Unmarried Teen Duggar Sister Rumored to Be Pregnant


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She may only be 19, but she's already got her eye set on marriage -- and may already have a bun in the oven. Rumors are flying that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant out of wedlock, with her 23-year-old boyfriend Austin Forsyth's illegitimate love child.

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According to a report by Star magazine, the teenage Counting On star did not adhere to her family's strict courting rules. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's offspring famously don't date, but follow rigid guidelines of courtship, which include not holding hands until you're engaged or kissing until you're married.

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An insider revealed to the gossip mag, "Despite this 'courting' nonsense, Joy-Anna and Austin have actually been having sex together for a year!" Although the two have known each other as family friends most of their lives, they just announced their courtship in November. Apparently just in the nick of time, too.

The source continued, "Jim Bob and Michelle can preach all they want about their children's chastity. She [Joy-Anna] and Austin went way past hand-holding stage a long time ago -- and it led to them getting the fright of their young lives."

The fright was of course a pregnancy scare, which Joy reportedly told her notoriously conservative parents about. It turned out to be a false alarm, but as the insider pointed out, "It didn't erase the horror for Jim Bob and Michelle that they had come closer than close to having another family sex scandal on their hands!

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Sorry, not sorry, but we're calling BS on this one. While we'd certainly congratulate Joy on her new little bundle if that were the case, we just can't see it happening. After her older sister Jinger scandalized the entire family by letting her now-husband sit next to her on the couch with his arm around her while they were still dating, rules seem to have tightened up for Joy-Anna.

Even if she wanted to fool around with her man -- with some many family members acting as constant chaperons, it doesn't seem like she'd even have the opportunity.

We're sure babies will come eventually for this Duggar daughter, but for now, we're just going to go on assuming that the most scandalous thing happening in her love life is an accidental finger brush.

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