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Joy-Anna Duggar Comes Clean About Due Date, Shotgun Wedding Rumors

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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Duggar Family: LYING About Counting On Coming Back?!

We’re only a few days into 2018, but it’s already been a hectic year for the Duggar family.

Things got off to a promising start with the announcement that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child.

It wasn’t long, however, before the Duggars were facing down yet another scandal, this one having to do with their beloved TLC reality show, Counting On.

For the past several months, reports that Counting On would be canceled by the network have been circulating non-stop on social media.

Some insiders have blamed declining ratings.

Others have insisted that the show was canceled because of Derick Dillard and his transphobic tweets.

Whatever the reason, there was a time when it seemed apparent that the Duggars would not be returning TLC.

The time when a new season should have been announced came and went without any official word from the family or the network.

Just as fans were beginning to give up hope, however, Jana and Joy-Anna Duggar were spotted filming at a beauty salon near their hometown of Tontitown, Arkansas.

Sure enough, shortly thereafter, the Duggars official fan blog–operated by two close family friends–announced that Counting On will be returning to television on February 26.

Fans rejoiced, but it now looks as though their celebrations may have been premature.

Thus far, the blog post from the Duggars’ friends is the only “official” mention of the show’s return.

There’s been no advertising, no word from TLC, not even any social media posts from the Duggars themselves on the subject.

Needless to say, it’s a bit odd that with just weeks remaining until the premiere date, there hasn’t been so much as a teaser trailer from TLC.

And that’s not the only reason to belive fans may have been misled:

As several fan sites have pointed out, the camera crew filming Jana and Joy-Anna is the only production staff that’s been spotted in Tontitown.

With a population of less than 2,500, not much occurs in the town without the knowledge of its residents.

Locals say the whole county usually knows when the Duggars filming, but this time around, they’ve spotted just one relatively small procuction crew.

The odd situation has resulted in a number of fan theories:

Some believe that the Duggars are misleading fans, hence why an announcement was made with the family’s approval, but not by any of the actual family members, thus allowing them to back away from the statement if it proves inaccurate.

Others suspect the Duggars are transitioning toward a self-produced web series, which would explain the lack of promotional material and reduced production staff.

Still others think that TLC has simply cut production costs in response to lower ratings, which has resulted in a smaller production staff, a reduced number of episodes, and limited marketing.

Whatever the case, it seems that there have been some considerable changes in the relationship between the Duggars and the network that made them famous.

And we’re guessing that one way or another, those changes will be readily apparent come February 26.

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Jill Duggar: Son’s Secret Medical Crisis Revealed!

Jill Duggar has been a reality TV star since childhood.

As such, she’s accustomed to sharing just about everything with her family’s massive fan base.

But there are some things that even Jill would prefer to keep private.

When Jill welcomed her second child back in July of 2017, she waited several weeks before posting a photo.

Now, fans believe they know why.

Jill’s husband, Derick Dillard, posted the above photo on his Instagram page this week as part of a montage celebrating his mother’s birthday.

Fans were shocked by the never-before-seen image of baby Samuel hooked up to wires with tubes coming out of his nose.

Some of Derick’s followers were deeply concerned by what they saw.

Others insisted that while they’re certainly unsettling, such scenes are not uncommon.

“That is a tube to suction fluid out of the lungs,” commented one fan.

“When babies are born by C-section the fluid does not get pushed out by contractions. It is normal to have to get this out, not a complication. Happened with both my C-section babies.”

Others continue to suspect that Samuel experienced serious health problems from birth and that the Duggars did their best to downplay the severity of the situation.

“Omg poor Samuel, feeding tube and oxygen. Don’t think he was as healthy at birth as you said originally,” one of Derick’s followers wrote.

At the time of Samuel’s birth, the Duggars did reveal that he was born via C-section following a difficult and complicated labor.

“After 40 hours of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital,” the family revealed in a statement released just after the birth.

“Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”

“His birth didn’t go as expected,” Jill later stated in an interview with People magazine.

In all likelihood, fans will never know exactly how serious Samuel’s health problems were at the time of his birth.

