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Anna Duggar Shares Rare Glimpses of Children, Continues to Break Out of Social Media Shell

Anna Duggar is starting to really take to this whole social media thing.

The beleaguered former reality star had been silent on Instagram between May 1 and July 5.

She had been similarly quiet on Twitter during this same time period, only re-sending a few messages from her family’s official account for over two months.

Not that we could blame her, of course.

Not that anyone could really blame her.

The 30-year old is trapped in a marriage to an ADMITTED child molester and an ADMITTED adulterer.

Josh Duggar has owned up to the fact that he inappropriately touched two of his sisters back when he was a teenager and also to having cheated on Anna via the infidelity website Ashley Madison.

It’s very ugly stuff all around.

So anyway. Our point is that we totally understand why Anna would stay as far away from the spotlight as possible.

For whatever reason, however, she has chosen to emerge a bit from her social media cocoon of late.

First, Anna gave props to John-David Duggar for courting.

Then, she gushed over her relationship with Josh and we threw up a lot.

Now, Anna has opened up about two of her kids, starting with eight-year old Mackynzie.

“Mackynzie, Jordyn and cousin Emily enjoyed attending a sewing camp this week!”

Yes, sewing camp.

Instead of rolling our eyes over this concept, however, we’ll simply echo the sentiment of most Instagram followers who think this is a very cute photo of young Mackynzie.

Because it definitely is.

Whatever issues we have with her father, they obviously do not apply to her or any of her siblings.

We just feel terrible for them.

Elsewhere, Anna also posted a video of her two-year old daughter Meredith belting out a tune.

Check it out here:

“She is adorable! And hearing her sing made me smile ear to ear. So precious!” reads one comment in response.

We don’t know why Anna has chosen to suddenly be so open about her kids, but perhaps she just needs some positive reinforcement in her life.

Any time Anna mentions Josh, she gets slammed online.

Folks wonder how the heck she can remain with such a disgusting cheater.

But the opposite takes place any time Anna shares a picture or video of her young children… and for an understandable reason:

They’re so very cute, young and innocent.

Anna is the mother of Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith and Mason.

She met Josh in 2006 at a Christian homeschooling convention and the two got married two years later in Florida.

They have since welcomed the five kids cited above.

And while Anna and Josh will no longer appear on TLC because the original Counting On was canceled in the wake of Josh’s molestation scandal, it does look like we’ll be seeing a lot more of their kids going forward.

We just pray they grow up alright.

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Josh and Anna Duggar: Proof That Their Marriage Is a Sham?

Last week, Josh and Anna Duggar celebrated an anniversary.

The usually private couple to Instagram to share their special occasion with fans:

“Josh and I celebrated our 10-year engagement anniversary,” Anna captioned the pic above.

“The past 10 years have been a wonderful adventure.”

Yes, these two were so eager to celebrate a decade together that they jumped the gun and marked the occasion of their engagement, not their wedding.

Clearly, they’re still head over heels for one another, right.

Well, not so fast, says body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass.

Dr. Glass says Anna’s stance and facial expression convey that she’s uncomfortable being so close to Josh and is forcing herself to look happy for the camera’s benefit.

“She has a tight smile,” Dr. Glass says.

“Her eyes are not smiling. She’s gritting her teeth. It’s very contrived.”

Dr. Glass even goes so far as to claim that one can reach a definitive conclusion regarding Anna’s feelings toward Josh based on the photo:

“Anyone with eyes can see there’s no love there,” she says.

Glass also analyzed the video below, in which several members of the Duggar clan congratulate Jinger Duggar on her pregnancy:

Once again, Dr. Glass, says, Anna’s posture and movements are evidence that she’s uncomfortable being so close to her husband.

“It’s rehearsed,” she says.

“This is what she’s told to do. He has his hands on her to guide her to do it right.”

Glass adds:

“He has both hands on her shoulders, like a control thing.”

According to Dr. Glass, the video essentially serves as evidence that Josh and Anna’s wedding is a sham:

“She’s uncomfortable. She’s rocking back and forth. It’s so phony and contrived.”

As longtime followers of the Duggar clan know, Anna has good reason to feel uncomfortable.

Many fans expected Anna to leave her husband after the Josh Duggar sex scandals went public back in 2015.

She stood by her husband’s sign amidst claims of pedophilia and incestuous behavior, but she was soon punished for her loyalty when it was revealed that Josh had used the Ashley Madison website in order to find a partner with which to cheat on Anna.

Divorce is strictly forbidden in the Duggars’ world, which likely explains why Anna has chosen not to end her marriage.

