Anna Duggar has been married to her husband, Josh Duggar, for over a decade now. To fans and those who follow them, the couple seems to be rather happy together. However, their marriage has not been free of scandals. In fact, Josh Duggar has been the cause of these back-to-back scandals that have shocked fans all over the world. While Anna says she will never leave her man, fans have often assumed it was due to her ultra-strict, conservative religious beliefs she was brought up with, but as it turns some of her siblings have left the family’s ministry.
The biggest scandal of the large Duggar family came to light in major publications in May of 2015, roughly seven years into the marriage of Anna and Josh. At that time, InTouch published a scathing article about sexual abuse in the Duggar household that revolved around Josh Duggar molesting several females, four of which were his own sisters, when he was a teenage boy. His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, knew this was going on and mostly covered it up. Not only did this horrifying reveal lead to the cancelation of the family’s reality show 19 Kids and Counting, but it also caused the family to lose standing with their church.
If molesting one’s own siblings isn’t bad enough, more scandals came to light that involved Josh Duggar that same year. In 2015, a Gawker report came out that Josh was a member of the Ashley Madison website. Josh came clean and admitted to being unfaithful to his wife, Anna, over several years and that he had an addiction to pornography.
Even with all of this becoming public knowledge, Anna Duggar hasn’t strayed from her husband’s side. Like the Duggar family, Anna’s family, the Kellers, are incredibly religious, and many fans believe it is Anna’s faith that has kept her in the marriage since their beliefs do not allow for divorce for any reason. Anna also comes from a large family, and while most have stayed with the faith, some of Anna’s siblings have left it.
Just like with the Duggar’s, the Keller’s grew up in a strict, ultra-conservative religious household. Certain things just were not allowed, such as discussing feelings with siblings or girls wearing pants. Anna is one of eight children to her parents, and while most have stayed with the ministry, two of her sisters are known to have left.
Anna’s younger sister Susannah has had a child out of wedlock, whose father is largely unknown, though she has recently married. Susannah’s daughter attends public school and is not being brought up in the same strict household that her and her siblings were brought up in.
Two of Anna Duggar’s older siblings have both stepped away from the family’s strict branding of faith as well. Anna’s older sister, Rebekah Hunt, has been divorced and has since remarried, wears pants (as was shown in a rare photo of her on social media), and has two children from her first marriage. Much about her isn’t known due to her staying away from social media. Anna’s older brother, Daniel Keller, has not shied away from speaking his mind about the faith and his wishes for his little sister to leave her husband, even going so far as to say he would support her and her children financially.
With three siblings known to have left the ministry, who is to say if others will follow. One thing seems certain, however, Anna Duggar will stay with the faith and her husband.