Get the tater-tot casserole ready because Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar is reportedly getting married this weekend!
A new report is stating that the Duggar daughter will marry her fiancé Austin Forsyth this Saturday in Arkansas, which comes as a surprise, due to it being reported earlier that the couple would be getting hitched in October.
The inside information comes from the “Life is Not All Pickles and Hairspray” Facebook page, which has a proven track record of having the correct info on all things Duggar-related.
“I heard from a Duggar insider that Joy’s wedding will be next week,” the page posted on Sunday. “I’m guessing that means, Saturday May 20th.”
The page later updated with, “It’s been confirmed. The wedding is this Saturday.”
The page also had information about where the wedding will take place.
“It seems like the wedding will be held close to the Duggar compound since the source said guests will be at the compound before and after the wedding,” the post reads. “That’s all I know right now except I hope Joy gets up the nerve to run before then and live the life God gave her not the one arranged for her by her fruitcake dad.”
Speculation that the wedding was taking place very soon started when the Duggars were photographed at Renee’s Bridal in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, earlier this month. Then, the network uploaded a video clip from the couple’s joint bachelor/bachelorette party last week. Fans were quick to point out that couples rarely celebrate their bachelor/bachelorette parties five months before their wedding day.
Joy’s sister, Jill Dillard (who has been doing mission work in Central America with her family) is returning to the United States for the wedding. Jill is currently pregnant with her second child and due to give birth in July. She had previously stated that she plans to return to the U.S. to give birth, so the timing lines up perfectly so that Jill and Derick can just stay in Arkansas until Jill has the baby.
Joy and Austin started their courtship on the set of ‘Counting On’ and announced their engagement in March. In interviews, Austin has called Joy the “woman of his dreams.”
“I think I’m most looking forward to the fact that it will be day number one of spending the rest of my life with this beautiful young lady,” he said in the bachelor/bachelorette video clip.
Joy and Austin seemed to be trying to throw fans off on their wedding date when they posted their wedding registry on Amazon using an October date. They did, however, state in the comment section that, while they used an October date, their actual wedding date had not been announced yet. However, the fact that so many of their registry gifts have already been purchased is very telling, as guests usually do not start buying gifts for weddings they are attending five months from now.
If 19-year-old Joy does, indeed, get married on Saturday, she will become the youngest Duggar bride to date (other than her mother, Michelle, of course, who got hitched at 17.) Her sister Jessa Seewald was 21 at the time of her wedding, while Jinger Vuolo was 22. Jill was 23 when she married Derick Dillard.
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