Meet Austin Forsyth -- Joy-Anna Duggar's New Man


Joy-Anna Duggar announced earlier this week that she's courting, which of course gives us a new obsession to move onto now that her sister Jinger tied the knot with Jeremy Vuolo. But before we go any further, let's figure out who Joy Duggar's boyfriend Austin Forsyth is, shall we?


It turns out these crazy kids could just be a match made in Heaven. They come from similar backgrounds, and the fame thing might not even cause him to bat an eyelash.

Here are six things you need to know about Austin Forsyth.

His Family Owns a Camp
The Forsyth family owns Fort Rock Family Camp and Retreat Center, which is officially endorsed by the Duggars. It's Old West-themed, and focused on family fun and Biblical values. It also has the longest zipline in Arkansas!

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He's Already a Reality Star
Austin made an appearance World's Strictest Parents in 2009, when he was just 15. We're guessing that the Duggar Courtship Standards™ don't phase him.

He Grew Up With Joy-Anna
In their announcement video, they mentioned that they've known each other for 15 years. Austin's parents, Terry and Roxanne, have been longtime friends with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

He's an Older Man
It probably took them 15 years to realize there could be something there, because Austin is three years older than Joy. 15 and 18 is a little eyebrow-raising, but 19 and 22 seems pretty perfect.

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He's Tight With His Parents
Austin and Joy seem to have a similar outlook on growing up -- that is, there's no reason to leave the nest when you turn 18. Austin works at his parents' Christian camp, and rumors are already flying that Joy will likely find some sort of employment there as well if/when they get married.

Her Parents Already Approve
We know you're shocked, but Joy and Austin already have a stamp of approval from both sets of parents. In a video posted to YouTube by the family, Jim Bob and Michelle said of their daughter's new beau, "He is a great guy, and we're excited about the future for what God has in store for you guys."

Congrats to the new couple! 

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