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’19 Kids And Counting’ Stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Are Heartbroken with Josh Duggar’s Sexual Addiction Admission, Anna Duggar Partly Blames Self

( [email protected] ) Aug 21, 2015 01:12 PM EDT
In a sign of complete devotion and dedication to her family, Anna Duggar, wife of the embattled Josh, who is again embroiled in yet another sexual controversy, said she is sticking with her husband and father of her four children and partly blames herself for his infidelity.
Anna Duggar partly blames herself for Josh's infidelity. Duggar Family Facebook page.

In a sign of complete devotion and dedication to her family, Anna Duggar, wife of the embattled Josh, who is again embroiled in yet another sexual controversy, said she is sticking with her husband and father of her four children and partly blames herself for his infidelity.

An insider from the Duggar family told PEOPLE Magazine claimed that the 27-year-old Anna is pointing some of the fingers to herself, after it emerged that the 19 Kids and Counting star has been cheating on her and even admitted to porn addiction and was named one of the 37 million active users of cheating web site Ashley Madison.

"Anna will not leave him. As with her in-laws, she is turning more to her faith than ever,' the insider said, "She is fully and permanently committed to her marriage and children. She will have the support of Jim Bob and Michelle and everyone else in their circle in terms of staying with him and making this work. Divorce is not even something that will be discussed."

The insider added that some Duggar family members have suggested that Anna should be more aware of the pressures currently facing Josh and that she should have better counseled him this past seven years.

There were also suggestions that Anna should follow Michelle's advice on how to keep a marriage strong. And that is to say 'yes' to sex whenever her husband asked for it even when she is tired.

In an interview last year, Michelle said, "Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has. You always need to be available when he calls," and added the practice has been a "lifesaver" for her 31-year marriage with Jim.

Josh, 27, is facing another controversy that threatens her married life.

Josh was named as among the 37 million Ashley Madison users whose private information was leaked on Tuesday by a group of hacktivist known as the "Impact Team." The revelations said that "someone using a credit card belonging to a Joshua J. Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home in Fayetteville, Arkansas owned by his grandmother Mary...paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions."

The subscriptions appear to have been active from February 2013 until May 2015, during a time when Jim Bob and Michelle's oldest son served as executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in Washington D.C. that seeks "to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society."

Following the revelation, Jim and Michelle issued a statement posted on the family's official web site saying they were heartbroken with the news. Jim Bob and Michelle wrote, "When we learned of this late last night our hearts were broken. As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family."

The site also posted a confession by Josh as he expressed remorse for his addiction to pornography. However, the reference to addiction to pornography was later removed from Josh's confession.

The original confession reads, "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

"I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.

"I have brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions.

"The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country I was hiding my own personal failures.

"As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all the hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.

"I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.

Less than three months ago, Josh also confessed to molesting five underage girls, including two of her sisters when she was still a teenager. The scandal caused the cancellation of their popular reality TV show, 19 Kids And Counting.

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