Josh Duggar Family Divided Between Those Who Are “Angry” And “Sympathetic”
Josh Duggar’s family is divided between some who are “angry” and others who “sympathetic” towards him after he was nailed for cheating on his wife Anna, Gossip Cop learned. A source close to the family exclusively tells us there are Duggars who are angry because of “obviously what he did to Anna, the kids… his folks” by using the Ashley Madison affair site. The insider adds that the former head of the Family Research Council, which is devoted to marriage and family values, “preached one thing and completely did the opposite,” which has upset some in the family.
“He committed adultery, lied… did everything the family finds an abomination,” says the insider, noting, “He’s disgraced himself, the family… and now hurt, for lack of a better word, the ‘brand.'” While our source wouldn’t divulge who stands on the “angry” side and who’s in the the “sympathetic” corner,” we’re told even angry family members are using their deeply rooted Christian beliefs to show Duggar sympathy and support.
The family understands the public has, for the most part, formulated an unfavorable opinion of Duggar, says the source, who notes they’re now “less focused on swaying others’ [opinion] than their faith in God and prayer.” Still, it’s been “very taxing” on everyone, first with the public revelations of Duggar having sexually molested minors when he was a teen, followed by the cancellation of “19 Kids And Counting,” and now the latest cheating and porn addiction scandal.
As Gossip Cop reported, Josh Duggar apologized for his actions on Thursday. He said in a statement, “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.” He further noted he was “ashamed of the double life” he has been living and saddened by the “hurt” and “trust” issues he caused by his “personal failings.”