It looks like she’s getting ready to pop! Pregnant Joy-Anna Duggar put her baby bump on display ahead of her and Austin Forsyth‘s first days as parents — and we must say, the Jill & Jessa: Counting On star is glowing! Watch the video to see the photo in full!
Joy-Anna and Austin tied the knot in May and announced their pregnancy in August — quickly sparking rumors they had a shotgun wedding. Fans may recall the couple was set to wed on Oct. 28, 2017, and wound up pushing the date up by five months. Back in January, sources told Radar Online the couple did in fact engaged in premarital sex and even suffered a pregnancy scare during their courtship.
“[Joy-Anna’s parents] Jim Bob [Duggar] and Michelle [Duggar] can preach all they want about their children’s chastity, but the plain fact is that their kids are like anyone else’s; when they get to their late teens, their hormones are raging. Joy-Anna is no different, and she and Austin went way past the hand-holding stage a long time ago — and it led to them getting the fright of their young lives,” the insider divulged at the time.
“Joy-Anna believed that she had become pregnant by Austin. Given her family’s beliefs, you can imagine the panic mode that followed for the duo,” the source continued, adding this “led to Joy-Anna admitting to her parents for the first time that she and Austin had already become intimate — and, of course, that alone is something the family has had to hide from the public. That was obviously a huge sigh of relief for everyone concerned, but it didn’t erase the horror for Jim Bob and Michelle that they had come closer than close to having another family scandal on their hands!”
The newlyweds have even come clean in the past about breaking courtship rules, like the time they hugged out of wedlock. “We’re humans and sometimes we don’t always abide perfectly by our rules,” Austin shared. The couple is rumored to be welcoming their new addition shortly and will wait until the birth to learn the gender.