After weeks of silence from the Duggar family and TLC, fans were starting to worry that Counting On would not be returning for another season. But, now they can jump for joy because Jana Duggar and Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth were out recently getting pedicures surrounded by a film crew, which means the show will be back.
Per In Touch Weekly, the Duggar family fan site Duggar Family News: Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray posted the picture of the pregnant 20-year-old and her old sister, and it gave fans a reason to be optimistic about the return of the 19 Kids & Counting spinoff. Just a few hours later, TLC confirmed that the show will be back next spring.
Joy-Anna Duggar Spotted Filming For TLC; Will She Play a Larger Role in New Series? https://t.co/bw8qmbAcls
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Fans will surely be excited to see the family’s return to the small screen, and this season the Duggar clan will be even larger. Not only is Duggar-Forsyth set to give birth to her first child early in the year, Joseph and Kendra Duggar announced that they are also expecting baby number one. The couple married in September, but fans have speculated for weeks that Kendra was already pregnant, because that’s how the Duggar family does it.
The two new babies will bring the Grand-Duggar total to 11, joining Josh and Anna’s five children – Mackynzie, Meredith, Michael, Marcus, and Mason – plus Jill’s sons Israel and Samuel and Jessa’s boys, Spurgeon and Henry.
But, is it possible that Duggar-Forsyth has already given birth? According to Pop Culture, some believe she has, because of a picture from the December 16th wedding of Tori and Bobby Bates. In the pic, Joy-Anna looks noticeably thinner than she did in a picture she posted last month.
In early October, the family announced that Joy-Anna Duggar was due in early March, exactly nine months after her honeymoon. But, the speculation is that she married Austin Forsyth in a shotgun wedding because she got pregnant while she was engaged.
If that’s the case, she could have already had her baby. But, keeping something like that secret would be nearly impossible. However, in all the pictures she has posted to social media, she appears to be a lot further along in her pregnancy than she claims.
As Romper reports, fans will find out everything about Joy-Anna’s pregnancy, Kendra’s pregnancy, and Jessa’s struggle with being a mom of two young boys when Counting On returns in three months.
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However, it is unclear where Jill will fit in during season five. TLC fired her husband Derick Dillard after his homophobic comments on Twitter against fellow reality star Jazz Jennings, but neither Jill or the network has revealed if she will continue to star on the show.
The birth of Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth’s baby is sure to be featured on the next season of Counting On.