Relocated? Josh and Anna Duggar‘s eldest daughter, Mackynzie Duggar, was spotted in a rare photo while attending a birthday party in Texas amid rumors Jim Bob Duggar kicked Anna out of the Duggar family’s compound.
“Wrapped up an awesome week of vacation Bible school, and celebrated Paige’s 17th at the same time!” Hilary Spivey, who is the mother of Justin Duggar’s wife Claire Duggar (née Spivey), captioned a series of photos from the weekend on Monday, July 3. In the fifth photo, Mackynzie could be spotted wearing a pink dress alongside a group of other children.
A commenter asked of the Duggar child, who is 13, “Is that Josh and Anna’s daughter in the pink? She is growing up, beautiful young lady very like her mama.”
Hilary responded with her own comment back, “Yes!! She has matured so much recently! A sweet young lady!”
While Anna, 35, was not pictured amid Hilary’s post, blogger Without A Crystal Ball reported that the mom of seven was present, including in their own post, “Other Duggar kids are there because Anna & all of her kids are in Texas.” The former 19 Kids and Counting star and her children – Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, Maryella and Madyson – attended the bible study run by David Waller, the pastor at Fairpark Baptist Church, according to the blogger.
The rare post comes days after rumors started to swirl that Anna is no longer living on the Duggar family property. On June 29, a source told The Sun that the Duggar family patriarch forced Anna to leave in April.
“Jim Bob [Duggar] made Anna move out of the warehouse on his property a month and a half ago,” the source alleged. “They got into an argument.”
The Sun additionally reported that Anna has been in Texas “visiting Josh,” with the Duggar-Spivey outing seemingly confirming that she has been in the state amid the alleged fallout. The photos were geotagged in Fort Worth, which is about a 45-minute drive from the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Seagoville in Seagoville, Texas, where Josh, 35, is currently serving a 12.5-year sentence.
Meanwhile, James Duggar shared a cryptic message on social media following the reports, which seemingly hinted at the family tension. ”All frustrations come from within, but with the Lord by our side, we hold the power to accept or decline the invitation to be upset when the outside world provokes us. Let his presence guide us in choosing peace over frustration ,” read the quote James, 21, posted via Instagram on June 30.
Anna’s relationship both with Josh amid his prison sentence and the Duggar family as a whole has been under the spotlight since Josh was found guilty of one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography after nine days on trial. The latter charge was later dropped. Having deleted her own social media, Anna has stayed relatively under the radar, but a source told In Touch in January 2023 that she has been “questioning their future.”
“She took her wedding vows seriously and she wants to stand by her man and all that, but the reality of her situation is very difficult,” the source said. “[She’s] trying to stay positive, but it’s not easy. … [She] wants Josh by her side, as a husband and as a father to their children,” but that “isn’t physically possible for now, or the near future.”
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