JOY-ANNA Duggar snubbed her family and celebrated her Thanksgiving with her husband Austin’s in-laws in Texas ahead of her brother Josh’s child pornography trial.
The Counting On star and her siblings are carrying on with the holidays as the eldest, Josh, 33, is currently on home confinement until his trial on November 30 and is unable to spend the holidays with his underage siblings, nieces, and nephews amid his child pornography charges.
Joy-Anna Duggar distanced herself from her family’s traditional Thanksgiving this year[/caption]
She decided to spend the holidays in Texas with her husband Austin’s family[/caption]
Meanwhile, Joy-Anna appeared to be in high holiday spirits cooking in the kitchen and enjoying the warmer Texas fall weather as she distanced herself and her children away from her family.
The 24-year-old posted relentlessly on her Instagram inside footage of her large in-law family preparing the Thanksgiving meal including potatoes and her grandmother-in-law’s traditional banana pudding.
Joy-Anna also shared adorable footage of her two kids Evelyn, one, and Gideon, three, playing in the backyard, kitchen, and with their cousins.
Evelyn looked wide eyed and awake as she munched on vanilla wafers and “helped” slice potatoes.
Outdoors, Gideon wanted to go swimming but changed his mind when he found out it was too cold.
The mom-of-two’s mind was blown when she saw that Gideon hopped on a bike with training wheels for the first time all by himself.
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All of the Forsyth family’s activities concluded with a jam-packed living room gathering for game night.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Duggar family is celebrating Thanksgiving like every other year, dividing up the cooking duties amongst the younger kids.
Photos were posted on the family’s Instagram page, capturing the youngest siblings preparing the feast from the day prior.
One picture showed some of the older kids cleaning out and seasoning multiple turkey’s in their large kitchen.
Other snaps showed others mixing giant bowls of flour and rolling out dough for the Duggar’s traditional homemade rolls and other treats.
In one shot, two of the boys are smiling at the camera while preparing food over the stove.
They captioned the post: “Today it was all hands on deck preparing for our Thanksgiving meal tomorrow!
“We have some staples that we make every year, like our favorite homemade rolls! Anyone else doing lots of food prep today?
“Can’t wait to try everything tomorrow with friends and family! Happy Thanksgiving!”
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
One member that will not be at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year is Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s first born, Josh.
He is currently living with third party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber, who are longtime friends of the family as he awaits his upcoming trial.
Back in April, Josh pleaded not guilty to two child pornography counts.
He was accused of possessing and receiving images of child pornography.
Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner said at a May court hearing that downloads made from a specific file were “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine”.
Josh’s trial could last until December 3.
The Sun exclusively revealed from court papers that the state plans to use his past molestation scandal, which he was never charged for, at the trial and is asking the court for permission.
In 2015, a police report was published that revealed his dad Jim Bob confessed to local authorities that Josh fondled the breasts and genitals of five young girls while they were asleep in the family home back in 2006.
The state plans to use the police report at trial, as it shows his alleged “sexual interest in young girls.”
Josh fought back against prosecution being able to mention the molestation scandal, as a judge will rule on the argument next week.
Recently, at a hearing in federal court, the prosecution mentioned Josh’s father would be one of their proposed witnesses.
One Reddit user commented: “Justin and Claire (will announce) ‘A turkey isn’t the only thing in the oven!’”
Others speculate the timing of an announcement could provide a pregnant pause from oldest brother Josh’s April 2021 arrest for two counts of child pornography.
Another user speculated: “I don’t know if they will announce something over Thanksgiving, more like just after, also to distract from the trial.
“I feel like another pregnancy now, given Josh, could cause even more bad publicity.”
But a counter poster said making Claire delay her big news would be the real crime.
“If they tell Claire not to announce because it might be bad publicity, I would die laughing.
“Poor girl, lol, she got cheated out of being “famous”, having a tv wedding, and now cheated out of a pregnancy announcement.”
Joy-Anna snubbed her family ahead of her eldest brother Josh’s child pornography trial[/caption]
The rest of the Duggar family carried on traditions as usual preparing the family’s feast[/caption]
Josh is on home confinement until his trial on November 30[/caption]