But that doesn’t mean she’s happy about it.

Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Anna Duggar Gushes Over Josh, Makes Internet Barf

Poor, Anna Duggar.

Correction: poor, poor, POOR Anna Duggar.

The mother of five remains married to her husband despite Josh Duggar having been involved in two of the more disgusting scandals we can recall.

We can't imagine she has any kind of support system around her — and we can imagine that her in-laws have all laid on extreme guilt trips about her leaving her gross husband and trying to start over without his terrible influence.

This is relevant once again because Anna made a surprising return to Instagram in early July of 2018, actually writing nice things about Josh in honor of a milestone for the couple.

Get out that barf bag and scroll down to find out what she said…

1. Yes, Anna Duggar is on Instagram

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But she rarely posts messages or photos. The last time she shared a picture of Josh Duggar was on March 1, 2017. It was the picture above and she wrote as a caption: “Happy Birthday Josh! I’m so thankful for the 30 years of life God has given you – I love you!”

2. The Last Time Anna Posted Anything at All?

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You need to go back to May 1, 2018. She asked if anyone would be watching the film “Love Arrows” and included with this question the quote above.

3. So, Why Did She Return on July 5?

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Because “June was an exciting month for our family,” Anna wrote as a caption to multiple photos, explaining why as follows: “Marcus, Michael and I are are officially a year older + Josh and I celebrated our 10 year engagement anniversary!” It was this last statement that got the attention of fans, especially when you consider how she followed it up.

4. She Followed It Up with This Photo

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And also with this conclusion to her caption: “The past 10 years have been a wonderful adventure. So thankful for God’s redeeming grace and His blessings to us along the way, especially our 5 M’s!”

5. A Wonderful Adventure, Huh?

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That’s one way to look at it. Fans had a mixture of responses to this description, from those who thought Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have pressured Anna to remain married… to those who thought it was no one’s business… to those who believe Josh had been redeemed.

6. Wait… Redeemed for What?!?

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In case you aren’t aware, let us refresh your memory here: Josh admitted in May of 2015 that he molested two of his sisters and five girls overall. It was also revealed that his parents were aware of these actions, yet did not go to the authorities.

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Anna Duggar Actually Tweets, Sends Note to Brother-in-Law

Anna Duggar Tweets less often than family members of hers have babies.

That’s barely even a joke.

The Duggars have A LOT of babies and Anna sends very few messages on Twitter.

But the woman who is stuck sharing a bed each night with Josh Duggar took to her social media account on Tuesday night in order to address her brother-in-law, John David Duggar.

Anna did so in light of the bombshell news that John David is courting.

He’s officially googly eyes (and nothing more!) at someone named Abbie Burnett, having confirmed the development yesterday to Us Weekly and then on the official Duggar website.

“Abbie and I are just so excited, we’ve known of each other for several years,” the 28-year-old explained simply, adding that the two “fell in love quickly.”

Burnett, meanwhile, says she and her beau really connected at a church event in Oklahoma, which is where she resides and works as a nurse.

The relationship is taking a segment of the Internet by storm, prompting even someone as shy as Anna to chime in.

“Congratulations! So happy for you both!” she wrote in response to John David and Abbie praising the goodness of God on their joint Twitter account.

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Oh, yes, things are serious enough for this new couple to already have a Twitter handle, @johnandabbie.

The message you see above is the first they’ve sent from it.

And the message penned by Anna above is the first she has personally sent since May 1, at which time she asked if anyone else was going to watch some film titled “Like Arrow.”

Aside from that, her Twitter page over the past two months has just been filled with re-Tweets of posts from the official Duggar account.

The mother of five has stayed very quiet on all forms of social media ever since her husband was accused of molesting two of his sisters, along with the family’s babysitter, in 2015.

Josh eventually admitted to this digusting actions, and also later admitted to cheating on Anna through the hook-up website Ashley Madison.

The guy totally sucks, but that isn’t the point right now.

The point, instead, is that John David may have at last found the woman of his dreams.

At 28 years old, in the view of his controversial parents, he’s waiting long enoughm that’s for certain.

This is what Jim Bob and Michelle had to say in the wake of their son’s courtship confirmation:

We are so excited to announce the courtship of John David and Abbie!

John David brings our hearts so much joy and we’ve watched him faithfully pray, wait, and trust God for the right girl to come along!

Now, a beautiful relationship has blossomed between the two of them.

We can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in the future.

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Anna Duggar: Getting Friendly With Lawson Bates Behind Josh Duggar’s Back!

It’s been three years since the world learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls while still living under his parents’ roof.

