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19 Kids and Counting Star Josh Duggar Checks into Rehab After Ashley Madison Confession

( [email protected] ) Aug 27, 2015 09:35 AM EDT
On Wednesday, the Duggar Family announced on their official web site that Josh has agreed to enter into a rehab for a "long-term treatment, after admitting to cheating on his wife Anna following the discovery that he maintained two accounts on the infidelity and cheating web site Ashley Madison.
Josh Duggar pictured with his wife, Anna, and three of their four children. TLC

Josh Duggar of the 19 Kids And Counting fame, is serious in turning his life around after a series of controversies have threatened to destroy his family and those close to him.

On Wednesday, the Duggar Family announced on their official web site that Josh has agreed to enter into a rehab for a "long-term treatment," after admitting to cheating on his wife Anna following the discovery that he maintained two accounts on the infidelity and cheating web site Ashley Madison.

The discovery came after a group of hacktivist called Impact Team stole data of Ashley Madison and released the names of its clients online.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said in the statement, "We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son's decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery."

The family is hoping that this latest move of Josh could save his marriage with Anna.

On Sunday, Daniel Keller, the older brother of Anna posted a series of comments on a Facebook post by Jessa Sewald, urging her sister to divorce Josh and even promised to pay for her expenses, including raising her kids, if she leave Josh and move with him.

Keller said in one of his comments,, "I have told her I would pay for her to move out here w me and pay for her kidz. I don't think josh will see that this is a big deal and be truly broken till that happens. I told her I would go get her and her children stay w me. She said she's staying where she's at. But I won't stop trying to get that pig out of our family."

Daniel said in his comments that over the last few days, he has been contemplating on the turn of events involving Josh and the Duggar family. He said that while he admits the Duggar family is a devout Christian, he still wants her sister to file for divorce. He added that he "sick to my stomach for her for last few days," thinking about the latest controversy involving his famous brother-in-law.

Last week, Josh, 27, confessed and asked for forgiveness after he was named as among the 37 million Ashley Madison users. 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.

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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