Amy Duggar DEVASTATED by Josh Duggar Arrest: I Wish I Could Hug Anna!

Last week, disgraced former reality star Josh Duggar was handcuffed and taken to jail.

While he awaits his hearing, the world was horrified — but not surprised — by the charges.

Amy Duggar, who has the unenviable title of being his cousin, is responding.

With both public shade and an official statement, she’s making her feelings clear.

On Thursday, Josh was arrested. On Friday, his charges were announced.

The 33-year-old father of six is charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.

Specifically, the horrific material is said to depict the abuse of a child under the age of 12.

The Duggars put out an official statement on Friday.

This was echoed by similar — mostly vague and unhelpful — statements from the adult Duggar children.

Amy King is in a unique position as a Duggar cousin, and her first public statement … didn’t say much.

Amy Duggar tweet - water droplet (after Josh Duggar arrest)

She shared a gif of a droplet of liquid followed by a ripple effect.

Perhaps she was referring to “ripple effects,” how small actions can cascade into large ones.

Or, perhaps, Amy was referring to the charges being a “drop in a bucket.” It’s hard to say.

That is the nature of subtweets and of vagueposts in general.

Amy knew that all eyes were on her, but was not at the time prepared to say what’s in her heart.

Doing so could cause family problems. It never hurts to play things close to the chest.

Amy did speak to The Sun a couple of days later, however.

There, the Duggar cousin confirmed that she is “devasted” by the arrest.

“At the moment I have no comment to make,” Amy said … before commenting further.

“I’m kind of speechless,” Amy continued.

She added: “We just hope it’s not true.”

Well … that’s terribly optimistic, to say the least.

“I spoke with several of my cousins after we heard about the arrest,” Amy revealed.

“We’re in shock,” she expressed.

“But we don’t want to think the worst of someone,” Amy said, “you want to think the best.”

“If it is true,” Amy noted, “it would absolutely devastate a lot of people.”

“Everybody that knows Josh would be devastated,” she remarked.

Amy then added: “Just thinking about it makes me want to have a glass of wine right now.” 

Amy expressed that her “hugs” go out to Anna.

Being Josh’s pregnant wife was hard enough before his arrest.

Those same spiritual hugs extend to the six children.

“It breaks my heart,” Amy confessed.

“Family is family,” she emphasized.

“And,” the Duggar cousin concluded, “I wish the best for everyone.”

Amy can speak more freely than many of her cousins, but there are still limits.

Saying the wrong thing could get her disinvited from family gatherings where Jim Bob holds sway.

It seems likely that, in the coming months and years, her self-control may be put to the test.

One of the many facets of the Duggar environment that allow a monster like Josh to flourish is how his crimes are viewed.

Just as almost all sex and sexual desire is portrayed as “wrong” in their toxic purity culture, forgiveness is actively fetishized.

The grim, twisted result is that actual sex crimes are viewed as spiritual struggles, and even a predator’s victims are expected to forgive.

The Duggar Home Tour: Who’s Living Large? (And Who’s Practically Homeless?)

Where do the Duggars live? For many fans of the famous and controversial TLC family, the Duggar homestead is a familiar sight.

Jim Bob and Michelle built a 7,000-square foot Arkansas pad with the proceeds from their first TLC specials way back in the day.

Thirteen years and three more kids later, the house serves as the setting for two reality shows – and some very large family gatherings. 

Of course, 13 years is a long time.

Much of the younger Duggar generation has grown up and moved into homes of their own.

Some of the adult Duggars are just starting out – while some are already living the good life on some very enviable property.

Others … er, well, not so much.

Sit tight, we’ll get to that shortly.

The folks at celebrity gossip magazine In Touch took a look at all of the Duggar homes, and the findings were surprising.

So where do the Duggars live?

Well, we think it’s safe to say you’ll be surprised by some of these accomodations.

Buckle up. Let’s take a look:

1. The Compound

Dh 1
Every Counting On fan is familiar with the massive Tontitown property known as the Duggar compound. But these days, several of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids have left the nest to establish homes of their own.

2. The Beginning …

Dh 17
The Duggars’ story begins here, in this much more modest home in nearby Springdale, Arkansas. Not the kind of place in which you would want to raise 19 kids.

3. A Humble Start

The duggars in 2004
When the Duggars made their TV debut on Discovery Health, the network helped them with construction costs for their new home in Tontitown. Execs also filled up the family’s pantry, something Jim Bob and Michelle had difficulty doing in those days.

