Josh Duggar celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday, March 3, and nearly his whole family was by his side to help him celebrate. The party was a far cry from 2015, when Josh’s back-to-back scandals, including admitting to molesting his own sisters and cheating on his wife Anna, nearly ruined the family and even cost them their TLC show 19 Kids and Counting.
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Anna, 30, shared photos and videos from the birthday celebration. She also wrote a gushing caption, raving over Josh as a father and a husband.
“Happy 31st Birthday Joshua! I love you SO much and I’m blessed to be by your side for the past 10 years❗️,” she wrote. “Joshua, YOU are a TREASURE and I look forward to growing old -- TOGETHER! ??❤️??? #littleduggars.”
The molestation was unearthed in May 2015 when InTouch published the bombshell police report revealing Josh’s crimes. Josh admitted to the revelations via Facebook, writing, “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”
Just months after the disturbing news, Josh was caught with two accounts on the site Ashley Madison, which enabled users to cheat on their significant others. Josh confirmed he was “the biggest hypocrite ever” and admitted he had an addiction to “pornography on the Internet.” Despite confessing he was "unfaithful," his wife Anna has continued to stick by his side.
Four years later, it seems the family has forgiven Josh for his poor choices. In addition to Anna’s gushing post, Josh’s parents shared a birthday message for him on the family blog, hinting at his past mistakes.
“God is doing a great work in your life and is restoring your relationships,” they wrote. “Christianity is about Christ offering each one of us forgiveness, though we don’t deserve it. We truly believe your greatest days are ahead.”
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