For months now, the biggest story surrounding the Duggar clan has had to do with Joy-Anna Duggar’s pregnancy and rumors that the family is misleading fans with regard to her due date.
Reports of Joy-Anna’s “shotgun wedding” have been circulating non-stop, and to be fair, there’s a good deal of evidence to support the theory that she secretly got pregnant prior to marrying Austin Forsyth.
And the proof just keeps piling up.
Joy-Anna and Austin have admitted to breaking the “courtship rules” that her family holds dear and they rather suspiciously moved their wedding date up by several months without any explanation.
Just last week, Joy further raised eyebrows when she commented on the news that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child.
The 20-year-old remarked that Jinger would be giving birth just six months after her, which, as many fans pointed out, doesn’t quite match up with the timeline offered by the Duggars.
The family claims Joy got pregnant on her honeymoon, which began on May 26.
If that were true, her due date would be sometime at the end of February or the beginning of March.
Earlier this week, Joy and Austin made an online baby shower registry, in which they revealed that her due date is February 22, 2018.
The revelation has Duggar fans split, with some claiming it’s evidence that Joy got pregnant before her due date, and others claiming the exact opposite.
While it’s true that Joy’s due date is less than nine months after her wedding, the news puts to rest the rumor that Joy got pregnant in March, thus prompting the rescheduling of her nuptials.
Skeptics point out that even if Joy got pregnant on her wedding night, her due date would likely be later than February 22.
Obviously, the matter is far from resolved, and it probably won’t be completely settled even after Joy gives birth.
If Joy delivers before her due date, then the nay-sayers will insist its solid evidence that she’s lying about her conception date.
Duggar loyalists will point out that every pregnancy is different, and babies arrive well ahead of schedule every day.
Either way, it’s one more controversy for a family that’s known little else in recent years.
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