Anna Duggar remains silent in the wake of the controversy surrounding her husband Josh Duggar following revelations that he had been maintaining two Ashley Madison accounts. Sources close to Anna said she is not mad at Josh. She has not raised her voice to Josh, not even once.
Speaking with People exclusively, a source said Anna’s parents, Mike and Suzette Keller, made her believe that it was Satan who is trying to attack their marriage. Furthermore, Anna has been told that she is not allowed to get mad because “It’s not godly for a woman.”
The source said that only few people have access to Anna. Aside from Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, it would seem that the next people that can only talk to her are her parents. “It’s scary. I don’t know who is talking to Anna or how she is dealing with this. Aside from Duggarville … no one can get to her,” the source told People.
In a related report from People, another source said that Anna’s parents are more religious and strict than the Duggars. “Her parents are even a little more extreme,” the source said.
The source said that even after meeting Josh at a Christian homeschooling convention in 2006, Anna was never allowed to show emotion. She was forbidden to gush about Josh nor speak about him in the presence of her other siblings.
“They always got 15-minute, one-on-one sessions with their mom every week. That was the time to share their feelings, but other than that they had to keep their feelings to themselves,” the source shared. The source however mentioned that Anna “had spunk” and “really fun.” Nut this was before he married Josh. After their marriage, Anna was behaving more like the soft spoken Michelle.
It would seem that only Anna’s brother, Daniel Keller, can save her from the situation. In Daniel’s Facebook post, first reported by ET, he told Josh “to confess and forsake sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat.”
“Confessing and getting caught are two different things. I don’t think Josh will see that this is a big deal and be truly broken till [Anna moving out] happens. I bet my life on the fact that Josh has not come to true brokenness yet,” Daniel wrote.
Meanwhile, ET has also reported that some members of the Duggar family have spoken out against Josh. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one family member said they are furious about the whole scandal.
“We are all shocked and broken and furious. Who did we spend Christmases with? Who have we grown up with? Who is this person? This is supposed to be a happy time, and there is a dark cloud over our family,” the family member said.
“Josh’s integrity is gone. It’s scary. You never know who can have a double life. You really think you know someone. Josh was caught with his hand in the cookie jar and I hope he gets broken in rehab and gets the help he needs. I hope Anna finds the strength to make some changes,” the relative added.