REPORT Josh & Anna Duggar’s marriage in trouble as she prepares to birth baby #5

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We’re just a few days out from the arrival of Anna Duggar’s fifth child (she’s in her 40th week of pregnancy), which means the rumors of her marital problems are starting to gain traction once again. This time, just a couple of weeks after estranged husband Josh sparked speculation that he was back in sex rehab, comes a report from In Touch suggesting that Josh & Anna Duggar’s marriage is in trouble (though the extent to which it ever healed is questionable).

The report claims that the two are “trying desperately to salvage their troubled relationship” before baby #5 arrives. According to an anonymous insider, “They have continued to work through their issues in couples counseling,” and are “doing OK”–but “their marriage is secretly holding on by a thread.”




It’s not clear, based on the wording of the report, if the last quote comes directly from the insider or was inferred by the writer. However, the insider did address the secrecy of Josh & Anna Duggar’s marriage ever since Josh’s scandals, confirming that the two “put on a front” and that if their relationship were still distressed, “we wouldn’t know about it.”

The In Touch article comes hot on the heels of an Inquisitr report noting that the pair’s four kids have gone across the Duggar compound to live with their grandparents ahead of their newest sibling’s arrival. And that detail follows last week’s hot gossip, which was that Jana Duggar had been helping raise the four of them in secret so that Josh and Anna could devote more time and energy to their marriage.

It may also be worth pointing out that the articles about Jana’s help raising Josh & Anna’s kids furthered speculation that Josh was still up in Rockford IL for his super-secret second round of sex rehab. And he still may! The Duggars certainly rival the Kardashians for secrecy and gossip-spinning, and the tendency has only increased since Josh blew a pair of huge holes in the family yacht.

(Photo credits: Josh & Anna Duggar’s marriage via Twitter)


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  • Kate

    Josh is a monster. The Duggar family created him. For the ACTUAL love of God, somebody please save Anna and those poor kids.

  • ChelseaHouskasEyebrows

    Even if the marriage is in trouble she wouldn’t leave. She’s been conditioned to accept whatever he dishes out.

  • Liz

    No sh!t.

  • TinaBelchersGroan

    I think she wants to leave. I think deep down she knows it’s okay (leaving that is and doesn’t she have a sister who chose to not partake in this type of life style?) and desperately wants out but I wonder if she’s afraid of losing her family and backlash? If you have to send your kids away for your sister in law/younger sister to raise then it may be time to hang up the gloves.

    • shebee

      She has two sisters who no longer subscribe to the same lifestyle as Anna. However if Anna did not leave Josh after all the disgusted behavior he exhibited before, it will take a miracle for her to leave now. I can’t even think of what it would take for her to finally see the light.

      • TinaBelchersGroan

        I read somewhere that she was planning to file for divorce but her family and his talked her or out of it. I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong but she looks miserable in every picture I see of her.

        • barbinop

          She needs to divorce her family for encouraging her to stay with Josh!!! Maybe her mother put up with her dad doing the same thing as Josh or put up with infidelities???

  • Nedly Mandingo IV

    Good, I hope their marriage is in shambles. She needs to pack her s— and run for the hills. Stop popping babies out every year ffs.

    • savannah

      But babies fix marital issues…don’t you know?? *cough*

  • DVM

    I hope she gets the strength to leave him. You only get one life, and no one deserves to live their life popping out kids and taking care of a man who cheats on them. Being a good Christian doesn’t mean being a doormat.

  • Meeee

    She is a DOORMAT!!! For F sakes…wtf do you think you’re teaching your daughters!? Smh …disgusting!

  • barbinop

    I can not even begin to understand how in the world Anna could welcome him home let alone have sex with him again and bring another Duggar child in to this world. What is wrong with her?

    • twelfthnight

      All she’s ever been conditioned to do is make babies and be obedient. She has no other purpose. Women in her wold have no other purpose. That’s a hard pattern to break, but something has to give at this point…

  • twelfthnight

    Your marriage was in trouble when you found out your husband was a child molester.