Looks like Josh Duggar has a long way to go before he can truly put his past behind him.
According to a new report, the 29-year-old is still in regular counseling for his “sex addiction” despite being released from rehab more than a year ago.
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“Josh is still in counseling after his rehab stay for sex addiction. He is going to a family pastor,” a source says, adding that the 29-year-old’s therapist is not a licensed professional. “It’s religious counseling, so it’s not like he’s getting actual help for his issues.”
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The soon-to-be father-of-five went to rehab after it was revealed that he had an Ashley Madison account and had cheated on his wife, Anna.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. 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,” he said at the time. “I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain, and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”
Josh and his wife are currently expecting their fifth child together; according to the source, they had to wait before they had sex following his stint in rehab.
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“They were in a rebuilding of trust phase,” the source says. “It was only kisses and hugs at first, as part of his therapy. They had a waiting period before they were allowed to have sex.”
Check in on the rest of the Duggar clan — and see all the times they’ve broke the rules in the gallery below!
It was reported back in January that engaged couple Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth have already consummated their relationship — a BIG Duggar family no-no.
“Despite this ‘courting’ nonsense, Joy-Anna and Austin have actually been having sex together for a year!” a source told Radar Online.
This allegedly even led to a pregnancy scare, so she had to come clean to her parents.
"Of course, that alone is something the family has had to hide from the public," said the source, adding it was a "huge sigh of relief when she wasn't."
“That was obviously a huge sigh of relief for everyone concerned, but it didn’t erase the horror for Jim Bob and Michelle that they had come closer than close to having another family scandal on their hands!”