It’s been quite a dramatic ride for Anna Duggar in the past three months. It was revealed that her husband, Josh Duggar, molested five underage girls, a few of his victims being his sisters, as a teenager in May, and last week, Josh admitted to having had a paid account on the affair website Ashley Madison. But according to Duggar family insiders, Anna is not angry with her husband of six years.
A source “close to the Duggars” has informed People that Anna, 27, feels it is “not godly” for her to get upset over her husband’s actions. “She doesn’t get a mad,” an insider told the magazine. “You are not allowed to get mad. It’s not godly for a woman.”
According to People’s source, Anna’s years spent in the devout Duggar family has turned her into a soft-spoken woman, similar to Josh’s mother and former “19 Kids and Counting” co-star, Michelle Duggar. “Ever since she met [the Duggars] she has acted more like Michelle,” said a source. “She talks like her, really soft. She, like, whispers.”
Similar to a recent comment shared by Anna’s brother Daniel Keller, People’s insider says Anna’s parents, Mike and Suzette Keller, are encouraging her to work things out with Josh, 27. “They’re telling her Jesus forgives, Satan is trying to attack your marriage, that kind of stuff."
People previously reported that Anna was not considering a divorce from Josh, sources saying she was instead “turning more to her faith” and that she “will not leave him.”
Anna, who vowed to place herself “under the leadership of Joshua, submitting to his authority“ during their televised September 2008 nuptials, is rumored to be hiding out with her husband in a mountain home in Arkansas, according to Entertainment Tonight. The couple reportedly relocated following reports that Josh had paid for “affair guarantee” subscriptions on Ashley Madison.
Josh admitted to being unfaithful to Anna and to having a pornography addition in a statement on Aug. 20, calling himself “the biggest hypocrite ever" and apologizing for living a “double life.”
"The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings,” Josh, who previously worked at the Family Research Council, wrote in a statement. “ I deeply regret all 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.”
Anna and Josh share four children together, Mackynzie, 5, Michael, 4, and Marcus, 2. The couple welcomed their fourth child, Meredith, on July 16.