Former “19 Kids and Counting” star sought treatment after admitting infidelity
Josh Duggar is a free man. For the most part.
Disgraced former “19 Kids and Counting” star Duggar, who found himself mired in scandal last year after it was revealed that he was a member of the cheating website Ashley Madison, has left rehab after a six-month stint, his family said in a statement on its website.
However, Duggar will continue to undergo counseling, the family said.
“Josh has completed his residential rehabilitation program. We are so thankful for everyone who worked with Josh in this program,” the statement reads.
“It was a crucial first step in recovery and healing for Josh. Josh has now returned to Arkansas, where he will continue professional counseling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his family,” the family added.
“We look to God for help and guidance and place all of our trust in Him,” the statement concluded. “We are forever grateful for the love and prayers offered by so many and hope you will continue to pray in the days ahead.”
Duggar, a former star of the since-canceled TLC program, checked into rehab after a data leak revealed that he had two accounts with Ashley Madison. Following the revelation, family-values advocate Duggar admitted to infidelity and said in a statement, “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever.”
Earlier in 2015, Duggar was also faced with scandal, after it was revealed that, as a teenager, he had inappropriately touched a number of underage girls, some of his sisters among them.