Josh and Anna Duggar welcome Baby No. 5

By Karen Butler   |   Sept. 13, 2017 at 7:17 AM
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Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Duggars have welcomed a new addition to the family.

Mason Garrett Duggar was born Tuesday at just over 9 pounds and 22 inches. He is the fifth child of 19 Kids and Counting alums Josh and Anna Duggar.

"We are so thankful and happy to announce the arrival of our new son, Mason Garrett Duggar. Both he and Anna are doing well. He arrived today without complication and we already adore him," a statement on the family website said."The entire family is ecstatic over the arrival of another beautiful blessing. We want to thank everyone for your prayers, kind words and well wishes. We appreciate it much more than we could ever express. We pray God blesses each of you with an abundance of the kindness you've shown us."

Josh and Anna have avoided the spotlight since 2015 when Josh's involvement in a pair of scandals racked his devoutly Christian family.

The Duggars' reality TV show was canceled when it became public that Josh had years earlier sexually abused two of his younger sisters when he was a teenager. He also later admitted he cheated on his wife.

In 2016, he spent months in a faith-based rehab to be treated for sex addiction.

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