Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Send Birthday Wishes to Josh Duggar in Rehab

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It's been six months since Josh Duggar checked into rehab to be treated for addictions to sex and pornography, and the troubled father of four is still receiving in-patient care at the Reformers Unanimous facility in rural Illinois.


Yesterday, was Josh's 28th birthday, and while we don't know if his family visited him in rehab as they did around Christmas, we do know that he was on his parents' minds, thanks to a heartfelt birthday wish Jim Bob and Michelle posted to Facebook:

“Today is our son Josh's birthday. The heartache of the past year cannot surpass the joy 28 years ago on this day when we first became parents!" the couple wrote on their family’s official Facebook page.

"We love you Josh and believe your best days can be ahead of you. We continue to pray for you every day."

While the Duggars have continued to acknowledge Josh's misdeeds on social media and in other public forums, it's rare to hear them speak favorably about their eldest son.

Josh's many sexual indiscretions led to the destruction of his once-beloved family's reputation, and even resulted in the cancelation of 19 Kids and Counting, the TLC reality series that made the Duggars famous.

Now, after a successful three-episode run of their spinoff series last year, Josh's sisters are preparing to return to TV with a full season of Jill and Jessa: Counting On.

Initially, there were rumors that Josh would make an appearance on the series, but now that it's been confirmed that he's still in rehab, we're guessing his family and the network are taking an "out of sight, out of mind" approach to Josh and his many scandals.

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