After agreeing to chaperoned dates and waiting until marriage to kiss, Josh Duggar and Anna Keller tied the knot in September 2008. Since then, Anna Duggar has emerged as the most elusive, most questioned member of the Duggar family.
From her home life growing up — which was reportedly even stricter than what the Duggar children were accustomed to — to her bizarre decision to stay (and blame herself) after her husband's molestation and cheating scandal, many 19 Kids and Counting fans want to know more about Anna Duggar — wife, Christian, and mom-of-five.
Are you curious to learn more about 29-year-old Anna? Keep reading to find out the answers to the most-asked questions about Josh's wife of nearly a decade!
Did Anna Duggar have her baby?
Yes. Anna and Josh welcomed their fifth child together, Mason Garrett, on Sept. 12. The newborn baby boy weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured in at 22 inches long.
The family gave a statement on their website, writing, "We are so thankful and happy to announce the arrival of our new son, Mason Garrett Duggar. Both he and Anna are doing well. He arrived today without complication and we already adore him. The entire family is ecstatic over the arrival of another beautiful blessing. We want to thank everyone for your prayers, kind words, and well wishes. We appreciate it more much than we could ever express. We pray God blesses each of you with an abundance of the kindness you've shown us."
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Did Anna Duggar get a nose job?
In 2015, rumors emerged that Anna had gotten plastic surgery. While appearing on an episode of Counting On in which she talked about her husband's infamous infidelity, viewers noticed that Anna looked different. While the rumors have never been confirmed, some outlets report that Anna stayed in Florida several days after Amy Duggar-King's wedding ceremony there. Those extra days that Anna remained in Florida are fueling the fire that maybe she went under the knife after the wedding.
Does Anna Duggar homeschool?
Just like her husband and all of his siblings, Anna was homeschooled using the ATI curriculum as a child. She earned a certificate from an online Christian college in early childhood education. Following in the footsteps she and her husband Josh were taught, Anna now homeschools her children as well.
"I use Math-U-See for math, and I absolutely love it! Michael is doing the Primer, and Mackynzie is doing the Alpha," Anna has said of her curriculum. "It's great because it has the blocks, so they have a hands-on way of learning, and there's a little DVD that comes with it, so they can watch their five-minute lesson and then do their work for the week. It's a great resource for me because I am able to be there as a guide, but I don't have to explain the concepts."
"And then I use a lot of other random things," Anna continued. "For writing practice, I find worksheets online. I really like the websites where you can download the dotted font and make your own worksheets. It's fun to do a little verse or phrase." Additionally, Anna recommends The Child's Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos as a homeschooling tool.
How did Anna Duggar meet Josh?
Anna first fell in love with Josh while watching his family's first-ever reality TV show. After watching 14 Children & Pregnant Again!, Anna became smitten with how a teenage Josh talked about relationships and love.
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"As my family watched the video, I noticed how Joshua, then age sixteen, shared the importance of guarding his heart and waiting for someone who would really love him and wasn’t going to just get carried away with their emotions," she has said. "I was so excited to see another family who was brought up so similar to the way our parents were training us, but never would I have dreamed what God had in store!"
They later met in person in 2006 at an ATI Conference. Anna has said that Josh impressed her when he correctly guessed her age. The rest is history!
Who is Anna Duggar's sister?
Anna Duggar's sister is Susanna Keller, who gave birth out of wedlock in 2013. At the time, Jill Duggar was forbidden from helping Susanna with her pregnancy as supporting an unwed mother went against the Duggars' beliefs. Now, years later, Susanna is engaged to her baby's father, Matt Davis, and many are wondering if the Duggar family will attend the wedding.