Joy-Anna Duggar Faces “Greatest Fear” in This Scary Video

The countdown to a new season of Counting On is… well… on.

When this TLC favorite returns with new episodes on July 30, fans will go behind the scenes of Joy-Anna Duggar’s first-ever birth.

If you’ll recall, she and husband Austin Forsyth welcomed a very large boy named Gideon into their world in February, just about 39 weeks after they got married.

It was a blessed occasion for the newlyweds, of course, who announced the addition to their immediate family as follows:

“We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth.

“Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are both so thankful.”

But while this event took place months ago, viewers Counting On will have a chance to relive it in a few weeks.

Indeed, Joy-Anna’s frightening labor and birthing experience will be featured on the first new episode of this summer.

“As we get closer to the birth I think there’s a lot of emotions, somewhat nervous. A little scared,” Joy-Anna says a sneak peak obtained and published by People Magazine.

As is the case for all Duggar women, Joy-Anna had originally planned home birth.

However, after being in labor for more than 20 hours, her midwife determined the baby was breech. Hence, the need for an emergency C-Section.

That’s a serious surgery.

“Seeing my wife in pain, that was probably about the hardest,” Forsyth says in this clip.

“Having a C section is my greatest fear,” Joy-Anna says simply.

Thankfully, Gideon is a happy and healthy little boy.

Duggar has since shared a photo of the child, ignoring all the scandalous chatter over whether she and Austin had a shotgun marriage because she got pregnant while engaged.

As for what else fans can expect from new installments of Counting On?

– A look at Josiah Duggar’s courtship with Lauren Swanson.

– Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell’s honeymoon and subsequent pregnancy announcement.

– Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo’s exciting reveal that she’s expecting her first child with husband Jeremy Vuolo.

“There’s never a dull moment in our family,” Jessa Seewald has said.

And this is true.

Love the Duggars or find their lifestyle appalling, this is definitely true.

Prepare to actually see the moment this summer when Josiah proposed to his now-wife as well, with Josiah and Lauren Swanson having only just gotten married.

“This is definitely the time and she is definitely the one. I’m just hoping I can say everything right,” he says above, before the trailer teases the exact moment when he gets down on one knee.

Counting On returns July 30 on TLC.


Chelsea Houska Previews “Scary” Teen Mom 2 Season, Third Pregnancy

Teen Mom 2?

For Chelsea Houska, it’s more like:

Long-time Teen Mom cast member, about to take THREE.

Indeed, Houska announced in mid-March that she’s pregnant with her third child, taking Instagram followers by surprise by writing the following about two months ago:

“A sweet baby girl will be joining the DeBoer clan in a few short months! We could not be more excited!”

Yup, we even know the gender of the newborn that will be joining daughter Aubree and son Watson in this family.

And we also know that Houska and DeBoer – who got married in October of 2016 welcomed little Waston just several weeks later in January – are expecting to become parents again in early September.

How is everyone feeling about the impending addition?

“Aubree is super excited,” Chelsea tells E! News, adding:

“She wanted a girl this time so she is excited and she is so much help. But Watson, he has no idea.”

In anticipation of Monday night’s Teen Mom 2 season premiere, Chelsea teased in this interview that viewers will go behind the scenes of her pregnancy journey.

They may even get to witness when Cole finds out the major news.

What great luck, huh?

That MTV cameras just happened to be around for this big reveal…

“We do a blood test, so I found out when he was working, so I got to tell him what the baby was on camera so that was exciting,” Chelsea explains.

She then gushes in very adorable fashion over the love of her life:

“I know people always say their husbands are great or whatever but I think mine is the best. He’s patient. He works all day and still comes home and helps me with what I need.

“He makes sure to get time in with the kids before bed. He’s just a good guy all around.”

That makes us very happy to hear.

As any loyal Teen Mom 2 fan knows very well, not every one of these cast members has had the best luck when it comes to men.

This is true for Chelsea herself, who is engaged in a custody battle with awful Adam Lind.

Overall, however, Chelsea is rarely a source of Teen Mom drama.

Her life is pretty stable and, to be honest, pretty darn awesome these days.

“You want to be open and honest because people are going through the same things that we’re going through and it does kind of feel nice when other people can relate to it,” she told E! of the whole filming experience.

“You want to be open but it’s also scary. Even after nine years, it’s definitely still scary.”

She credits Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer for their support and affection and says she understands her kids may actually see her exploits on television someday.

Or read about her on some celebrity gossip site.

But she’s made peace with this inevitability.

“I think Watson is going to be fine because he’s seeing fun, family times. I think Aubree is going to be a little more difficult because she’s going to see the relationship with her dad and she’s going to have a lot of questions about our relationship and her relationship with him.

“We’ve always been open with each other.

“She is open with me and can talk to me so I just want to keep it that way so for when they do watch it, she feels comfortable and won’t have any surprises.”

Teen Mom 2 returns tonight and airs Monday nights at 9/8c on MTV.


Jeremy Roloff Details Daughter’s Scary Doctor Visit, Gives Thanks

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff just recently returned from a trip to Hawaii.

As you might imagine, the vacation was filled with beautiful sunsets, walks on the beach, quality time with their daughter and even a bit of midriff revealed by Audrey.

By multiple social media accounts, it sounds like the Little People, Big World stars had a great time.

With the exception of what sort of scary evening, that is.

Late Friday, Jeremy took to Instagram and shared the image above.

It’s a gorgeous snapshot that features himself, his wife and their precious baby, who is about eight months old.

But Jeremy frightened followers by detailing one incident during the vacation in which Ember Jean had to be rushed to the doctor’s office.

“Our trip is almost over, and what a trip it’s been!” Jeremy wrote to open his caption to this photo.

He then turned a little more serious:

“Last night however, Ember came down with a random fever. It escalated high enough to take her in and get checked out – Audrey and I both took note that it was the nicest clinic.

“They said she appears to be fine, and must be fighting some virus and to keep her hydrated. So we did, and she appears to be on the up and up.”


Thank goodness this was no big deal in the end.

All parents of little kids can relate to the horrible, helpless feeling of a young one not feeling well and not comprehending what is going on.

Just as his wife so often does, Jeremy went on to cite his faith and compare his situation in this case with that of Jesus Christ back in the day.

How so? Well…

“Man, now I know what it feels like when your child comes down with something – out of love you want to trade places with them,” Jeremy added, concluding as follows:

“It makes me thank Jesus, because that’s exactly what he did. Trades places with us – only death is far more eternal than a fever.”

Yes it is; far more eternal.

Jeremy and Audrey starred in last week’s new episode of Little People, Big World, which chronicled the latter’s labor and delivery.

The stars have been extremely candid about parenthood, detailing the ups, the downs and everything in between over the past several months.

We very much appreciate their honesty throughout this major life change.

And we’re so very relieved that Ember is doing okay. She really is SUCH a cutie, don’t you think?

Give her a big hug from us at The Hollywood Gossip, okay, guys? Thanks!