Anna Duggar is pregnant with her fifth child after having sex with husband Josh when she visited him in sex-addiction rehab over the Christmas holidays. Sources said Anna believes her pregnancy is a sign from God.
“Anna announced that she thinks she is pregnant again,” a family insider told Life & Style. “She believes the baby is a sign that God has forgiven Josh for his many sins, and she’s vowed to stand by her husband.”
Josh was desperate to get Anna pregnant again amid speculation she was considering divorce after he cheated on her. Josh thinks a fifth baby will keep Anna from leaving him, so they had sex when she visited him Dec. 27 at the rehab center he has been living at since August 2015.
“Anna thinks Josh’s treatment is working, and she was happy to try for another child when she visited him.”
Ironically, Josh cheated on Anna with porn star Danica Dillon when she was pregnant with her fourth child. Anna’s pregnancy update comes amid rumors the Duggars are filming another TV show after TLC cameras were spotted following the family around in Arkansas.
Neither the Duggars nor TLC have confirmed if another show is in the works, but executives are interested in more TV specials like the three-part “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” series, which got high ratings. “We are still considering doing more but haven’t made a decision yet,” said TLC executive vice president Nancy Daniels.
The Duggar family was widely slammed for exploiting Anna’s marital problems, Josh sex scandals and divorce speculation to boost ratings for “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” which aired in December 2015. The show was supposed to focus on Jessa Duggar Seewald and her sister Jill Duggar Dillard, but Anna became a key story line because of the intense public interest following Josh’s cheating and child molestation scandals.
More than 1,000 companies pledged not to advertise on ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On,’ but the public outrage only fueled more interest in the show.
Despite the public outcry, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are happy to pimp out their children because they’re reportedly going broke after losing the bulk of their income when ’19 Kids and Counting’ was canceled after Josh’s sex scandals.
The Duggars earned $25,000 to $45,000 per episode of “19 Kids and Counting.” They also reportedly lost income totaling over $25 million in 2015 as a result of lost book deals, endorsements and speaking engagements stemming from their TV show’s cancellation. Still, Jim Bob maintains a private jet even though no one in the family has a job.