Josh is the oldest child of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar and starred alongside his family on 19 Kids and Counting. The TLC show was canceled in 2015, after allegations surfaced that Josh molested multiple girls as a teen—which led to his sisters Jessa Duggar and Jill Duggar coming forward as victims.
The network subsequently aired a spinoff series Counting On, which followed Josh’s younger sisters. However, after 11 seasons, it was canceled, just two months after Josh—who shares seven kids with wife Amy—was arrested for child pornography charges in April 2021.
Since Josh’s trial, many family members have weighed in on his legal woes, including his parents, who told E! News following his conviction that they “will never stop praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we do all of our children.”
“This entire ordeal has been very grievous,” their Dec. 2021 statement continued. “In each of life’s circumstances, we place our trust in God. He is our source of strength and refuge. Thank you for your prayers.”