Counting On star Jessa Duggar has been keeping a low profile in recent weeks. That can only mean one thing, of course:
Jessa is pregnant with her third child!
Okay, so it could mean many different things, but for obvious reasons, fans always assume absentee Duggars are expecting.
For one thing, they're rarely absent at all - their lives play out on social media and on television like it's their jobs. Which ... it is.
Moreover, they're usually expecting about a kid per year, so it's not like it's a huge stretch to assume a pregnancy is occurring.
Still, this time, they may have evidence to support their suspicions regarding the mother of Spurgeon and Henry Wilberforce.
Why are people convinced she's pregnant?
According to celebrity gossip publication In Touch, an anonymous Duggar insider answered fan questions on Reddit this week.
In the past, these Reddit AMA ("ask me anything") sessions have yielded some surprisingly accurate and useful information.
So it stands to reason that Duggar fans take them as gospel ... or at least reason to fuel suspicions that are already festering.
To wit, the source didn't beat around the bush, saying:
“I have some insider news… Jessa is preggers!”
The source went on to offer some credentials:
“I have evangelical family members who live near Fayetteville and they run with the same crowd as the Duggars, who they mingle with sometimes."
"I visited them last week/weekend."
"My cousin took me and my one-year-old with her and her kids to a group playdate thing at someone’s house, and Jessa was there with her boys."
She added that Jessa, though not what you would consider cold or unfriendly, was a bit standoffish in their interactions:
"Jessa didn’t say much to me," says the source.
"She - and a few other moms - kind of had an air around them that exuded exclusivity if you know what I mean?"
"I got the vibe that she disliked outsiders so I didn’t try to talk to her. But she had a noticeable baby bump."
"Her shirt was somewhat tight so it was obvious that she was pregnant," the insider goes on.
"Definitely past the stage of eating too much for dinner the previous night. She appeared 3-4 months pregnant.”
Okay, so maybe it's not the world's most reliable account. Jessa wearing tight clothing isn't exactly a foreign concept (see above).
Still, right on the heels of other recent reports about Jessa being pregnant, it sounds a bit more believable than some rumors.
For their part, Jessa and Ben have remained mum, but insiders say they talk about expanding their family almost constantly.
And, as we said, they're on about a kid per year clip so far, and there's no reason to think they plan on slowing down soon.
In other words, don't be surprised to hear an official announcement about the new Seewald spawn in the very near future.
In the meantime, you can follow the link to watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.
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