Josh Duggar headed back to Arkansas — future job unclear

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In the wake of the disturbing revelations about Josh Duggar molesting five minor girls — including his sisters — we’ve learned the ex-TV reality star is moving back to his Arkansas roots.

Since being booted from the show that made him and his family household names, Duggar has become a pariah to both the public and (according to a number of sources in the Duggar clan) his own family.

“I don’t really know what he’s going to do for money,” said a Duggar insider late Tuesday. “But moving back to Arkansas, where he does have something of a family support system, may be helpful.”

Moving vans were spotted around the Maryland suburban home where Duggar, his wife and children had been living.

Recently, in the aftermath of the revelations about Duggar, the 27-year-old has issued a public apology and confirmed that he had stepped down as a lobbyist for the Family Research Council.

The organization, which lobbies government officials on behalf of conservative Christians, is based in the nation’s Capitol. Duggar and his currently pregnant wife Anna lived in the area with their three young children, Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus. The family had been based in Arkansas with the rest of the famous clan prior to Duggar accepting the Family Research Council position.

As for the future of “19 Kids and Counting,” the reality show on which Duggar was a regular — along with his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar — most TV professionals I’ve consulted, including sources at TLC (where the show aired), say it’s likely history. “How can they come back, especially after that horrible attempt to right things with Megyn Kelly [at Fox News] that did nothing to help their cause?” said a TLC insider.


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