Does Joy-Anna Duggar’s ‘Counting On’ Wedding Special Confirm She Tied The Knot While Pregnant?

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Oct. 17 2017, Published 8:37 p.m. ET

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Uh oh, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth may have just confirmed that their May nuptials were indeed a shotgun wedding. Rumors have surrounded the couple’s I do’s ever since Joy revealed that she was pregnant just three months after walking down the aisle. With such a quick turn around, many fans have speculated that the conservative Duggar girl may have broken her family’s strict engagement rules – having sex before marriage! And after Monday night’s Counting On episode, fans may have even more fuel for their gossip fire.

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During the episode, fans were able to see Joy and Austin’s wedding decorations, which appeared to be fall-themed as the flowers that decorated the church were orange and white and wheat was spread throughout the church. While the fall decorations may seem like no big deal, the couple’s autumn wedding theme could be a major hint that their nuptials was meant to take place in the fall.

As OK! readers know, the couple first told fans, via their public online registry, that their wedding was set to take place in October. However, Joy and Austin pushed their wedding up to May, only fueling shotgun wedding rumors. And now, with the couple’s wedding possibly having an original fall theme, shotgun wedding speculation seems to have only intensified.

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Just last month, Joy-Anna continued to fuel “sex before marriage” rumors when she shared a picture of her growing baby bump. And while fans had a lot to say about her pregnancy update, it was the comments of an OGBYN that raised a few more eyebrows as he revealed to that the Counting On star appeared to be further along than 18 weeks.

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Dr. Sean Henry, who runs Dr. Sean’s Women’s Health Podcast, and has not treated Joy, told Radar, “She looks about 24-26 weeks pregnant" despite announcing her pregnancy three months after her wedding. "People start feeling fetal movement between 19-21 weeks. She looks bigger than 20 weeks.” He added that a baby typically weighs half a pound at about 19 weeks.

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Joy’s Instagram followers also commented on her large bump, as one wrote, “She looks dang close to delivery… There is something amiss about her date of conception.” A second fan commented, “Sex before marriage is forbidden by God but you certainly had no problem with that now did you? #Hypocrites.”

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