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'Counting On: A New Life': First Episode Leaves Fans With More Questions Than Answers

TLC just released the pilot episode for Counting On: A New Life. It features the recent life updates of some of the Duggar family members, including Jessa Duggar and Joe Duggar. However, many viewers were disappointed as the latest episode seemingly left many questions unanswered.

Apparently, the Duggars have been making questionable acts recently. One of which is the surprised engagement of Jed Duggar. There are also several pregnancy rumors circulating within the family recently.

However, the season premiere fails to answer all of them. Instead, TLC focused on Jessa Duggar's life and the arrival of Brooklyn Praise Duggar in the family.

Counting On: Jed Duggar's Surprise Engagement Remains a Mystery

Counting On star Jed Duggar is about the tie the knot with Katey Nakatsu in just a few days. However, many are still in shock with Jed's sudden engagement. Add to that the noticeable silence of the Duggars, who usually make an announcement whenever a family member enters courtship.

According to reports, Jed and Katey have been hiding their relationship for a long time. They're so keen on keeping it private that some of their families and friends were shocked to learn about their engagement.

Surprisingly, the Duggars did not mention anything about Jed's engagement to Katey in the latest episode. This made a lot of fans disappointed as they want to know the story behind the couple's surprise engagement.

Counting On: A New Life: Jim Bob Duggar - Michelle Duggar

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar return for Counting On: New Life. Pic credit: @duggarfam/Instagram

The Family Didn't Confirm Anna Duggar's Pregnancy Despite Her Screentime

Another thing that fans wanted to see in the first episode of Counting On: A New Life was Anna Duggar's rumored pregnancy. Apparently, fans have been speculating that Anna is pregnant with her seventh child. At one point, fans saw Anna with a baby bump in Jessa Duggar's now-deleted Instagram post.

Unfortunately, TLC did not reveal any indications of Anna's pregnancy in the latest episode. However, she's been showing a lot of evidence recently, especially when she tries to hide her tummy during their family pictures. There are also rumors stating that Anna will announce it in future episodes.

Meanwhile, fans are happy to see Anna back on the reality show after six years of absence. Apparently, Anna had to leave for a while after TLC fired her husband Josh Duggar because of his molestation scandal.

Counting On: Anna Duggar - Josh Duggar - Kids

Anna and Josh Duggar with their kids. Pic Credit: @annaduggar/Instagram

Counting On: No Signs of New Courtings

The latest episode of Counting On: A New Life only featured Jessa Duggar's life with her fourth pregnancy. The family also shared the arrival of Joe Duggar and Kendra Caldwell's daughter, Brooklyn Praise Duggar. However, fans expected that the Duggars will share more, particularly new courtships in the family.

Apparently, the Duggars usually announce new courtships on the show. Some fans also want to see if Jana Duggar's courtship with a pilot named Stephen Wissmann is true. However, TLC and the Duggars remain silent about the topic.

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