AceShowbiz - Amy Duggar is sympathizing with her cousin Josh Duggar's wife Anna Duggar amid her embattled husband's serious legal issue. Sharing her advice to Anna, the reality TV star has no holds barred as she urges Anna to divorce her husband, who is currently facing a trial for child pornography.
On Tuesday, May 17, Amy penned a lengthy note on her Instagram page along with a picture of her and Anna sharing a hug. In the caption, she tried to bring the mother of seven to her senses and convince her to leave Josh for the sake of her children.
"Anna, I feel for you," Amy opened her public letter to Anna. "No woman wants to be in your shoes. You're faced with an impossible decision and you're being surrounded by the wrong kind of support."
Blaming Anna's family for making her imprisoned in the ugly situation, the 35-year-old continued, "You've been taught since you were a child that marriage is forever and you prayed for God to send you a partner. You've constructed a life and a family with him. You didn't choose any of this, and your kids certainly didn't either."
"I cried as I read the letter your own father wrote in support of your husband this week," Amy added, "It's no wonder you're struggling to know what to do to protect your own kids… you've obviously never had an example there. That's awful and I'm so sorry for that."
The former "19 Kids and Counting" star then convinced Anna that "there is no shame in divorcing Josh." She wrote, "But my Mom was a fierce protector and so am I. She showed me how to stand up and speak up . If no one else in your life is saying it, I need you to understand that there is no shame in divorcing Josh."
"Someday your kids will be old enough to understand what kind of guy their father really is. You can't protect them from the truth for forever!" Amy explained. "Your children look up to you so much… Please be the role model they need in their life." She also expressed that she and her husband Dillon King "are more than willing to help you."
"Josh has chosen how history will remember him. By staying and supporting him you're allowing him to choose that for you, too. And I know standing up to all of this seems impossible now, but as a Mama, your instinct to protect your kids always has to be stronger than your fear," Amy further reasoned. "The only people you would upset by leaving are the ones willing to sacrifice you and your children's safety to protect Josh and his secrets."
After Amy shared the message online, fans couldn't agree more with her. One person praised Amy as commenting, "Said with strength, love, and class." Others urged Anna to listen to Amy, with one writing, "beautifully said! Anna, you have so much more support then you know!!!"
Another echoed the sentiment, "Well said Amy, well said. Someday these children will know and understand. They WILL ask their mom WHY she did not protect them." Sharing the same advice, a fourth fan said, "Anna…Nowhere does God tell a woman to stay in a situation that is physically dangerous for her family."
"Anna please listen to Amy. Please...," a fifth follower begged. Someone else added, "Amy- you are a pure gem. Anna, I watched you from day one- you were my favorite. Please let Amy’s sense into your heart."