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Josh & Anna Duggar Forced To Live Near Family Compound To Avoid Nasty Divorce

Wed, October 28, 2015 5:04pm EDT by Beth Shilliday 23 Comments

Could a sprawling mansion help disgraced former reality star Josh Duggar and his wife Anna avoid divorce? The couple is trying to repair their marriage after Josh’s porn and cheating scandal, and being close to his large family will help, according to a new report.

Josh Duggar, 27, and his wife Anna Duggar, 27, are moving back to Arkansas to be closer to his parents and numerous siblings in a desperate attempt to avoid a nasty divorce. The couple’s union was rocked by allegations that Josh molested four of his sisters as a teen, but things got even worse after it was revealed that he had used the cheating website Ashley Madison and had several affairs! But papa Jim Bob Duggar, 50, is dangling the offer of a new mansion to call home if Anna stays by Josh’s side.

While Josh remains in a faith-based rehab center to battle his porn and cheating addictions, his wife Anna and their four kids have been bouncing between her parents home in Florida to sleeping in a closet on the second floor of the Duggar family’s estate in Arkansas! But that’s all about to change, as Jim Bob has purchased a sprawling 3,800 square foot brick mansion on two acres of land that’s just an eight minute walk from the Duggar compound. “Jim Bob has hinted to his daughter-in-law Anna that she could get the house” if she stays with Josh, according to a new report from In Touch Weekly.

The$ 345,000 home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. “Offering Anna the home is just a ploy to get her to abandon any idea of leaving Josh,” the report claims. “She’ll be going from sleeping in a closet to living in a mansion. Also, it’s so close to the main Duggar compound that she can always call on the family for help whenever she needs it.”

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But the offer isn’t sitting well with some of Josh’s 18 brothers and sisters. “Some of Josh’s siblings have voiced their hopes that they could live in the home” the report adds, noting that Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard briefly stayed in the new home with their infant son Israel during a break from their missionary work in Central America. “Nobody has directly challenged Jim Bob’s plan to have Anna move in, but you can feel some of the other kids want it for themselves.”

Josh still has four months to go in his faith-based rehab for his sexual issues, and the report claims Anna is “very encouraged by his progress in therapy.” The report adds “Nothing is set in stone concerning the new house yet, but it’s clear the home is being dangled in front of Anna so she doesn’t pull the plug on their marriage.”

HollywoodLifers, should Anna take Jim Bob’s offer of a new house if it means staying with Josh?

— Beth Shilliday