It’s been almost 18 months since news of the Josh Duggar sex scandals first went public, and the family of the disgraced former lobbyist is still feeling the fallout.
All this week, rumors that Anna Duggar is planning to divorce Josh have been circulating on social media.
Now, it seems another Duggar couple may be headed for Splitsville, and sources say the trouble in their marriage is also the result of Josh’s misdeeds:
We’ve heard reports of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar getting divorced before, but this time, there’s a new wrinkle to the rumors.
According to In Touch, the Duggars took a major financial hit as a result of Josh’s scandals and sex crimes.
The tabloid claims that the family’s deal for their second reality series – Counting On, now in its second season – has them getting paid a fraction of what they were receiving for 19 Kids and Counting.
Worse, their other businesses have struggled as a result of the family’s badly damaged reputation, and there have been frequent rumors of Counting On being canceled due to declining ratings and advertisers cutting ties with the network.
It seems major corporations don’t like being tied to families that admitted to sheltering a child molester.
Who would have thought?!
Sources say the main issue is that Michelle is aware that the family is close to losing everything, including their beloved “Duggar Compound.”
Jim Bob, on the other hand, reportedly refuses to acknowledge his money troubles or do what it takes to pull his family back from the brink of poverty.
Jim Bob is said to still be putting all his eggs in the Counting On basket, but if ratings don’t improve dramatically in the very near future, it seems those hopes will soon be shattered.
Insiders claim he was hoping from a major boost from the Jinger Duggar-Jeremy Vuolo courtship, but the viewership spike never quite materialized.
Jinger and Jeremy got married over the weekend, and the wedding was filmed for TLC, but it remains unclear if the family’s show will be picked up for a full third season.
Currently, it seems TLC is planning a wedding-centric miniseries that will conclude with the nuptials.
It would bring a decent-sized paycheck for the Duggars.
But it would also bring an end to their dreams of reality stardom – and possibly to Jim Bob and Michelle’s marriage.