Josh Duggar's Wife Reportedly 'Blames Herself' For His Cheating, Will Stand By Her Man
Josh Duggar’s wife Anna is reportedly standing by her man after he admitted he had been unfaithful.
The 19 Kids and Counting star revealed he had cheated on Anna in a statement on Thursday. He spoke out after a report said he had been a member of Ashley Madison, a website used by spouses looking to have an affair.
But according to family sources who spoke to People magazine, "Anna will not leave him."
People adds that she “blames herself” in part for her husband having an account on the website.
The couple married seven years ago in a spectacle that was featured on the show. During the ceremony, he pledged his fidelity to her in a song, singing: “I will be loyal to you.”
But after hackers released personal information of millions of Ashley Madison's users, Josh Duggar's name was reportedly among them.
The 27-year-old married dad had two accounts on the website and one was active as recently as May 17 – when his wife was pregnant with their fourth child, Meredith.
When he registered with the site, he listed his ideal woman as "a girl next door" with a "take charge nature."
In a statement on Thursday, he said he had been "the biggest hypocrite ever."
He continued: "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 later ammended the statement to remove the reference to pornography and his "secret addition."
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, for whom Josh Duggar used to work, also released a statement following reports of the Ashley Madison account.
"We are grieved by Josh’s conduct and the devastating impact of his pornography addiction and marital unfaithfulness," it said.
"Our hearts hurt for his family, and all those affected by Josh’s actions. His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends, his former coworkers, and the cause he has publicly espoused."
Josh left his role with the council after it emerged that he was accused of molesting young girls as a teenager.
Hackers released details of millions of users on Tuesday before dumping more data on Thursday.
In Australia, one woman called a radio station and asked the DJs if her husband was on the list – so they put his email in to check.
"His details have revealed that he's actually on the website Jo," they told her.
"Are you serious?" she responded. "Are you freaking kidding me?"
She hung up the phone as the DJs said: "I don't know if we should have done that."
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