It’s been four weeks since Josh Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting admitted to sexually molesting five, underage girls over ten years ago. Now, the TV personality has broken his Instagram silence to wish his elder son, Michael, a happy birthday. The boy turned four years old on Tuesday, and his father posted a picture of his smiling son with the caption, “Happy 4th Birthday Michael James.”
Duggar’s wife, Anna, also took to Instagram in celebration of her son’s birthday. She chose to post a video of the birthday boy blowing out the candles on his cake. Reportedly, the family of five is staying with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar in their Arkansas home.
Finally, the Duggar family’s official Facebook page also celebrated Michael Duggar’s birthday with pictures and a heartfelt wish by his Duggar grandparents. They called their first grandson “clever,” “kind,” and wrote that they “absolutely love” everything there is about being grandparents.
This break in media silence by Josh and Anna Duggar seems unusual. Late last month, they deleted their family’s official website, which many assumed was the end of the Duggars on social media. Apparently, they have much more to say and do, even in wake of the scandal.
TLC still has not officially stated the fate of 19 Kids and Counting.