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19 Kids and Counting Update: How Josh Duggar and Family Celebrated Christmas

( [email protected] ) Dec 28, 2015 05:34 PM EST
The 19 Kids and Counting family has been torn apart this year. Their 2015's downhill started with the teenage indiscretions of Josh Duggar which was followed by his betrayal of wife Anna Duggar. Even Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard failed to escape the scrutiny of the public eye. New mom Jessa Duggar Seewald and hubby Ben Seewald also had their share of controversies. In fact, cousin Amy Duggar King and Dillon King also saw critics bash their every move.
Josh Duggar pictured with his wife, Anna, their daughter Mackynzie, and sons Michael and Marcus. TLC

The 19 Kids and Counting family has been torn apart this year. Their 2015's downhill started with the teenage indiscretions of Josh Duggar, which was followed by his betrayal of wife Anna Duggar. Even Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard failed to escape the scrutiny of the public eye. New mom Jessa Duggar Seewald and hubby Ben Seewald also had their share of controversies. In fact, cousin Amy Duggar King and Dillon King also saw critics bash their every move.

As Jim Bob Duggar's eldest child attempts to trek the path towards righteousness, it looks like the 19 Kids and Counting family are back rallying behind him. Reports disclosed that the Duggar clan might have visited Josh in his rehab center for the Christmas season. According to People Magazine, a private plane registered to the Duggar family had been recorded to take a short trip from Arkansas to Illinois on Christmas day.

The report revealed that a 2004 fixed wing, single-engine Cirrus SR-22, which is registered with the Duggar family, landed at approximately 8:11 in the evening in Illinois on Christmas Eve. Reformers Unanimous, the faith-based rehabilitation facility where Josh is checked in, is located in Rockford, Illinois. Given the time frame of the eldest Duggar child's rehab stint, it was expected that he would be spending Christmas in the center.

Sources claim that Anna might have been part of the group that visited Josh during the holidays. Some even disclosed that the wife of the reality star brought with her their fourth child, a baby named Meredith. However, no official confirmation from the family has been released as of this writing.

Meanwhile, Anna shared in the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff show, titled Jill & Jessa: Counting On, the struggles she dealt with following Josh's infidelity. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Josh created an account in the Ashley Madison website. Following the exposure of his account, the 19 Kids and Counting star admitted to engaging in extramarital affairs while his wife was pregnant with their fourth child.

"At one point, I was like, 'I feel like I've been in labor for like days,'" Anna said of the pain she felt after Josh's scandals, according to Fox News. She added, "It's like when you're in labor, you just make it through the next contraction and go on and I think there's been a lot of that lately, of just taking the next step and going on."

Anna went on to share, "I think it is such a betrayal for a spouse to go through what we're walking through. It was hard to realize that it was such a public thing, and so, not only was it a betrayal against me, but it was also a betrayal for those who call themselves Christian. Everyone was able to see us get married and to vow before God to be loyal to each other, and that loyalty was broken. And so, for my heart, it was just broken."

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