It was a joyous occasion, of course, but based on some fan reactions to the announcement, the Duggars may be experiencing an unwelcome case of deja vu.
Back in August of 2017, Joy-Anna Duggar announced that she was pregnant with her first child just three months after she married Austin Forsyth.
Fans believed she looked like she was further along in photos, and it wasn’t long before “shotgun wedding” rumors were everywhere on social media.
The family managed to avoid commenting on those reports, but now it seems they may be in for a second round of uncomfortable questions.
The Duggars announced the news that Kendra had given birth with an ecstatic Facebook post.
“No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today!” they wrote.
“Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents.”
Most of the comments from fans were congratulatory, but as In Touch Weekly points out, a few followers pointed out something that they found rather suspect.
“Baby was born exactly [nine] months from their wedding date. Kinda suspicious,” one fan tweeted.
“All the grandchildren (the first ones of each couple at least) minus Jinger’s child are wedding night babies,” another remarked.
Jinger famously waited more than a year to get pregnant after marrying Jeremy Vuolo, an extremely uncommon practice in the Duggars’ community.
Obviously, it’s impossible to know exactly when the other Duggar couples conceived, but they all started families very soon after marrying.
Joseph and Kendra married back in September of 2017 following a very brief courtship.
The family announced that Kendra was pregnant less than three months later.
Anyone who’s familiar with the Duggar courtship rules knows that couples aren’t even allowed to kiss before marriage, much less engage in actual intercourse.
And it’s for that reason that these situations are regarded with such suspicion.
It’s not uncommon for the Duggars to abruptly change the date of a wedding, a practice that they claim is an effort to protect their privacy, but which fans believe is the result of premarital pregnancies.
Whatever the case, the fact remains that the majority of Duggars get right to the business of making a family after they say “I do.”
Of course, we suppose that’s not terribly surprising.
For one thing, the Duggars are forbidden to engage in premarital sex, and they’re not permitted to use birth control.
Add to that the fact that women are taught from an early age that procreation is pretty much their sole reason for being, and it’s not hard to see why Duggar babies tend to arrive about nine months after their parents get hitched.
As for whether or not said parents tend to jump the gun a bit … well, it’s hard to say.
The Duggars will never admit to a premarital pregnancy and for a family who’s famous for putting their lives on TV, they do an impressive job of guarding their privacy.
Watch Counting On online to remind yourself of just how strictly and creepily Jim Bob and Michelle govern their kids’ sex lives.
Olivia Culpo and Danny Amendola just can’t quit each other, it seems — they were spotted back together over the weekend, showing off major PDA … TMZ has learned. The recently broken up couple were very much not so at a friend’s wedding Saturday…
Scroll through to see Us Weekly’s exclusive pics of the 33-year-old newlywed’s solo outing:
Is it too late now to say sorry??
Unfortunately, dad Caitlyn Jenner did NOT attend the nuptials — despite receiving an invite — because of previously scheduled work commitments. Brody said little sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner “never even RSVP’d.”
According to People, The Hills alum is pretty bummed that his father didn’t make it. He told the publication:
“It was a big disappointment… Especially considering that she had known about the wedding for a year.”
However, the former I Am Cait star will throw the couple a post-wedding party in Los Angeles this summer. Too little, too late??[Image via Regina Wagner/Future Image/Brian To/WENN.]
Brody Jenner is on cloud nine after tying the knot with his girlfriend of four years, Kaitlynn Carter. The Hills alum thanked the resort he and the couple’s guests stayed at on the island of Nihi Sumba in Indonesia and those who attended the nuptials.
“Just want to thank @nihisumba and all of the amazing staff for creating one of the most incredible and memorable experiences of my life. You guys truly deserve being the #1 resort in the world the past 2 years,” he captioned an Instagram video of the stunning destination on Tuesday, June 5.
He added: “Thanks to all my friends and family that came out to celebrate with @kaitlynn and I. Love you all Till next year!!”
The 34-year-old and Carter exchanged vows in front of several guests, including his mother, Linda Thompson, and his brother Brandon Jenner. However, his father, Caitlyn Jenner, half-siblings Kendall and Kylie Jenner and famous former stepsiblings – Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian – were noticeably absent from the festivities.
The former Olympian, 68, instead, attended the Life Ball Welcome party in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, June 1, which helps to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. Kendall and Kylie also received invites but didn’t fly out for the occasion.
“It wasn’t in the cards for Kendall and Kylie to come as Kylie is a new mom and this is a more intimate affair [and it’s a] big ordeal to fly all the way to Bali for the celebration,” a source previously told Us Weekly.
The newlyweds, meanwhile, will celebrate the next chapter once more at a second wedding in Los Angeles.
It’s never too late to celebrate! Though Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer officially tied the knot in February, the happy couple opted for a later celebration with friends and family.
The 36-year-old makeup mogul and the 42-year-old singer hosted an extravagant red-themed wedding party on Saturday, June 2, to honor their courtship — and have a little fun!
Seyer posted a stunning photo on Instagram of Von D wearing an all-red gown and veil by designer Adolfo Sanchez along with a horned headpiece before the celebration, writing, “In a couple hours I’ll be walking down the aisle with the love of my life @thekatvond ENVIDA Y EN MUERTE.”
The tattoo artist also shared a photo on Friday, June 1, showing her holding three red carnations and wrote, “Such a beautifully emotional day today. Tomorrow, @prayers and I will have our wedding ceremony for our close friends + family. This has been the sweetest, most stress-free experience where we continuosly fell in love with each other all over again with each day counting down. This is a photo of 3 carnations that our dear friends @majestyblack brought us tonight after our rehearsal and soundcheck. Red carnations are @prayers favourite flower, and the 3 represent him, me, and our sweet baby boy we are adding to our family. All I can say right now is that i am so grateful for my dear friends, and for my sweet husband. Lastly, thank you all for all the love and for understanding that starting tomorrow we will most likely be stepping away from our phones for a while to be as present as possible on such a beautiful day. X”
Prior to their big day, the couple — who are expecting their first child together later this year — cherished the moments leading up to their celebration.
“TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL OUR WEDDING. @prayers,” Von D captioned a sweet Instagram pic of the couple. She also added “load- in for the wedding begins …” alongside a pic of decorations to her Story at the time.
The LA Ink alum revealed their marriage in a social media post in February, just one week after the pair announced their engagement.
“Today, I married my soul’s mate, my mind’s twin, my best friend,” she captioned a photo holding her groom’s hand, which showed off their silver wedding bands and matching black nail polish.
And if that wasn’t enough excitement for one year, Von D revealed their pregnancy news in an Instagram post in May. “It’s a boy,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself and the “Prayers” singer where she can be seen cradling her baby bump in a button-down dress.
Von D and Seyer sparked dating rumors in December 2015 when they first began posting pictures of one another on social media. Since then, the duo hasn’t been shy to share intimate moments from their relationship together.
Prior to her marriage to Seyer, the tattoo artist was married to Oliver Peck from 2003 to 2007. She also had high-profile engagements to Jesse James in 2011 and DJ Deadmau5 from 2012 to 2013. She was briefly linked to actor Steve-O from 2015 to 2016.
Still so in love! Chip and Joanna Gaines may be expecting their fifth child together, but there’s something else they’re celebrating before the arrival of their baby — their 15th WEDDING** anniversary.
The 43-year-old Fixer Upper star penned a sweet poem to his blushing bride in a Twitter post on Friday, May 31.
“15 years .. where’d they go. 15 years .. I’d like to know. 15 more, to God I pray. 15 more just to make her day,” he wrote. “Happy anniversary sweet girl!”
15 years.. where’d they go
15 years.. I’d like to know
15 more, to God I pray
15 more just to make her day
Happy anniversary sweet girl!
— Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) May 31, 2018
Meanwhile, the 40-year-old Magnolia Table cookbook author posted an adorable throwback picture of the two from their wedding day. She captioned the pic: “It’s been a good fifteen years @chipgaines Here’s to fifty more…”
The reality TV couple has an exciting 15th year of wedded bliss ahead of them. Their new baby boy is set to arrive later this year and Chip and Joanna made the decision to end their stint on the popular HGTV show after its fifth season to focus on their family.
“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last,” they wrote in a blog post in September. “While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with. Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place.”
Following the news of their show’s end, the pair revealed their pregnancy in a post on Twitter in January.
“You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco. And they put on a little too romantic of a concert …” Chip wrote alongside a pic of Joanna’s growing belly. “Anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber.”
Chip and Joanna are also parents to Drake, 13, Ella, 12, Duke, 9, and Emmie Kay, 8.
An intimate affair! Keegan-Michael Key is counting down the days until he exchanges vows with fiancée Elisa Pugliese.
The Key & Peele alum, 47, dished on the upcoming nuptials during an exclusive interview with Us Weekly on Tuesday, May 29, in New York City at The Cinema Society’s special screening of Hotel Artemis.
“So I’m getting married in nine days in my home. My fiancée is the most wonderful and passionate and sensible woman at the same time,” he gushed. “Why would we get married in any place else if we love our home? Let’s have a reception upstairs and then we’re having a party the next day. A big party. So very intimate wedding, very big party.”
The Friends from College star and Pugliese, a New York-based producer, revealed their engagement in November 2017. “She shows me every day that each of us has the ability to help make the world a better place,” Key tweeted at the time alongside a sweet snapshot of the couple. “I’m the luckiest man ever. She said yes!”
Although the pair have been tight-lipped about their love, they’ve been spotted together at many star-studded functions, including the 2017 Tony Awards and the 2017 Rescue Dinner hosted by IRC last November.
Key was previously married to Hollywood dialect coach Cynthia Blaise for 17 years. The twosome tied the knot in December 1998 and Key filed divorce papers on New Year’s Eve in December 2015, noting that they separated one month prior.
With reporting by Nicki Gostin
A fan asked Thompson whether the reality stars were offered a chance to attend Brody’s wedding. “Yes they were invited,” the actress, 68, replied in the comments section on Instagram Wednesday, May 30.
Jenner, 34, will wed Kaitlynn Carter this weekend in Bali. Some of the couple’s guests are already in the tropical location for a pre-wedding vacation. Meanwhile, Kendall and Kylie have been posting poolside photos and lip kit teaser videos on Instagram, respectively.
Speculation about whether Kendall, 22, and Kylie would attend has been rampant. However, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively that the sisters will not make it for the Hills alum’s big day: “It wasn’t in the cards for Kendall and Kylie to come as Kylie is a new mom and this is a more intimate affair [and it’s a] big ordeal to fly all the way to Bali for the celebration.” The 20-year-old reality star welcomed daughter Stormi with boyfriend Travis Scott in February.
The model and the Kylie Cosmetics founder may toast him later, though. The source says Brody and his bride will later have a second wedding celebration in Los Angeles.
Brody, Kendall and Kylie are three of Caitlyn Jenner’s six children. The Olympian also shares Burt, 39, and Cassandra, 37, with ex-wife Chrystie Crownover, and Brandon, 36, with Thompson. Kendall and Kylie are from her marriage to Kris Jenner. Multiple outlets report that the 68-year-old will not attend her son’s nuptials due to prior work commitments.
Brandon has already been spotted in Bali with his brother. Thompson also shared on Instagram that Burt is “on his way” to join the festivities.