Austin Forsyth met Joy-Anna Duggar when she was four, and he was seven. As the years went on, their friendship turned into something more, and the two got married on May 26, 2017. Now, the couple is expecting their first child together and are overjoyed to start their family. 

Following in the best traditions of the Duggar family, their fourth youngest daughter is pregnant! Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth got married on May 26, 2017, and are already expecting their first child. The couple is ecstatic and took to social media to announce their happiness about Duggar’s pregnancy. She told People, “We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby! Every child is such a precious gift from God. I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him.” Austin Forsyth, Joy-Anna Duggar’s husband, says that he will cherish every moment of fatherhood.

 Who is Austin Forsyth?

Born on December 13, 1993, to Roxanne and Terry Forsyth, Austin Forsyth’s age is 23. His parents own Fort Rock Christian Family Camp and Retreat Center in Combs, Arkansas where Forsyth is a staff member. Campers can do things like ride horses, shoot at a firing range, practice archery, and see farm animals. Forsyth met Duggar when his family moved to Arkansas and attended the Duggar’s church, when he was seven, and Joy-Anna Duggar was only four years old.

A Wedding to Remember

Forsyth started dating Dugger as they got older, and the two soon fell in love. Three months after announcing their engagement, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s wedding was at the Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas in front of 1,000 family members and friends. After the ceremony, the couple took off to Geneva, Switzerland, for their honeymoon. Now, they are expecting their first baby, and want to share their happiness with everyone.

The Wonder of Parenthood

As for Forsyth, he is filled with the wonder of it all, “I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring. It’s really exciting, and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!” When asked how many children she wants, Duggar replied “We want as many as the Lord thinks we can handle. And we are putting it into his hands.” With a baby on the way, the proud parents-to-be are excited and joyful —to put it mildly. The couple sent a message through their Instagram account writing, “Austin, and I are SO thankful to announce that we are parents!! Even before we were married, we prayed that God would give us children and we are so blessed that he has given us this baby! Jesus is the giver of Life!”

Loving the Simple Life

Austin Forsyth’s Instagram account only gives further evidence of the couple’s closeness. It has photos of them smiling together wherever they are, from their wedding, to spending time with family and friends, or simply enjoying each other’s company. Congratulations to the happy couple!