Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar recently posted a loving message on Instagram to her husband Austin Forsyth, and some fans are convinced that her words prove she has already given birth. If she did have her baby, it means that Duggar got pregnant before she got married and the shotgun wedding rumors are true.
In Touch Weekly is reporting that Duggar is continuing to fuel the rumors with her poorly-timed tribute to her husband.
“Austin, I’m so grateful for your sacrificial, Christ-like love. I know that through this pregnancy you’ve given and given so much to me and have never expected anything in return. Thank you for being my best friend! You are the greatest!!! I love you with all of my heart, honey!!” wrote the 20-year-old.
Austin, I’m so grateful for your sacrificial, Christ-like love. I know that through this pregnancy you’ve given and given so much to me and have never expected anything in return. Thank you for being my best friend! You are the greatest!!!!??? I love you with all of my heart, honey!! -your girl #sohandsome #besthusbandever
Since Duggar praised Forsyth for his “sacrificial” love, fans believe she is referring to the sacrifice one has to make when adjusting to parenthood.
One follower wrote the couple a congratulatory message on the arrival of their new baby, and another asked if Duggar posted the message to “throw off the haters” and make them think she hasn’t had the baby yet.
Duggar has not given many details about her pregnancy since she announced it back in August. During one post back in October, she revealed that her baby was the size of a bell pepper, which would have put her around 18 weeks. That would mean she is due in late February or early March, exactly nine months after her honeymoon.
Joy-Anna isn’t the only member of the Duggar family expecting a baby. Her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Kendra Duggar, announced they were pregnant just weeks after tying the knot in September.
And, her big sister, Jinger Duggar, revealed at the beginning of the year that she and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, were finally expecting their first child more than a year after walking down the aisle.
But, Joy-Anna is attracting the most attention since many believe she got pregnant before getting married – a huge no-no in the extremely religious Duggar family – and therefore had to move her wedding date from October to May.
The Forsyth’s have decided not to reveal their baby’s gender, and that gives skeptics more reason to believe they conceived this baby before their wedding.
Fans also believe Joy-Anna has something to hide because she has laid relatively low on social media since announcing that she was expecting. When her sisters Jill and Jessa were pregnant, they regularly posted baby bump updates complete with pictures and a time marker revealing how far along they were.
But, Joy-Anna Duggar isn’t doing things like her siblings, which she has every right to do, but that means the rumors won’t stop until the baby gets here. Even then, if he or she arrives before late February, fans will have a lot of questions.