Joy-Anna is using social media to sing the praises of her husband. In and of itself, that’s nothing suspicious, right?
But given the context of Joy-Anna’s impending due date and a lot of suspicious timing surrounding this pregnancy, fans aren’t so sure.
In fact, a number of fans believe that Joy-Anna has already given birth.
Joy-Anna Duggar took to Instagram to gush about her husband, Austin Forsyth.
“Austin, I’m so grateful for your sacrificial, Christ-like love.”
Gotta be honest, the word “sacrificial” can creep out a lot of people, but you have to remember that she lives in a fundamentalist bubble where certain words have different connotations.
“I know that through this pregnancy you’ve given and given so much to me and have never expected anything in return.”
She means throughout the pregnancy. Through works but it almost sound like she’s referring to … well, you know how babies get made, folks.
“Thank you for being my best friend! You are the greatest!!!!”
That line sounds like something that a person would scribble in a yearbook. But she continues.
She then adds a kissing lips emoji, a kissy face emoji, and a heart eyes emoji.
“I love you with all of my heart, honey!!”
She signs and tags her message:
“-your girl #sohandsome #besthusbandever”
Austin Forsyth looks like an off-brand Michael Cera, but we’ll let Austin’s alleged handsomeness and other husbandly qualities go unchallenged.
A swell of commenters replied by … well, assuming that Joy-Anna has given birth and that this Instagram post was merely “fluff” to string followers along until there’s a more “appropriate” time to announce that she’s given birth.
“Is this post to throw the haters off? To make them think you haven’t had the baby yet? Honestly i don’t care when you got pregnant i just hope your baby is healthy and you are happy forever.”
Among other things, Joy-Anna’s suspicious baby bump really reinforces the belief that Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth lied about pre-marital sex and had a shotgun wedding.
But, to be clear, most of those who commented with the belief that Joy-Anna has given birth weren’t being hateful.
“Congrats on the new baby girl!”
Others seem to be setting themselves up for disappointment, because Joy-Anna isn’t likely to post photos until we get closer to the “due date.”
“Congrats! Hope you and the baby are doing well! Posts pics soon!”
Other commenters were intensely defensive of Joy-Anna.
“She’s not had the baby and its non of our business if she has.”
Yes and no. Sure, it’s her body. But she’s a reality star and public figure and pregnancies are very much a part of her family’s brand.
“She is still very much pregnant stop with the rumors.”
Some people will believe anything that the Duggars put on their website. Precious!
“She could of had it early…premie?”
That’s really cute.
“Who care if was before or after she got pregnant??? They look like a hard working couple and they will make good parents.”
To be clear, we don’t know that Joy-Anna has given birth, and neither do any of those commenters.
More importantly, the only reason that the alleged premarital sex and ensuing shotgun wedding and now the perceived fudging of the due date is even a topic of conversation is because Joy-Anna and Austin are Duggars. Sort of.
They are part of this extreme, fundamentalist fertility cult with a deeply archaic view of sex, gender, and marriage.
It’s not actually wrong to have premarital sex or to get pregnant out of wedlock. But because the views that they espouse say otherwise, many point to this as yet another instance of Duggar hypocrisy.
But you know what? Joy-Anna didn’t choose to be born into that family. Honestly, who would?