If you have been following the Duggar family news, then you would know that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant with her first child. She and her husband, Austin Forsyth, have now been married for six months, but many fans are speculating that the two had a shotgun wedding. In case you aren’t familiar, a shotgun wedding is when the couple only gets married because they have fallen pregnant before marriage. A shotgun marriage would usually take place because sometimes, in the Christian religion, having a child out of wedlock is seen as a sin. Which is why many believe the Duggar couple got married quickly as their whole family is very Christian.

Anyway, a Friend of the family has revealed that the two did not have a shotgun wedding and you can continue to read below to find out what the friend said. Most of the information in this article was provided by a report on the website Celebrity Insider.

What did her friend say about the wedding?

Well, a friend of Joy-Anna Duggar’s decided they wanted to speak out about these pregnancy rumors. The source wanted to stay anonymous and when they were asked if the Duggar couple had a shotgun wedding, they said it was “not likely.” This may finally put the rumors to rest that the two didn’t actually have a shotgun wedding.

There are a couple of reasons as to why some fans believed that Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth had a shotgun wedding.

The first reason is that the pair married when they were rather young. She got married when she was only 20 years old. However, some of the other Duggar siblings also got married at quite a young age, so that really isn’t that big of a deal. The other main reason why many fans believe she was pregnant is that soon after the pair tied the knot, they announced that they were indeed pregnant.

Although, when they announced the pregnancy, they did not mention how far along they were, which obviously opened up even more speculation.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s reaction to the wedding and pregnancy

The parents of Joy-Anna Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle, are known to be very opinionated, but they are very happy about their daughter’s marriage.

We know this, as Jim Bob, and Michelle, recently made a post on Facebook talking about how they feel about their daughter's marriage and pregnancy. This is what they had to say, “We can’t believe you are all grown up married and having your own baby.” They then further elaborated on the situation by saying “You have always lived out your name, by bringing Joy to everyone you meet.” The overall opinion is that Joy-Anna Duggar did not have a shotgun wedding, but that won’t stop people from speculating. It is also worth mentioning that there is a chance that she could be having a home birth.