Josh Duggar Divorce Story NOT True
Josh Duggar is not getting divorced from his wife Anna, despite a tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can debunk the report.
The current cover of In Touch is designed to be a bait-and-switch. There’s a prominent picture of Duggar family patriarch and matriarch Jim Bob and Michelle with the line, “Duggars Shocker: Divorce Papers!” It further teases, “What Finally Tore Them Apart.”
But the story inside the magazine is actually about Josh and Anna, who are only featured on the cover in a tiny picture at the bottom (see right), supposedly splitting. The article asserts, “After more than a year of coping with humiliating heartbreak and trust issues that just won’t go away, Anna wants a divorce.” A so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “She will see a lawyer in the next few weeks to have divorce papers drawn up so she can rid herself of Josh.”
“It’s a bombshell move that will destroy not only Josh but his image-obsessed parents,” claims the publication. A supposed source speculates, “When Jim Bob and Michelle learn that Anna is divorcing Josh, it will put so much stress on their marriage. It will tear them apart.” It’s alleged the “final straw” came when Anna was convinced by “new friends” that the Duggars were using her to make Josh look good on the family’s reality show, “Counting On.”
And now there’s said to be fear of what could emerge if Anna breaks from the pack. “Jim Bob and Michelle don’t want this divorce dragged out because they want to protect the family’s secrets,” says the outlet’s “insider” in a quote that’s actually a red flag. The aforementioned “source” made clear that the Duggars have yet to “learn that Anna is divorcing Josh,” but this “insider” already knows how they feel about it.
Of course, inconsistency has always been a problem for In Touch, along with honesty and accuracy. While Josh and Anna have no doubt had a rough patch due to his terrible misdeeds, they remain united. In fact, as seen on Instagram, the two just went on a “double date” this weekend with Anna’s sister and her husband. While it’s certainly possible the couple will one day decide to call it quits, it’s clear that time is not now, contrary to this cover story’s assertions.