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'No one's happy': Duggar family prepares for first Christmas without Josh as they 'keep their distance'

A source reportedly said that Josh Duggar's wife Anna was angry with his sisters for speaking out against him in court and this has made things worse
The Duggar family is finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit since Josh was found guilty of possessing child porn (Arkansas Police; Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
The Duggar family is finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit since Josh was found guilty of possessing child porn (Arkansas Police; Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

TONTITOWN, ARKANSAS: The Duggar family is reportedly finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit with Christmas being right around the corner. According to RadarOnline, this would be the family's first Christmas since disgraced son Josh Duggar was sentenced to 12.5 years behind bars on charge of downloading and possessing child porn. 

Duggar, who is a father to seven children, received a longer sentence for molesting his own sisters when he was a teenager. A source claimed that there was a lot of tension between the family members and they have decided to maintain distance from each other. Thus, while the Duggars anticipate the winter festivities, the ongoing detachment between the members was evident. 


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A source told RadarOnline that Duggar's wife Anna and his sisters Jinger, Jessa and Jill have been keeping distance and plan to continue to do so. "The whole family is in chaos and fighting. Most of the siblings can't bear to be in the same room together," the source claimed. 

Sources also stated that the former car salesman's wife was considering shifting to Texas so that she could be closer to her husband. Moreover, Anna was still reportedly angry about his sisters speaking out against him in court. "No one's happy," the source added.


Anna has reportedly been very supportive of her husband Duggar throughout his trials and after. The couple welcomed their seventh child in October 2021. Moreover, she visited him on her birthday at Federal Correctional Institute Seagoville, situated outside of Dallas which is a six-hour drive from her home in Arkansas. The mother of seven posted about it on her social media, saying, "Officially 34. Fourteen years ago I said, 'YES!' Road-tripping to visit my bestie. 'Even If' by Mercy Me on repeat. 'Jesus, I will cling to You come what may.'"

The '19 Kids and Counting' family celebrated Christmas in 2021 soon after Duggar was found guilty in December on two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography ahead of his April arrest. Josh will remain under supervision for a further 20 years after his release and was not allowed unsupervised access to children which included his own, who are between six months and 12 years of age, according to DailyMail. The sex offender was also banned from accessing the internet and viewing adult porn along with fines totaling $50,100.