ANNA Duggar has called Jill and Amy Duggar ‘toxic’ after their appearance in the new Shiny Happy People docuseries.
Josh Duggar’s wife Anna reacted to Josh’s sister Jill and cousin Amy opening up about his arrest in the new Duggar documentary.
The Duggar family is best known for their hit TLC reality show 19 Kids & Counting, which starred parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar raising their large family in a Christian household.
Shiny Happy People, a four-part documentary, focuses on the Duggar family’s cult-like tendencies and breaks down the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP).
The Amazon publication also focused on the oldest child, Josh, and his previous arrest.
In April 2021, Duggar was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.
He was found guilty of the charges on December 9, 2021 and sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.
Over the past week, several members of the Duggar family have spoken out about the documentary – including Josh’s faithful wife, Anna.
sources told In contact that Anna has no plans to watch the series and disapproves of her sister-in-law’s participation in it.
“Josh’s wife Anna is not a fan of Jill. Although she doesn’t say much, I’ve heard she doesn’t want to see the documentary and thinks the people who took part are toxic,” the source revealed.
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They added: “Anna’s faith has been tested enough, but apparently she is still a strong believer.”
“She has strayed from the core beliefs of IBLP, but her faith is all she has.”
“Some say Anna needs to watch the film to get another wake up call but she’s not ready yet. She’s still trying to come to terms with what Josh did,” the source ended.
Josh and Anna married on September 26, 2008.
They have seven children together: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, Maryella and Madyson.
Despite Josh’s suspicions of infidelity, allegations of molestation, and a child pornography conviction, Josh and Anna are still together.
As of June 2023, Anna still resides in the Duggar family home in Arkansas.
JILL TELLS EVERYTHING
Jill revealed some shocking secrets while opening up about her family on Shiny Happy People.
Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, spoke openly about many of the dark things they went through in secret before distancing themselves from the Duggars.
In an episode of the documentary series, Jill and Derick opened up about their time on the family’s TLC reality shows.
The couple said on Shiny Happy People that they had little control over the show’s content.
They also claimed they were barred from the hearings and received no financial compensation for their appearance until pressed for it.
Derick said in the film, “We didn’t have a choice because 4.4 million people saw our wedding.”
In addition to filming their big day for the show, viewers of 19 Kids and Counting were able to catch the moment Jill and Derick told the Duggar family they were expecting and the birth of their first child.
The latter wasn’t what they wanted to show, but the network pushed for it and the young stars agreed.
After the fact, Jill said they went to the station and asked for some cash to cover their expenses and were shocked by their response.
“After the birth of Israel, we asked TLC to pay us enough to cover our prime cost of health insurance for the birth of Israel,” she said.
Derick added: “They said they paid for the family. If we pay the family we get nothing at this point. They said, ‘Well, we paid your father, so talk to him about it.’”