Anna Duggar's Situation Sounds Truly Frightening

Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images Entertainment.
There are certain things you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, let alone a 27-year-old woman with four children. Imagine that your husband confessed to molesting young girls as a teenager. Imagine standing by him, then, months later, when he admitted to using Ashley Madison to pursue extramarital affairs. Imagine him revealing a pornography addiction. Imagine continuing to stand by him — and staying silent.

Sources have told People that that's exactly what Anna Duggar's experience has been. While most women would kick their cheating husband to the curb and file for divorce, the young mother is reportedly unwilling to challenge her publicly disgraced partner, Josh Duggar.

"She doesn't get mad," a source close to the Duggars told the magazine of the former 19 Kids and Counting star's reaction to her husband's infidelity. "You are not allowed to get mad. It's not godly for a woman."

"Ever since she met [the Duggars], she has acted more like [Duggar matriarch] Michelle," the source added. "She talks like her, really soft. She, like, whispers."

Though Anna's brother, Daniel Keller, took to Facebook this week to slam her husband for being a "pig" who has "brought disgrace" to his family, People's source says she continues to live an isolated life with the Duggars.

"It's scary," the person shared. "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 family is] telling her Jesus forgives, Satan is trying to attack your marriage, that kind of stuff," the source continued, adding that he or she did make an effort to set Anna straight.

"I looked at her and said, 'You have not absorbed everything yet. You are going to be pissed off, and you are going to be angry. You are going to want nothing to do with him. You may not be feeling these emotions yet... But at one point, you will.'"

Anna is in a truly sad situation. We can only hope she gets the support and strength she actually needs — and that Josh gets a swift kick in the balls.

More from News

Viola Davis wants people to rethink what it means to be a survivor of sexual assault. In a speech benefitting the Rape Foundation, the How to Get Away ...
We've been waiting for this news ever since President Obama announced that the White House would host South by South Lawn. The official lineup is here, ...
Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16 A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:40pm PDT Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Levine have ...
You could spend all day critiquing the media for the lack of compelling content created by and starring women. But why not put the kind of female-centric...
Update: Marion Cotillard's longtime partner, Guillaume Canet, has also weighed in on the Pitt-Jolie divorce rumors. In a post on Instagram, he wrote a long...
Fact: When a woman turns 30, she can do whatever the fuck she wants. To be sure, a woman can do just about anything just about anytime she wants. The ...
Last month, Star Wars star Daisy Ridley abruptly quit Instagram. The internet assumed that online bullying spurred her departure, because, well, the ...
Kylie Jenner has been summoned for questioning in a lawsuit against Tyga, TMZ reports. Before October 6, Jenner will appear for examination in a case ...
Pharrell Williams, the man responsible for "Happy," the song that would not go away, is expecting another child with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, E! Online...
Think about your nineteenth birthday. Perhaps it was not as special as your eighteenth birthday, but still a good birthday. You're an adult. Maybe you're...
Brad Pitt has added a well-known Beverly Hills attorney to take his side in one of the biggest Hollywood splits of our time. Pitt will be represented ...
Birth of a Nation star Gabrielle Union defended her director, Nate Parker, at the movie's premiere. To say that controversy has dogged the director and...
Last we saw Daniel Radcliffe, he was riding a farting corpse across the ocean. That's totally okay! Radcliffe's post-Potter career choices have veered ...
Katie Prager, whose relationship with fellow cystic fibrosis sufferer Dalton Prager was seen as similar to the love story in The Fault in Our Stars, has ...