WASHINGTON, DC — Josh Duggar took to social media on Sunday to announce the arrival of his fourth child with wife, Anna, but the reaction was mixed.
Duggar said his new daughter weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
The couple’s announcement comes amid several months of controversy for the former reality show family. Back in May, the Duggar family confirmed that Josh, 27, had molested four of his sisters and a family babysitter when he was 14.
On Thursday, TLC announced the cancellation of the family’s once popular reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”
“Josh & Anna, God bless you and your beautiful family,” one fan wrote on Duggar’s Instagram post.
“You are still a liar and a hypocrite,” another wrote.
Announcing the arrival of Meredith Grace Duggar! 7lbs 14 ozs, 20-1/2in — Anna and Meredith are resting & doing well! pic.twitter.com/HfnuoZcSN7
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) July 19, 2015
On Twitter, one fan wrote, “How can any woman lie next to a man like that?” Another said, “It’s disgusting. Who lets their children near a sexual predator?”
Others were more supportive. “Congratulations!! Enjoy your new baby and never let the witch hunt get you down,” one post said.
Duggar expressed remorse for what happened in a statement he released shortly after the story broke back in May.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation…I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life.”
Duggar’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, posted a video congratulating their oldest son and his wife on their new arrival.