Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar‘s marriage is on the rocks, thanks to son Josh Duggar‘s cheating scandals and extramarital affairs.
While the Duggars are self-professed Christians who claim to promote family values, the clan has been “destroyed” by Josh’s numerous sex scandals.
Sources told InTouch the situation has gotten so bad that Jim Bob and Michelle are teetering on the brink of divorce.
Insiders say Jim Bob and Michelle have been arguing constantly ever since Josh returned home in May 2016 from rehab, where he was treated for porn and sex addictions.
“Michelle has actually raised her voice to Jim Bob, which never happens,” said a source. “It’s splitting the family apart.”
Josh’s child molestation scandal has also caused a rift among the Duggar’s extended family. Some relatives are afraid to bring their small children around Josh, who has admitting molesting five underage girls — including his sisters Jessa and Jill — when he was 14 years old.
In 2015, he admitted he had cheated on his wife Anna (who was then pregnant with their fourth child) with several women, including porn star Danica Dillon, as TheImproper has reported.
Josh’s child molestation past combined with his serial cheating caused TLC to cancel the Duggars’ hit TV show, 19 Kids and Counting, in July 2015.
The cancellation of “19 Kids” was a major financial setback for the Duggars, who earned $25,000 to $45,000 per episode. The Duggars have not been able to make the lost income with other jobs, as most of the clan are unemployed.
In 2015, the Duggar family reportedly lost over $25 million on lost book deals, endorsements and speaking engagements stemming from their show’s cancellation.
The Duggar family is hoping to recapture the lucrative TV empire that came crashing down due to Josh’s sex scandals. TLC recently threw the Duggars a lifeline when it renewed their spinoff TV show, Jill and Jessa: Counting On, for a second season.