brightcove.createExperiences(); It’s been a tumultuous year for Josh Duggar, but the former TLC star is back home in Arkansas.
PEOPLE can exclusively reveal the first photos of Duggar, 28, since he was embroiled in a series of scandals last year.
Nearly a year to the day after news broke that Duggar had inappropriately touched five underage girls when he was a teen, the former 19 Kids and Counting star appears to be rejoining the family business of restoring and selling used cars. (The vehicle in the photographs was a camouflage-clad Jeep with an asking price of $16,500.)
A source tells PEOPLE Duggar “looks happy” and “interacts very well with people,” and spends a lot of time at his parents’ home, as well as at the family garage.
Of the residents of Tontitown, where most of the Duggars reside, the source says that “it seems like people don’t really care.”
The father of four checked in to the center last August following a series of scandals, including news that he was using the infidelity site Ashley Madison, followed by his public admission that he had become addicted to pornography and been unfaithful to wife Anna, 27.
Before Duggar left the facility, his family spoke out about forgiving the star.
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“I definitely have forgiven Josh. It is a process, though, that you have to work through in your heart,” sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald, 23, told PEOPLE exclusively earlier this year. “And trust is not quickly rebuilt. It is something that takes a while. We love him very much, though, and we are very hopeful for the future.”
As for Anna’s feelings, she recently opened up during an episode of TLC’s Jill & Jessa: Counting On, saying that she’s hopeful for what the future holds.
“I think it’s daily, there’s going to be a lot of work and there kind of is a long process ahead, but we’ll just kind of take it one day at time and keep trusting god and doing the right thing,” she said. “I think there’s lots of hope for the future and a lot of excitement. But, in some ways, there are a lot of steps before it’s where it needs to be.”