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The Duggars have endured one scandal after another in recent years, and there’s no family on the planet that’s more deserving of bad press.

But for all the allegations of sexual abuse, bigotry, and overly strict parenting, one thing the Duggars have never been accused of is violence between adult members of the family.

The whole clan might be dysfunctional beyond belief, but for the most part, they’re skilled at keeping their emotions in check, and physical confrontation seems to simply not be in their wheelhouse.

Jed Duggar and Katey Nakatsu recently welcomed their first child. (Photo via Instagram)

Now, however, concern about an unexplained facial injury sustained by one of the Duggar wives has sparked a number of unsettling theories.

The speculation began when Jed Duggar and Katey Nakatsu posted a video on YouTube earlier this week.

As they noted in the intro it was their first “sit-down” video since Katey welcomed the couple’s first child back in May.

Jed Duggar and Katey Nakatsu posted a new video on YouTube this week. And fans are concerned about Katey’s appearance. (Photo via YouTube)

Jed and Katey proceeded to tell the story of how they met, which was a surprisingly interesting interstate love saga with plenty of twists and turns.

It seems that Jed invited Katey to a religious retreat that he was hosting.

She was unable to attend, as she was working full-time for a prison ministry program in Florida.

Prison ministry has always been one of the Duggars’ favorite causes, so it’s not surprising that Katey remained in Jed’s memory.

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Jed Duggar and Katey Nakatsu on their honeymoon. (Photo via Instagram)

Jed and Katey’s paths crossed a second time, just before the pandemic, when he embarked on a Florida ministry trip of his own.

They hit it off in a big way, and the rest, as they say, is history.

It’s a more interesting origin story than that of most Duggar couples, but fans were who watched the video were focused more on Katey’s appearance than the words that were coming out of her mouth

Fans believe that Katey Nakatsu has suffered some kind of injury. (Photo via YouTube)

“All I could notice was a huge bruise on her nose,” blogger Katey Joy wrote of the video.

“I wonder if she got bonked in the head by the baby or one of the baby toys. This looks so painful.”

Other viewers chimed in, echoing the theory that Katey had recently sustained some sort of injury.

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Jed Duggar posted this weird photo of his wife after she gave birth. (Photo via Instagram)

“Looks like she had glasses on and got bonked, likely by baby!” one person commented.

“Poor Katey,” another chimed in.

Others sought to put a stop to the rumors with a less dramatic theory.

Katey Nakatsu has become the latest Duggar woman to wear jeans in violation of the family dress code! We assume she has Jed’s permission. (Photo via Instagram)

“It’s not a bruise!! It’s from her sunglasses!” this person wrote.

We should be clear that even if the mark on Katey’s nose is a bruise, there’s no reason to believe that she was involved in any sort of violent encounter, or anything more sinister than a simple accident.

But perhaps it’s not surprising that when it comes to the Duggars, fans have been conditioned to expect the worst.