The Duggar family may live most of their lives as open books, but the same isn't necessarily true for their spouses. And who can blame them? A little privacy goes a long way. That said, the longer the (former) Duggar girls have been married, the more we've gotten to know their significant others, whether they like it or not (looking at you, Ben Seewald, Derick Dillard, and Jeremy Vuolo. And now that Joy-Anna is married as well, we're also getting to know her man: Austin Forsyth.
Austin, who's 22, has been around the Duggar family for a while now. In fact, he and Joy-Anna have know each other since they were toddlers. When he asked her to enter a courtship, Austin took Joy-Anna to a gorgeous outdoor spot where they've hung out together with friends in the past. “I picked this spot because the last time we were here together was Aug. 1, 2015,” he said in a TLC video announcing their courtship. "It was a whole group of us that came up and were just hanging out and it was really late at night. The stars were just gorgeous, so for me, that was really special," Joy-Anna added. Aww.
Despite the fact that we don't know as much about him as the other Duggar men, we do know that Counting On actually isn't his first go at reality TV. In 2009, Austin and his parents were a host family on season one of World's Strictest Parents. (Fun!) In the episode, the Forsyths took in two troubled teens, and we got to see just how serious Austin's parents can be. Like the Duggars, Austin’s parents make sure all of the kids wear modest clothing and take a vow not to have sex until marriage, and their first kiss on their wedding day. Other rules Austin's parents enforced were not closing bedroom doors and waking up at 6:30 a.m. every morning to work in the family camp, Fort Rock Christian Family Camp and Retreat Center. Austin still reportedly works at the camp today.
Joy-Anna's hubby doesn't stay too active on social media, but from the few things he's posted on Instagram, it's certain he loves two things: Sweets and his sweetie. In one photo, taken on his birthday in December of last year, the new member of the Duggar family sits in front of a huge chocolate dessert with a smile on his face. Dig in, dude!
And pretty much in all of the other photos on his page is Joy-Anna. So cute. In one wedding photo, Austin sweetly remarked, "I married my best friend yesterday, my Mrs. for life." In another he said, "God has chosen us to be together." And finally, in what could be the most adorable, he wrote, "It's all about that look in her eyes." Guess he has a romantic side!
No doubt, Joy-Anna and Austin will have a long, happy marriage together. And from the looks of things, they're already off to a really good start. Congrats, guys!
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