4. The Living Room

Dh 16
The Duggars love the great outdoors (especially their big backyard) but when they’re inside the compound, this sprawling living room — with its sky-high ceilings — serves as the site of more Counting On scenes than any other.

5. The Master Bedroom

Dh 15
And this — as they used to say on MTV’s Cribs — is where the magic happens. Jim Bob and Michelle’s bedroom has been the site of an awful lot of baby-making.

6. The Master Bath

Dh 14
And this is the bathroom off of Jim Bob and Michelle’s room. We’re guessing this was roughly the size of the living room in their first house.

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Where Do the Duggars Live? Tour Their Homes, From Penthouse to Warehouse!

Where do the Duggars live? For many fans of the famous and controversial TLC family, the Duggar homestead is a familiar sight.

Jim Bob and Michelle built a 7,000-square foot Arkansas pad with the proceeds from their first TLC specials way back in the day.

Thirteen years and three more kids later, the house serves as the setting for two reality shows – and very large family gatherings. 

Of course, 13 years is a long time. Much of the younger Duggar generation has grown up and moved into homes of their own.

Some of the adult Duggars are just starting out – while some are already living the good life on some very enviable property.

Others … er, well, not so much.

Sit tight, we’ll get to that shortly.

The folks at celebrity gossip magazine In Touch took a look at all of the Duggar homes, and the findings were surprising.

So where do the Duggars live?

Buckle up. Let’s take a look:

1. The Compound

Dh 1
Every Counting On fan is familiar with the massive Tontitown property known as the Duggar compound. But these days, several of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids have left the nest to establish homes of their own.

2. The Beginning …

Dh 17
The Duggars’ story begins here, in this much more modest home in nearby Springdale, Arkansas. Not the kind of place in which you would want to raise 19 kids.

3. A Humble Start

The duggars in 2004
When the Duggars made their TV debut on Discovery Health, the network helped them with construction costs for their new home in Tontitown. Execs also filled up the family’s pantry, something Jim Bob and Michelle had difficulty doing in those days.

4. The Living Room

Dh 16
The Duggars love the great outdoors (especially their big backyard) but when they’re inside the compound, this sprawling living room — with its sky-high ceilings — serves as the site of more Counting On scenes than any other.

5. The Master Bedroom

Dh 15
And this — as they used to say on MTV’s Cribs — is where the magic happens. Jim Bob and Michelle’s bedroom has been the site of an awful lot of baby-making.

6. The Master Bath

Dh 14
And this is the bathroom off of Jim Bob and Michelle’s room. We’re guessing this was roughly the size of the living room in their first house.

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Where Do the Duggars Live? Tour All Their Homes (And Find Out Who Lives In a Windowless Warehouse)!

Where do the Duggars live? For many fans of the famous and controversial family, the Duggar homestead is a familiar sight.

Jim Bob and Michelle built a 7,000-square foot Arkansas pad with the proceeds from their first TLC specials way back in the day.

Thirteen years and three more kids later, the house serves as the setting for two reality shows – and very large family gatherings. 

Of course, 13 years is a long time and much of the younger Duggar generation has grown up and moved into homes of their own.

Some of the adult Duggars are just starting out – while some are already living the good life on some very enviable property.

Others … well, not so much. Sit tight, we’ll get to that shortly.

The folks at celebrity gossip magazine In Touch took a look at all of the Duggar homes, and you might be surprised by what they found.

So where do the Duggars live? Take a look:

1. The Compound

Dh 1
Every Counting On fan is familiar with the massive Tontitown property known as the Duggar compound. But these days, several of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids have left the nest to establish homes of their own.

2. The Beginning …

Dh 17
The Duggars’ story begins here, in this much more modest home in nearby Springdale, Arkansas. Not the kind of place in which you would want to raise 19 kids.

3. A Humble Start

The duggars in 2004
When the Duggars made their TV debut on Discovery Health, the network helped them with construction costs for their new home in Tontitown. Execs also filled up the family’s pantry, something Jim Bob and Michelle had difficulty doing in those days.

4. The Living Room

Dh 16
The Duggars love the great outdoors (especially their big backyard) but when they’re inside the compound, this sprawling living room — with its sky-high ceilings — serves as the site of more Counting On scenes than any other.

