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

Former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar could face substantial prison time if he’s found guilty of the charges against him. In April 2021, Josh was arrested and charged with two counts of child pornography; he is currently awaiting trial.

TLC canceled Counting On in June 2021 due to Josh’s charges. Now, though, those who follow the family theorize what might happen to Anna if her husband is found guilty.

Anna Duggar wearing a blue dress posing for a photo with her husband Josh Duggar wearing a suit and tie.
Josh and Anna Duggar in 2015 | Kris Connor/Getty Images

Josh Duggar was arrested on child pornography charges in April 2021

In 2019, rumors swirled that Homeland Security had investigated Josh Duggar’s used car lot. The rumors became so hard to ignore that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar released a statement saying that nobody in their family was facing any kind of investigation as far as they knew.

Fast forward to April 2021, and the Duggar family‘s quiet Arkansas life gets upended when authorities arrest Josh Duggar on two counts of child pornography. According to USA Today, Josh allegedly knowingly received pornographic images to his computer of children under 12 back in 2019. Josh has pled not guilty to the charges, and his trial was rescheduled from July to November.

Josh Duggar's mugshot
Josh Duggar’s 2021 mugshot | Washington County Sheriff’s Office/Getty Images

‘Counting On’ viewers theorize what might happen to Anna Duggar if Josh Duggar goes to prison

Though Josh is at the center of the investigation, his wife, Anna Duggar, might be even more affected by the scandal than Josh. Only days before Josh’s arrest, Anna revealed on her Instagram that the two were expecting their seventh child. Since Josh’s arrest, Anna has gone completely radio silent on social media. And Reddit users recently theorized that Anna might end up moving in with Josh’s parents if he goes to prison.

“If [Josh] goes to jail … I do think Anna will be moved into the house to take care of the kids in exchange for room and board in Josh’s absence,” one person wrote.

“Anna will move into [Michelle and Jim Bob’s house] with her kids … Hopefully they’ll give Anna the guest room downstairs that used to be Grandma Duggar’s instead of making her stay in the girls room,” another person commented.

Right now, Anna lives on the Duggar’s property with her six kids. It’s unclear what would happen to her home if she did move into Michelle and Jim Bob’s house.

Josh Duggar holds his daughter Mackynzie Duggar while giving an interview.
Josh Duggar and Mackynzie | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

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‘Counting On’ viewers think Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar will keep Josh’s family out of the spotlight

Anna is expecting her seventh child, who will likely be born before Josh Duggar goes to trial. But ever since Josh’s arrest, Anna has remained entirely out of the spotlight. And some think that Michelle and Jim Bob will do their best to keep Anna and the kids out of the limelight for good. Viewers even theorized that Michelle and Jim Bob might not announce the new baby when Anna gives birth.

“I sort of think it would be in their best interest at this point to just pretend that Josh and his whole family don’t exist,” one Reddit user wrote.

Another person suggested Michelle and Jim Bob might announce the new baby in an Instagram post but turn off commenting.