Jinger Duggar Pregnancy Announcement: Her Family Reacts!

Yesterday, Duggar fans received news they’ve been anticipating for over a year:

The family announced that Jinger Duggar is pregnant with her first child.

Jinger married Jeremy Vuolo 14 months ago, and Duggar women typically get to work on making babies shortly after the vows are exchanged.

Rumors of Jinger being secretly pregnant began to circulate almost immediately, but for reasons that still aren’t entirely clear, Jinger and Jeremy decided to wait.

Obviously, they don’t owe anyone an explanation, and fortunately, it seems fans and family members are too busy celebrating to ask for one.

The Duggars and their in-laws took to social media yesterday to share their elation over Jinger and Jeremy’s joyous news.

Interestingly, first up was Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard.

Derick was recently fired by TLC after expressing some wildly controversial views on social media.

This week, however, he’s been all positivity, wishing Jinger and Jeremy all the best on Instagram:

“Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy on expecting your first child! We are so excited for y’all and know you’ll make excellent parents! Israel and Sam are getting at least 43% more cousins in 2018 and they be excited like WOOO!!!” Derick wrote.

Yes, Derick is now using “urban slang.”

We guess that’s an indication of his excitement.

Not to be outdone, another of Jinger’s brothers-in-law Ben Seewald, who pointed out just how rapidly the Duggar clan is expanding:

“3 weddings in less than a year’s time, with @jeremy_vuolo & @jingervuolo, @austinandjoyforsyth, Joe & Kendra! 3 new babies (all boys) born in 2017, Henry, Samuel & Mason! And now… 3 new babies due in 2018! Boys or girls, what are your guesses?” Ben asked his followers.

On their official Facebook page, the Duggars themselves offered up the following message of congratulations:

“Congratulations Jeremy and Jinger!! We are so excited and can’t wait to meet this little one!”

Some fans are disappointed by the fact that the Duggars clearly have no intention of explaining why Jinger took so much longer than her other married siblings to start a family.

But for now, the Vuolos are clearly only interested in receiving one kind of message from fans–words of congratulations.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.


Jinger Duggar Pregnancy: Fans Demand an Announcement!

Just three months after getting married, Kendra Caldwell is pregnant with Joseph Duggar’s baby!

Plenty of people are congratulating the couple, including fans and fellow Duggars.

But seeing Jinger Duggar celebrate the good news has fans demanding to know when Jinger will make a pregnancy announcement of her own.

You certainly don’t have to be a member of the Duggar fertility cult to face expectations that you’ll get pregnant and have a baby soon.

Plenty of people from normal families dread the holidays and family gatherings because they’re tired of questions about when they’ll put their uterus to work because some other relative wants grandkids or niblings or whatever.

Obviously, that’s not fair — your body is your own, and you don’t owe anyone grandbabies.

With the Duggars, however, these expectations are taken to greater extremes.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children. 19.

They expect for all of their brood to not only continue to live their lives by Jim Bob’s fundamentalist beliefs about male supremacy and rejecting most of society, but also to follow their parents’ footsteps in having as many children as possible.

In other words, Jim Bob and Michelle are expecting literally hundreds of grandchildren.

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell got married back in September.

It’s December and Kendra is already pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Considering that the average fertile couple has to try for about a year to create a viable pregnancy, that’s pretty fast. (That’s average, though, meaning that some people take a couple of years and others get it on the first try)

While Joseph and Kendra perhaps didn’t conceive as quickly as Joy-Anna and Austin (who may have broken courtship rules and had a shotgun wedding), that’s still fast.

The Duggars, of course, gave Joseph and Kendra’s good news a very public shout-out. Jinger said:

“Congratulations, Joe and Kendra. We’re so excited for you guys.”

Jeremy Vuolo added: “We cannot wait to meet the little one. We’re so grateful to God for giving you a little baby so soon. We love you guys, and hope to see you soon.”

When fans saw Jinger Duggar publicly congratulate her brother and her sister-in-law on their pregnancy, they had questions.

Namely: why was 19-year-old Kendra Caldwell having a baby before 23-year-old Jinger Duggar?

In the real world, those would both be somewhat young ages for pregnancy. Actually, with a 19-year-old, you can lose the “somewhat.”

Fans took to Facebook to offer their hopes, prayers, and encouragement that Jinger and Jeremy will become parents.

One fan wrote: “Praying for you Jinger. Hope you get pregnant soon. Your babies will be gorgeous too”

Another asked: “When is Jinger going to announce she’s expecting?”

That second comment may be a reference to the commonly held belief that Jinger Duggar is already pregnant.

Of course, other fans were quick to remind people that Jinger and Jeremy may be taking their time.

