This Is How The Duggar Family Reacted When They Found Out Josh Cheated On His Wife

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Jessa Duggar said her family was devastated when her older brother admitted he was addicted to porn and had cheated on his wife.

During a special on TLC Sunday night, the 23-year-old teared up as she talked about her family’s scandal.

“Josh ended up confessing to us that he had gotten addicted to pornography and that he had been unfaithful to his wife,” Jessa said. “We were devastated.” (PHOTOS: This Porn Star Claims She Had Sex With Josh Duggar Twice)

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“It seemed like it was just a bad dream, like how could this happen? How do you go from being in this wonderful marriage relationship to living sort of a double life and being unfaithful to your spouse?”

Josh Duggar resigned from the Family Research Council in May after police reports surfaced showing that he had molested several young girls as a teenager, including his own sisters. (RELATED: Josh Duggar Admits To Porn Addiction, Cheating On His Wife)

Jessa insisted her family did not sweep the incident under the rug when it happened.

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“It’s shocking,” she added. “It’s your older brother, somebody who you love, who you trust. Definitely, there was a period of time in our family where Josh was not to be trusted. He spent time away from home getting help.” (RELATED: Josh Duggar Checks Into Rehab)