Joy-Anna Duggar Pregnancy Post: Life Begins at Birth!

The Duggars have gotten a lot of criticism over the years. For Michelle Duggar being a neglectful parent. For their fringe fundamentalist views on everything. For their children being uneducated “clones” of their beliefs.

But no one has ever realistically questioned whether the Duggar family is 100% anti-abortion.

Until now, that is. Diehard fans are questioning their views after being alarmed by the language used in a recent Duggar post.

Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth may never address the shotgun wedding rumors — at least, that’s how some fans are feeling.

Some believe that they’re not trying to clear the air because the story is true and they’re ashamed of doing the natural and healthy activity that almost every couple in the country does.

Others believe that they’re not speaking about it directly because they don’t want to give any weight to a false rumor. Perhaps they fear that if they shoot down one rumor, they’ll be expected to respond to them all.

A more moderate view might be that Joy-Anna and Austin are biding their time and seeing when Joy-Anna gives birth. If it’s late enough, it might look like “evidence” that the couple waited until their wedding night.

The touchy subject of Joy-Anna’s due date was what brought about this post, which shocked numerous Duggar fans:

On the Duggar family’s official Facebook page, they wrote:

“Joy and Austin will soon be parents! Anybody have a guess when baby will be here?”

They then wrote:

“When it comes to arrival, these babies make up their own minds!”

On the surface, this is just a post about a pregnant Duggar daughter.

Dig slightly deeper, and it’s a set-up to give a plausible explanation if (or when) Joy-Anna gives birth earlier than her wedding date would “allow.”

But did you notice the unexpected language from the Duggars? These fans did, and they were shocked.

One diehard Duggar fan commented:

“They are already parents! They’ve been parents since conception, because that’s when life begins! (Just like to point that out, because life-affirming language is super important – and I know your family agrees on the sanctity of life!)”

That comment then continued, with some odd capitalizatin and hyphenation.

“God bless! Pregnancy is such a special time with Baby and so is birth! Praying for Baby and Mama on your upcoming big day! Have a very Happy Birth-day!”

Other commenters echoed the sentiment, “correcting” the Duggars.

“Life begins at conception.”

And another:

“Human life begins before one has a heartbeat; of course, even if it didn’t, they’d still have been parents since nearly conception. Nothing controversial about that. It’s encouraging, actually.”

So, to the anti-abortion crowd, the Duggars were odd to suggest that Joy-Anna isn’t already a mother.

By their beliefs, she’s been a mother since conception.

The Duggars haven’t been shy about mourning miscarriages with grave markers, as they might if a baby had died. (Which is totally their choice, folks — everyone has a right to grieve a loss in their own way)

Fans have noted the family’s apparent hypocrisy, grieving Jubilee while seeming to forget Caleb Duggar by calling Jubilee their “20th child.”

And one commenter referred to that under the post about Joy-Anna and Austin.

“The Duggars are very pro-life. They turn up to abortion clinics and hold signs on the street. They choose to tell everyone else what should be considered life and then ignore one of the ‘lives’ they created. It’s hypocritical.”

But perhaps whether or not Jim Bob and Michelle mention one child they never got to meet or another is beside the point.

For the Duggars to use the language that they did is odd for pro-life activists who usually use language designed to reinforce the idea that a fetus is a person already.

Were they just … tired? Did they task some intern or family friend to make the post on their behalf?

Who knows.

Fans can all agree that, for most families, the language used to describe Joy-Anna’s upcoming maternity wouldn’t be unusual.

But surely the entire world can agree that the Duggars are not most families.


Chip Gaines Admits Marriage’s Imperfections in Valentine’s Day Post

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines are pretty much the definition of relationship goals, right? Which is why Chip’s Valentine’s Day message has left some fans scratching their heads.

Usually, Valentine’s Day is all about romanticizing love and relationships as much as possible.

Instead, Chip seems to be focusing on the imperfections. Is he on to something here?

Considering the way that Chip and Joanna Gaines have shot down marital trouble rumors in the past, you’d think that they either have a picture-perfect marriage …

… Or that they, at least, want everyone to believe that everything is all smiles and rainbows or whatever.

