It’s been four years since news broke of Josh Duggar‘s molestation scandal, and now one of his alleged victims is wishing him the best. Jill Duggar took to the Instagram comments of his wife’s heartfelt tribute to say happy birthday to her “bro.”
“Happy b’day bro,” the former Counting On star, 27, wrote, before adding, “Sweet post Anna.”
In 2015, Josh confessed to multiple acts of sexual molestation against his sisters and a family friend, according to a police report obtained exclusively by In Touch magazine at the time. Since then, Jill and her sister Jinger have spoken out about the experience.
“The whole world was shocked,” she said in a clip of Jill and Jessa: Counting On at the time. “You’re angry and hurt and all those emotions all mixed together.” As she wiped her eyes, she added, “I cried a lot of tears — I still do. I know I’m hurting.”
Jinger chimed in, “It was so unreal, like, we still have trouble comprehending it today. Just the reality of this person we thought we knew. This person that we loved greatly. We still love. But just the hard pain that it’s caused. This person that we knew is no longer the same person … on a daily basis, we have to work through that.”
But today, it appears as though the famous family has tried to forgive and forget. In Anna’s Instagram post, she had nothing but nice things to say about her husband of 10 years. “Happy 31st Birthday Joshua! I love you SO much and I’m blessed to be by your side for the past 10 years. There are so many things that I LOVE about you,” she gushed. “Joshua, YOU are a TREASURE and I look forward to growing old — TOGETHER!”
In fact, after years of hiding, many think the disgraced reality TV star will make a comeback. In January, fans thought they spotted a cameraman in several photos with Josh, sparking rumors he may return to the show. For now, we’re happy to see the family has taken the time to heal and move forward.
If you need support, The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673. You will be connected with a trained staff member in your area. Or visit RAINN.org to chat online one-on-one with a support specialist at any time.
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