If you’ve been watching the news, you’ll know that the fact that Ashley Madison leaked thousands of names of married people who had signed up to site, which allows you to knowingly find a partner in which to partake in an affair.
While some think that the leak is unfair to members and the familes of those joined, others think that it’s deserved because they signed up to have an affair in the first place.
However, the first celebrity member has now been revealed…
Former reality TV star from ’19 Kids and Counting’ and conservative activist Josh Duggar has been revealed as one of the members of cheating site Ashley Madison, just over once month since the birth of his fourth child, Meredith Grace.
Meredith Grace is 1 month old today, we are so grateful for our 4th little blessing! pic.twitter.com/uCwvdGyaOW
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) August 16, 2015
In a statement released overnight, he wrote:
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife.
“I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in him.
“I have brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions.
“The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country I was hiding my own personal failures.
“As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all the hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.
“I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”
Interestingly, a line appears to have been removed from the statement soon after the family posted it online. Gawker reports the original version read: “I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”