Jinger Duggar wears pants — because Jeremy Vuolo allows it. She also listens to (gasp!) secular music.

It may be that she and Jeremy are using some form of birth control.

It’s also possible that they’re just … not pregnant. They’ve been married for, like, a year. They may just have bad timing, or one of them may struggle with fertility issues. It happens.

The only thing that we know for sure is that fans pushing Jinger to get pregnant soon isn’t going to do any good.


Ne-Yo & Wife SLAMMED for New Pregnancy Announcement!

Ne-Yo has a big announcement — and it’s not just that he’s decided to go vegan. (That too, but … we’ll see how long that lasts)

He and his wife are expecting a baby!

Normally, this would get nothing but an outpouring of congratulations from fans. Instead, Ne-Yo’s fans are taking him to task. But why?

Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith Pregnancy Announcement 2017

Yes, though Ne-Yo announced back in August that he was going to adopt a vegan diet (no meat and also no eggs or dairy or animal products of any kind — the kind of diet that might make most of us wake up in a cold sweat), he now has a bigger announcement.

He and his wife, Crystal Smith, are expecting a baby!

Which, you would imagine, would be cause for celebration by his fans. That’s the usual response.

This isn’t Ne-Yo’s first child or the couple’s first child.

Ne-Yo, a singer and songwriter with a lengthy music career, has other children from a previous relationship.

First, he had what turned out to be a false alarm.

In 2005, his then-girlfriend, Jesseca White, gave birth. Though she named the boy Chimere (after Ne-Yo’s actual middle name), Chimere turned out to not actually be Ne-Yo’s.

Awkward, right?

In November of 2010, Ne-Yo and Monyetta Shaw welcomed their first child, Madilyn Grace Smith.

In October of 2011, Ne-Yo and Monyetta’s second baby, Mason Evan Smith, was born.

We’ll get back to Ne-Yo’s relationship with Monyetta in a moment, because there’s more to say about it, and it’s the key to his fans’ ire.

Though Ne-Yo and Monyetta had two children together, Ne-Yo ended up breaking off their engagement.

These days, he’s with — and married to — Crystal Smith.

They were married in early 2016, just a couple of months before Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. was born.

(Yes, Ne-Yo’s real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith)

And just yesterday, on Wednesday, Ne-Yo took to Instagram to share the exciting news!

So … why are his fans upset with him?

See, back when Ne-Yo was engaged to Monyetta (the above photo is of him and Monyetta, in case it’s been so long that you’ve forgotten that they looked like together), after they Mason, they made an agreement.

Monyetta would get her tubes tied and Ne-Yo would get a vasectomy.

(Incidentally, vasectomies are very safe surgeries, not particularly invasive, have short recovery times, and are totally reversible. The same cannot be said of having one’s fallopian tubes tied, unfortunately)

But though Monyetta underwent the surgery, Ne-Yo did not fulfill his end of the deal.

Oh, and he ended their engagement.

Fans are outraged that, now that he’s with Crystal Smith, he’s happily having more children … while Monyetta physically cannot.

If he wanted more children, they wonder, why didn’t he realize that before Monyetta had surgery?

There’s a lot of shadiness, though we can’t say that this surprises us coming from Ne-Yo, who thinks that Chris Brown is a victim. Ugh.

There were some comments of congratulations under the announcements, but the less positive reactions really catch your eye:

“What a scumbag. That’s control at its worst. You watch this chick be tying her tubes soon cos of a new promise.”

If Ne-Yo makes a habit out of this, yes, it will be much worse.

“Don’t get why u made ur other baby mama burn her tubes just to move on n keep having kids … that’s just plain ole mean smh nice music but an a–hole in real life.”

There are a lot of skilled artists and creators who are terrible people. It’s sad but it’s the way of the world.

One lengthier comment had a more nuanced view:

“With all due respect and no shade to any of them, but as a woman I feel for his ex. @neyo should not have broached such sensitive/personal subject if he knew he wasn’t fully invested in their relationship. Obviously @monyettashaw trusted him hence she went along with it when he didn’t.”

The same commenter continues:

“I understand nothing is guaranteed and mistakes were made. However, I am yet to see a public apology from @Neyo to his ex, since he made it all our business by breaking up with her on Instagram.”

That is a very good point.

“He has all the characteristics of a bully and I don’t think I will view him differently until I see a public apology to his ex.”

That’s a fair standard to set.

Still, congratulations are in order for Crystal Smith, at least. She’s more than just an extension of her husband, folks.

“Don’t get why u made ur other baby mama burn her tubes just to move on n keep having kids … that’s just plain ole mean smh nice music but an a–hole in real life.”