In that time, very little has changed for his siblings and parents, who seemed to have no trouble rebuilding their lucrative media empire.

However, a great deal has changed for Josh, whose life really couldn’t be more different than it was in 2015

Yes, three short years ago, Josh was a Washington lobbyist and reality TV star with dreams of running for office.

These days, his career trajectory couldn’t be more different.

But at home, Josh’s life remains largely unchanged.

Despite his many, many indiscretions, Josh still controls his wife, Anna, to the point that he tells her who she’s allowed to be friends with.

And not surprisingly, it seems that arrangement has led to some very tense situations.

Josh is mostly cut off from the rest of the Duggars these days, and longtime friends of the family reportedly want nothing to do with him.

The situation reached the point where the father of five rarely ventures into his hometown of Tontitown, where he’s known as “Josh the molester,” one source tells us.

But lots of folks who want nothing to do with Josh have maintained close ties to the rest of the family — including the Bates family of Bringing Up Bates fame.

Yes, it’s possible that there’s no family in America who has more in common with the Duggars than the Bates.

They’re also a massive clan of fundamentalists who starred in their own reality show — and they also want nothing to do with Josh.

Which is why fans are so intrigued by the fact that Anna Duggar and Lawson Bates have been interacting on social media.

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Lawson recently tweeted the above photo of himself holding Josh and Anna’s youngest son, Mason.

But while he was happy to visit the Duggar clan during his time in Arkansas, Lawson reportedly avoided Josh like the plague.

Interestingly, however, it seems he got along quite well with Josh’s wife and children.

As In Touch Weekly points out, Anna was quick to comment on Lawson’s photo, tweeting:

“Great to have you in town! Mason enjoyed getting to hang out with you :).” 

It may not seem like Anna and Lawson are going to any great lengths to hide their friendship.

But it’s important to bear in mind that Josh’s social media use is closely monitored, and he’s only allowed to use Facebook.

So he might never catch wind of Anna and Lawson’s back-and-forth.

Fans have been pushing for Anna to file for divorce from Josh, so they couldn’t be happier about this development.

Unfortunately, it’s extremely unlikely that Anna will leave Josh for Lawson.

Divorce is strictly forbidden in the Duggars’ community, and Anna clearly has every intention of sticking by her man.

Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Dannielynn Birkhead: Anna Nicole Smith’s Daughter Makes Rare Public Appearance

The Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs over the weekend, and as usual, many of Hollywood’s best and brightest made the trip to Louisville.

For most of the celebrity attendees, the Derby was just one of many high-profile red carpet events on their calendar for 2018, but for one famous name, this is the social highlight of the year:

The family of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, generally tries to keep the 11-year-old out of the spotlight as much as possible.

But on the first Saturday of every May, equestrian enthusiast Dannielynn dresses to the nines and steps out with her father, Larry Birkhead.

Larry tweeted the above photo on Saturday along with the following caption:

“Celebrating the Kentucky Derby with Dannielynn,” he wrote.

“Rain won’t spoil our awesome Derby day! #halfwaycooldad.”

Birkhead also shared the above photo from a Derby after-party, noting that there’s a special poignancy to the event:

“Dannielynn before she raided the dessert room at the Barnstable-Brown Party where I met her Mom in 2003,” Larry captioned the pic, adding the hashtags:

“#lifefullcircle #BarnstableBrownParty.”

Though her mother died of a drug overdose when Dannielynn was just 5 months, she and her father often pay tribute to Anna Nicole, so as to ensure that the young girl always feels a connection to the late model.

In February of 2016, Larry memorably shared a letter that Dannielynn had written him during a candid 20/20 interview:

“Ever since my mother’s death, a friend of hers said she would send me pretty butterflies,” Dannielynn wrote.

“So, butterflies chase me everywhere and I let the butterfly come out of my pencil and fly on my paper with its wings of love.”

In the past, Larry has been accused of exploiting Anna Nicole’s death to boost his public profile, but these days, it seems he’s devoting most of his time and attention to his daughter.

Despite her often tumultuous upbringing, Dannielynn seems remarkable well-adjusted, and those who know the girl say she shares her mother’s ability to light up a room.

Here’s hoping Larry continues to mostly keep Dannielynn from the spotlight, for her sake.

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Chris Pratt: Divorcing Anna Faris Totally Sucks

In August of 2017, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation. Because love is dead and we’re all just bags of meat on a space rock who will one day succumb to entropy.

Little by little, they’ve both opened up this month about how it feels now that they’re divorcing.

