Taking the next step. In a new trailer for the first season of TLC’s Jill & Jessa: Counting On, an emotional Anna Duggar addresses her husband Josh Duggar’s child molestation and cheating scandals.
Just as she was in the three-part Jill & Jessa special that aired in December 2015, Anna, 27, continues to pick up the pieces after Josh’s bombshell indiscretions came to light last summer.
“I don’t know what I’m stepping into,” she says in the clip. “I don’t know how to handle each situation. It’s not anything I ever would have thought I would walk through. [I tell myself to] just do the next right thing, have the next right response for the next 15 minutes.”
As Us Weekly previously reported, Josh, 28, checked into the faith-based treatment facility Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois, this past August, after copping to a pornography addiction and to cheating on Anna, the mother of his four children.
The public controversy began in June 2015, when it was confirmed that Josh had molested five girls, including sisters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, back in 2002, when he was 14 years old. In the aftermath, Jill and Jessa sat down for an interview with FOX News’ Megyn Kelly, during which they defended their brother and said they’d forgiven him for what he had done. The embattled reality star’s actions were the catalyst for TLC canceling his family’s show, 19 Kids & Counting.
Then, in August, Josh’s name was uncovered in a widespread hack of Ashley Madison, a website dedicated to helping married people conduct affairs.
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,” he said in a statement at the time. “I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”
Watch the video above. Jill & Jessa: Counting On premieres on TLC on Tuesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. EST.
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