Josh Duggar is out of rehab and ready to get his life back on track, and the rest of his family is on board. John-David Duggar recently discussed the string of sex scandals involving his big brother that rocked the “19 Kids and Counting” family to their core.
The second-oldest Duggar son appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday to talk about his family’s latest television venture, TLC’s “Jill & Jessa: Counting On.” During the interview he said he and the rest of his family are ready to move forward from the negativity that surrounded them after Josh’s mistakes became public. John-David, 26, told “GMA” host Paula Faris that they hope to share their journey out of this dark time in their lives with fans through the show.
“We’re moving on with our lives, and we’re really looking forward to the future,” John-David said. “And so we wanted to kind of share that with our fans, the folks that have followed us for years.”
Although “Counting On” will feature the Duggars’ attempts to rebuild after their empire crumbled around them, Josh will not appear on the show. According to TMZ’s sources, the Duggar family would like to rebuild their brand — which centers around their faith — and believe it’s in their best interest to keep Josh, 28, off screen for a while. Sources told the publication Josh will not be participating in any Duggar-related filming or appearances.
Josh’s wife, Anna Duggar, who will be participating in “Counting On” despite her husband’s absence, is also ready to put his transgressions to rest. In a clip from the show she addresses the drama, telling viewers she still struggles with it every day. The mother of four can be heard saying that she tries to focus on doing “the next right thing” and formulating the best possible answers for questions about Josh’s cheating and molestation charges.
“Jill & Jessa: Counting On” premieres Tuesday, March 15, at 9 p.m. EDT on TLC.