“The ‘19 Kids and Counting’ star opens up about her husband’s rampant infidelity.”
Several months after her husband’s Ashley Madison cheating scandal broke, Anna Dugger is finally speaking out about the ordeal that rattled her and her family’s lives. As a result, their reality TV series 19 Kids and Counting, was immediately suspended after the news hit.
“It just seemed like a bad dream,” she said in a recent episode of Jill and Jessa: Counting On, a spinoff series to 19 Kids and Counting. “It didn’t seem possible and I just thought, I’m gonna wake up and everything is going to be okay and this really can’t be true.”
Data leaked by a hacking group simply known as The Impact Team exposed millions of accounts and revealed that Josh had an account since 2013. It was after this that Josh confessed to his wife about his infidelity and apparent addiction to internet porn.
“It was definitely a hard thing and I think it is such a betrayal for a spouse to go through,” Josh’s wife added.
The couple originally met at a Christian conference back in 2006. According to a police report from that same year, Josh had already molested five underage girls by that time.
Shortly after the news of Josh’s extra marital affairs leaked, a Duggar family source spoke with PEOPLE.
“We all knew something had happened, but it definitely wasn’t portrayed in its entirety,” the source revealed. “Anna did know, but it was kind of something that was swept under the rug, and nobody made a big deal out of it.”
Despite learning the truth, Anna’s parents have given the couple their blessing. Although, the source revealed that “there was always something a bit odd about Josh.”
“I respect people’s views, but in my heart, when I got married, I vowed to God first and then to Joshua, for better or for worse, till death do we part,” Anna said. “My prayer and my heart’s desires is for our marriage to be restored.”
However, many spouses in this day and age, who don’t hold the same ultra conservative views of the reality TV stars, aren’t this forgiving.
So, if you’re curious about the person you’re considering letting into your life, or suspicious of the one that is already there, perform a personal background check before you make the same mistake Mrs. Dugger did.
After all, according to the same Duggar family source, “He sold it so well.”