Two years after scandal rocked their marriage, Josh and Anna Duggar are pregnant!
The former 19 Kids and Counting star and his wife took to the Duggar family’s official blog to announce the exciting news they’re expecting baby No. 5 — and they even revealed the sex of their unborn baby.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time,” the couple wrote in their joint statement. “As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!”
Josh, 29, and Anna, 28, had a very rough time over the past couple of years. Josh was disgraced after two back-to-back scandals were revealed in 2015 — first in May when In Touch reported that as a teenager, Josh had sexually molested five underage girls, including his younger sisters Jessa and Jill Duggar.
The second bombshell broke in August — just one month after the couple welcomed their fourth child together. After a mass hack of the marital affair dating website Ashley Madison, user information was leaked — and it was revealed that Josh had a paid account on the site.
He later confessed to cheating on his wife Anna and entered himself into a faith-based rehab facility. He underwent a nine-month program — and Anna stood by her husband’s side throughout the tumultuous year.
But it seems like the couple — who shares seven-year-old daughter Mackynzie, five-year-old son Michael, three-year-old son Marcus, and one-year-old daughter Meredith — have worked through their marital issues and they’re looking forward to expanding their family.