If you haven’t already heard of Joy-Anna Duggar, you’ve almost definitely heard of her family. Joy-Anna is the fifth daughter born to Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, and the ninth of 19 children. Joy-Anna, like her brothers, sisters and parents, grew famous after being part of the TLC reality television shows 19 Kids and Counting and Jill & Jessa: Counting On. The shows document the unique lifestyle of her huge family, and it’s been hard for anyone to look away.
Today, Joy-Anna is married to Austin Forsyth, so her legal name is actually Joy-Anna Forsyth (although a lot of people still think of her as a Duggar!). Joy-Anna obviously isn’t shy about sharing the basics of her family life with the media, and there’s a lot we all know about her — like the fact that she gave birth to her first child in February 2018. Still, there are things Joy-Anna hasn’t been quite as vocal about. Below are a few little known interesting facts about Joy-Anna every Duggar fan needs to know.
Joy-Anna has a secret talent
Joy-Anna and her family are obviously very active in their church, so it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that she takes part in services every once in a while. What you may not have known is that Joy-Anna is actually a great singer who sings for the church sometimes. In one video on YouTube, you can watch Joy-Anna and her siblings, Jinger and Jason, sing a few songs on stage during a church service. The video isn’t very long — it’s less than two minutes — but it’s immediately clear that Joy-Anna has talent.
There’s also proof out there that she doesn’t only sing during church services. Another video on YouTube shows Joy-Anna singing the Christmas song “Blue Christmas” with her brother Jason and singer/fellow reality TV star Lawson Bates. It serves as a nice reminder that Joy-Anna can sing more than just religious songs in a church, and from the comments section, it’s clear that fans love it.
Here’s how she chose her son’s name
In February 2018, Joy-Anna’s life changed forever when she gave birth to her first child with her husband Austin — a son named Gideon. Joy-Anna revealed that she chose the name Gideon because of her strong religious faith. In an interview with Us Weekly, Joy-Anna said, “Austin and I wanted a strong name for our son and when he was born we decided on Gideon because it was a biblical name.”
They didn’t just pick “Gideon” because it was a name from the Bible. Joy-Anna explained that, in the Bible, Gideon was “a man of power and one that was willing to serve the Lord even when the odds were against him.” She also seems to be hoping that the reference will help her son be just as religious as she is. She also told Us Weekly that when it comes to the her baby’s future, she’s most looking forward to the day Gideon will be old enough to understand the gospel.
Joy-Anna will probably follow in her parents’ footsteps kids-wise
It’s hard not to wonder if Joy-Anna will start her own huge family just like her parents. As it turns out, she probably will — or at least that’s her current plan. In an interview with People before Gideon was born, Joy-Anna and Austin revealed that they both really love kids and can’t wait to start a family of their own. They also made it clear that they aren’t going to put a limit on how big that family will be. When asked how many kids she wants, Joy-Anna said, “We want as many as the Lord thinks we can handle and we are putting it into his hands.”
It makes sense for Joy-Anna to feel that way, considering the family she grew up in. And since she and Austin have already started with their son, it seems like their little family of three will probably only grow from there!
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