Joy-Anna Duggar got Engaged to her boyfriend, house flipper Austin Forsyth, on Thursday 2nd of March, 2017. The 19-year old Anna confirmed the news that she got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Austin after he proposed to her on Thursday.

During an earlier episode of “Counting On” Austin asked for blessings from Jim Bob Duggar, Joy-Anna’s father, for entering into a courtship.

Bride-to-be says Austin is highly romantic

According to the reports, Joy-Anna stated that she is extremely happy and excited about getting engaged to her best friend. She added that Austin ensured it was highly romantic and it was an amazing feeling.

Austin, on the other hand, said that he is also excited now that the next step is a wedding. Austin added that he is excited to think about what the future holds for the couple.

She added that now that they are formally engaged they are holding hands. She said they are now going to do their wedding planning together as it allows her to know Austin much better. She also thanked everyone for their support and best wishes.

The couple has been friends for years

They are family friends, and she has known Austin for more than 15 years now. Austin chose a special spot in a wooded place to propose to Joy-Anna. Austin said that he selected the place as it is a special spot he has visited a number of times to spend quality time with Jesus.

Joy-Anna Duggar said that she was surprised when Austin asked her for courtship, but was happy to hear it. During her interview with the People in February, She stated that she has already experienced a lot of things that include church ministries, hiking, road trips, hunting and remodeling of houses from her relationship with Austin.

She also added that it is special because she got to know him better as they grew up together and her family knows him very well.

Now that the couple has decided to get married, the Duggar Family will be busy planning the wedding. Just ten days ago, Joy-Anna’s sister, Jinger, married former soccer star Jeremy Vuolo, in a traditional Arkansas ceremony.