Josh made headlines last year after news broke that he had molested five girls (including his sisters) when he was a teen. He subsequently sought treatment after admitting that he had cheated on his wife, Anna. The father of four has kept a low profile since leaving rehab this past March.
On Saturday, however, Josh and Anna, both 28, appeared to be in good spirits as they celebrated Jinger’s big day among family and friends. The former 19 Kids and Counting star even flashed a wedding band on his finger after rumors that Anna had decided to leave him.
“Josh and Anna seemed happy,” a source tells Us Weekly. “He had his arm around her. They were talking and smiling.”
In August 2015, Josh confessed that he had been unfaithful to his wife after his account on infidelity website Ashley Madison was leaked alongside thousands of others. He went into a faith-based treatment center for more than six months.
TLC had already pulled the plug on the popular reality show in July 2015, after the revelation that Josh had molested five girls in 2002, when he was 14. (His sisters Jill and Jessa were among those five.) The network continues to follow the conservative family via a spinoff: Counting On, which chronicles the family’s life after the end of the original series.
In December, Anna finally broke her silence about her husband’s cheating scandal in a TLC special, Jill & Jessa: Counting On.
“It was definitely a hard thing, and I think it was such a betrayal for a spouse to go through what we’re walking through,” she said in a teary confessional. “It was also a betrayal against those who call themselves Christian, because here we were as a Christian couple and everyone was able to see us get married and to vow before God to be loyal to each other. And [then] that loyalty was broken.”
Josh’s family showed their support for him just last month, with a Facebook photo of Josh and Anna in honor of their eighth wedding anniversary. “Happy Anniversary, Josh and Anna. We are so thankful for God’s redemptive love in your lives,” the caption read.
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