Anna Duggar gave birth to a baby boy named Mason Garrett on Tuesday. The news was announced on the Duggar Family Blog, which stated, “Another Duggar has joined the clan! Josh and Anna Duggar welcomed their fifth child today. He weighed 9lbs, 1 oz and was 22 inches long.”
The couple noted, “As expected, this little Duggar has been given a name that starts with ‘M.’ Welcome to the world, Mason Garrett Duggar!” And they explained that “Garrett is a family name from Michelle’s side. Her father was Garrett Ruark, and her brother is Garrett Ruark Jr.”
As Gossip Cop reported, it was announced Anna was pregnant with her fifth child in March. On the family’s website, the couple shared, “For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time.”
Josh and Anna continued, “As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!” Their fifth addition joins Mackenzie, Michael, Marcus, and one-year-old daughter Meredith.
Following a tumultuous couple of years, the reality stars have rebuilt their damaged relationship. As it was widely reported, Josh was entangled in two scandals in 2015, having molested underage children as a teen. That same year, it was revealed Josh was cheating on Anna, and subsequently confessed to a pornography addiction. He later underwent a nine-month program in a rehab facility, while Anna remained committed to the relationship throughout.
The couple, who rose to fame on TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting,” met in 2006 at a Christian homeschooling convention, and later married in 2008 at Buford Grove Baptist Church in Hillard, Florida. The wedding was featured on the second season of their popular reality show. Gossip Cop would like to congratulate Josh and Anna on the birth of their fifth child, and we wish the growing family many years of happiness, health and love together!