Joy-Anna Duggar Announces Engagement to Austin Forsyth

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth

She's engaged! She's engaged! Joy-Anna Duggar is officially engaged to Austin Forsyth, after several months of courting. The two announced their romance just after Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo's wedding last November.


A source confirmed to People magazine that the lovebirds have made it official and are going to head down the aisle soon. At least we're assuming it will be soon, since Joy's siblings were all engaged for three, maybe four months before getting hitched.

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On a recent episode of Counting On, we got to watch Austin ask Joy's dad, Jim Bob Duggar, for permission to court his daughter. He said, "You know, over the years, I have just been watching and I really admire her heart for the Lord and her character. She's such a diligent worker. She gets all the younger siblings working. She's a good delegator ... and then, of course, her beauty."

Sounds like the man is smitten!

Joy-Anna may be young at 19, but she's known Austin practically her whole life, as they said they met 15 years ago when his family started attending their church. She said in an interview with People last month, "It's really special that I got to grow up with him and my family knows him really well."

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Plus she's gotten a ton of advice from her sisters Jill, Jessa, and Jinger, who have all already walked down the aisle. Joy explained to the mag, "Watching my sisters go through that with their courtships sets a really good example. I was able to ask them just a lot of questions and wisdom about what they did and didn't do and then just making it special. Showing him how much I appreciate him, it's been amazing."

There's no word on a date yet, but we're just going to go ahead and assume it won't be long. Congrats to the happy couple!

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