Joy-Anna Duggar's Husband Austin Shares Touching Tribute to the 'Counting On' Star on Her 22nd Birthday
While many see "Jill & Jessa: Counting On's" Austin Forsyth and his wife Joy-Anna Duggar as flawed, the couple do their best to show that they love each other.
Yesterday, Austin took to Instagram to share a sweet birthday tribute to his wife as she turned 22.
The father-of-one posted a picture of him and Joy in an intimate embrace on their wedding day as he explained that Joy is his:
"Best friend, cheerleader, the one I go to for advice, adventure partner, and comforter when I need encouragement and the best mother to our son!"
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Today my sweet wife turned 22 years old, we have been dating since she was 17. I can say that I have had the best time of my life with you, Joy! You are my best friend, cheer-leader, the one I go to for advice, adventure partner, comforter when I need encouragement, and the best mother to our son! You always point me to Christ and I love your relationship with our Savior! I can’t imagine life without you and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you! I love you with all of my heart Joy Anna! ~Austin
Fans of the couple gushed in the comments with one stating that Austin's message was a 'beautiful and sweet' one.
This reaction to Austin's post is a rare one as fans have had their doubts that the relationship between the couple is sincere.
According to Cheat Sheet, "Counting On" viewers believe that the Duggar clan arrange marriages to some extent, of which Austin and Joy's marriage was an example.
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Family Night!❤️ One of the best things our family started doing! It’s hard to get all of us together now that we’re getting older and have our own schedules. Not all of us were able to make it tonight, but it was great catching up with the ones that were!👏🏼💖 . @duggarfam @janamduggar @johnandabbie @jessaseewald @ben_seewald @thelittleduggarfam @siandlaurenduggar #familynightgamenight #duggarfamily #tickettoride
They are of the opinion that Austin never wanted to marry Joy, but he settled for her as he was running out of options in the romantic department.Additionally, there are speculations that Joy got pregnant before she tied the knot with Austin in 2017.
According to fans' observations, the pair initially slated their wedding for October 2017, but they moved the date to May 2017, which was five months closer than the previously set date.
Precisely nine months later, they welcomed their son, Gideon Martyn Forsyth, on February 23, 2018, via emergency c-section.
The occurrence led fans to believe that the couple had sex before marriage, which resulted in Joy getting pregnant and them moving up their big day.
Despite the speculation surrounding their relationship, Romper notes that the duo has a healthy relationship as Austin respects the Duggar laws and didn't start dating Joy until he asked for her father's permission.
Once the couple got the go-ahead, the 25-year-old and his wife made no hesitation in showing each other love both online and in real life.
Joy excitedly proclaimed that her husband is home while asking fans to pray for individuals who were affected by the hurricane.
The 22-year-old also shared pictures that showed her hugging her husband before the duo locked lips in a sweet kiss.