Duggar Fans Worry Austin Forsyth Is Too Controlling of Joy-Anna

Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin Forsyth

It's only been a few months since Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth tied the knot, but fans are already concerned that there may be trouble in paradise. And the worst part? Joy might not even be aware of it.


The Counting On stars posted a photo to the joint Instagram account, and aside from a few people wondering if she's pregnant already (because let's face it, she's a Duggar), there were some concerned comments from fans about Austin being too controlling, since Joy is wearing a skirt in the photo.

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Joy-Anna's sister Jinger married Jeremy Vuolo last November and has been rocking pants, shorts, and even sleeveless blouses ever since. So why hasn't Joy opted to do the same now that she's out from under Jim Bob and Michelle's roof?

Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin Forsyth

There were some commenters on this photo that made it clear that they're worried about Joy-Anna's emotional welfare.  One wrote, "Jim Bob picks domineering men to marry his daughters. I'm glad Jinger got to marry Jeremy and got the hell out of Arkansas and away from her control freak of a parent. Austin seems just as big of a control freak Jim Bob is." Another added, "Austin won't allow her to wear pants."

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Joy herself has addressed the clothing issue, and said that she would wear dresses because that's what Austin likes. "I said before that I don't like dresses, but Austin likes them on me," she said on Counting On. Of course she's referring to dresses over long skirts, not dresses and skirts versus pants and shorts. She continued, "And so, I'm branching out, and I'm wearing some dresses now. I don't really have fashion. I just kind of wear whatever Austin likes."

There's nothing wrong with wearing something that makes your husband happy. In fact, it's pretty great of Joy to make that effort -- let's just hope she's doing it because she wants to, and not because she feels forced to. After all, Austin should love his wife no matter what she wears -- including pants. 

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