Concentrating on the children. After Josh DuggarFor child pornography, was sentenced to 12 year imprisonment. Wife Anna Duggar (née Keller) will spend her 34th birthday focusing on their seven little ones.
“She’s going to be celebrating with her kids,” a source exclusively tells Us Weeklyahead of the Thursday, 23 June milestone “They’re her No. They are her No. 1 priority and will never be compromised. She’s with them all the time.”
Anna shares Mackynzie 12, Michael 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith 6, Mason 4, and Maryella 4 with her husband. Madyson is 7 months.
The Arkansas jail where the eldest child of Jim Bob Duggar (Michelle Duggar) is currently held awaits his transfer to a federal facility. The judge sentenced the 34 year-old to 151 month imprisonment in May. He was convicted on two counts of receiving and possessing child sex abuse material in December 2021. He has recently appealed the decision.
Anna will rely on her deep Christian beliefs to raise her children as a single mother for the next decade. “Anna and Josh are very devout in their faith,” the insider tells Us.
In the midst the coronavirus epidemic, she supported her husband and attended his sentencing hearing in a blue dress. She is now focusing on the one thing she can control: being a mom.
“She’s going to stand by her husband and she’s going to continue raising their kids to the best of her ability,” the source adds.
Even after Josh is released, he won’t be allowed to be alone with all of his children.
“The Defendant shall have no unsupervised contact with minors,” court documents obtained by UseThese are the conditions of his supervised freedom. This means that the father-of-seven cannot see his children under 18 years old after his release from prison. “If there is a concern about the potential for inadvertent contact with a minor at a particular place, function, or event, then the Defendant shall get approval from the U.S. Probation Office before attending any such place, function or event.”
Other terms of the former TLC star’s eventual freedom include having monitoring software on any computers or laptops and taking part in a sexual offender treatment program.
Cousin Amy King (née Duggar) has made it clear that she hopes that Anna won’t continue to support Josh in light of his conviction.
“I cried as I read the letter your own father wrote in support of your husband this week,” the former 19 Kids and CountingStar, who is 35, wrote Anna via Instagram a public note last month. “It’s no wonder you’re struggling to know what to do to protect your own kids … you’ve obviously never had an example there. That’s awful and I’m so sorry for that.”
The Arkansas native continued: “Someday your kids will be old enough to understand what kind of guy their father really is. You can’t protect them from the truth for forever! I’m saying all of this publicly so that when they do grow up, they will also know that they had family members shouting from the rooftops that they were worth protecting all along.”
Diana Cooper Reporting