A double date at the ol’ MarketPlace with Jim Bob and Michelle? This is getting serious y’all!
Joy-Anna Duggar, the 19-year-old daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, officially announced her courtship with Austin Forsyth during last month’s season finale of Counting On.
Austin, whose parents own and operate Fort Rock Christian Family Camp and Retreat Center in Combs, Arkansas, asked to enter into a courtship with Joy-Anna at a special remote location. Joy-Anna was taken by surprise, but she did say yes!
In a clip from TLC, the couple revealed that they’ve known each other for a long time before deciding to date Duggar-style:
If social media is any indication, it looks like the young lovebirds have been on a full-courting press ever since! The Duggar family recently shared some candid pics to Facebook of Austin, Jim Bob, Michelle, and Joy celebrating Austin’s 23rd birthday together. “We had a great time going on our double date with you and Joy this weekend!,” they wrote. “We are loving the time we are getting to spend with you as you and Joy court, and we are so excited to see what the Lord has in-store for you and our sweet Joy!”
Congratulations were also shared by Austin’s parents via Fort Rock’s official Facebook page. “We are extremely happy to announce the courtship of our son, Austin! He and Joy have honored the Lord and will be a great testimony for his goodness and provision for a spouse! Congratulations to Austin & Joy,” they announced.
Counting On returns to TLC in January 2017.