5. The Master Bedroom

Dh 15
And this — as they used to say on MTV’s Cribs — is where the magic happens. Jim Bob and Michelle’s bedroom has been the site of an awful lot of baby-making.

6. The Master Bath

Dh 14
And this is the bathroom off of Jim Bob and Michelle’s room. We’re guessing this was roughly the size of the living room in their first house.

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Duggar Wedding Photos: So Many Bridesmaids & Nervous Virgins!

The Duggar family does just about everything a little differently from the rest of us.

Most of us know about the courtship rules, but weddings are also no exception.

When a fellow fundie marries into the Duggar clan, the occasion is marked by a massive celebration. A booze-free celebration, to be sure, but a celebration just the same.

On these wedding days, two (very) young people nervously await the departure of the last guest, at which time, they’ll be free (and encouraged) to start making babies.

The Duggar courtship rules do not allow a lot of things.

They especially prohibit premarital sex, but once the vows are exchanged, it is on like you wouldn’t believe. Women in the family often get pregnant on their honeymoons.

So not only are the ceremonies high-pressure affairs, they’re even more intense by the fact that they’re often attended by HUNDREDS of Duggar friends and well-wishers.

Needless to say, this combination of factors makes for some very interesting photo opportunities. Take a look at some of the most memorable pics through the years:

1. Matriarch Weds Patriarch

Jim bob and michelle duggar wedding photo
Duggar weddings are unlike any wedding you’ve ever experienced. As a result, the most memorable Duggar wedding photos must be seen to be believed!

2. An Unholy Union

Josh duggar wedding photo
Obviously, not all Duggar marriages are created equal. Remember Josh and Anna’s wedding? Yeah, we blocked it out, too. Probably for the best.

3. A Very Public First Kiss

Jill duggar wedding pic first kiss
Next up were Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar. They strictly adhered to the rules of courtship. In fact, this was their first kiss EVER!!!!

4. Lookin’ Good

Jill duggar wedding photo
The Dillards have a sense of style, and they delivered some gorgeous wedding photos!

5. Anniversary Throwback

Jill duggar wedding pic
Here, Jill Duggar plants a kiss here on the face of Derick Dillard on their wedding day. She shared the snapshot in honor of a wedding anniversary.

6. Jill’s Wedding Party

Jill duggar wedding party
Jill Duggar shared this photo of her wedding party on her six month anniversary. So cute.

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Where Do the Duggars Live? A Surprising Tour of Their Sick Homes

Where do the Duggars live? For many fans of the famous and controversial family, the Duggar homestead is a familiar sight.

Jim Bob and Michelle built a 7,000-square foot Arkansas pad with the proceeds from their first TLC specials way back in the day.

Thirteen years and three more kids later, the house serves as the setting for two reality shows – and very large family gatherings. 

Of course, 13 years is a long time and much of the younger Duggar generation has grown up and moved into homes of their own.

Some of the adult Duggars are just starting out – while some are already living the good life on some very enviable property.

Others … well, not so much. Sit tight, we’ll get to that shortly.

The folks at celebrity gossip magazine In Touch took a look at all of the Duggar homes, and you might be surprised by what they found.

So where do the Duggars live? Take a look:

1. The Compound

Dh 1
Every Counting On fan is familiar with the massive Tontitown property known as the Duggar compound. But these days, several of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids have left the nest to establish homes of their own.

2. The Beginning …

Dh 17
The Duggars’ story begins here, in this much more modest home in nearby Springdale, Arkansas. Not the kind of place in which you would want to raise 19 kids.

3. A Humble Start

The duggars in 2004
When the Duggars made their TV debut on Discovery Health, the network helped them with construction costs for their new home in Tontitown. Execs also filled up the family’s pantry, something Jim Bob and Michelle had difficulty doing in those days.

4. The Living Room

Dh 16
The Duggars love the great outdoors (especially their big backyard) but when they’re inside the compound, this sprawling living room — with its sky-high ceilings — serves as the site of more Counting On scenes than any other.

5. The Master Bedroom

Dh 15
And this — as they used to say on MTV’s Cribs — is where the magic happens. Jim Bob and Michelle’s bedroom has been the site of an awful lot of baby-making.

6. The Master Bath

Dh 14
And this is the bathroom off of Jim Bob and Michelle’s room. We’re guessing this was roughly the size of the living room in their first house.

View Slideshow