Derick Dillard has been fired by TLC as a result of some controversial public statements, and it appears as though his family will be leaving the spotlight along with him.

So going forward, the only source of information about the Dillard family will be the Dillards themselves.

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Jessa Duggar Stuns Fans: My Kids Are Growing Up SO Fast!

It seems not a month goes by that without some news of another Duggar birth or pregnancy.

At this point, Jim Bob and Michelle have so many grandkids it can be a struggle to keep them all straight.

Fortunately, it doesn’t seem as though the kids are wanting for attention.

In addition to the love of their parents, the new generation of Duggars enjoys the affection of an army of aunts and uncles, as well as millions of fans all over the world.

So when a milestone is reached, the occasion is celebrated not only by the family but by the entirety of Duggar Nation.

And lately, there’s been so much cause for celebration coming from the Seewald household that it’s been difficult to keep up with it all.

Jessa Duggar and her husband, Ben Seewald, are parents to 2-year-old Spurgeon and 11-month-old Henry.

Needless to say, it’s a hectic home, and quite understandably, Jessa’s house is often a mess.

By while the mother of two has been applauded for sharing candid photos of cluttered abode, it’s the achievements of her two boys that really win fans’ hearts:

This week saw a handful of memorable moments, as Henry (above) stood on his own for the first time.

Jessa shared photos from the big day and noted that it took place shortly after Spurgeon turned two:

“We had a fun time celebrating Spurgeon’s birthday yesterday. We’re so grateful to God for this sweet little boy,” Jessa wrote on Instagram.

“It has been such a joy to watch him grow and learn this past year. Can’t believe he’s already 2 years old!”

Of course, they call ‘em the terrible twos for a reason, and it seems Jessa has already come to accept that she’ll need to take the good with the bad:

Jessa posted the above video to Instagram earlier today along with the following explanation:

“Henry tried to break apart Spurgeon’s car tracks, so big bro shouted ‘Noooo!’ Baby replied with, what sounded like, “Yeaaah!” So big bro hovered over his tracks in a protective manner and said ‘Nooo!’ again.

“Ha! And so it continued. The toddler was distraught, and the baby didn’t have clue. #FirstVerbalArgument”

It’s a good thing that Jessa has a sense of humor about moments like these.

She’s sure to experience many more of them in the years to come.

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Jim Bob Duggar vs. Ben Seewald Feud: Worse Than We Thought?!

For several months now, we’ve been hearing rumors about an ongoing feud Jim Bob Duggar and his son-in-law Ben Seewald.

The cause of the discord is said to be a number of differing views regarding religious doctrine that would no doubt seem minor to anyone not deeply involved with the particular sect of baptism that shapes every aspect of the Duggars’ worldview.

But for Jim Bob and Ben what’s at stake is no less than the immortal souls, as well as the fates of Ben and Jessa’s two children.

Some of the disagreements can be easily understood by outsiders:

Ben holds a number of “liberal” beliefs (meaning they fall to the left of Jim Bob’s far-right ethos), and the Duggar patriarch believes that by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and refusing to condemn all gays to hell, Seewald is defying not only the teachings of the Baptist church, but the very will of God.

But apparently, what concerns Jim Bob even more is some of Ben’s more arcane beliefs, which apparently fly in the face of the central tenets of Jim Bob’s beloved Quiverfull movement.

Insiders say the biggest point of contention is Seewald’s Calvinist beliefs.

One of the more controversial teachings of Southern Baptist Calvinism is that of predestination, or the belief that one’s salvation and path through life are pre-determined.

It’s a belief that’s shared by Jinger Duggar’s husband, Jeremy Vuolo, and apparently the doctrinal differences have created a deep rift within the Duggar clan.

“Every one of the guys have married into the family have their own way of thinking,” a source close to the family told Radar.

“Their beliefs aren’t always going to reflect every little ideal Jim Bob and Michelle embrace. There are a few differences in religious thought processes.”

The insider adds that Ben has been able to maintain close ties with most of his in-laws despite some major ideological differences–but it hasn’t always been easy.

“Overall he’s close to the family,” the insider continued.

