Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth

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Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth
Joy-Anna Duggar

(1997-10-28) October 28, 1997 (age 21)
OccupationTV personality
Years active2004–present
Austin Forsyth (m. 2017)
Parent(s)Jim Bob Duggar (father)
Michelle Ruark (mother)
Relatives18 siblings including Josh, Jill, Jessa and Jinger

Joy-Anna Forsyth (née Duggar; born October 28, 1997),[1] also known as Joy Duggar Forsyth, is an American television personality. She is known for her appearances on TLC as part of the reality television shows 19 Kids and Counting (2008 – 2015) and Jill & Jessa: Counting On (2015 – present).

She is the fifth daughter born to Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle (Ruark) Duggar, and the ninth of 19 children.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Joy met Austin Forsyth at a homeschooling conference as a child. The couple married on May 26, 2017.[3]

On August 31, 2017, they revealed that they were expecting their first child together and welcomed their son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth on February 23, 2018 via emergency c-section.

On May 1, 2019, Joy-Anna announced that she was expecting their second child who was due originally on November 6, but they had a miscarriage. On July 3, 2019, the couple revealed that they had a miscarriage with their daughter, who they named Annabell Elise Forsyth, had died at 20 weeks gestation on June 27, 2019.[4]

The couple, along with Joy's siblings, appear on the TLC series Counting On.


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2015 19 Kids and Counting Herself
2015–present Counting On Herself


  1. ^ The Duggar Family. "Family Scrapbook - The Girls". The Duggar Family. Archived from the original on 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2017-12-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ The Duggar Family. "Duggar Family - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2017-12-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth Open Up About Their Fears for Raising a Newborn". Archived from the original on 2018-09-11. Retrieved 2018-09-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Joy-Anna Duggar Reveals She's Suffered a Miscarriage at 5 Months: 'We've Cried Countless Tears'". People.

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