Bring it on, world. Anna Duggar has dealt with more than her fair share of troubles this year, what with her husband Josh Duggar‘s molestation scandal in May, followed by his cheating scandal in August. But as Josh’s cousin Amy tells Us Weekly, the mom of four is more resilient than people know.
“She’s good,” Amy tells Us of Anna, who is raising daughters Mackynzie and Meredith and sons Michael and Marcus while Josh seeks treatment in an Illinois rehab center. “I talk to her a lot. She’s doing good. She’s strong. I wouldn’t be handling it quite the same way.”
Anna, 27, has been publicly silent since Josh, also, 27, was linked to the infidelity website Ashley Madison this past summer. She stood by him, however, through his previous crisis this spring, when it came out that he’d “inappropriately touched” five young girls (including sisters Jill and Jessa) when he was a teenager. As of September, the two have been married for seven years.
Amy, meanwhile, is a newlywed, having said “I do” to love Dillon King on Sept. 6 in Bentonville, Ark. (Anna attended with her in-laws, sans Josh.)
After the wedding, the bride and her husband jetted off to Cancun, Mexico, for their honeymoon. They returned in mid-September with a lot of great memories — but no little bundle of joy, much to some family members’ disappointment.
“There’s no honeymoon baby,” she tells Us. “My cousins asked me when I got back — they were like, ‘Are you pregnant?’ And I was like, ‘Uh, no.’ And they looked shocked. I mean, shocked! They were…almost upset, you know? [We’re] definitely not planning anything, not anytime soon.”
Eventually, she says, she’d like to be a mom — but for now she’s enjoying just getting to be a wife. “I think [Dillon] will be an awesome dad and I can’t wait to be a mom someday, but we’ve got so many little cousins to love on and so many little kiddos that we don’t feel like we’re missing out,” she explains. “Right now, it’s like, let’s just not.”
She notes, too, that when she is ready for children, she won’t be going the route of her famous aunt and uncle, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, who have a brood of 19. “We don’t want a lot of kids,” Amy tells Us.
Indeed, sometimes she still feels like a kid herself. “We just got our marriage license in the mail,” she says, “and we literally went, ‘Who let us [be] adult?!'”