Josh Duggar "Ruined" Family's Main Source of Income—Why His "Furious" Family Can't Forgive Him
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Publicly the Duggar family looks to be standing by their eldest son Josh Duggar, but behind the scenes it's a very different story. "Josh is the reason the gravy train came to a screeching halt," says an insider of the clan's reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, which has been pulled from the TV schedule. "He's ruined their main source of income, and they're furious."
It wasn't hard to figure out Josh has fallen out of his family's good graces. Back in 2013 when wife Anna Duggar, 26, and his three children moved to Oxon Hill, Md., 27 relatives and friends showed up to help his family move into their new home.
Two years later—after a disgraced Josh resigned his position with the Family Research Council, a Christian lobbying group—there were just two moving trucks packing for the trip back to Arkansas without any family to help.
"Anna is due to give birth to their fourth child in less than a month, and she needed helping hands more than ever," the source says. "But the family abandoned them, all saying they were 'too busy.'"
Anna Duggar's publicly been supportive of Josh through the scandal, but "she and Josh are barely speaking," the insider adds. "Josh did tell her about his past before they were married, but he definitely downplayed it. Now she'll be stuck in Arkansas with the Duggars, all of who blame Josh. She feels trapped."
And Josh is going to feel trapped too when he discovers how hard it could be getting another job, especially with the family automotive or towing business. Duggar patriarch Jim Bob "hasn't figure out what to do with him," says a source. "No stranded driver wants to see Josh pull up in a tow truck."
Perhaps most affected are sisters Jill Dillard, 24, and Jessa Seewald, 22, who tried to lessen the situation about Josh fondling his sisters, including Jill and Jessa when they were younger. But now, they're ready to get away from the whole scene. "They were becoming superstars of the family," says the source, and now they and their husbands, no fans of Josh, may move away to distance themselves.
"They're devestated—and terribly ressentful of Josh," the insider adds. Has the tight-knit family left Josh Duggar out in the cold for good?