Anna Duggar is rumored to be pregnant with her fifth child, and a recent photo published on the Duggar family blog seems to support the gossip. In the photo, which shows the Duggar clan digging into Mexican cuisine, Anna appears to have what some fans speculate to be a baby bump as she gives the camera a smile and a thumbs up.
“Here’s a recent photo of Anna Duggar and a few of the kids chowing down on tacos,” the photo is captioned, adding that a “handful of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids enjoy Mexican cuisine.” Speculation that Anna is pregnant largely centers on the fact that the young mother of four is wearing a loose-fitting sweater.
Anna gave birth to the couple’s fourth child, a little girl named Meredith Grace, just last summer. Some fans have alleged that the photo is meant as a way to use a pregnancy controversy to promote the new TLC series Jill & Jessa: Counting On.
Rumors that the reality star is pregnant surfaced last December after Anna visited her husband, Josh Duggar, at his rehab facility in Illinois. Anna jetted to the faith-based treatment center in the Duggar family plane, piloted by her brother in law, to reconnect with her husband for the first time since he entered in August 2015.
Last summer, Josh Duggar admitted to cheating on Anna using the services provided by Ashley Madison, as well as a pornography addiction. The past few months have been hard on the Duggar family, especially on Anna, who suddenly became the center of the Josh Duggar scandals.
Anna told her side of the story in the three-part series Jill & Jessa: Counting On, in which Duggar confirmed she does not plan to divorce her husband despite his infidelity. Anna explained that her faith makes a divorce impossible.
Duggar family patriarch, Jim Bob, and his wife, Michelle Duggar, have largely stayed silent about Josh, except in expressing support of Anna. However, they recently broke the silence about their son by wishing him a happy birthday. Despite the tears over the past year, in their public birthday message to Josh, his parents confirmed that the “heartache of the past year cannot surpass the joy 28 years ago on this day when we first became parents!”
The Duggars also mentioned Josh in a previous post, letting the world know that Josh’s favorite food is Chili Frito pie, and that all the Duggar children love Mexican cuisine.
Anna is not the only member of the Duggar family who is rumored to be pregnant. Her sister-in-law Jill Dillard, who is currently doing missionary work in Central America, is said to be pregnant as well, despite doctor’s warnings for women in the region to refrain from getting pregnant due to the Zika virus.
In a recent Instagram photo, Jill’s husband, Derick, mentioned he purchased bug spray as protection from the virus. In addition, in an update from Jill, Derick, and baby Israel, published by TLC, Derick mentions that their family is “growing.” Naturally, the Duggar family has not confirmed that either Anna or Jill are pregnant.
Anna is expected to make guest appearances in the new Duggar series Jill & Jessa: Counting On, which premieres March 15. On the Duggar family blog, it was confirmed that viewers can watch Anna “joining the Duggar sisters for a much-needed vacation.” Witnesses have also seen TLC camera crews following Anna around town, a move that has angered some residents of the Duggar’s hometown of Springdale, Arkansas.
What do you think? Are Anna Duggar and Jill Dillard pregnant, or is it just to promote the new series on TLC? Leave a comment below!
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