Days after Joy-Anna Duggar announced her engagement to longtime friend Austin Forysth, "Counting On" star Jessa Seewald released a congratulatory video for her little sister.
Interestingly, sources say the Duggars are doubling-down on c-ck-blocking security in Joy-Anna's case, often forcing her to get to know her fiance under the supervision of not one, but two family chaperones. Derick said, "Hey Joy and Austin, congratulations".
Joy will be the next Duggar family member to tie the knot following older sister Jinger's wedding to Jeremy Vuolo on November 5, 2016. "We just heard the good news on the engagement", while Jill got the cutest result out of prompting Izzie to say, "I love you".
"Well, we were gonna go horse-riding and I chose to bring Johannah and Jennifer along cause I knew that they would enjoy that and they got to be the chaperones for this date".
"Now that we are engaged, we are holding hands", she squealed. "[The place where I popped the question is] a place that I've come many times to just get away and spend time with the Lord". "I'm so excited to be engaged because that means the next step is marriage, and I'm excited to see what the future holds for us", he continued. "I'm so excited to be engaged to my best friend - Austin made it so romantic, it's awesome", she continued. They chose to take their friendship to the next level as they entered courtship last November 2016.
'I'm so excited to be engaged to my best friend, ' she told the mag. 'Austin made it so romantic, it's unbelievable'.
"I'm just overwhelmed with emotion", Austin comments about his proposal.
On Thursday, Us Weekly the reality star had become the fifth in her family to become affianced.
'Over the years, I've been watching, and I really admire her heart for the Lord and her character, ' he gushed. She's such a diligent worker. "She's a good delegator - and, of course, her beauty". At the time, the oldest Duggar children were older teenagers (Josh was 20); Joy-Anna, at the time, was an 11-year-old. Josh Duggar was the first to get married (to Anna Keller); they now have four children, as of this writing.
Jessa herself married Seewald in November 2014 after more than a year of dating and most recently welcomed Henry in February. Jinger Duggar married former soccer player Jeremy Vuolo in November 2016; as of this writing, it's a little early for them to have had children.