If you watched last night’s episode of Counting On, you know those Duggars were up to their old tricks.

(Read that last part in a Waylon Jennings Dukes of Hazzard voice for maximum effect.)

There was courtin’, there were roadtrips, and there was even some very, very mild rebellion …

As you may have heard, Joy-Anna Duggar is currently pregnant with her first child.

The news created a bit of a stir amongst Duggar fans, as she had only been married to Austin Forsyth for three months at the time of the announcement.

Naturally, there was talk of a “shotgun wedding,” and many fans were convinced that Joy-Anna and Austin had engaged in premarital sex.

Obviously, that’s a pretty big deal in a family that literally has rules about the length of time that non-married couples are allowed to hold hands.

In the past, Joy and Austin confessed to breaking courtship rules, but they never specified exactly what they meant by that.

Finally, in a scene from last night’s episode, Austin broke down and confessed that prior to their marriage, he and Joy had stayed out all night … conversing.

“The only time that I can think of when I overstepped my bounds with my future father-in-law was probably staying up talking past curfew,” Forsyth admitted.

“Just letting time slip past you and being in a good conversation – it’s really easy to do,” he added.

“That and probably going over the three-second hug. That’s easy to do.”

Whoa. Pretty serious stuff right there.

Someone go to Web MD and let us know if four-second hugs can result in pregnancy.

We’d do it ourselves, but we’re feeling entirely too shook right now.

In all seriousness, it’s interesting that Austin felt the need to address this on the show.

Clearly, the Duggars are well aware of the rumors, and this is their way of clearing the air.

Of course, they probably think this will put the matter the rest, which leads us to believe they don’t spend much time on social media, where nothing is ever put to rest.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

Source: celebweddings