From the time Joy-Anna Duggar announced that she’s expecting her first child, fans have suspected that she’s not being entirely honest about the date of her conception.
According to her timeline, Joy-Anna got pregnant just days after she married Austin Forsyth back in May.
Many are convinced that Joy got pregnant before saying “I do” and has been going to great lengths to conceal that fact ever since.
There are several reasons for these “shotgun wedding” rumors, not the least of which is that Joy and Austin moved their wedding date up by several months and have repeatedly dodged questions about why they made that decision.
The conception date theorists were further encouraged during the first months of Joy’s pregnancy when she kept a low profile and refused to follow in the footsteps of her sisters, who posted frequent updates and selfies during their pregnancies.
The assumption was that she was putting as little information as possible out into the world so that fans wouldn’t realize she was further along than she claimed.
But now, it’s looking more and more like Joy was being truthful about getting pregnant on her honeymoon and decided to keep a low profile for the sole reason that she’s under no obligation to fans to update them on every single aspect of her life.
Joy posted the above photo earlier this week after attending a car auction with Austin.
“Well, we didn’t end up buying anything today, but it’s always fun going to the auto auction! #9daystillduedate,” she captioned the pic.
As usual, fans went nuts analyzing her baby bump.
“Such a big bump. Must be more than one,” wrote one follower.
“I’m thinking twins … wow,” another fan commented.
“She’s popping out twins end of story,” remarked a third.
Yes, Duggar obsessives have changed tacks, and the new rumor about Joy’s uterus is that she’s carrying twins.
All this time, we had no idea that every anonymour Instagram commenter is a medical professional.
To our minds, the most interesting part of this post is the caption, as Joy is talking about the specifics of her due date for the first time in a long time.
Now it looks like she’ll be welcoming a bundle of joy before the month is through, and as a bonus, she’ll get to prove the haters wrong!
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