It’s been weeks since we’ve had any update on the once-persistent Josh and Anna Duggar divorce rumors, but that doesn’t mean the troubled couple has managed to patch things up.
Back in early February, Josh and Anna responded to the rumors through a family spokesperson, who released a statement assuring fans that reports of their marriage coming to an and were "absolutely not true."
Since issuing that denial, the couple has remained silent on the subject, despite the fact that a number of new rumors have emerged that all seem to point to an impending breakup.
The first round of reports claimed Josh and Anna were separating as a result of a damaging new lawsuit that – according to The Daily Mail magazine – threatened to reveal the couple’s "filthiest secrets."
Considering some of the secrets we’ve already heard about Josh, outmatching them in terms of filthiness would be no mean feat.
Now, a new report from the Inquisitr suggests that Josh and Anna decided to part ways on the weekend that Jinger Duggar got married to Jeremy Vuolo.
There’s no word on what might have sparked the decision, but the wedding was one of the last times that Josh and Anna were spotted together in public.
Did Josh behave inappropriately?
Did the feeling that she was being judged by hundreds of guests lead Anna to the conclusion that it was time to cut her perverted husband loose?
The first possibility seems unlikely, as Josh successfully concealed his first round of affairs and flirtations for several years.
But there may be something to that second explanation, as Anna has admitted to struggling with how she’s perceived by family and friends since welcoming Josh back into her life.
Whatever the case, a family insider recently told Perez Hilton that
“Anna hasn’t told Josh she wants a divorce, but a friend of hers put her in touch with a lawyer and Anna has spoken to the lawyer on the phone,” a source close to the Duggar family said, according to Perez Hilton.
The source adds that Anna is nervous about proceeding, as divorce is strictly forbidden in the Duggars’ religious community:
“She’s been putting off meeting them for some time because she was terrified of being spotted at their office, but she is now finally ready to make the move and will be visiting the attorney in the next week or so."
Josh was the first of his siblings to get married, and now it sounds like he might be the first to endure an ugly, high-profile divorce.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy!