You go girl! Anna Duggar displayed a rare (for a Duggar) display of independence this year when she took to Instagram to celebrate Valentine’s Day — and left her controversial husband Josh completely out of the equation — instead opting to focus on her five children, Mackynzie, 8, Michael, 6, Marcus, 4, Meredith, 2, and Mason, 5 months.
On Instagram, she shared an adorable shot of her children sharing their love-themed breakfast, which she called it a “heart-y meal” for the little ones she shares with her disgraced husband of nearly 10 years.
In the years since it was revealed that Josh molested four of his sisters when both he and they were underage, Anna received criticism from her fans for her decision to stay with his wife — throughout the scandal, his treatment, and news that he cheated on Anna during their marriage. Anna remained quiet, but supportive, when it came to her man — and seeing her leave him out earned her praise from those fans who are eager to see her thrive without the father of her children.
On reddit, one fan commented that he/she was “so glad” that Josh was left out of the Valentine’s Day post; another suggested that perhaps Anna’s triumphant return to social media — sans Josh — is a hint at something going on behind the scenes. “Such cute kiddos, what a shame that Turd is their father,” the skeptical viewer wrote. “Anna literally hasn’t posted [on Instagram] for two years and then she’s posted three times in the last week. I bet something’s going on behind the scenes, the Duggars are wily like that.”
While everyone wants to speculate what could possibly be going on “behind the scenes,” it’s unlikely that the two would ever divorce (even though Anna’s sister divorced her husband). Due to the couple’s extremely conservative views, divorce has never been a realistic option for the husband, 29, and wife, 29, despite all the trauma they’ve endured.
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“[The Duggars] always taught their kids that divorce was never an option,” a source previously told People, shortly after the scandal. “They never even thought about cheating. But that’s not how life works.”
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