ANNA and Josh Duggar from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On are still married despite Josh’s multiple scandals.
The pair married in 2008 and have six children together.
Who are the Duggars?
The Duggars are a family of devout Baptists who shot to fame on 19 Kids and Counting on TLC.
The show frequently discussed values of purity, modesty, and faith in God.
They were all raised in the family home in Tontitown, Arkansas.
The Duggars avoid birth control, saying they have decided to allow God to determine the number of children they have.
All of the children are homeschooled, and access to entertainment such as movies and television is limited.
They practice chaperoned courtship, in which a couple becomes acquainted only in a group setting.
Who is Josh Duggar and what was he accused of?
It was revealed several years ago that he had been accused of molesting multiple underage girls, including four of his sisters when he was 14 and 15.
In 2015, TLC network pulled the plug on 19 Kids and Counting after the allegations surfaced.
You can read a full timeline of Josh’s abuse scandal here.
Counting On, a spin-off show, premiered in December 2015 and the ninth season premiered February 11, 2019.
The spin-off follows the lives of the older Duggar children as they get married and start families of their own.
On March 30, 2021, the family’s new show, Counting On: A New Life airs on TLC at 10pm.
What other scandals has he been involved in?
In November 2015, porn star Ashley Johnston, also known by her stage name Danica Dillon, accused Duggar of sexually assaulting her.
Johnston accused him in a lawsuit and interviews of choking, spitting and calling her “worthless” during rough intercourse.
She eventually dropped the lawsuit and Duggar has always denied the allegations.
She alleged that they met in March 2015, at a Philadelphia strip club, where she was then working and that Josh paid her $600 for lap dances before inviting her to his room.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Johnston, 33, said she has always told the truth about the alleged assault, which she described as being so intense it felt “like this guy tried to kill me,” according to the lawsuit.
Months before Johnston accused Duggar for sexually assaulting her, news broke that the Duggar had paid for a Ashley Madison Account.
When was 19 Kids and Counting on air?
19 Kids and Counting was one of TLC’s most popular shows before it was cancelled.
- 19 Kids and Counting ran for seven years from 2008 until it was canceled in 2015.
- The show was TLC’s most popular, averaging 2.3 million viewers per new episode in Season 10.
- A spin-off show, Counting On, premiered in December 2015 and is still on air.
- Season 11 of Counting On aired earlier this year.
The then 27-year-old paid an account on service that assists married people in having affairs.
He admitted to cheating on his wife and to being addicted to porn.
Are Anna and Josh still together?
Duggar married Anna Renee Keller on September 26, 2008. They have six children together, three daughters and three sons.
Josh and Anna are still together despite Josh’s suspected infidelities and the molestation accusations.
Anna confirmed that the couple remains married after she recently uploaded a picture of the family to her 995,000 Instagram fans.
“It’s good to see Josh,” one user commented on the photo.
“So nice seeing Josh again and all of your wonderful children,” another agreed.
“Josh come back to the show…we’re all sinners,” one encouraged.
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How can I watch Counting Now: A New Life?
Counting Now: A New Life airs on TLC Tuesday, March 30, at 10pm ET; It will also stream on discovery+.
You can stream the show on Hubo, Sling and YouTube TV.