Focusing on the kids. After Josh Duggar was sentenced to 12 years in prison on little one pornography prices, spouse Anna Duggar (née Keller) will spend her thirty fourth birthday specializing in their seven little ones.
“She’s going to be celebrating with her kids,” a supply solely tells Us Weekly forward of the Thursday, June 23, milestone. “They’re her No. 1 priority and that will never change. She’s with them all the time.”
Anna shares Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, and Maryella, 2, and Madyson, 7 months, together with her husband, who she married in 2008.
The eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar is in an Arkansas jail awaiting switch to a federal jail. A decide sentenced the 34-year-old to 151 months in jail in May after being convicted on two prices of receiving and possessing little one sexual abuse materials in December 2021 following his arrest that April. He lately filed to appeal the ruling.
Anna is counting on her deep Christian beliefs as she faces elevating her kids as a single guardian for the following decade. “Anna and Josh are very devout in their faith,” the insider tells Us.
She beforehand supported her husband by attending his sentencing listening to carrying a blue gown and a face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic and is specializing in one of many few issues she has management over: being a mom.
“She’s going to stand by her husband and she’s going to continue raising their kids to the best of her ability,” the supply provides.
Even after Josh is launched, he received’t be allowed to be alone with all of his kids.
“The Defendant shall have no unsupervised contact with minors,” court docket paperwork obtained by Us outlining the circumstances of his supervised launch dictate, which means the daddy of seven can not see his personal kids if they’re underneath age 18 after his launch from jail. “If there is a concern about the potential for inadvertent contact with a minor at a particular place, function, or event, then the Defendant shall get approval from the U.S. Probation Office before attending any such place, function or event.”
Other phrases of the previous TLC star’s eventual freedom embody having monitoring software program on any computer systems or laptops and collaborating in a sexual offender remedy program.
Cousin Amy King (née Duggar) has made it clear that she hopes that Anna received’t proceed to help Josh in gentle of his conviction.
“I cried as I read the letter your own father wrote in support of your husband this week,” the previous 19 Kids and Counting star, 35, wrote in a public word to Anna by way of Instagram final month. “It’s no wonder you’re struggling to know what to do to protect your own kids … you’ve obviously never had an example there. That’s awful and I’m so sorry for that.”
The Arkansas native continued: “Someday your kids will be old enough to understand what kind of guy their father really is. You can’t protect them from the truth for forever! I’m saying all of this publicly so that when they do grow up, they will also know that they had family members shouting from the rooftops that they were worth protecting all along.”
Reporting by Diana Cooper