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Joy-Anna Duggar Engaged to Boyfriend Austin Forsyth: “I Was Not Expecting This”

And the Duggar family just keeps getting bigger!

Joy-Anna Duggar is engaged to her long-time friend and boyfriend of less than a year, Austin Forsyth!

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The bride-to-be, 19, told Us Weekly, “We just got engaged! I’m so excited to be engaged to my best friend — Austin made it so romantic, it’s amazing!”

The reality star gushed about how her future hubby, 19, popped the question after going on a horseback riding outing. Her younger sisters Johannah, 11, and Jennifer, 9, were also there for the big moment as the two were “chaperoning” the couple on their date.

The two first announced they were courting — which means dating with the intent to marry — back in November. Now that they have a wedding to plan, the two have started to hold hands, which has Joy absolutely over the moon (the Duggars opt not to engage in any intimate contact before marriage). She called the big milestone “pretty special.”

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With a wedding to plan and a lifetime to look forward to together, it’s clear that both husband and wife could not be more thrilled about what’s to come.

“I’m just overwhelmed with emotion,” Austin said of the big day. “I’m so excited to see what the future holds for us!”

Congrats, you two!

Check out all the Duggars — then vs. now — in the gallery!

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