“Most everyone tries to agree to overlook things that aren’t in alignment with their thinking. If there’s something that comes out they tend to work it out quickly.”

That said, Ben isn’t the only son-in-law with whom Jim Bob is currently locking horns.

It seems certain revelations about Joy-Anna Duggar’s husband, Austin Forsyth, recently came to light and Jim Bob is not pleased with what he’s learned:

“There has been a lot of talk about the character of her new husband Austin,” a source told Radar in September. “He was more of a rebel child.”

The situation has reportedly led to a generational feud that shows no signs of being resolved any time soon.

“There’s a lot of outrage between increasingly divided factions,” says one insider.

Thus far, Jim Bob has been able to maintain the outward appearance of civility.

But those familiar with the situation say it’s a veritable powder keg that’s liable erupt any day now.

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Duggar Courtship News: Who Will Enter a Relationship Next?

We're only five days into the new year, but 2018 has already seen a Duggar baby announcement and a whole slew of courship speculation.

We now know that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child, but that's certainly not the only way in which reality TV's largest family will be expanding in the months to come.

Joy-Anna Duggar is also expecting, as is Joseph Duggar's new wife, Kendra Caldwell.

And of course, several single Duggars are set to embark on courtship journeys of their own in the months to come.

Here's a rundown of who might be next to leave the nest:

1. Jana Duggar

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The perennial fan favorite. Fans have been hoping for a courtship announcement from Jana for years now. And thanks to her increasingly close “friendship” with Caleb Williams, it seems 2018 will finally be her year.

2. John David Duggar

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This is another one that wouldn’t come as much of a surprise. In fact, it’s widely believed that John David is already involved in a secret courtship with a woman from Texas. No word on why he might be keeping things on the down-low.

3. The Pressure Is On!

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Both Jana and John David are no doubt feeling the pressure to announce relationships. The twins will turn 28 this month, and they’re the oldest unmarried Duggars by a considerable margin.

4. Josiah Duggar

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Many fans believe this is the year that Josiah Duggar will once again try his hand at courtship. Josiah is the only member of his family to enter a relationship that did not result in marriage, having pursued an ill-fated romance with Marjorie Jackson in 2016.

5. A Social Media Loophole

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Some fans believe Josiah is the next to go a-courtin’, as in many respects, he’s more modern and mature than many of his siblings. Duggars are typically forbidden to have social media accounts until they enter a formal courtship. However, Josiah has maintained an Instagram page despite the fact that his relationship with Jackson has come to en end, leading many to believe that he’s using it to keep in touch with potential mates.

6. Jedediah Duggar

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Smart money is on Jedediah Duggar announcing a courship in 2018. As many fans have pointed out, he was likely already involved in a romantic relationship that went awry.

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Joy-Anna Duggar: CONFIRMING She Got Pregnant Out of Wedlock?!

If you’re a fan of her family’s, then you’ve no doubt heard by now that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant with her first child.

You’re probably also aware of the rumors and allegations about Joy’s “shotgun wedding.”

The Duggars forbid all forms of premarital sexual activity, so the revelation that Joy got pregnant out of wedlock and lied about it to fans would mean yet another dent in the family’s “wholesome” image.

For the most part, the Duggars have been keeping Joy out of the spotlight in recent months, even excluding her from holiday photos, presumably as a means of avoiding further scrutiny of her much-discussed baby bump.

But in response to news that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child, Joy joined her siblings in recording a congratulatory video that was posted on Facebook.

As usual, fans had much to say about the size of Joy’s belly, but it’s the 20-year-old’s comments about her sister’s pregnancy that really have Duggar Nation buzzing.

“Yeah I’m excited because it’s only going to be six months longer than mine,” Joy-Anna says in the video.

“That is so cool,” she adds.

Pregnancies generally all last about the same length of time, so we’re sure what Joy meant to say is that Jinger’s due date is six months after hers.

And that timeline is raising a few eyebrows today.

Duggar obsessives have managed to narrow down Jinger’s conception date, which means Joy may have given away more information than she intended to with her remarks.

