Cue the tears. Almost three months after Josh Duggar entered rehab for a sex addiction, his wife, Anna Duggar, visited him for the first time after he admitted to cheating on her. Get the emotional details here.
Talk about a bittersweet reunion. Anna Duggar, 27, went to see her husband, Josh Duggar, 27, in his rehab facility just before Thanksgiving, which marked the first time the two have seen each other since he confessed to having a porn addiction and using the cheating site Ashley Madison. With several difficult things to discuss, there were plenty of tears shed between Anna and Josh during their reuniting. Considering Anna’s first visit was so tough, will it be her only one?
Because Anna was planning on discussing Josh’s sex scandal with him upon their reunion, an insider told InTouch Weekly that Anna thought it was best for her to visit Josh without the kids except for 5-month-old Meredith, who is still breast-feeding. With or without the kids, “seeing Josh was really hard for Anna,” the source said, adding, “she cried about how much she misses him and teared up while they prayed.”
In the three months that Josh has been undergoing treatment at the Reformers Unanimous facility in Rockford, Ill., reports said that Anna was considering divorce as a result of his infidelity. Plus, a porn star named Danica Dillon came forward about her “terrifying” sexual encounters with Josh, and just days before Anna visited, Danica sued Josh for $500K for allegedly committing battery against her. Although Anna knew that she needed to address all of this while meeting with Josh, the source said her sadness without Josh around has affected how she feels about the whole scandal.
“Anna has felt really lonely since Josh went away. And wholeheartedly believes everything he tells her,” the insider said. “She believes Josh cheated on her — because he admitted he did — but she does not believe Danica’s story. She doesn’t think Josh could be so aggressive.”
With all of the reports swirling around Anna, Josh, and their marriage, coming face-to-face with each other proved to be quite the emotional ride. Their meeting was apparently a productive one, though, because the source said that Anna was upset when it came time to leave. She even plans to make another visit — the second of her allotted three — before Christmas, this time with the kids.
Prior to her next visit, Anna will break her silence in an interview on the first episode of the three-part TLC series, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, airing Dec. 13. A preview of the episode revealed that Anna will admit her initial reaction to his scandal, but it’s unclear if Anna will discuss her emotional reunion with Josh.
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