Jessa Duggar shows off her baby bump as she awaits birth of fourth child after Counting On canceled amid Josh's arrest

JESS Duggar shared a rare photo of her baby bump after news that Counting On was cancelled amid her brother Josh's child porn arrest.

The 28-year-old – who is expecting her fourth child with husband Ben Seewald – brushed over the shocking news of her family's show getting axed.

Jessa displayed her growing baby bump while posing with her three children – Spurgeon, five, Henry, four and Ivy, two.

The pregnant reality star beamed as Ivy rested her hand on her mom's stomach.

She talked about the struggles of being in her third trimester in the caption of the post.

"Third trimester definitely has me in nesting mode getting every last thing in order for the new arrival!" Jessa wrote.

"Also, soaking up and enjoying every last moment as a family of 5!"

Jessa and Ben, 26, announced their pregnancy in February, after suffering a devastating miscarriage in 2020.

She revealed earlier this month that she'll give birth in a hospital for her fourth child after having three home births due to health fears.

Jessa's post comes one day after The Sun exclusively revealed that Counting On has been canceled following almost six years.

It was axed afterr fans launched a petition to boycott the show – as horrifying details of Josh's child pornography arrest emerged.

An insider told The Sun exclusively: "The decision was made by TLC earlier this week to cancel the show.

"The family was told over the phone shortly after and it's still very hush hush. 

"The petition from those who boycotted Counting On was hard to ignore, and sponsors were very concerned following Josh's arrest."

"There have been a lot of discussions in recent weeks as the network had already spent money on production after months of filming."

"But the bottom line is, the network really wants to be on the right side of this scandal ahead of Josh's trial. It was important for bosses to be seen to have taken action.

"The case has put the show in such a bad light, and although it's a shame for those who worked hard on it, and the money spent, there really is no way forward."

Counting On's last season ended in September 2020, and fans have been left wondering if there will be a new season this year.

A rep then provided a brief statement to other media outlets, saying: "TLC will not be producing additional seasons of Counting On.

"TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately."

Josh never appeared on Counting On. He featured on 19 Kids & Counting, which was axed in 2015 after Josh was accused of molesting five minor females.

Many members of the family have stood by him since his recent arrest, including pregnant wife Anna.

He pleaded not guilty after being charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child porn. 

Josh was taken into custody on federal charges on April 29 following a 2019 Homeland Security raid on his now-shuttered used car dealership, The Sun first reported.

Jessa and Ben condemned Josh in a statement at the time, saying they are "saddened" to hear of the charges and hope the "truth will be exposed".

Josh's father Jim Bob is believed to be paying his lawyers, as Josh has been out of work for months. He also arranged for a third party custodian to take him in when he was let out on bail.

The Sun exclusively revealed on Tuesday that his jury trial has been postponed until November.

If convicted, he could receive 20 years in prison with fines up to $250,000 for each count.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).

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