Nearly three months to the day following their May 2017 wedding, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth have announced they are expecting their first child together.
The couple confirmed the news to People, with Joy-Anna telling the publication:
“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 couple married in a “secret” wedding ceremony on May 26, 2017, at Cross Church in Arkansas in front of family and friends.
According to People, Joy-Anna, 19, and Austin, 23, then embarked on a whirlwind honeymoon in Geneva, Switzerland.
— Celebrity Baby Scoop (@celeb_babyscoop) August 30, 2017
Joy-Anna told People she is thrilled to begin her new adventure raising children with husband, Austin:
“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!”
“I’m really looking forward to the journey of this pregnancy and all the different stages it will bring. […] It’s really exciting and I feel so blessed to be a dad! We are beyond thankful!”
Duggar fans are excited about the news and many have pointed out the timing of the announcement, as one commenter wrote, in part: “That didn’t take long….”
Waste no time
Wow, you don’t waste any time, do you?
How do these girls get pregnant so fast?!?! What’s the secret geez!
Members of the Duggar family are also wishing the couple well on their big announcement. Jill’s husband said:
Congrats @JoyAForsyth & Austin Forsyth on your new baby! Y'all are going to be awesome parents! Israel & Sam will love having a new cousin!
— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) August 30, 2017
The couple has not announced the baby’s due date.