A lot of fans grew suspicious when they heard that Fixer Upper was ending after 5 seasons. It’s a hugely popular series, and most networks and stars keep a show going until it stops being profitable.

To borrow the words of Bo Burnham, most television shows don’t stop beating the proverbial dead horse until it stops spitting out money.

But you know what? A couple of married stars quitting a show doesn’t have to be a marital spat. Maybe they made “enough” money — if there is such a thing. (To be clear, they are each worth like $ 8 million)

Their actual stated reason was just that they wanted to spend more time with each other and their family. That sounds healthy enough to us.

Chip tweeted out his unorthodox Valentine’s Day message, early Wednesday morning.

“No such thing as a ‘perfect marriage.'”

But Chip reveals what he believes to be the secret of making a marriage work.

“For me, its always been simple: commitment.”

Well that makes a lot of sense. That doesn’t just mean not cheating, but being committed to their emotional and romantic bond and their relationship and family and life together.

“Every morning I wake up committed, and pray that she chooses the same. And so today, again, I choose my beautiful bride.”

He clearly takes his marriage voews seriously.

“To have and to hold.. till death do us part. #HappyValentinesDay sweet girl!”

Of course, Chip and Joanna are expecting their fifth child.

The Gaineses are already parents to Drake, age 12, Ella, age 11, Duke, age 9, and Emmie Kay, age 7.

Preparing for a fifth child is a lot, but the couple can certainly balance that while continuing to grow their home improvement empire.

They’ve even made time for adorable little gags, like the way that they showed off their baby bump.

It’s always a sign of a healthy couple when they can joke and have fun while celebrating good news.


So, in light of their relationship, we think that Chip and Joanna are being realistic about the struggles of being a couple who’s been married for a long time.

You’re going to disagree. You’re going to get on each other’s nerves. You’re going to catch yourself imagining a different life.

All of that will happen whether or not you argue. It’s part of being a person.

What matters, and this is really what Chip’s tweet is getting at, is how committed you are to your bond with your partner. Or partners, for that matter.

What’s more, the fact that Chip is openly discussing the imperfections in his and all marriages is a healthy sign.

That means that he feels so secure in his relationship that he doesn’t hesitate to mention that not everything’s picture perfect.

In a Valentine’s Day message, no less.

These two seem to have things all figured out.


Anna Duggar Makes First Instagram Post in Two Years, Gets So Much Hate

Anna Duggar … well, it’s safe to say that her life has been a little complicated for the past few years.

Ever since it was revealed that her husband, Josh Duggar, had molested five young girls when he was a teenager, things haven’t been easy for her.

Which, you know, makes sense.

Back in 2015, the news about Josh came out, and it was an absolute mess, to say the least.

Michelle and Jim Bob tried to make the situation seem not as bad as it was, which absolutely didn’t work, and 19 Kids and Counting was canceled.

A few months after that we learned that Josh had also had an Ashley Madison account, and that he’d been cheating on Anna, or at least trying to cheat on her.

In a statement about that part, Josh also admitted to being addicted to porn, so that’s another fun little tidbit.

After that, Anna essentially went into hiding. She didn’t appear much on Counting On or any of the family’s social media accounts, not to mention her own.

She got a whole lot of backlash for staying with Josh after the Ashley Madison thing, and for potentially endangering her children.

Not leaving him was a way of supporting him, even after everything had come out, and many people didn’t like that.

And that’s basically why she hasn’t made a post on her Instagram account in two years.

Until this weekend, that is.

Up until yesterday, her last post was in February of 2016, but then she posted this cute photo of two of her kids playing:

“Usually my boys are playing with blocks, hot wheels, and nerf guns,” she captioned the picture. “Sometimes they decide to get creative ‘toys’ — stack ‘em and then snack ‘em! #creativity”

So that’s pretty harmless, right?

Not so much.

Some people took issue with the fact that the boys are on the counter — one person wrote “I love you and all, but why would you let your kids play on top of a counter top like that?”