In her pregnancy announcement, Jinger stated that she was not far enough along to know the sex of the baby, which means she’s probably less than 16 weeks along.

Duggar women generally wait until the end of their third trimester to announce their pregnancies, a not uncommon practice, as the likelihood of a miscarriage declines considerably at that point.

So it’s safe to say that Jinger is just over 12 weeks into her pregnancy

Which would mean that Joy is due to give birth this month.

And that would mean that Jinger’s claims that she got pregnant on her honeymoon in late May or early June are more than a little misleading.

According to the timeline she’s offering fans, Joy should only be about seven months along.

So unless she’s planning a premature birth, it would seem that Joy almost certainly got knocked up before she and Austin exchanged vows.

Some Duggar-ites believe Joy made a veiled confession in the video for the simple reason that she’s sick of keeping up the charade.

There was a time when we would’ve found that highly unlikely, but considering how much the Duggar girls have been rebelling against Jim Bob in recent months, we wouldn’t necessarily put it past her.

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Jot-Anna Duggar: CONFIRMING She Got Pregnant Out of Wedlock?!

If you’re a fan of her family’s, then you’ve no doubt heard by now that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant with her first child.

You’re probably also aware of the rumors and allegations about Joy’s “shotgun wedding.”

The Duggars forbid all forms of premarital sexual activity, so the revelation that Joy got pregnant out of wedlock and lied about it to fans would mean yet another dent in the family’s “wholesome” image.

For the most part, Joy’s family has been keeping her out of the spotlight in recent months, even excluding her from holiday photos, presumably as a means of avoiding further scrutiny of her much-discussed baby bump.

But in response to news that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child, Joy joned her siblings in recording a congratulatory video that was posted on Facebook.

As usual, fans had much to say about the size of Joy’s belly, but it’s the 20-year-old’s comments about her sister’s pregnancy that really has Duggar Nation buzzing.

“Yeah I’m excited because it’s only going to be six months longer than mine,” Joy-Anna says in the video.

“That is so cool,” she adds.

Pregnancies are generally all last about the same length of time, so we’re sure what Joy meant to say is that Jinger’s due date is six months after hers.

And that timeline is raising a few eyebrows today.

Duggar obsessives have managed to narrow down Jinger’s conception date, which means Joy may have given away more information than she intended to with her remarks.

In her pregnancy announcement, Jinger stated that she was not far enough along to know the sex of the baby, which means she’s probably less than 16 weeks along.

Duggar women generally wait until the end of their third trimester to announce their pregnancies, a not uncommon practice, as the likelihood of a miscarriage declines considerably at that point.

So it’s safe to say that Jinger is just over 12 weeks into her pregnancy

Which would mean that Joy is due to give birth this month.

And that would mean that Jinger’s claims that she got pregnant on her honeymoon in late May or early June are more than a little misleading.

According to the timeline she’s offering fans, Joy should only be about seven months along.

So unless she’s planning a premature birth, it would seem that Joy almost certainly got knocked up before ahe and Austin exchanged vows.

Some Duggar-ites believe Joy made a veiled confession in the video for the simple reason that she’s sick of keeping up the charade.

There was a time when we would’ve that highly unlikely, but considering how much the Duggar girls have been rebelling against Jim Bob in recent months, we wouldn’t necressarily put it past her.

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Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard: Will They Ever Be Allowed to Adopt?!

In recent weeks, Derick Dillard has made waves and angered both his famous in-laws and his former bosses.

As a result, Derick was fired by TLC after harshly criticizing transgender teen Jazz Jennings on Twitter.

The reaction against his unprovoked bullying campaign has been swift and harsh, but now it looks as though Derick mght not be through suffering the consequences of his foolish remarks.

As fans are no doubt aware, Derick and Jill Duggar have talked about adoption on several occasions.

Obviously, the couple has kept busy making biological children in recent years, but they seem to believe that the adoption option remains open to them should they ever decide to take advantage of it.

However, should they ever initiate the process, they may learn that that’s simply not the case.

As In Touch Weekly points out Jill and Derick may have hurt their chances for adoption with their recent conduct.

