After everything that’s happened, reality TV Family star, Josh Duggar and his wife Anna Duggar welcomes a new addition to their family! Last September 12, Mason Garrett, their fifth child was born healthy and the parents couldn’t be any happier.
According to the Family Duggar blog post, Mason weighs 9lb 1oz and 22 inches long. Josh expressed his joy and gratitude saying, “We are so thankful and happy to announce the arrival of our new son, Mason Garrett Duggar. Both he and Anna are doing well.
He arrived today without complication and we already adore him. The entire family is ecstatic over the arrival of another beautiful blessing. We want to thank everyone for your prayers, kind words and well wishes. We appreciate it much more than we could ever express. We pray God blesses each of you with an abundance of the kindness you’ve shown us.”
For sure Mason would not be short of playmates because he already has 2 brothers namely Michael and Marcus who are 6 and 4 years old and 2 sisters Mackynzie and Meredith Grace who are 7 and 2 years old respectively. Not only he has siblings to play with, he also has cousins from his dad’s 19 siblings!
For those who are unaware, Josh was in the reality TV series 19 Kids and Counting. He was bashed and people were outraged because he used to molest 5 young girls when he was in his teens which include two of his sisters. He was in therapy for treatment of sex addiction for six months.
Furthermore he also logged in to Ashley Madison, the famous affair-facilitating website, to try and cheat on his wife. Just a few months after he was released from rehab, news broke in of Anna’s pregnancy of their fifth child. This is the first child the couple had after the scandal erupted two years ago.
The Duggars (almost all of them) remained quiet and out of the spotlight regarding the pregnancy probably because of the circumstances. But I agree that no family is devastated if there’s an addition to their clan.
In an interview from the InTouchWeekly, the couple revealed the addition to their family last March, “For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family.
Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust,” the couple said. “We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time.
Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!”
Even with their tumultuous and rocky relationship and despite of the scandal, the two appeared to be happy and have worked their marital issues through God’s redemptive love in their lives.
It looks like they are welcoming the change and looking forward to the future to expanding and taking care of their family. Congratulations to The Duggars!