Two stars from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” have decided to comment on Josh Duggar’s cheating scandal. Jase and Missy Robertson recently shared their thoughts on the “19 Kids and Counting” star’s actions, Missy saying his wife, Anna Duggar, is “definitely a victim” of circumstance. The devout couple also shared their belief that Anna should “forgive” her husband who is currently in treatment for his self-admitted pornography addiction.
"As far as the relationship, that's gotta be her decision whether or not she wants to go on without him," Missy told Entertainment Tonight Thursday. "She certainly has that right, because he interrupted their marriage with those affairs, but forgiveness is not really a choice, you know, if you want forgiveness from God."
Missy added of the Christian couple, "It's gonna be hard to stand in front of Jesus on judgment day and say, 'I expect forgiveness, but I'm not gonna forgive. And God teaches against that. He says, 'You must forgive,' and it's not easy."
Missy’s husband, Jase, backed up her beliefs. “You can forgive somebody, but that doesn't mean there's not consequences for your actions," he said.
Missy, who labeled Anna as “definitely a victim in this whole situation,” said it’s ultimately up to the Duggar couple to decide what’s best for their future.
“Yes, [Josh] made some wrong decisions. But that's something that, at the end of the day, when the cameras go away, that's their life,” she said. “They're going to have to deal with it themselves and get past it and try to savor some of the experiences they had and memories, and also make a new life for themselves whether it's together or apart."
According to In Touch, Anna and Josh are still together. The magazine recently reported that Anna has only spoken to Josh once since he entered into an undisclosed treatment facility Aug. 26. His decision to enter therapy came several days after he admitted to having had paid for "affair guarantee" accounts on the cheating site Ashley Madison.
“She’s said she feels incredibly alone, that she’s basically a single mom. She often breaks down in tears. Her life has become a living hell,” an insider said in the publication’s Oct. 5 print issue. Despite Anna’s reported upset, the source added that she’s excited about the prospect of visiting Josh in treatment. "She’s looking forward to seeing him in a month or two when the first spousal visitation is allowed.”
Josh and Anna married in September 2008. They share four children together; Mackynzie, 5; Michael, 4; Marcus, 2; and Meredith, 2 months.