Months after Josh Duggar’s sex scandals became public, Anna Duggar discussed his cheating for the first time. In a clip from the Dec. 27 episode of ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On,’ Anna tearfully vows to stay with Josh despite what he did. Watch what she said below!
As Josh Duggar, 27, remains in rehab for his sex and porn addiction, Anna Duggar, 27, is breaking her silence on his scandals on Jill & Jessa: Counting On. Anna bravely discussed her initial reaction to his involvement with cheating website Ashley Madison, as well as the “betrayal” he committed. Holding back tears, Anna reveals that she’s sticking with Josh, despite what Josh put her through.
“For my heart it was like, ‘How could this happen in our marriage?’ Josh was my first love, he’s my one and only,” Anna tells the camera. “But I knew that my only hope was to cling to my faith because I knew if I went off of what I was feeling, I would turn a mess into a disaster. And so I think in the stun and the shock of everything, I was just praying, ‘God help me to know how to respond to all of this.’ I didn’t know what to do, I knew we needed help and I was just praying that God would give the help and the wisdom that we needed to know how to take the next step.” Watch Anna’s whole interview here!
Despite rumors that Anna has been contemplating divorce while Josh has been in treatment at a faith-based rehab center, Anna said she prays that God will help restore their marriage. Anna also declared that she vowed to God and to Joshua on their wedding day, for better or for worse, which helps give her the inspiration to forgive. Even so, Anna still sees what Josh did as a major betrayal.
“I think it is such a betrayal for a spouse to go through what we’re walking through,” she said. “It was hard to realize it was such a public thing. Not only was it a betrayal against me, but it was also a betrayal to those who call themselves Christian because here we were as a Christian couple, everyone was able to see us get married and to vow before God to be loyal to each other, and that loyalty was broken.”
Anna has reportedly gone to visit Josh at the Rockford, Ill., treatment facility, which was a tearful reunion for both of them. Although it’s unclear how much longer Josh will be in rehab, Anna is clearly on the road to forgiveness.
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