Anna Duggar Defends Seventh Pregnancy: We Can Totally Afford This, Okay?

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By now, you've heard the news, which was simultaneously a but surprising yet not at all: Anna Duggar is pregnant with her seventh child.

The former reality star made this announcement late Friday night, confirming a long-gestating rumor and sending the Internet into a frenzy.

Reaction to the news, one might say, has been mixed, with fans touching on a number of subjects and asking a number of questions.

Anna Duggar and 6 Children

Chief among Duggar Nation's questions and reactions:

Anna Duggar is only 32 years old? Really?

Yes. She and Josh Duggar married in 2008.

Anna's now been pregnant more than a half dozen times, one can do some quick math and determine that she's had a baby inside of her womb, on average, for nine months every two years.

Anna Duggar on Counting On in 2021

She's been pregnant 7 times over the course of 13 years, people.

That's simply incomprehensible. Equally incomprehensible:

Josh Duggar is going to be a father again?!?

Yes, unfortunately.

Anna Duggar Pregnancy Photograph

We try hard not to parent-shame around here.

Considering the challenges of raising children and our unfamiliarity with what celebrities really are facing at home, no matter how closely we follow their lives, it's just not a healthy practice.

But the fact remains: Josh molested numerous young girls when he was a teenager, including his own family members.

Anna and Josh Selfie

That is simply a fact.

As is the fact that he cheated on Anna with random women he met via the adultery website Ashley Madison.

We feel rather comfortable in saying that Josh Duggar is a bad person, with a lack of morals, with either pays no attention to his children and/or sets a really awful example for his sons and daughters.

Josh, Anna, and Family

The family claims he's reformed, and changed his ways, and all that good stuff, but there simply can't be anyone out there who takes anything the family says at face value at this point.

Nor can anyone out there be excited for him to raise yet another kid.

Moreover: How can the couple afford to keep procreating?

Anna Duggar and Family

This is also a common refrain, and it's one Anna apparently pays attention to - and has a strong opinion on.

“How do you afford all those kids? Does Josh even work?” one person asked Anna on social media.

The very busy mother apparently reads the comments on her posts, because she responds:

“Yes, my husband is a diligent worker and provides well for our family.”

josh provides

First, let's sadly note how Anna replies to a question about money by immediately bringing up her husband as a provider.

The Duggars believe solely in the so-called traditional roles of the husband working and the wife staying at home.

Secondly, let's dig into Anna's clapback and ask:

Really?!?

Duggars Celebrate Christmas

What, exactly, does Josh do?

In an era where June Shannon can spend a million dollars on drugs and totally abandon her children and still receive a huge paycheck as the lead of her own reality show ... Josh doesn't get paid.

Not that way, at least. Even TLC decided years ago that Josh's molestation scandal was a heinous bridge way too far.

Josh and Anna Anniversary Photo

The network canceled 19 Kids and Counting, and while TLC launched the rebranded Counting On shortly thereafter, Josh has not been on the air since.

Long before Anna confirmed that she is growing baby number-seven, there had been chatter that the family is in dire straits. 

Specifically, that Josh is unemployed and his family is living in a warehouse on his parents' property.

Josh Duggar and His Wife

According to The Sun, it's actually Anna who is supporting her ever-increasing brood, as she dabbles in real estate and reportedly bought a 1.25 acre of land for $35,000 in February 2020.

She later sold this property for $89,000, earning her a quick profit of $54,000.

As for Josh?

Anna Duggar on TLC

He previously tried to also enter the real estate game, only to be exposed (yes, again) as a lying deadbeat who lost a costly lawsuit and actually cost his familly a ton of cash.

Have we highlighted enough here how much Josh Duggar sucks?

Because, look, he does.

Josh and Anna Duggar Family Photo

To be clear, we don't blame Anna Duggar for lying about her allegedly supportive husband, or even for sticking by his side.

The way their family culture is structured, she is basically trapped in Arkansas and has no means of escaping anyway. 

Moreover, Jim Bob Duggar was likely sitting inches away from her with a cattle prod when she responded to the aforementioned troll.

A Family of 8

We kid about the cattle prod - he's not going to cause her bodily injury - but that's the mentality we're likely talking about.

We just want to make sure everyone understands what's going on here:

Josh Duggar rolls over ... impregnantes his trapped wife every two years ... and then makes no effort to acknowledge her or assist her in any way after dropping his seed.

Josh and Anna Get Married

We're happy for her because all life is a blessing.

But all readers should have nothing but sympathy for Josh's much better half and the burden she carries.

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