Now that Joy-Anna Duggar has given birth to a healthy baby boy, fans are wondering — what does Austin Forsyth do for a living? On this week's premiere episode of Counting On, the couple —who tied the knot back in May — went hang gliding on their honeymoon in Switzerland, and fans finally found out what the reality star's job is!
"I'm a pilot," Austin said while on a mountain in Interlaken, "But I think hang gliding is gonna be a bit different. It's just you and the elements." So there you have it!
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Back in December, however, fans slammed the duo for flying while Joy was seven months pregnant. "Heading down to Mississippi for a wedding!" they captioned the snap.
Immediately, people began commenting on the photo, with many concerned for the 20-year-old and her unborn son. "Shouldn't be flying so late in your pregnancy," one person wrote. A second asked, "Is she OK to be flying this late in the pregnancy?" Another speculated, "Joy must be getting close to her due date."
For months, rumors were swirling that the 20-year-old and her 24-year-old hubby had premarital sex. On a recent reddit threat, fans commented on the size Joy's baby bump, and some even went as far to say she was posting old photos to try to trick fans. "So many people believe she's posting old pics and has already had the baby," someone wrote. Another, however, just thought people wanted to see the Duggars rebel. "I think people may just be desperate to believe that a Duggar has gone off the rails." A third was simply fed up (and TBH, same). "Getting sick of the sex before marriage comments now. It's obvious that she just carries large — in her first bump pic she mentioned that the baby was the size of a bell pepper, which matches up with the weeks she was presenting at. She conceived on her honeymoon. Baby is due late February-early March."
Of course, we now know that the new mama gave birth on Feb. 23. "We are blessed beyond measure with the arrival of our son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth," the two told People. "Looking at our child for the first time was such an incredible moment! God is so good, and we are so thankful." He was born at 3:39 p.m., measured 22 inches long, and weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces. Congrats to the happy couple!
Counting On airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.
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