Chris has just come right out and said it: It sucks.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming out in June, for better or for worse, and as part of the press tour, Chris Pratt spoke to Entertainment Weekly.

And yes, he touched on his divorce. And he was blunt:

“Divorce sucks.”

It can ultimately make people’s lives happier, but the process … is not fun. Kind of like how surgery can save your life, but you’ll definitely spend a few days feeling like you’ve been cut open.

“But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much.”

The couple shares a 5-year-old son, Jack. He remains the priority.

“We’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another.”

That can be so challenging. It’s amazing that they’re keeping things amicable.

“It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.”

Anna Faris recently spoke to Women’s Health about the secret to keeping things healthy during this painful process.

“What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly.”

That can be key for a successful marriage, but some couples allow a total breakdown of communication when they divorce. And that can be disastrous.

But Anna reminds people that not every divorce works the same way.

“We reiterate that there aren’t rules to this.”

It sounds like the key is keeping their priorities in order.

“We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack.”

Every parent’s first priority should always be the welfare fo their child.

“I cherish my family, my close friends, my child — that makes the rest of it worth it.”

It wasn’t so long ago that an insider dished to Entertainment Tonight about how Chris and Anna are getting along.

“They still laugh and joke together and have seemed to have found a nice friendship as they co-parent.”

That sounds so healthy for them.

More importantly, it sounds really good for their young son.

“They are really committed to making this split as easy on Jack as they can.”

Of course, 5 is a time of massive transitions for children, but they know that.

“Helping him adjust to a big kid school is part of that.”

Awww!

As soon as news of their split broke, rumors began to circulate that Chris Pratt was already dating someone else.

While there are many obvious reasons why it’s totally plausible to believe that he could land just about anyone, we should remember that this divorce isn’t happening because either Chris or Anna is a horndog.

Some joked after they announced their separation, saying things like: “This is why I’ll never let my man get hot.”

But that wasn’t the problem.

Sometimes, people just grow apart. It can be difficult when suddenly the person whose big break was starring on a sitcom is suddenly a movie star.

And no, despite rumors to the contrary, Chris Pratt is not dating Olivia Munn. They’re just friends.

It’s so good that Chris and Anna have found a way to make things work during their divorce.

So many splits turn acrimonious so quickly.

This is good for them, and even better for their son.

We imagine that this subject will come up a lot more, because we have two whole months until Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom comes out in theaters.

So Chris will be doing many more interviews. Obviously, a lot of people still have a lot of questions.

We continue to wish Chris and Anna the best.

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Josh Duggar Still Controls Anna, Doesn’t Allow Her to Speak With Men (Report)

It’s been almost two years since the public learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls – four of whom were his sisters – while he was still living under his parents’ roof.

And in that time, Josh’s life has completely turned upside-down.

Josh has gone from reality star and high-powered lobbyist to used car lot attendant.

He no longer lives in the same town as his parents or worships at the same church.

In fact, about the only thing that’s remained constant in Josh’s life is his relationship with his long-suffering wife Anna.

Sources say that despite the fact that Anna has had every reason to divorce Josh, she remains steadfastly loyal to her disgraced husband.

Not only that, Josh is still the one who makes the rules in the relationship, and it’s Anna who is allowed little to no privacy.

According to one insider, one of the conditions of Anna being permitted to use Instagram and other social media platforms is that she hand over all of her passwords to Josh.

Yes, despite the fact that he never creates posts of his own, Josh reportedly has full access to Anna’s accounts.

We imagine he reads some pretty scathing messages from Anna fans who are critical of his past behavior.

And that’s just the beginning of Josh’s dictatorial control over his wife’s behavior.

Those who know the couple best say Anna is not allowed access to Josh’s money and must ask his permission before making any kind of purchase.

Duggar women aren’t allowed to hold jobs, but they are typically granted an allowance by their husbands.

Sources say that’s not the case with Anna, who isn’t even allowed to go grocery shopping without Josh’s say-so.

The most shocking rule that Anna is forced to follow, however, has to do with her interactions with the opposite sex.

Insiders claim that Anna is not allowed to converse with men outside of her extended family.

She is reportedly permitted to speak with Josh’s father and brothers, and that’s it.

Ironically, it seems this rule went into effect after Josh was caught cheating on his wife using the Ashley Madison dating website.

The situation is shocking, but it makes perfect sense, given the strictly patriarchal world in which the Duggars live.

Fans have urged Anna to run for the hills, but it seems that’s the last thing on her mind these days.

It’s easy for those of us on the outside to offer counsel, but it’s important to bear in mind that for Anna and her sisters-in-law, this is the only world they’ve ever known.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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