JED Duggar and wife Katey Nakatsu revealed the gender of their first child in a sweet family YouTube video after Josh Duggar’s child pornography arrest.
Jed and Katey announced they were expecting their first child together in September – a few months after they tied the knot.
Jed Duggar and Katey revealed the gender of their first child on Friday[/caption]
The couple shared the news in a YouTube video filmed at a family party[/caption]
On Friday, Jed and Katey took to their joint Instagram account to share even more exciting news: the gender of their baby.
The couple posted two black-and-white stills from their gender reveal party, which a majority of the Duggar family appears to have been invited to.
In the first of two photos, Jed and Katey are shown smiling seemingly moments after learning if they’re expecting a boy or a girl.
The second photo shows Jed swinging at something, sending dust into the air.
They captioned the post: “And the gender of our baby is…,” directing fans to a YouTube video in which they confirm they’re having a baby boy.
The video was filmed at a party, where family members – sans Josh, who is in prison awaiting sentencing on child pornography charges – gathered at what looks to be a park, ate together and guessed at the child’s gender before the big reveal.
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Joe Duggar, John Duggar, Abbie Burnett, Jana Duggar and other members of the famous family were present.
During the party, the family chowed down on themed snacks, choosing sides before gathering to find out the gender once and for all.
After learning the baby was a boy, someone could be heard shouting: “I knew it!” as Jed and Katey kissed.
The gender reveal comes after Jed was accused of trying to “distract” from Josh’s child pornography scandal.
As the trial played out, Jed shared photos from his engagement to Katey, which took place months earlier.
He captioned the photos: “Looking back on our romantic winter proposal on Valentine’s Day! It was -13°F and snowing! She was SO surprised!!”
In the time since the former 19 Kids and Counting star popped the question, he and Katey had not only gotten married but announced that they were expecting.
They shared the exciting news in September.
Fans weren’t amused by what they perceived as a stunt from Jed.
One person commented: “Damage control anyone? You brother is in court for possession of CSAM and all you can do is talk about your engagement as if nothing is happening?”
Another replied with: “Read the room Jed!!!!! Your 9sic) supporting your sick in the head brother and a jury is having to listen to the sick things he was watching and your (sic) over here reminiscing about your proposal good lord.”
Jed was expected to take the stand in the trial, as was sister Jill Duggar.
The pair were due to testify, though it’s unclear for which side: the prosecution or the defense.
Josh was charged early in 2021 with two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography.
He pleaded not guilty, but was accused of possessing sick images that were described by authorities as “the worst of the worst.”
The eldest Duggar son was found guilty and is in prison awaiting sentencing.
BABY ON BOARD
In September, Jed and Katey revealed that she was pregnant with their first child just months after their wedding.
The couple shared the news in an Instagram post, sharing a photo of them smooching while holding a word board out in front of them.
They captioned the post: “She tested positive, but not for Covid.”
In the first photo in the set, Katey held a sign that said: “And then there were 3.”
The sign mentioned “baby duggar,” revealing that the child was due sometime this spring.
Although it was meant to be lighthearted, the Covid joke landed the couple in hot water with fans.
One follower commented: “Having 2 family members pass from COVID, I find this very tasteless and insensitive.”
Another wrote: “I hate this. It’s so tacky and distasteful. People are dying.”
The couple gathered the family and friends to celebrate the big reveal[/caption]
Blue dust flew into the air, signaling that a baby boy is on its way[/caption]
Jed and Katey got engaged in February 2021[/caption]