Joy-Anna Duggar

Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, born October 28, 1997, also known as Joy Duggar Forsyth, is an American celebrity and television personality. She is known for her appearances on the controversial but popular reality show produced by the T.L.C. network “19 Kids and Counting” (2008-2015), and the show spun off from the newly named “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” (2015-2021). Duggar now has a new son, Gideon, and she is delighted by this new phase of her life, as a mother of little Gideon. She enjoys the little boy’s adventures with her husband, Austin Martyn Forsyth. Read on to find out more about your favorite celebrity.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Joy-Anna Duggar

Birth date:

October 28, 1997



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5' 5"

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Net Worth:

$700 thousand

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Joy-Anna Duggar rose to fame after featuring in the series “19 kids & Counting.” Here we can see the adventures of two families and how they face life, having decided not to use contraceptives due to their religious beliefs, and choosing to have all the children that come from their marriage. Yes — that’s 19 and counting. Duggar also appears in another reality show, “Counting On,” which was formerly known as “Jill and Jessa: Counting On.” The show is a spin-off of 19 “Kids and Counting.”

Duggar’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, is a real estate agent and has also ventured into politics. Michelle Duggar, their mother, is wholly devoted to her 19 children and is now, along with her children and husband, a well-known T.V. celebrity. The strange but fascinating family decided to raise all their children at home, in the Christian faith, as shown in the bible and the sciences, from which the children are taught. In this religious family, Duggar met the man who would become her husband several years later. When she was only five years old, and her future husband was eight, the two met at a religious ceremony held in Duggar’s community. Their love grew little by little, and once they reached adulthood, they married.

On the small screen, we can see Duggar grow with his siblings over the years, in the T.L.C. show that had to readjust its name depending on the siblings that were composing the family. So we had “17 Kids and Counting,” then “18 Kids and Counting,” and finally “19 Kids and Counting,” before its controversial end in 2015, seven years after it started. A few months later, Duggar became part of “Counting On,” which we mentioned earlier. The spin-off is still airing. So don’t miss the episodes we can watch on the Youtube channel!

Career timeline

“19 Kids & Counting”

Joy-Anna Duggar features in the TLC series “19 Kids and Counting,” which put her on the celebrity map.

July 16, 2015
The Series is Canceled

Because of the terrible behavior of the family's older brother, the T.L.C. network suspends the show.

Duggar’s New Family

Duggar starts a family, after Marrying Austin Martyn Forsyth.

The New Family Channel

Duggar creates a channel with her husband where they share their family life with viewers.

Why We Love Joy-Anna Duggar

  1. She’s proud of her beliefs

    Duggar is, like her family, a devout Christian. She has chosen to honor her parents' beliefs and her own, regardless of criticism.

  2. She’s a talented singer

    Aside from the randomness that led her to be a celebrity, Duggar has her own brilliance! She is an excellent singer. You can hear her if you attend her church ceremonies.

  3. She’s committed to her health

    Duggar started losing weight before her wedding. She has since maintained the discipline to do so and even shared her routines and plans with her followers.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She comes from a huge family

    Duggar’s family comprises 10 boys and 10 girls.

  2. All her siblings are named ‘J’

    Duggar’s siblings have names that start with ‘J’.

  3. Her mother never worked

    Duggar has taken a slightly different path from her mother who chose to remain unemployed in order to take care of her family.

  4. Her family has been criticized

    Duggar experienced a very public childhood where her family was scrutinized and often criticized for their stance against women's rights and the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community.

  5. She broke the ‘Duggar’ tradition

    When she had her son, Duggar left the ‘J’ far behind and named him Gideon Martyn Forsyth.

Joy-Anna Duggar FAQs

Did Joy-Anna Duggar quit social media?

After some criticism and backlash, Duggar decided to take a break from social media.

Did Duggar have a second child?

No, they only have little Gideon for now.

Is Duggar separated from Austin Forsythe?

No, despite rumors, they are still happily married.

Joy-Anna Duggar’s birthday dates

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