Josh Duggar and his wife Anna are expecting baby number six.
Anna, 30, announced on Instagram today that she is pregnant with her sixth child with her scandal-prone husband, with the newest addition to their family coming this fall.
‘We are so excited to announce that we are expecting a new little one! As we watch our children grow and thrive — we look forward to baby six joining us this fall!’ she wrote.
Surprise! Anna Duggar has announced that she is pregnant with baby number six with her husband Josh Duggar
Announcement: The couple made the big reveal with a video on Instagram
Getting a sibling: The video shows them sharing the news with their other give children
Tedious: The kids are tasked with spelling out a secret message about the new baby
Anna posted a video she and Josh, 31, filmed with their other children to reveal the news to them.
They already have five kids: nine-year-old Mackynzie, seven-year-old Michael, five-year-old Marcus, three-year-old Meredith, and one-year-old Mason.
Anna was pregnant with Meredith when, in 2015, news came to light that Josh had molested his younger sisters when he was a teenager. A month later, he admitted to being unfaithful when it was discovered that he had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison.
Since the scandal broke, they have had one other child, Mason, and are now expecting their sixth.
In the video that Anna posted, she and Josh hand out pages with letters printed on them to the four oldest, while Mason sits on mom’s hip.
The confusing task takes a few minutes as the kids figure out where to put each of the letters out on the floor in order to spell out the message.
At the end, it reads: ‘New baby coming this fall.’
He’s in charge: Josh hands out letters and directs the children around
Yay! The kids react with glee at the news, jumping up and down and screaming and cheering
‘Yay mommy’s having a baby!’ Anna gushes, and Josh repeats: ‘Mommy’s gonna have a baby!’
Reproduction: Though he and Anna took some time apart after Josh’s dual sex scandals, it hasn’t slowed them down too much
The kids react with glee at the news, jumping up and down and screaming and cheering.
‘Yay mommy’s having a baby!’ Anna gushes, and Josh repeats: ‘Mommy’s gonna have a baby!’
They’ve received congratulations on Instagram from Jessa, Jill, Janna, John and Abbie, and Josiah’s wife Lauren.
The couple is well on their way to at least getting close to catching up with Josh’s parents, who have 19 kids total and don’t believe in birth control.
Though he and Anna took some time apart after Josh’s dual sex scandals, it hasn’t slowed them down too much.
In the summer of 2015, InTouch magazine unearthed reports that Josh had molested four of his younger sisters and a fifth child back when he was a teenager.
Josh had admitted to his parents in 2002 that he touched the breast area and genitals of the other children, including sisters Jill and Jessa, several times. Josh went to Christian counseling for several months as a result.
Big brood: They already have five kids: nine-year-old Mackynzie, seven-year-old Michael, five-year-old Marcus, three-year-old Meredith, and one-year-old Mason
Dual sex scandals: The couple (pictured in July 2018) has been plagued by Josh’s sex scandals
Soon to be a bit bigger! The couple is pictured recently with their five kids
Little: Anna and Josh married back in 2008 when Anna was just 20 years old
After the news came to light, TLC cancelled the Duggars’ show, 19 Kids and Counting — which has since been resurrected under a new name, Counting On.
But it was only the first of the scandals. That same summer — just a month after Josh and Anna welcomed their fourth child, Marcus — when a hacker released user information for the adultery website Ashley Madison and Josh was found among those who had used the services.
His profile included interests like ‘one-night stands and ‘experimenting with sex toys.’
Josh admitted publicly to infidelity and having a porn addiction, calling himself ‘the biggest hypocrite ever’ in a statement.
‘While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,’ he wrote.
‘I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.’
Anna famously stuck by him, moving into his parents’ house with their children while Josh sought out more Christian counseling treatment.
Happy family? Anna wished her husband Josh Duggar a happy 31st birthday on Instagram, posting this photo of them with their five kids
In love: She shared effusive praise for her husband, listing all the reasons she loves him
On his 31st birthday this year, she even shared a long, heartfelt tribute to her husband in which she listed all of his good qualities.
