It’s been two months since Josh Duggar returned home to Tontitown, Arkansas after spending six months in rehab for addictions to sex and pornography.
Not surprisingly, the disgraced father of four has had a difficult time readjusting to life in his tiny hometown.
For the most part, he’s kept a low profile at the Duggar compound.
Josh returned to the public eye last week during a family road trip to Tennessee, during which he joined his parents and siblings on an outing to play mini-golf.
Not surprisingly, several families stated that they were made uncomfortable by the sight of a known child molester at a family-friendly establishment.
Shortly thereafter, Josh celebrated Mother’s Day with the rest of the Duggar clan at a Mexican restaurant in Pensacola, Florida.
Witnesses say he seemed miserable and uncomfortable throughout the meal.
Josh still has yet to show his face in Tontitown, as far as we know.
However, he’s been testing the waters elsewhere, and he recently attended a graduation party for family friends Trace and Carlin Bates in Tennessee.
One insider says she spoke to Josh, and he seems to be doing better than one might expect:
“I did get a chance to talk to Josh and Anna – Josh looks really good, he has dropped a LOT of weight,” the source commented on the Duggar family’s official blog yesterday.
“Josh introduced me to his family. It was obvious the kids were thrilled to have Dad back.
“He was in good spirits and was surprised I talked to him – they said most people had been avoiding them.”
Hopefully he is self-aware enough to understand the lack of sympathy at least a little bit.
After all, we’re talking about a dude would probably be serving a 15-year term in jail if his parents hadn’t helped him cover up his crimes.
The occasional cold shoulder isn’t really so bad by comparison.