“With all due respect and no shade to any of them, but as a woman I feel for his ex. @neyo should not have broached such sensitive/personal subject if he knew he wasn’t fully invested in their relationship. Obviously @monyettashaw trusted him hence she went along with it when he didn’t. I understand nothing is guaranteed and mistakes were made. However, I am yet to see a public apology from @Neyo to his ex, since he made it all our business by breaking up with her on Instagram. He has all the characteristics of a bully and I don’t think I will view him differently until I see a public apology to his ex.”


Meghan Markle: Quitting Suits Ahead of Engagement Announcement?!

Almost from the day the world learned they were dating, rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are secretly engaged have been circulating non-stop on social media.

Royal watchers seem split on the issue, with one side arguing that Harry has yet to pop the question, and the other insisting he’s already put a ring on it, and he and Meg are just waiting for the right time to make an announcement.

Whatever the case, the latest news on Meg’s career is sure to bolster theories that the couple will be publicly taking the next step sometime before the year is out.

According to The Daily Mail, Meghan has quit her job on the USA network legal drama Suits in order to turn her attention toward her upcoming wedding and future royal duties.

Sources close to production tell newspaper that Meghan has informed her bosses that she won’t be returning for the show’s eighth season, and is instead planning to relocate to the UK in December.

Many have already jumped to the conclusion that Markle’s departure date is an indication of a holiday wedding.

“Meghan knows she can’t really act at the same time as being a princess and is happy to make this career sacrifice,” an insider tells the Mail.

As for how she’ll spend her time after leaving Hollywood behind, the source says Markle plans to carry on the proud royal tradition of philanthropy:

“She really enjoys her charity work with Unicef and will broaden out her charity commitments when she becomes a full-time royal,” the insider claims.

A different tipster says Meghan’s decision to essentially leave her career behind is every bit as significant as it seems:

“Her decision to give up the biggest role of her career would mean a lot,” says the source.

As for exactly when Harry and Meghan are planning to get married, there’s still no offiail word.

But of course, there have been plenty of theories.

“They’ve spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other, and friends and family around them are pretty much thinking about wedding attire already,” says one insider.

Yes, it appears even Harry’s inner circle is in the dark about when he and Meg are planning to tie the knot.

We’re starting to think these two are just enjoying keeping a secret.


Kylie Jenner Pregnancy Announcement: Finally Happening?!

If you’ve been anywhere near an internet-enabled device in the past three weeks, then by now you’ve almost certainly heard the news that Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby.

Actually, that last part has been called into question thanks to Tyga’s claims that the baby is his, but while the paternity debate might rage on for the foreseeable future, there’s no doubt that Kylie is indeed knocked up.

Which is weird, because thus far, she’s made no official announcement to that effect.

Yes, despite all of the media coverage surrounding Kylie’s baby bump, the 20-year-old has yet to confirm that she’s expecting.

Kylie, of course, is a master of public relations (you don’t amass 100 million Instagram followers just by having big lips), so many fans have assumed she’s planning to break the news in memorable fashion.

But is she?

After all, Kylie is savvy enough to know that her method of making the big announcement is sure to be overshadowed by the news itself.

As a result of that fact, it seems she’s decided to confirm her pregnancy using the same medium that she always uses to communicate with fans.

“Kylie will announce her pregnancy on Instagram in the next week or so,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

“And she believes that she is going to break the internet when she does.”

Despite recent reports that Kylie is “freaking out” about becoming a mom, the insider insists that she couldn’t the reality star has never been happier.

So why the low-profile in recent weeks?

Well, that may have to do with Kylie’s obsession with physical “perfection.”

The source says Kylie is “terrified” of how fans will react to her weight gain.

We understand the inclination toward self-consciousness, but we think Kylizzle should give her faitful followers more credit on this one.

Not only have they proven time and again that they’re unconditionally devoted to their queen, but some of them might be even more excited about this news than she is.

We doubt anyone is looking to bash Kylie for the changes in her appearance.

And if anyone tries it, they’ll promptly be torn limb-from-limb by more diehard Kylie aficionados.


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Nathan Griffith Sticks It To Jenelle Evans With Engagement Announcement!

In just one week, Jenelle Evans will marry David Eason.

We’re sure Jenelle and David’s friends and family are already placing bets on how long it’ll be before the nasty divorce proceedings begin, for now, all is sweetness and light in the Carolina Hurricane’s world. 

But with the number of people Jenelle has pissed off over the years, it was only a matter of time before someone came along to eff up her wedding week.

Today is Nathan Griffith’s birthday, and to celebrate, his girlfriend, Amanda Lynn, took to Twitter to reveal that Jenelle’s second baby daddy has popped the question.

