Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are reportedly not doing too well in the wake of their eldest son's scandal. People is reporting that Michelle and Jim Bob are “devastated” over the leak that revealed son Josh Duggar, 27, sexually molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003, when Josh was 14 and 15.
Following a report from InTouch on May 19 which revealed the scandal, the reality star apologized for his actions and admitted to touching the genitals and breasts of the girls as they slept. Duggar has since resigned from his position with the Family Research Council and TLC has temporarily pulled the Duggars reality show, "19 Kids and Counting." The future of TLC reality series is remains uncertain.
A source close to the family told People on Wednesday that the Duggars are devastated by the leak. “They know they did the best they could, but it doesn’t mean they’re not filled with regret.”
Last Friday, TLC pulled the family's hit show from the air. "Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of '19 Kids and Counting' currently from the air," TLC network officials told the Daily News. "We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time."
People's source maintained that Jim Bob and Michelle aren’t focused on losing their television show, they’re focused on their family. "Right now they're just focused on their faith – and each other," said an insider.
"Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives," Jim Bob, 49, and Michelle, 48, said in a statement to People on May 21. "When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before."