Josh Duggar was spotted on a rare family outing over the weekend, as he and wife Anna headed up to Illinois and spent the afternoon at North Baptist United Church.
A very pregnant Anna posted a photo on Sunday that showed her and Josh with their daughter Mackynzie and son Michael, their older two children, at a Patch the Pirate show, which was held at the same facility where Josh attended rehab.
The group was also joined by Josh’s father Jim Bob and his brothers John David, a pilot, Justin and Josiah, with the family flying up to Rockford from Arkansas in their new twin-engine plane.
In her post about the family trip, Anna shared a link to promote the rehab facility her husband attended, Reformers Unanimous, saying she is ‘grateful’ for their ministry.
Anna also tagged Dr. Paul Kingsbury, who founded Reformers Unanimous.
Hidden treasures: Anna Duggar looked as though she will be giving birth to her fifth child any day now in a photo she posted on Twitter Sunday night (l to r: Josh, Anna, Jim Bob, Patch the pirate, Mackynzie, Josiah, Michael, Justin, and John-David)
Grateful: She and husband Josh attended an event at the North Baptist United Church with their two oldest children, Michael and Mackynzie (Anna’s tweet about the event above)
Patch the Pirate is a musical show that teaches youngsters Christian values.
It is performed by Ron Hamilton, who in 1978 lost his left eye when doctors discovered he had cancer.
He began wearing a patch soon after, at which time he came up with the idea for his show.
The Duggar family has supported Hamilton’s work for years now, with Josh’s siblings also attending Patch the Pirate events and performances in the past.
Anna, who announced she is pregnant in March, looked as though she will be giving birth to her fifth child with husband Josh any day now.
She was not the only one who looked ready to pop either, with Josh also appearing to have packed on a few sympathy pounds in the photo.
Anna wore a dress for the outing and heels while an unshaven Josh was seen in a wrinkled shirt with rolled-up sleeves.
Josh also seems to have piled on a few pounds during Anna’s fifth pregnancy
This will be the couple’s first child since it was revealed that Josh had molested five minor females including four of his siblings when he was a teenager.
He later confessed to having affairs and a porn addiction when it was alleged he had accounts on the infamous affair site Ashley Madison and two women came forward to claim he had paid them for sex.
At the time, Anna had just given birth to her fourth child, daughter Meredith Grace. She and Josh also have a son Marcus.
The two youngest Duggar children did not make the trip to Illinois however to catch the Patch the Pirate show on Sunday.
Family portrait: Anna announced she was pregnant in March with her first child since Josh went to rehab after admitting to having affairs and a porn addiction (l to r:
Heading out: The family flew up for the event from Arkansas on their new plane with Jim Bob, John David, Josiah and Justin Duggar (Josh, Anna and Marcus above in June celebrating their son’s fourth birthday)
It has now been almost two years since it was revealed that Josh had been molesting five minors as a teenager including four of his sisters.
That same summer it was also revealed he had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison and had allegedly been paying women for sex.
Josh flew off to the faith-based rehab facility in September of 2015 and stayed there until April of the following year, and in the year since his return to Arkansas has managed to avoid any major scandals.
The Duggars have been hard at work trying to rebuild their reality empire over the past two years, which was destroyed after Josh’s child molester past.
In the wake of that scandal, and the revelation that patriarch Jim Bob did not formally report the incident to law enforcement, TLC not only cancelled the family’s popular reality show 19 Kids and Counting after nine seasons but also announced that they would no longer air any past episodes of the program on the network.
The network did not keep the family off the air that long however, announcing just a few months later that a new show would launch that December which focused on sisters Jill and Jessa, who were both married and starting their own families.
Those two also admitted in the wake of the molestation scandal that they had been two of their brother’s victims, and sat down for an emotional interview in June of last year with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share their story.
Josh also molested two of his other sisters it was revealed at the time, as well as a fifth girl who was of no relation to the family.
Home sweet home: Josh has been back in Arkansas for a little over a year after leaving rehab in March 2016 (above at sister Jinger’s wedding in November)
Disappearing act: Josh is not allowed to appear in his family’s reality show, with editors using a glare to blur him out in the February midseason premiere (above)
Houdini: Now you see Josh (left) and now you do not (right)
DailyMail.com revealed last year that Josh cannot be featured on the show.
They hid him when they aired footage last November from sister Jinger’s wedding, which had taken place just a few wees prior.
And in February, the mid-season premiere of the TLC reality series Counting On picked up exactly where things left off in November with more footage wedding.
Viewers of that episode got a look at Jinger and Jeremy heading off after the nuptials for their honeymoon, and bidding farewell to friends and family who were there to see them off.
Among those gathered was Jinger’s brother Josh, who editors hid with a sun glare to as he stood behind his sister’s car and waved goodbye.
That same glare also stayed on Josh’s head when Jinger and Jeremy were filmed walking out to the car, blocking the bride’s face at one point as it followed Josh for almost 20 seconds while he approached the car behind the newlyweds.
The production company also appeared to have shot Jinger and Jeremy’s departure multiple times, as in some scenes Jinger is seen in the passenger seat with Jeremy driving and in others the couple are both sitting in the backseat and an unknown male is behind the wheel.
Photos from the wedding show that Josh was behind the car when the two left, so the re-shoot may have happened to get footage that did not show Josh in the background.
TLC did not respond to a request for comment at the time.