Josh Duggar attended a family function alongside his wife Anna and their four kids

By Brittany King
Updated September 13, 2016 01:00 PM
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Josh Duggar is gradually returning to public life.

The 28-year-old former reality star accompanied his wife Anna and their four children to a family gathering on behalf of close friend Sierra Jo Dominguez.

A photo from the wedding planner’s birthday party shows Marcus resting atop Josh’s shoulders alongside Anna, 28, who is pictured holding 13-month-old Meredith Grace. Also seen in the snap are various members of the Duggar family, including sisters Joy-Anna, 18, Jana, 26, and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald, 23, with her husband Ben, 21.

It’s a rare appearance from Josh, who has kept a low profile after returning home from rehab following two personal scandals in 2015.

The former 19 Kids and Counting star had a premium “guaranteed affair” subscription on the site Ashley Madison, which once discovered, led to Josh’s confession that he had developed an addiction to online pornography and been unfaithful to wife Anna.

The father of four then entered a faith-based rehabilitation program that month and checked out in March to return home to Arkansas. Though his family’s spin-off show Counting On was picked up for a second season, Josh has not and will not be making an appearance.

Counting On airs Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on TLC.