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Joshua O. McDonald (born 1981) is the ex-husband of Rebekah Hunt and the father of their two children, Annabel and Alyssa.

He is the brother of Caleb McDonald and Meagen Moreno.

Early life

Joshua O. McDonald was born in 1981. He has two siblings.

Along with his siblings, Joshua was homeschooled growing up. He and his siblings were raised as active participants of Bill Gothard's Institute in Basic Life Principles, and regularly attended the yearly Advanced Training Institute conferences in Big Sandy, Texas. As he grew older, he found these teachings to be false, and he made the decision to leave them for a more mainstream version of conservative Christianity as an adult.

Personal life


On August 21, 2004, Joshua married Rebekah Ann Keller in Galveston County, Texas. On May 22, 2015, they got divorced in Fort Bend County, Texas. The reasons listed were: "discord or conflict of personalities between Petitioner [Rebekah] and Respondent [Joshua] that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation". Rebekah was granted primary custody of their children, with Joshua getting every other weekend and Thursday nights.


The couple has 2 children.

Their first child, daughter Annabel, was born on July 9, 2005.

Their second child, daughter Alyssa, was born on May 26, 2007.



Joshua graduated from college with degrees in Christian Theology and Character Development.


For 5 years, Joshua worked as an Evangelical Christian Pastor in Texas.


For 14 years, Joshua worked at a software company as a Technologist in Texas.

Life coach

Joshua works as a Life Coach. In 2021, he created the company JoshMc.Life.


Joshua appeared on the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting as the brother-in-law of Anna Duggar and Joshua Duggar.

Wedding involvement

Joshua was a groomsman at his sister-in-law Anna's wedding to Joshua Duggar on September 26, 2008.