‘Happy 31st Birthday Joshua! I love you SO much and I’m blessed to be by your side for the past 10 years,’ she wrote. ‘There are so many things that I LOVE about you, here are just a few of my favorites…’
She went on to list them starting with ‘Your gratitude for redemption through JESUS and striving to please HIM above all!’
She also named ‘your love for FAMILY!’ ‘good sense of HUMOR!’ ‘having BIBLEtime with our family,’ and ‘your ability to enjoy a hard day’s WORK and come home with a SMILE.’
‘You take the time and energy to be a super fun DAD – playing football, basketball, capture the flag, tea party, etc!’ she went on.
She also said she loves him for being ‘my handyman that can FIX (almost) anything!’ ‘working “behind the scenes” daily to HELP others accomplish their goals and dreams,’ and ‘PRAYing with me each night!’
‘Joshua, YOU are a TREASURE and I look forward to growing old — TOGETHER!’ she concluded.
Another on the way! Joe and Kendra Duggar also recently announced a pregnancy
News: The couple made the happy announcement just 19 months after they married. They already have a ten-month-old son named Garrett
Expecting another! Kendra Duggar (center left) is pictured after revealing her second pregnancy, posing with husband Joe, sister-in-law Jinger, and brother-in-law Jeremy
Anna is the second Duggar wife to announce a pregnancy in recent weeks, after Joe’s wife Kendra revealed that she is expecting baby number two.
‘We are ready to double the fun at our house!’ the couple told Us Weekly in a statement.
‘Being parents has already proven to be a greater joy than we had hoped or imagined. We love getting to parent together and are loving every moment and milestone,’ they continued.
‘We are very happy that our little family will welcome a new addition later this year. Children really are a blessing from God!’
The couple already has a 10-month-old son named Garret, and have only been married for 19 months, having tied the knot in September 2017.
Another! Jessa and her husband Ben, who already have three-year-old Spurgeon and two-year-old Henry, are also expecting again
No longer on the show: Jill, who married Derick Dillard in June of 2014, has two sons, three-year-old Israel and one-year-old Samuel
Babies everywhere: Joy Anna and her husband Austin have a son, Gideon
Lots of babies: Jinger, 25, has an eight-month-old daughter named Felicity with her husband Jeremy Vuolo
Sad: Josiah, 22, and his wife Lauren, 19 announced earlier this year that they were expecting last fall, but Lauren suffered a miscarriage in the early weeks of pregnancy
They do: Newlyweds John David, 29, and Abbie, 26, have yet to announce a pregnancy
Meanwhile, Jessa Duggar is also currently pregnant but with her third and due in late spring.
The 26-year-old, who is married to Ben Seewald, 23, has a three-year-old son named Sprugeon and a two-year-old son named Henry.
Twenty-two-year-old Josiah Duggar’s wife Lauren, 19, also discovered she was pregnant last fall, but suffered a miscarriage soon after.
Jill, 27, who is married Derick Dillard i has two sons, three-year-old Israel and one-year-old Samuel.
Jinger, 25, has an eight-month-old daughter named Felicity with her husband Jeremy Vuolo, while 21-year-old Joy Anna has a one-year-old son named Gideon with her husband Austin Forsyth.
Only newlyweds John David, 29, and Abbie, 26, have yet to announce a pregnancy.
The Duggar parents, Michelle and Jim Bob, have been outspoken against birth control, saying that they welcomed as many children as God saw fit to give them.
They weren’t always that way. Jim Bob revealed that initially, they thought they’d have just two or three kids, and Michelle went on the pill for the first few years of their marriage.
After having their eldest son Josh, Michelle went back on the pill, but got pregnant while taking it. They ended up losing that baby, and were so grieved that, through prayer, they decided to ‘give that area of our life to the Lord,’ letting God decide on when and how often they would have kids.