’19 Kids and Counting’ Star Josh Duggar’s Wife Came to His Defense Days Before His Arrest

by Halle Ames

Josh Duggar, who was recently arrested, had his wife coming to his defense just days ago.

The oldest child on 19 Kids and Counting, Josh Duggar, was arrested by federal agents in Arkansas on Thursday. Anna Duggar, Josh’s wife, publicly defended her husband in the days prior to his arrest.

According to People, just one week ago, the couple announced they were pregnant once again with their seventh child, a girl. The children range in ages from 11-years-old to five months, with a newborn on the way.

A follower questioned how the couple could “afford” that many children and if Josh Duggar worked at all. Anna responded to the fan, saying “Yes.”

She later added, “my husband is a diligent worker and provides well for our family.”

The United States Marshal’s office was able to confirm the arrest to Fox News, saying multiple agencies assisted them. However, they could not provide specific details regarding the case. Josh Duggar is currently being held without bail in Washington County, Arkansas.

Josh Duggar’s History With the Law

This isn’t the first time the 33-year-old has been in trouble with the law.

In November of 2019, the car dealership where the reality star worked was raided by Homeland Security. KNWA reports that this was due to an ongoing investigation into the company. Josh Duggar and the dealership both denied having any knowledge of any situation.

Additionally, Josh and Anna’s home was raided the same week. The family denied these accusations in a statement.

“We were shocked to see a news report today state that our home was raided by federal law enforcement agencies,” the Duggars said at the time. “This is not true. To the best of our knowledge, it’s also not true that any member of our family is the target of any investigation of any kind.”

The website noted that it is currently unclear if the recent arrest is related to the one in 2019.

Back in May of 2015, word spread of another incident involving Josh Duggar and his younger sisters. He allegedly molested five young women over a decade ago. At the time, Josh resigned from his position at The Family Research Council.

“In good faith, I cannot allow the Family Research Council to be impacted by mistakes I made as a teenager,” he said in a statement at the time. “I will continue to pray for the advancements of the causes we believe in. I hope that in the days ahead, you will pray for me and Anna as we seek God to discover the next chapter of our lives in His service.”