Adoption agencies–particularly international agencies, of the sort in which Jill and Derick have expressed interest–often factor in the social media activity and political and religious views of prospective parents when making their decisions.

Jill has not publicly espoused Derick’s transphobic views, but she has stated that she fully supports her husband in all matters.

That loyalty could work to her detriment if she and Derick ever decide to adopt.

Of course, thus far, several Duggars have spoken at length about adoption, but none has actually initiated the process.

Fans have expressed annoyance with those circumstances, arguing that it’s beginning to look as though the famiy simply enjoys the adulation they receive from fans when they talk about adoption, but would never actually take an adopted child into their home.

Jill and some of her sisters have also discussed the idea of becoming foster parents, but that seems even less likely.

Agencies that match foster children with families often have strict rules with regard to disciplinary practices and the sort of beliefs that foster parents are permitted to instill in their charges.

And it seems unlikely that the Duggars would be willing to comply with by which all foster families must comply.

“Because of the trauma these children have endured, the agency does not allow corporal punishment,” reads a page on the Foster Family Home Inquiry website.

“Foster parents will need to recognize the religious beliefs of the foster child and support them in exercising their religious beliefs.”

The Duggars would likely be unwilling to accept a situation in which they were unable to use corporal punishment (the family’s fondness for “blanket training” has been well-documented) or impart their own unorthodox beliefs to children living under their foor.

Ironically, all the talk of adoption and fostering that was supposed to highlight the Duggars’ benevolent side is bringing all their most controversial ideas and practices to the forefront.

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Jordyn Duggar: Did Her Parents Forget Her Birthday?!

Last month, Jordyn Duggar turned 9 years old.

Her family celebrated Jordyn’s birthday in true Duggar fashion by assembling a massive crowd of siblings to sing to her about Jesus.

They even posted photos and video of the occasion on social media for all of their fans to enjoy.

But some of those fans believe something was amiss with the celebration.

You see, Jordyn’s birthday follows closely after that of her younger sister, Josie.

With 19 children, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are obviously accustomed to back-to-back birthday celebrations, but Josie’s is more of a special occasion than most.

Born three months premature, 8-year-old Josie is often referred to as the Duggar’s “miracle baby.”

As the youngest in the family, she reportedly enjoys the lion’s share of her parents’ attention and affection. 

It’s a situation the other Duggars have reportedly come to accept, but some fans feel the Josie-worship went too far recently, and they’re accusing Jim Bob and Michelle of getting so caught up in the birthday of their youngest daughter that they forgot about Jordyn entirely.

As we pointed out earlier, the Duggars did, in fact, celebrate Jordyn’s birthday, but fans on Reddit believe they did so only after being reminded of the occasion on social media.

“It’s mid-afternoon and still no happy birthday post for Jordyn. Because something always seems to be more important than Jordyn. The story of her poor, lost life,” one fan remarked on Jordyn’s big day.

“There is just such a history of the poor girl being overshadowed by Josie. It breaks my heart and I don’t even know the kid. I want to adopt her as an ‘unofficial niece’ and spoil her with love and attention,” another commented.

Other fans pointed out that Jordyn’s birthday was further eclipsed by the announcement that Joe Duggar and Kendra Caldwell are expecting their first child:

“Wouldn’t whoever announced Jendra’s pregnancy have known that today is Jordyn’s birthday?” wrote one Reddit user.

“Common sense would tell them to delay announcing it for 2 days till Wednesday or the end of the week. But I guess we can wish her if her family can’t. Happy birthday Jordyn!”

When the Duggars did finally acknowledge Jordyn on social media, it was too little, too late for many fans:

“I wonder if they’ve seen comments surrounding how they ‘forgot’ her birthday because her b-day message seems longer than normal lol albeit the same generic stuff,” wrote one follower.

“They literally didn’t post it until darned near her bedtime. They probably had to edit Josie out of all her pictures,” remarked another.

With 18 siblings, we’re sure Jordyn is accustomed to not being the center of attention, but that doesn’t make the possibility that the Duggars forgot a 9-year-old’s birthday any easier to accept.

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