Yes, believe it or not, Josh and Anna Duggar have been married for an entire decade.
And few marriages have survived quite as many challenges as this one.
Obviously, the Josh Duggar sex scandals presented the most significant threat to the relationship, but it’s easy to forget about the million ways that Josh has tested his wife’s loyalty over the years.
So it’s no great surprise that some Duggar fans weren’t in the most celebratory mood when the family announced Josh and Anna’s milestone this week …
Josh is the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle’s offspring, and thus, he was the first to tie the knot in one of the lavish, massively-attended ceremonies the family has since become known for.
The Tradition Continues
Josh and Anna quickly got about the business of starting a family. No surprise there, as Duggars are taught from a young age that their primary reasons for being are praying and procreating.
Carrying the Torch
Josh and Anna went on to have five children. At one point, it looked as though they would give his parents a run for their money in the massive, ultra-conservative, fundamentalist family department.
Josh even relocated his family to Washington, D.C., where he briefly worked as a high-powered lobbyist and laid the foundations for what many assumed would be a highly successful political career.
Like Father, Like Son
Indeed, it looked as though the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle was doing everything in his ability to build upon the family dynasty and make his parents proud.
Torn Apart By Scandal
In 2015, however, the world learned that Josh had molested five young girls, four of whom were his sisters. It was the beginning of a series of shocking scandals for reality TV’s most squeaky-clean family.