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Well, folks, it looks like we’re in for another round of Duggar shotgun wedding rumors.

Except this time, there’s no danger of Jim Bob and Michelle disowning anyone, as it’s one of their sons who engaged in some premarital impregnatin’.

Josiah and Lauren
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And what makes fans think there’s an illicit bun in the oven?

Well, once again, their suspicions have been raised by a seriously sketchy wedding timeline.

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson have only been engaged since March — and yet they’ve allegedly changed their wedding date at least twice.

At first, Josiah and Lauren were supposed to get married in May, which would be consistent with the Duggar tradition of short courtships and even shorter engagements.

But just weeks before the big day, they decided to postpone the wedding until New Year’s Eve.

Lauren Swanson, Josiah Duggar Pic
Photo via Instagram

Now, the couple has reportedly had yet another change of heart.

Radar Online is reporting that Josiah and Lauren will tie the knot this summer — possibly as early as next month.

“It’s coming up,” a source tells the outlet.

Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for fans to start formulating theories.

The Duggars generally prefer to keep fans in the dark regarding wedding dates, so as to cut down on the possibility of uninvited guests crashing the festivities.

But this is some next-level subterfuge, and the consensus is that there’s something more going on here.

Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson Image
Photo via Instagram

At this point, the Duggars are probably having flashbacks to the many "shotgun wedding" rumors that surrounded Joy-Anna’s nuptials.

As you probably know, the family forbids not only premarital sex, but virtually all forms of physical contact between unmarried couples.

So news of a premarital pregnancy would result in a fair bit of damage to the wholesome reputation that the Duggars have worked so hard to cultivate.

Obviously, the family has survived worse, but it’s not hard to see why they would be tempted to reschedule a wedding in order to avoid the sight of a bridal baby bump.

As many fans have pointed out, Josiah is the rebel of the Duggar family these days, and thus would be most likely to disregard his parents’ decrees regarding sex before marriage.

Josiah Duggar, Lauren Swanson Pic
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There’s little in the way of concrete evidence here, but the ever-shifting wedding date is highly suspicious.

Of course, if Josiah really wants rebel points, he should just stay the course and marry Lauren in December when she’s six months along.

On second thought, that might be pushing it.

He probably doesn’t want his parents having simultaneous coronary events during the exchange of vows.

Smart kid.

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