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Inside Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth Relationship, Marriage and Parenthood


American TV personality Joy-Anna Duggar and her homebuilder and pilot husband, Austin Forsyth, have been married since May 2017. Here’s a look at the relationship, marriage and parenting style of the couple known for the reality show “Counting On”. “

For months, Joy-Anna Duggar and husband Austin Forsyth have been the subject of pregnancy rumors as fans believed she spotted a baby bump in a now-deleted Instagram photo.

In the photo, the TV personality tried to place something on the shelf with her right hand. Her left hand rested on her stomach in what looked like a baby bump. The image caused fans to speculate on the progress of her pregnancy.

Jessa Seawald with Baby Spurgeon, Jinger Duggar, Joy Duggar and Jana Duggar on “Good Morning America” ​​on March 8, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Baby number three rumors for the couple have been going on for months. Fans thought a friend of theirs had already accidentally hinted that their third baby was on the way.

Duggar’s pregnancy rumors began in October 2021 and continued until June 2022. However, the couple have neither confirmed nor denied the rumours.


Duggar and Forsyth grew up as friends and had known each other for 15 years before the wedding. They met when Forsyth’s family moved to Arkansas and began attending the same church as the Duggar family.

Forsyth had admired her for years, and when it was time to take their friendship to the next level, he had to ask his father for permission to woo her as was the Duggar family tradition.

Courtship for the Duggar family meant supervised dating, prohibiting most physical contact except for hand-holding and side hugs. After announcing their dating in November 2016, they got engaged in March 2017 and married on May 26, 2017.

“I was a pretty patient person until I had kids!”

On their fifth wedding anniversary, Duggar took to her Instagram to reveal that they dated for seven years, which confused their fans as her family are strict fundamentalists. Typically, there is a short courtship period before marriage.


The couple’s wedding was originally scheduled for October 28, 2017, but they brought it forward by five months and ended up officially getting married in front of 1,000 guests at their church. After their marriage, Duggar said:

“To take our vows and say ‘yes’ and commit our lives to each other is so amazing. I’m so lucky to be married to him.”

Forsyth said he was looking forward to sharing his life, his good times and his challenges, with his best friend. In February 2018, they welcomed their son Gideon, and in June 2019, Duggar suffered a miscarriage of their second child, Annabell Elise.

On August 21, 2020, the couple welcomed another daughter, Evelyn Mae. They waited until she was born before deciding on a name. dugar said:

“We had a hard time deciding, but after a few days we finally settled on ‘Evy Mae’, and we think it suits her perfectly!”

In February 2022, Duggar revealed that their son was falling a bit behind in the areas of communication and understanding. After an assessment with Regional Therapy Services, the couple learned that their son had many strengths in his developmental abilities.


Duggar revealed that she struggles with parenthood because it takes patience. She learned that her reactions could affect her children. She says:

“Learning patience as a parent isn’t easy for me…honestly, I thought I was a pretty patient person until I had kids!”

Duggar admitted that getting angry and yelling at her kids is never the right answer, and as soon as she sees things going wrong, she strives to do better for them. After her reveal, fans praised her for being honest while telling her that every day was a learning experience.


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