Last week, Josh Dugar was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison for his earlier conviction of child pornography.
Although most members of his family were not present at the sentencing hearing, several supported Dugar Josh, including his longtime wife Anna.
Anna wrote a letter to the judge seeking a humble sentence, and insiders said she was convinced her husband was innocent.
Despite rumors that Anna will divorce Josh as a result of the verdict, at least for now, she seems to be standing by her man.
But that doesn’t mean the mother of seven didn’t consider other options.
“She’s not the type to look for or even consider starting a new life with another man, but there are plenty of senior, pious men in the church who would appreciate and care for a woman like Anna,” said a source close to the situation.
“There’s a lot of sympathy for him.”
Insiders added that although Anna “doesn’t consider divorce an option,” she did “think” of legal separation from Josh.
It is possible that he considered the move for financial reasons, or that he saw the light for a short time and realized that he was married to someone who had been involved in predatory behavior for most of his life.
Whatever the case, it seems Anna has now decided against a legal divorce from her perverted husband.
Insiders have hinted that Anna has decided to go with Jim Bob and Michelle following the news that Josh will be locked up for at least a decade.
She and her children had previously lived in a small hut on Dugar’s property.
Now, with the news that Josh will be out of the picture and will not be able to provide for his family for the foreseeable future, it seems that a more permanent solution has been found in the form of huge housing for Anna and her seven children “Dugar compound.”
At the moment, even if Anna wanted to divorce Josh – which, sadly, she probably didn’t – it seems she would get out of the situation, if only for the benefit of her children.
Anna has never worked as an adult, and she rarely has a formal education.
Without the support of her mother-in-law, she would probably find it difficult to clothe and feed her seven children, the youngest still a child.
Of course, Anna is not entirely without alternatives.
For several weeks now, Josh’s cousin Amy Dugar has been trying to get in touch with Anna via social media.
He says his attempt failed, which is a shame, because there seems to be an important message to bring to Amy.
She wants her cousin to know that there is “no shame” in divorcing Josh.
Amy realizes that Anna may be feeling overwhelmed by the situation, so she’s sweetening the deal with a generous offer:
Amy invites Anna to stay with her.
And yes, Amy says she will be able to accommodate Anna’s seven children.
Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that Anna would accept the offer, if only for fear of how other dugouts would react.
Yes, even from prison, Josh continues to grow up on Anna and influences her every decision.