Joy-Anna Duggar’s pregnancy is, well, a joyous event - but not everyone in her family is particularly thrilled about it, a new report indicates.
While rumors of Joy-Anna's shotgun wedding have run rampant in the past week, those closest to her may not be shocked as you think.
Family insiders say that some Duggar family members "can’t stand" Joy-Anna's husband Austin Forsyth and have never been fans.
The reason: His questionable character!
“There has been a lot of talk about the character of her new husband Austin,” the source said, adding that there have been reservations.
“He was more of a rebel child.”
The insider continued that Joy’s sister-in-law Anna in particular, has been especially “disappointed in his character” from the get-go.
Josh Duggar's long-suffering wife felt that the young man courting Joy is “immature, arrogant and lacked experience,” the insider revealed.
Anna certainly knows from experience about marrying a man with suspect character, but it's still surprising that she's spoken up about it.
Joy-Anna and Austin first sparked shotgun wedding rumors when the duo quietly moved up their wedding from October 28 to May 26.
The fact that her pregnancy was announced almost exactly three months later - and she's clearly showing - only fueled this speculation.
While no one knows for sure if Joy-Anna got pregnant before marriage, many feel that photo is more in line with second trimester shots.
Moreover, it's consistent with reports of the couple fast-tracking their romance and breaking courtship rules - sometimes even on camera.
Austin touching his then-girlfriend’s hand while renovating a home this year may not seem like a big deal, but to some, it was telling.
The frowned-upon PDA continued when Joy-Anna hugged Austin - FULL-FRONTAL STYLE - after accepting his marriage proposal.
She even playfully sat on his lap in one scene from Counting On that struck fans as something they'd never seen a Duggar do before.
Only side hugs are permitted pre-marriage, and their blatant disregard for rules led many to criticize Joy and Austin's "obscene" PDA.
Austin, 23, even confessed that he and his teenage bride, 19, had real trouble following the strict rules at certain points in their courtship.
“We’re humans and sometimes we don’t always abide perfectly by our rules,” he said during a Counting On reunion special. “We try."
"That was a real hard try.”
Something was real hard alright. Sorry. Disregard that statement. The point is, to Anna Duggar and others, this is not all that surprising.
Having seen men woo Josh's sisters before, there's something different about Austin than Derick Dillard, Ben Seewald or Jeremy Vuolo.
Something about him has rubbed viewers the wrong way, as he appears more controlling yet calculating than the aforementioned trio.
Joy's youth - even by Duggar standards - when starting this courtship, combined with Forsyth's possessive ways, gave a lot of fans pause.
Looks like Anna shared that assessment.
The family insider speculates that Austin's quiet rebellious streak, coupled with the strict nature of the Duggars in general, led to this.
"The pregnancy was very fast,” the source admitted. “I don’t see it being far fetched when you have such strict rules before marriage.”
As for whether she could be 4-5 months along, rather than three, as so many people have wondered over the last week or so?
“There is always a chance. I can't give you a definite answer, but why not?” the source asked, and truly, why not indeed?
What do you think? Tell us below:
Will we see Joy give birth well before the nine-month mark, or is this all needless speculation because all women "show" differently?