He’s the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 children.
Disgraced 19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar and his wife Anna welcomed their sixth child on Wednesday, they revealed to Us Weekly.
The former reality star and his wife, both 31, shared a photo of their daughter Maryella Hope Duggar to Instagram the same day.
Six and counting: Disgraced 19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar and his wife Anna, both 31, welcomed their sixth child on Wednesday, they revealed to Us Weekly
Cute: The image featured the little tot wrapped up in a green outfit and with a beige bow on her head. ‘It’s a beautiful day to be born,’ read a sign behind her, along with her birth date
The image featured the little tot wrapped up in a green outfit and with a beige bow on her head.
‘It’s a beautiful day to be born,’ read a sign behind her, along with her birth date.
The caption said she was born at 9:12 in the morning listed her weight at 8lbs 2oz and length at 20.5 inches long.
‘Maryella Hope arrived one day ahead of Thanksgiving Day 2019 and a great reminder to be grateful for all God has done for us!’ they wrote.
‘We are so excited and thankful to God for His special blessing giving us this precious, happy & healthy baby girl!’
Adorable: A second photo included multiple black and white photos of Maryella yawning and sucking on her thumb. One image showed the little baby with her eyes open
A second photo included multiple black and white photos of Maryella yawning and sucking on her thumb.
One image showed the little baby with her eyes open.
‘On Thanksgiving eve our hearts are overflowing with joy and gratefulness for the arrival of our sixth child!’ Josh and Anna said in a statement.
‘Anna had a fast labor and delivery without complications. We are so thankful for a beautiful, healthy baby girl!’
The couple revealed in April that they were expecting again, and the baby’s sex was previously revealed in June.
The couple revealed in April that they were expecting again.
Josh and Anna are already parents to Mackenzie, nine, Michael, eight, Marcus, six, Meredith, three, and Mason, two.
Josh parent’s Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar shared their joy on their family blog shortly after the pregnancy announcement.
Growing family: Josh and Anna are already parents to Mackenzie, nine, Michael, eight, Marcus, six, Meredith, three, and Mason, two
‘We are so happy for Josh & Anna, expecting their 6th child and our 16th grandchild! Each child is a blessing from God! Anna is one of the most amazing women in the world, she is a Proverbs 31 woman! Anna & Josh are good parents and it is going to be neat to see what God does with each one of their children’s lives.’
An explosive reporter in In Touch Weekly in 2015 revealed that Josh’s father Jim Bob had reported to the Arkansas State Police that his son had molested five young girls on multiple occasions when he was 14 and 15.
He reportedly touched their breasts and genitals while they
According to a police report of the incident, four of the five underage girls were his sisters, and Jim Bob allegedly learned of it when Josh confessed to him in 2002.
Josh was allegedly disciplined at home, but the sexual abuse continued into the following year with multiple additional incidents, some of which now happened when his sisters and a babysitter were awake.
Jim again waited to alert authorities, instead raising the matter with his church elders first.
Josh was sent to spent three months in 2003 at the Institute in Basic Life Principles Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to People.
The institute’s founder, Bill Gothard, was accused of sexually harassing or assaulting 34 women in 2014 and resigned shortly afterward.
After Josh returned, his father took him to see an Arkansas state trooper, at which point he allegedly confessed to the molestations.
Despite being a mandated reporter who is legally required to alert Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline to instances of sexual abuse, the trooper took no official action and only gave Josh a ‘stern talk.’
Patterns: Josh allegedly sexually abused four off his sisters and a baby sitter in 2002 and 2003. In 2015 he was revealed to have an account on the marital cheating site Ashley Madison, and a porn star sued him for physically assaulting her during sex at a Philadelphia Strip Club
After the police report on Josh’s potential misconduct was reported, one of the victims, who may have still been a minor at the time, asked an Arkansas judge to destroy the original police report and any remaining public records related to it.
The victim’s identity has never been revealed, but it may have been one of Josh’s own sisters who successfully had the report and all related documents destroyed.
After the initial reporting, Josh resigned his position at the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as an anti-gay hate group.
In 2015, Josh was found to have created an account on the site Ashley Madison, which facilitates affairs, primarily for married men.
Porn star Danica Dillon also sued Josh in November 2015 for assaulting her during previously consensual sex at a Philadelphia strip club that year. She later chose to have the suit dismissed.