Duggar‘s return from rehab may seem like a relief for the Duggar family, but it’s actually making Jim Bob Duggar, 50, and Michelle Duggar‘s marriage crumble. As happy as the parents may be to have their son back home, their views on Josh’s post-rehab family life are resulting in quite the arguments. Could Josh lead Michelle, 49, and Jim Bob to divorce?
“Jim Bob believes that Josh is completely cured, and Michelle, while she would never admit it publicly, understands why some family members don’t want Josh around them or their children,” an insider revealed to InTouch magazine. “It’s splitting the family apart.”
Oh no! It’s hard enough for Jim Bob and Michelle to deal with their differing opinions, but factoring their 18 other children into it isn’t helping anything. While the boys of the family are loving having Josh, 28, home, the girls apparently have “mixed feelings.” With the family’s stances as split as Jim Bob and Michelle’s, the source said the two are fighting more than they ever have in their 31 years of marriage.
“They rarely argue, but this one was a doozy. [Jim Bob] argued about putting family first and how Michelle needed to move on and put things in the past, and she stood her ground and said she was putting family first by being cautious.” The insider added, “Michelle has actually raised her voice to Jim Bob, which never happens. It’s gotten so bad that friends think this could destroy the marriage that no one ever thought could be broken.”
Although this isn’t the first time Michelle stood up to Jim Bob — the two disagreed on Josh’s punishment for his porn addiction and cheating — their latest conflict is definitely the most intense one yet. They made it through an explosive fight then, though, so hopefully they can figure out a way to compromise this time too. What would their huge family do without the matriarch and patriarch together?!
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