Nearly three months after Josh Duggar checked into a faith-based treatment center and confessed to having a porn addiction and cheating on his wife Anna Duggar, In Touch has learned the two came face-to-face for the first time at the Reformers Unanimous facility in Rockford, Ill.
“Anna went right before Thanksgiving,” a source close to the Duggars exclusively reveals. “She had a lot to discuss with Josh. She thought it best that she go alone so she decided not to bring the kids, except Meredith because she is still breastfeeding.”
“Seeing Josh was really hard for Anna,” says the source. “She cried about how much she misses him and teared up while they prayed.”
Anna’s visit came just days after porn star Danica Dillon, 28, sued Josh, 27, for $500,000, alleging that the disgraced reality star had twice committed battery against her when they had "violent sex" in March and April, as In Touch exclusively reported.
“Anna knew she needed to talk to Josh about that,” explains the source, “and about the lawsuit.”
“[Anna] believes Josh cheated on her — because he admitted he did — but she does not believe Danica’s story. She doesn’t think Josh could be so aggressive,” explains the source.
“Josh is still denying it happened and told Anna that since he was living a life of sin, he isn’t surprised that people are making things up about him. But Josh doesn’t confess anything until he is absolutely caught in a lie.”
Anna plans to return before Christmas for her second of three allowed visits — and to bring the kids.
“She believes everything Josh says. She actually thinks he’s getting better.”
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