Baby rumors are continuing to swirl around Counting On stars Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson, but the newlyweds don’t have any plans to address the stories circulating the internet. When will fans finally hear the long-awaited pregnancy announcement?
If Counting On fans’ social media activity is any indication, every one of them believes that Duggar and Swanson are expecting their first baby. Ever since the couple tied the knot on June 30th, fans have been desperate for confirmation that another Duggar baby is on the way.
Fans are scrutinizing every photo and social media action, including Swanson’s recent decision to make her Pinterest page private. Many believe that is a sure sign that she is pregnant, and she is keeping her Pinterest activity a secret because she’s making baby boards and doesn’t want to share the news with fans.
But, according to The Hollywood Gossip, fans shouldn’t expect Duggar or Swanson to confirm a pregnancy anytime soon.
“Josiah and Lauren are having fun keeping her possible pregnancy status a secret,” says an insider. “They are so happy, in love and excited about this newlywed time in their life that they are keeping everything just between the two of them. When anyone asks them directly about being pregnant, they give a vague answer with a smile.”
The fact remains that the couple stars on a popular reality TV series, and if they expect any kind of privacy about major life events, it is essentially an exercise in futility.
Another insider says that the couple has been married for five months now, and it is no secret that they have been trying to get pregnant since their wedding night. So, it is “very likely” that they are already expecting.
This, of course, would fit with the Duggar family pattern of getting married and getting pregnant during the first year of marriage. Some Duggar women have even gotten pregnant within hours of saying “I do.” Both Joy-Anna Duggar and Kendra Caldwell both gave birth exactly nine months after their respective wedding dates.
Hollywood Life is reporting that family and friends believe that Swanson is pregnant, and they are “anxiously awaiting” the reveal. However, they are dedicated to their faith, and they will share the news when the time is right. And, of course, they will share it with their families first, before making a public announcement.
Until that happens, fans will have to rely on baggy clothes and upper-body only pics as proof that Swanson has a growing baby bump.
Lauren Swanson and Josiah Duggar will return with new episodes of Counting On in 2019.