JOSH Duggar's heavily pregnant wife Anna 'is convinced he will soon be free and able to raise his kids', despite his ongoing child pornography case, a source has exclusively told The Sun.
The former TLC stars were pictured together for the first time since his arrest as they left his court hearing earlier this week.
They faced a backlash online for "smirking" as they were met by waiting photographers outside of the building in Arkansas.
Fans re-shared a video clip of the couple to Reddit and branded them "disgusting" and "creepy."
A source has since told The Sun exclusively that Anna is "extremely confident" her husband will not be jailed – and hopes he will be able to be present at the birth of their seventh child in coming weeks.
"Anna is convinced Josh will be a free man soon and be able to raise their kids, she should be worried she's going to be alone with seven children, but she isn't," they said.
"She also doesn't seem to care what anyone says, or if people think she's crazy, Anna is standing by Josh.
"The family are so religious they are told it's a sin to lie, so Anna believes everything Josh says.
"The longer it drags on the more convinced she is this will all blow over."
Josh is currently on home confinement until his trial in November and is living with third party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber, who are longtime friends of the Duggar family.
"Anna has been spending all of her time at the home, often with the kids," the source went on.
"I really don't think they signed up to have two adults and six children living in the house, I heard tensions have been high for quite some time."
The Sun has reached out to the Duggar's family rep and the Rebers for comment, but did not hear back.
The Arkansas judge on the case ordered Josh to wear a GPS ankle monitor.
Josh has unlimited access to his children with Anna present.
WEEKS FROM GIVING BIRTH
The insider claimed Anna is just weeks from giving birth and hopes Josh will be present as he was with their other children.
"She is desperate to have him by her side for the birth, but we don't know if he'll be allowed in the hospital yet," the source said.
"Everyone outside of the family thinks Anna should be focusing less on Josh and more on getting settled with her children away from the drama and preparing for her new arrival, but the reality is the opposite."
The source added that most of the Duggar siblings still believe Josh although they are starting to "have doubts," while dad Jim Bob has been "working hard behind the scenes to get him off."
"He's setting up meetings, paying lawyers and consultants, doing whatever he can to make sure his son doesn't go to jail," they said.
Josh, 33, appeared in court on Monday for a hearing regarding a series of motions, including his request to dismiss the child pornography case entirely.
The Sun exclusively revealed the judge "denied" his request to throw out the case.
Attorneys for the disgraced 19 Kids and Counting star first filed a motion to dismiss the case because the government allegedly failed to "preserve potentially exculpatory evidence," which is evidence favorable to a defendant that could exonerate him of the crime.
The court papers claimed certain people had access to Josh’s used car lot Wholesale Motorcars’ wireless internet.
Though law enforcement searched the witnesses' devices, they allegedly "failed to preserve any evidence obtained during these searches."
Josh's motion to have photos of his hands and feet be suppressed in court was also denied.
His attorneys claimed authorities "did not have a warrant which authorized the taking of the photographs" and that they were taken without his lawyer present.
NOT GUILTY PLEA
The court filing provided the three images taken while Josh was in custody on April 29, 2021.
In the photographs, Josh has his hands stretched out over his feet, as the pictures are taken from an angle above him.
Jim Bob and Michelle's oldest child was arrested and charged with possessing and receiving child pornography in April and later pleaded not guilty.
He requested the court postpone his July trial date "in or after February 2022."
The trial has been reset to November 30 and has the potential to last until December 3.
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