After weeks of rumors, several media outlets are now confirming the inevitable news that Jinger Duggar is pregnant with her first child.
Jinger married Jeremy Vuolo back in November, and at the time, the duo told fans that they planned on starting a family as soon as possible.
Last week, photos which some fans believe showed Jinger concealing a baby bump fueled speculation, and now it looks like it’s out of the bag.
Duggar insiders have reportedly leaked the baby news, despite some sources claiming the Duggars are holding back waiting for a TV reveal.
Confirming the reports so that they can make the reveal to fans on a future episode of the family’s reality show, Counting On:
“Jinger and Jeremy are keeping the news under wraps to promote the upcoming season of Counting On,” an insider tells In Touch.
The source adds that the pregnancy may prompt Jinger and Jeremy, who live in Texas where he serves as a church pastor, to relocate:
“No one would be surprised if they moved back to Arkansas to be with her family.”
There’s been no official word yet from Jinger or Jeremy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the reports are bogus.
In the past, the Duggars have gone to great lengths to conceal pregnancies and other big developments from fans until they felt the time was right.
When Jessa Duggar was pregnant with her second child, the family managed to keep the news to themselves until well into her second trimester.
That’s no mean feat, considering the amount of fan scrutiny surrounding her every social media post, but they pulled it off just the same.
Unfortunately, it may be quite some time before Duggar devotees find out for sure if Jinger is expecting if they’re serious about the TV special.
Counting On isn’t scheduled to return to TLC until this summer.
When asked about her pregnancy plans in a recent interview with People magazine, Jinger spoke only in the vaguest terms:
“We are just enjoying our life together,” she told the magazine, being coy enough to keep fans invested while not revealing too much.
“We will see what the Lord does.”
Some fans have noted that Jinger didn’t mention being pregnant in a recent update she posted to her family’s official blog.
But again, that doesn’t mean much.
The Duggars have pretty much based their empire on controlling when and how information about their personal lives is revealed.
You can therefore be certain that if and when Jinger confirms she’s knocked up with her first baby, she’ll do so on her parents’ timetable.
You can also be sure that you’ll be told persistently to watch Counting On online for a very special announcement beforehand.