"For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family," the couple wrote on the Duggars' website. "Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time."
They continued, "As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!"
Indeed, Josh and Anna have spent the past two years dealing with the fallout of his cheating and sex abuse scandals. Back in May 2015, it was revealed that Josh molested his sisters when he was younger. And just months later, he admitted to having an Ashley Madison account. He then entered rehab in August to deal with an addiction to pornography.
At the time, many thought Anna would divorce Josh. Her siblings even reportedly told her to dump him. "Some of Anna’s siblings are very angry and want her and the kids to get away from him," a source close to Anna told People in August 2015. "But they can’t make that decision for her, and it doesn’t seem like that’s what she’s going to do."
Still, Anna stood by Josh. And she explained why in an episode of Counting On.
Watch Anna discuss her husband's scandals on Counting On.
"In my heart, when I got married, I vowed to God first and then to Joshua, 'For better or for worse, ’til death do we part,'" she said in December 2015. I pray that through all of this that I would be an extension of God's love to Joshua, that I would love him and forgive him and wait patiently and allow God to work through our hearts. My prayer and my heart's desire is for our marriage to be restored."
But the false divorce reports persisted. Just last month, a tabloid claimed Josh and Anna were heading for a split. Yet a rep for the family confirmed to Fox News that the story was "absolutely not true."
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