In a few weeks, the Duggar family will celebrate a rather embarrassing anniversary:
December 9 will mark exactly one year since Josh Duggar was convicted of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse materials (CSAM).
That means almost a full year has passed since Josh was handcuffed in the courtroom and taken to the county jail where he awaited sentencing.
Josh currently resides at the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution, where he is serving a 151-month sentence.
Josh Duggar in jail, where he belongs. (Photo via NBC)
No one is really concerned about Josh’s well-being, of course.
In fact, most people wish he was locked up for the rest of his life.
But there is much concern for Josh’s wife, Anna, and their seven children.
Josh and Anna Duggar in happier times. (Photo via Instagram)
Raising seven children is no easy task under any circumstances.
And Anna is doing it alone, with no visible income and in the midst of one of the most gruesome celebrity scandals of all time.
Experts say Anna is getting a lot of support from her in-laws, but mostly in the form of food, housing and help with the housework, not cash.
As a result, Anna’s net worth is $60,000, according to a report by Exact Net Worth (via Yahoo News).
That’s not much for someone who’s starred in several long-running reality shows.
Of course, as we’ve learned, no one got rich from Duggar’s media empire, except Jim Bob, of course.
According to allegations by Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, Jim Bob stole millions from his own children by pocketing their TLC earnings.
“Why does Jim Bob get all the money from the show and give none to his kids, the real stars of the show?” a Twitter user asked Derick in 2021.
“I don’t know. You’d have to ask him that,” the lawyer replied.
The user kept asking, “Did he trade for you too or just for Jill?” prompting Derick to reply:
“For everyone, but without telling anyone.”
“There is very little space and time on Twitter to explain my entire thought process over the course of the last four years, but the point is that TLC should have handled it all very differently,” Derick later explained.
Derick’s tweets were the beginning of the end of her relationship with the Duggars, and insiders say Jill has now completely severed ties with her parents.
Anna knows better than to bite the hand that feeds her, and these days she’s entirely dependent on her in-laws.
We’re sure Jim Bob wasn’t thinking too far ahead when he stole his kids’ money, but making sure the younger generation is forever under his control is a nice windfall!
These days, Anna reportedly spends her days anxiously awaiting the results of Josh’s appeal.
Experts say she firmly believes her husband is innocent, and buys into a bizarre theory that Josh was framed by family friend Caleb Williams.
Of course, even if Anna didn’t believe Josh was innocent, she’d have to pretend she did.
After all, Jim Bob believes in framing theory, and Anna can’t afford to piss him off!