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Joy-Anna Duggar Announces Courtship With Austin Forsyth: “I Said Yes”

Joy Anna Duggar courtingPhoto courtesy of TLC

Courting on! Days after Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo‘s wedding, another family member–Joy-Anna Duggar–announced on the latest episode of TLC’s Counting On that she has officially entered a courtship. 

The Duggar daughter shared the news alongside her now-partner, Austin Forsyth, on Jinger’s wedding special, which aired Tuesday, November 15.

“I just asked her to enter a courtship with me,” Austin, 22, revealed in the clip.

“And I said yes,” Joy, 19, added. “We’ve known each other for a long time.”

Austin chose a scenic location to present the idea of courtship to his partner. “I picked this spot, because last time we were here together was August 1st of 2015,” he noted.

Courtship, according to the reality family, comes with a strict set of rules. The couple will not be allowed to kiss until their wedding day (if all works out), and they must have a chaperone on their dates.

“There was a whole group of us that came up,” Joy explained in the video. “We were just hanging out, and it was really late at night; the stars were just gorgeous. For me that’s really special, but then just being with him. And then now it’s even more special because it’s where we start our courtship.”

The remote spot is a favorite of Austin’s as well. “It’s a place that I’ve come many times to just get away and spend time with the Lord,” he shared. “I just knew that this was the place that I wanted to ask her.”

It’s been an exciting year for the Duggar family! Joy’s older sister Jinger Duggar married former soccer player Jeremy Vuolo back on November 5. The couple got engaged in July after announcing their courtship the previous month.

TLC’s Counting On will return for its third season in 2017. Watch the video above.

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Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'