Another Duggar is here! Michelle Jim Bob DuggarThey gushed about the birth of their son Josh DuggarYour wife Anna Duggar’s seventh child.
“We are always delighted to welcome another grandchild,” the couple told Us WeeklyIn a statement Tuesday, November 16. “They are each a beautiful treasure from the Lord.”
Michelle, 55, and Jim Bob, 56, welcomed their 22nd grandchild, a baby girl named Madyson Lily, last month, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that Josh, 33, and Anna, also 33, announced her arrival.
Anna shared a photo on Tuesday of the newborn asleep via her Instagram. She shared via her Instagram Story that the baby was born October 23rd at 2:39 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 9 ounces and 20 inches long.
Madelyn joined Anna and Josh’s six other children: Mackenzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, and Maryella, 23 months.
The baby’s arrival came amid Josh’s ongoing child pornography case. Josh, the eldest of Michelle and Jim Bob’s children, was arrested in April just weeks after Anna and he announced their pregnancy. 7.
“It’s a GIRL!!!!!” Anna wrote via Instagram at the time. “We are overjoyed to announce baby seven is on the way and we can’t wait to hold her in our arms this fall!”
Josh was taken into custody later that month at the Washington County jail, Arkansas. He was charged for possessing and receiving child pornography. He entered a not guilty plea. His trial was scheduled for July.
The 19 Kids and CountingIn June, the alum filed a motion to extend the trial to 2022. However, a judge granted only a four-month extension. The trial is now scheduled for November.
TLC canceled the Duggar family’s spinoff series, Counting onDespite the controversy, the announcement was made in June.
Many of his siblings were stars on the show, however. Counting onAfter multiple girls accused Josh of molestation, Anna and Josh left the network in 2015.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh said in a statement via Facebook at the time. “We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”
Josh was later involved in a cheating scandal, apologizing for being “the biggest hypocrite ever” before completing a six-month stint in rehab in March 2016.
Amid his ongoing child pornography case, Anna has stood by Josh’s side appearing at his September hearing where a judge denied four of Josh’s five motions in the case. The former TLC personality filed two motions to suppress photographs of his hands and feet taken at the time of his arrest. Also, he moved to dismiss the case entirely.
Two other motions — one to suppress the statements Josh allegedly made to federal agents during the investigation and another one to dismiss the indictment because of who was in charge of Homeland Security at the time — were also denied by a judge at the time. But the fifth motion, which is tied to suppressing evidence, wasn’t ruled on.
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Source: US Magazine