As he faces his second major public scandal this year, it seems the only person having a more difficult time than Josh Duggar is his wife, Anna Duggar. Now, Josh's cousin, Amy King, is opening up and sharing some details about the former “19 Kids and Counting” star and how she’s holding up under the newly added pressure.
Speaking to Us Weekly, Amy commented on Anna's silence since her husband went into rehab for sexual addiction in August. “She’s good,” Amy told the outlet. “I talk to her a lot. She’s doing good. She’s stronger than I would be, I’ll tell you that. There’s no way I could handle that… I would handle it so different, oh my gosh.”
As previously reported, it was revealed in August that Josh, 27, had active accounts on the popular cheating website Ashley Madison. When the site was hacked and personal user information was published online, it was discovered that the eldest Duggar son, and former star of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” had been unfaithful to Anna, the mother of his four children.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” Josh wrote in a confession on the family’s personal website. “While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”
Since that time, Josh has been away from his wife in rehab. He is believed to be receiving help at Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois, a Christian-based center for treatment for things like sexual addiction. According to various sources close to Anna, the entire situation has left her in a difficult place, raising their children essentially by herself. As a result, she’s kept largely out of the public eye, a task made all the easier now that the family’s popular TV show has been canceled.
In July, the TLC network pulled the plug on the series after Josh’s first scandal came to light. As previously reported, it was made public that Josh had “inappropriately touched” five young girls, including his sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, when he was a teenager. The news came just three months before the Ashley Madison hack exposed his infidelity to his wife.