NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 5:36 PM
Upon first learning her husband’s infidelity and porn addiction, Anna Duggar felt like she was in a nightmare.
The tight-lipped reality star was devastated after learning of Josh Duggar’s unsettling vices, she reveals in a new trailer for TLC’s three-part series, “Jill & Jessa: Counting On.”
“I was just like, ‘I’m gonna wake up and everything’s gonna be okay,’ she reveals in the promo while fighting tears. “This really, this can’t be true.”
Josh Duggar’s harrowing actions have taken a toll on his entire family, with many of them also voicing their distress in the new trailer.
“Everybody makes their own decisions and everybody makes their own choices,” his sister Jill says. “But they’re not the only ones that suffer the consequences.”
Duggar was exposed as a cheater in August after his name was leaked during a hack of the Ashley Madison website, which is used by people seeking affairs. He later checked into rehab for sex-addiction, admitting that he was also addicted to pornography and calling himself the “biggest hypocrite ever.”
Months earlier, Duggar responded to reports that he had molested five young children – four of whom were his sisters – when he was a teen.
“As a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” he wrote on Facebook. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”
That scandal led TLC to pull the plug on his family’s popular TLC show, “19 Kids and Counting,” in which the family regularly expressed their conservative Christian values.
The new mini-series, which stars his sisters Jill and Jessa Duggar, is supposed to focus on the Duggar family as they try to move on from Josh’s degradations.
In the promo, Jessa prepares to give birth to her first child, while Jill prepares to move to Central America for a mission trip.
Josh Duggar (right) checked into rehab after admitting to having a porn addiction and cheating on Anna Duggar (left).
But the short clip also promises to address the past as well, as at one point it even shows a number of the Duggar family members crying as they talk about Josh.
“I cried a lot of tears,” Jill Duggar says. “My first thoughts were for Anna.”
Anna Duggar’s revelation in the new trailer is the most she’s said publicly since her husband’s latest scandal.
In a previous trailer for the show, she simply said “it was heartbreaking to hear what had happened.”
“Jill & Jessa: Counting On” premieres Sunday.