Others were upset that Anna didn’t post any pictures of her daughters, and one of her followers even asked if the girls were “allowed” to play like the boys.

But, of course, the main issue wasn’t with this particular picture, but with Josh.

“I don’t see your little girls in the picture,” someone told her. “I hope someone besides your cheating, molesting husband is watching them.”

“Please keep a careful, watchful eye on your kids both boys and girls,” another instructed.

One particularly passionate person commented with “Have you finally realized that there is no hope for cheaters and especially molesters???”

“Incestuous molestation at that..glad you have your children..but please move on and don’t bring anymore into the world with your sick hopefully soon to be Ex husband. HE TRIED TO RUIN YOU.”

Then, on a bonus photo Anna posted, one of adorable little Mason, she got more criticism.

“You continue to have babies with that cheating incest molesting husband of yours,” someone began over in that comment section. “Smh …. what did he say 3 hali Mary’s and u turned around and forgave him all willy nilly……”

“Set an example to your daughters for peets sake to be a strong woman…your families females being subservient to the man makes you ladies look weak which is something the movement is fight against…”

Whatever movement this person is talking about surely isn’t of interest to the Duggar clan, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a point.

It is kind of bizarre how Anna is still pretending everything is fine after what Josh has done — or at least it would be in a normal marriage.

But of course at this point, we all know how far the Duggars are from normal.


Audrey Roloff: Shading Jacob Roloff Engagement in Passive-Aggressive Instagram Post?

With Little People, Big World star Jacob Roloff engaged to Isabel Rock, fans of the famous TLC family are by and large thrilled.

And, just as predictably, his sister-in-law Audrey Roloff is being accused of trying to upstage Jacob and Izzy’s announcement.

Jacob and Audrey

Some fans quickly accused Audrey of igniting controversy and trying to sabotage the happy couple with her most recent post on Instagram.

Did she really do such a thing, though?

This much is true: Jacob and Isabel had been engaged – publicly, anyway – for all of a few hours when Audrey posted her latest message.

In it, she offered relationship advice (as she often does), specifically about not rushing into a relationship, which raised some eyebrows.

The notion that she somehow posted this particular message as a shot at Isabel may be a stretch, but the timing was curious.

Audrey Roloff captioned the image below:

“Some words on dating from a Christian perspective…”

“Let’s just say you recently hurried into a relationship, dabbled with sexual intimacy, and then became emotionally attached.”

“The main problem with this scenario is that it blinds you to red flags. It’s the classic ‘love at first sight’ trap.”

“You begin to see the person you are dating as the ‘the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe.'”

“(If you don’t get that reference, please go watch The Lego Movie after you finish this book. It’s sure to solve all your dating problems).”

“As time passes, your friends and family may raise concerns, but you won’t be able to rationalize with them because all you will see is perfection.” 

“This is a titanic problem,” she goes on.

“The recipe for a healthy dating relationship calls for generous servings of insight from the people who love and care about you.”

“Don’t be that girl who started dating someone and then fell off the face of the earth. Couples who do this are usually hiding shame, guilt, fear, or pride.”

“Allow your friends to see into your relationship and speak truth and affirmation. Allow them to raise red flags.”

“Their honestly may sting, but it could also be what prevents some deep wounds. #beating50percent #journeyofjerandauj

Audrey’s messages can come across self-righteous and preachy, and often rub fans the wrong way. This one was no exception.

“Would be great if Audrey would not destroy the moment with her dumb post on IG,” said one fan, pointing out the timing aspect.

“The timing when she posted (right after they announced the engagement) and what she said there sounds like it’s about Izzy.”

“Hope they will be happy,” said another fan about Jacob Roloff and his fiancee. “Because someone [is] clearly not happy about this.”

Yet another Roloff Instagram follower accused Audrey of “always trying to upstage others and sabotage people’s happiness.”

(Audrey has reportedly blocked these two followers.)

Still more critics accused her of deleting comments that portray her in a negative manner and “liking” Jacob’s post after the fact.

As in only as a minor form of damage control.

