There’s another Duggar on the way.
Joy-Anna Duggar, the ninth child of celebrity parents Michelle and Jim Bob, is expecting her first child with husband Austin Forsyth.
“We’re so happy and thankful to announce that we’re expecting a baby! Every child is such a precious gift from God. I’m most looking forward to watching Austin as a dad and raising children together with him,” the 19-year-old “Counting On” star told People in a statement.
“I have a lot of good memories of my mom teaching us and the quality time we spent together, and I’m really looking forward to doing that with my own children. It’s such an amazing thing to be a parent and raise children!”
Duggar and Forsyth, 23, were married in Arkansas in May after a three-month engagement; their wedding, originally planned for October, was moved up five months without explanation, although the quick pregnancy could have to do with the earlier ceremony.
“I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring,” Forsyth told People.
“It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”
Duggar is the fourth of her siblings to start a family: Josh has four children and Jill and Jessa each have two sons.
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