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Duggar News: Anna Duggar ‘Pretty Much Moved in’ With Josh Duggar Away From Their 6 Kids

Josh Duggar was arrested in April 2021, and reports claim Anna Duggar is staying by his side. Now, new reports note Anna's spending a lot of time at his guardian's home while her family takes care of their six kids. Here's what's allegedly going on with the Duggar family.

Josh Duggar broke Duggar news with his arrest in April 2021. And Duggar family fans and critics alike are wondering what’s next for Anna Duggar, his loyal and faithful wife. Anna and Josh have six children with a seventh on the way. And a recent report claims Anna’s staying with Josh in Josh’s guardian’s home. Here’s what’s going on, and where Josh and Anna’s six children are allegedly staying.

Are Josh and Anna Duggar still together? It seems Anna is standing by Josh ahead of his trial

A pregnant Anna Duggar next to Josh Duggar of the Duggar family from TLC's 'Counting On' at a conference
Josh and Anna Duggar in 2015 | Kris Connor/Getty Images

Josh Duggar’s arrest in April 2021 shocked fans, critics, and Counting On viewers. The Duggar news explained Josh was arrested on suspicion of obtaining child sexual abuse material years prior. The material was allegedly on a computer at his workplace. Now, everyone keeping up with the case awaits the trial date, which was pushed to November 2021.

Prior to the arrest, Anna happily announced via Instagram she and Josh are expecting a seventh child. Unfortunately for her, Josh cannot currently see any of their six children without her present. And many wonder if Anna will continue to stick by Josh’s side or if she’ll call it quits on their marriage once and for all.

Fox News reports a source close to the Duggar family said divorce is an absolute last resort for Anna, as she doesn’t generally believe in giving up on marriage. “Divorce is never going to be a first option [for Anna],” the source stated. “It’s going to be a last, last resort.”

Duggar news: Anna is reportedly staying with Josh at his guardian’s home

Josh no longer lives with Anna and the six children post-arrest. Previous Duggar news noted Josh currently stays with Lacount and Maria Reber, Duggar family friends who agreed to take him in. The Rebers live in a mansion in Elkins, Arkansas, and Anna reportedly visited Josh there quite frequently.

Now, it looks like Anna’s visits are becoming more and more frequent. “Anna is spending most of her time with Josh at the Rebers, and her family has stepped in to help raise all their kids,” a source told The Sun. “She takes them to visit him or they are looked after while she’s there alone. Despite what he’s been charged with, she refuses to believe he’s guilty.”

The source then noted Anna doesn’t get along with Maria Reber. “Anna has pretty much moved in, but she’s still not on good terms with Mrs. Reber,” they continued. “She’s disappointed she said in his bail hearing she didn’t feel safe around Josh alone. Mrs. Reber doesn’t really want her there because they don’t get along.”

Duggar family critics imagine how difficult the situation is for the couple’s kids

Josh Duggar's mugshot from when he broke Duggar news for his April 2021 arrest
Josh Duggar’s 2021 mugshot | Washington County Sheriff’s Office/Getty Images

Duggar News: ‘Counting On’ Viewers Theorize What Will Happen to Anna Duggar if Josh Duggar Goes to Prison

Duggar family critics imagine the latest Duggar news surrounding Josh is incredibly hard on the couple’s six children. A few of the oldest kids are at an age where they can start to understand what’s happening around them.

“I often think of what Mackynzie thinks of all this,” a critic on Reddit noted. “Eleven (12? 11.5?) is definitely old enough to pick up on things and be somewhat aware of adult situations. I wonder what she’s been told about their dad’s absence.”

“There’s no way these kids will have a healthy relationship with their parents once they discover the whole story,” another Reddit user guessed.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens with Josh’s trial.

TLC did not return a request for comment regarding Anna Duggar staying with Josh Duggar by the time of publication.

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