One disgruntled fan even went so far as to call Audrey “very egoistic girl” of whom their opinion “completely changed after that.”

To be fair, most of Roloff’s fans showed their appreciation for her words of wisdom on Instagram and did not jump to conclusions.

While Audrey gushing about her lifestyle (using God to make money, critics might say) may be off-putting, perhaps that’s all it is?

In other words, maybe it’s not about Jacob?

There have been rumors floating around for months that Jacob and Audrey don’t get along, allegedly due to contrasting views on religion.

Audrey is all about her faith, which goes without saying, while Jacob does not appear to be as strong a believer, at least publicly.

Still, they were all smiles during Jacob’s 21st birthday recently, leading us to believe they had quashed any beef that existed.

What do you think of her message?


Kendall Jenner SLAMS Scott Disick and Sofia Richie in Epic Instagram Post!

Kendall Jenner is usually the chillest member of the family, right?

Like she’s not out there having meltdowns on social media, she rarely shares nude photos.

In the Kardashian/Jenner clan, she’s practically a nun.

But every now and then, our dear Kenny will break out with some unexpected personality — some sass, or a little bit of humor, that sort of thing.

And boy, she sure did bust a gem out right here!

See, Scott Disick took his girlfriend, 19-year-old Sofia Richie, out to dinner last night, and he actually brought his kids along, too.

It’s a little surprising that he would take that huge step, but a witness spoke to People about it and explained that it was “a short dinner” and that Scott and Sofia “were not affectionate.”

“Sofia acted like Scott’s friend and you could tell she was trying a gentle approach to get his kids’ approval,” the source added.

So that’s good, right? It would be a little inappropriate if Scott just sprung everything on the kids at once — especially since there’s only an 11 year age difference between Sofia and his oldest kid.

But that happened, and a Scott Disick fan page posted a paparazzi image of the whole gang in the car together.

All pretty normal stuff, right?

But Kendall happened to see the photo, and she took the time to comment on it.

What did she write?

“Awww Scott and his kids,” that’s what she wrote. Oh, along with a laughing emoji.

… Yeah, she did that.

It was a weird move, honestly. How did she come across the fan page in the first place? Was she searching Scott or Sofia’s tags? Was she that desperate to find a way to be petty?

It’s hard to say what exactly her motivation was, but it happened, she went through with it, and we can never go back to a time when we haven’t seen this supremely catty side of Kendall.

This is kind of a monumental moment, honestly.

Some people were totally here for this, calling Kendall things like “savage queen” and “queen of shade.”

Those people applauded her pettiness, and her willingness to stand up for Kourtney and call out Scott for his questionable choices in girlfriends.

But many, many more people were not amused.

“Girl u need to look at your own family before attacking your sisters ex and your best friends friends lmao,” one person wrote.

Another told her to “stay in ur lane and leave Sofia alone that’s disrespectful so i hope when kourtney n younes go out with the kids u can say kourtney n her kids! Smh.”

Because remember, it’s not like Scott is the only one in this whole group who’s been in relationships with large age gaps.

Kris Jenner’s boyfriend is almost half her age, and Kendall apparently didn’t have much to say when Kylie was acting like a stepmother to Tyga’s son when she was only 17 years old.

And, like that one person pointed out, if she’s going to say these things about Scott and Sofia, then she should probably say them about Kourtney and her boyfriend, Younes Bendjima, as well.

Younes is older than Sofia, but Kourtney was older than Scott, too — there’s the exact same age difference between Kourtney and Younes and Scott and Sofia.

That’s why several people are calling her a hypocrite for this, and really, that’s pretty accurate.

Like, at least Sofia was legally an adult when Scott got with her. We can’t say the same for Kylie and Tyga.

What do you think? Are you loving this sassy side of Kendall?


Post Malone Slams ‘Culture Vulture’ Critics at LIV’s Pegasus World Cup Party

Post Malone had a message for his critics who’ve accused of him of being a “culture vulture” in hip-hop … which turned out to be a perfect segue into music. Post was one of tons of celebs who came out Saturday night for LIV nightclub’s Boardwalk…