Needless to say, the move is being interpreted by many as an attempt to steal Jenelle’s thunder.

And it’s not the only way that Griffith has been a thorn in Jenelle’s side in recent weeks.

As you’re likely aware, Jenelle has already lost custody of her eldest son, Jace, who’s under the full-time care of her mother, Barbara Evans.

Now, Griffith is pursuing full custody of Jenelle’s second son, Kaiser, and he’s armed with some pretty damning allegations.

Griffith claims that Evans did drugs while she was pregnant, and has neglected and abused her children in horrifying ways.

One appalling account has Jenelle locking her two young sons out of the house on a day in which temperatures exceeded 100 degrees.

Legal experts say it doesn’t look good for Jenelle, who will likely only have custody of her youngest daughter, Ensley, when all this is settled.

Obviously, Nathan announcing his engagement just days before Jenelle’s wedding is small potatoes by comparison.

But still, it’s an unmistakable salvo in a war without a truce on the horizon.

Of course, now, the question on the minds of many Teen Mom 2 fans is: will Jenelle fire back?

One would hope that with a wedding and a custody hearing on the way, Evans would play it cool and keep her outrage to herself.

But knowing what we know about Jenelle’s behavioral patterns, that seems unlikely.

We’re sure she’s trying her best to keep from unloading on Griffith in an epic tweet storm, but it’s only a matter of time before she breaks.

Hopefully, David has the sense to bury her phone in the yard of their new house.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive all of Jenelle’s most fiery tantrums.


Arie Luyendyk Jr: Broke Up with His Girlfriend TWO Days Before Bachelor Announcement!

The identity of the new Bachelor has been revealed and his name is Arie Luyendyk Jr.

He’s the leading man that nobody expected … and, from the way that the Bachelor Nation has responded, also the leading man that nobody asked for or wanted.

Well now there’s a reason aside from disappointment for the Bachelor Nation to object … and it’s because Arie Luyendyk Jr. might not be looking for love on The Bachelor at all.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is a wildly controversial choice, but he’s not exactly a stranger to the Bachelor Nation.

Arie competed on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette, and he actually came in second.

But the controversy over Arie being a choice out of left field had less to do with his relative obscurity in the recent history of the franchise … and more to do with what the Bachelor Nation had wanted.

Because, though a number of fans were divided, a very vocal group and possibly a majority of the Bachelor Nation had wanted — and practically demanded — that the role of The Bachelor‘s leading man be filled by Peter Kraus.

Not just because of his gap-toothed smile or his abs, but because he’s charming and won over hearts and minds throughout Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette.

And though their final breakup was a mess, leaving them both in emotional distress … apparently Peter didn’t win Rachel’s heart. At least, not enough.

What struck fans of The Bachelorette as sincere about Peter was that he told Rachel that he wasn’t prepared to propose to her at the finale, because he takes engagement so very seriously that he would want for them to spend more time together, first.

But Rachel wanted a fairytale romance, and Bryan Abasolo seemed willing to tell her whatever she wanted to hear.

Rachel wasn’t the only one displeased with Peter’s reluctance to jump into an engagement. The Bachelor producers hinted that Peter Kraus not might be the Bachelor, weeks before they announced Arie.

Peter Kraus responded to Arie’s announcement with dignity, of course.

Many members of the Bachelor Nation hold out hope that he might take the role in the next season.

But we have to wonder if The Bachelor‘s showrunners are suddenly having regrets.

Entertainment Tonight reports that Arie Luyendyk Jr. was dating someone … right up until two days before he was announced as being the next Bachelor.

Arie had reportedly been in a relationship with a woman named Sydney Stempfley for more than a year.

(Since Arie Luyendyk Jr was dating Courtney Robertson off and on as recently as a few months ago, we’ll assume that maybe he and Sydney took a break earlier this year)

He is said to have broken up with her two nights before the announcement, and not as a coincidence.

Which means that he ended a real relationship just to go on the show.

Apparently Arie would attend work functions with Sydney, but “everyone hated him.”

Jef Holm is the man who actually won Emily Maynard’s heart on The Bachelorette, all those hears ago.

Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk Jr. remained friends … for a while.

In a tweet, Holm shared that he and Arie are no longer friends:

“As for [Arie]…I stopped being friends with him years ago because he’s disgusting.”

Holm also teased: “Oh the stories I could tell…”

Maybe he’ll comment further or maybe he won’t, but … such a short time after the announcement and dirt is already being revealed about Arie?

How much more will we learn by the time that The Bachelor beings airing?

It sounds like this upcoming season could be a hot mess.

A hot mess that producers could have easily avoided.