Josh Duggar Spotted at Jim Bob and Michelle's Anniversary Celebration
By Antoinette Bueno
The Duggar family is sticking together.
After news broke last week that TLC was canceling their hit show19 Kids and Counting in light of allegations of Josh Duggar molesting several underage girls, including his sisters, the 27-year-old former lobbyist is seen in a new video of his parents Jim Bob and Michelle celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary.
In a video posted Tuesday, 50-year-old Jim Bob gives 48-year-old Michelle a ring made out of 19 birth stones to celebrate each one of their children. Josh is seen sitting on the couch at the 00:58 mark, with someone continuously calling out his name. He appears to be in good spirits, smiling while celebrating the occasion with family.
Josh's wife, Anna Duggar, is also seen sitting on the couch with him. The couple just announced the birth of their daughter, Meredith Grace, on Sunday. Meredith marks their fourth child together. Her older siblings include Mackynzie, 5, Michael, 4, and Marcus, 2.
"Anna and Meredith are resting & doing well!" Josh Instagrammed on Sunday.
Last month, the embattled family moved out of their Oxon Hill, Maryland home back to Arkansas, where the Duggar family is based. Sources told ET that Josh also hired Kate Gosselin's bodyguard, Steve Nield, following the molestation scandal.
Despite the recent TLC cancellation and obvious stress on the family, Duggar patriarchs Jim Bob and Michelle couldn't be more in love.
"The greatest blessing of my life was 31 years ago, on July 21, 1984 when Michelle married me," Jim Bob gushed about his wife on the family blog on Tuesday. "She is the virtuous woman that Proverbs 31 talks about. She is the ultimate wife and mother and I love her more and more each day. … She is an example to millions of women, her children rise up and call her blessed."
Michelle is equally smitten.
"Recently, when one of our daughters asked, 'Mom, what one quality should I look for in a future spouse?,' as I considered the answer, I realized what it is that I admire so much in you, Jim Bob," she wrote. "It is that you love and honor God and in humility you are open & transparent with me, simply put, humility and the fear of the lord."