Should we resume counting?! Earlier this year, Anna Duggar revealed she was pregnant — and then seemingly dropped off the planet. And now fans are convinced that she secretly gave birth, due to her disappearance from the public eye!
There are a couple of clues indicating that this could be the case; first off, the 29-year-old — who shares Mackynzie, 7 Michael, 6, Marcus, 4, and Meredith, 2, with her controversial husband Josh — hasn’t been seen publicly since June, prompting many to think that she could’ve given birth at any point this summer. Additionally, the couple announced their pregnancy back in March, so it would make sense if she was finished with her first trimester (when most women — save for the Duggars — are advised to share their pregnancies) at that time, that the baby would’ve arrived by now.
When they announced their pregnancy back in the spring, the former 19 Kids and Counting stars didn’t shy away from the fact that they’ve been plagued by controversy in recent years. Not only did In Touch exclusively reveal that Josh was found guilty of molesting his younger sisters when he, too, was underage, but he also checked into rehab after admitting that he cheated on his wife and had an addiction to sex and Internet porn.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family,” they said at the time. “Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time. As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!”
The Duggars have been growing exponentially as of late; first, Jessa Duggar gave birth to her second child, a boy named Henry, in February. More recently — in July — Jill Duggar also gave birth to her second son named Samuel. We love that all these little cousins will have built-in BFFs!
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