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Joy Duggar Celebrated Austin Forsyth’s 23rd Birthday: Here’s What You Need To Know

posted: 12/13/16
by: TLCme

Joy Duggar is courting!

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Meet the young man who Joy Duggar is courting in this exclusive video.

In November 2016, Joy Duggar announced her and childhood friend Austin Forsyth were officially courting, and last night the couple celebrated his 23rd birthday -- while enjoying a lovely ice cream sundae! It's been an exciting year for the Duggar ladies, as Jessa is expecting, Jinger tied the knot and now Joy is courting!

So, who is Austin exactly?

Austin is no stranger to the Duggar family as him and Joy have known one another for almost 15 years, and have been friends that long as well -- Joy was just 4 years old when they met!

Austin's parents own a Christian camp in Arkansas, Fort Rock Christian Family Camp and Retreat Center and his family could not be more thrilled with the official courtship.

Aside from growing up with a strong Christian influence, Austin also has a TV reality past, appearing on CMT's World's Strictest Parents. Like Joy's, Austin's parents believe in modest clothing, Christian values, and the importance of marriage.

We are so excited to see all the adventures in their courtship when "Counting On" returns in January. In the meantime, watch full episodes of Counting On here on TLCGo!

Joy and Austin Duggar
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