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Josh Duggar and wife Anna Duggar welcome their fifth child


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Josh Duggar has officially welcomed his fifth child with wife Anna Duggar. Their newest son is named Mason Garett, and he joins siblings Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus and Meredith. (The Duggars really love their matching monograms.)

Josh, whose personal scandals have at times complicated or sullied his famous family name, is "ecstatic" over the "beautiful blessing," an online family post read.

The couple announced their pregnancy in March, and their statement seemingly acknowledged the controversial past headlines, which include marital infidelity, use of pornography (which is strictly banned by the family), and allegations that he molested his female siblings.

"The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings," he said in 2015.

Two years later, "we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives as a family," the couple wrote online. "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. 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."

Four of Josh's sisters -- Jill, Jinger, Jessa and Joy -- recently filed a privacy lawsuit over publicly-released documents related to being molested by Josh. Josh attempted to join their lawsuit, but his sisters asked a judge to deny his request.

“It would be next to impossible for a jury to ignore the perpetrator sitting next to the victims, yet decide the different issues, different claims and different damages that apply for victims as compared to perpetrator," their documents state. "Consolidation would undoubtedly give the false impression that the victim and the perpetrator are ‘in this together.'"

Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar

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  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Josh Duggar visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
  • The Duggar Family Visits "Extra"
    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Hilaria Baldwin (R) interviews Josh Duggar and his daughter during their visit with 'Extra' in Times Square on March 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Josh Duggar speaks during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
  • The Duggar Family Visits "Extra"
    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Hilaria Baldwin (R) interviews Josh Duggar and his daughter during their visit with 'Extra' in Times Square on March 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Strangest Duggar family rules

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  • Social Media
    The Duggars are only permitted to join social media after they're engaged to be married. Yup, you read that right -- no ring, no Instagram. Jinger launched her Instagram account just after announcing her engagement to Jeremy Vuolo.
  • Social Media
    The strict social media rule means that oldest daughter Jana (far right) is unable to have any social media accounts, as she's still single at 27.
  • Side Hugs Only
    The only permitted show of physical affection before marriage are side hugs. That means that the kids' very first kisses are on their wedding days. Jessa and her new husband decided to keep theirs a little private: "We didn’t do ours on stage," she said. "We had ours in private after the ceremony. We ran out and then went to a room by ourselves. That was really special for us."
  • Sex
    Although sex is forbidden before marriage, the Duggar parents expect that once vows are exchanged, the lovemaking commences -- often. "You need to always be available when he calls," Michelle has said.
  • Chaperoning
    Nearly all dates must be chaperoned by parents Jim Bob and Michelle. If neither parent is available, an older sibling will tag along to keep an eye on things.
  • Pants
    Duggar daughters are required to exclusively wear dresses and skirts -- so fans were stunned to see newly-married Jinger wearing shorts and pants! According to reports, her husband gave her permission to do so.
  • Texting
    All texts are group texts. Yup! There are no private convos going on here. One example: When Ben Seewald jokingly texted fiance Jessa "Give me a ring," dad Jim Bob was looped in to quickly respond, "No ring yet."  
  • Alcohol
    This one's a given. There is no smoking or drinking to be had at any times with the Duggars.
  • Pregnancy tests
    This may not be an explicit rule, but according to the Duggar daughters, mom Michelle always has the house stocked with pregnancy tests for her married daughters.
  • Halloween
    The family does not approve of Halloween, reportedly saying that magic and witches are representative of a "demonic realm God wants us to stay away from."
  • Swimsuits
    No bikinis for this family -- or really, any average swimsuits at all. "It's just too hard for the guys to try and keep their eyes averted." Michelle has said. Although they've previously said beach trips are forbidden, the family did hit the coast in 2016.

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