It is not common for Duggar women to have a job outside of the home. According to their conservative beliefs and patriarchal family structure, the men are the head of the household, while the role of the woman includes being a devoted wife and mother to as many kids as they can give birth to. So, is it possible that Joy-Anna Duggar-Forsyth is going against tradition and working outside of the home?
According to In Touch Weekly, Duggar-Forsyth is following in her dad’s footsteps and pursuing a career in politics. Jim Bob Duggar was an Arkansas congressman in the late 90’s, and those connections apparently led to an internship at the state house for his 19-year-old daughter before she got married.
Since she became Mrs. Austin Forsyth, Joy-Anna Duggar has not been shy about sharing her conservative political beliefs in her social media posts.
Last month, she included a political message with a baby bump update. Along with the picture of her belly, she posted a photo that read, “Life offers no guarantees but abortion offers no chances,” plus a pic of Forsyth holding a sign which reads, “Abortion kills children.”
The post divided her followers, with some offering messages of support, while others were critical of the reality star using a personal baby update to push a political agenda.
Forsyth is just as conservative as his wife, and also comes from a strict family. Romper reported that Forsyth is from a family that appeared in the first season of the reality show World’s Strictest Parents. His mom and dad had a behavioral code that included chores at a family camp, an open bedroom door policy, and no sex or kissing until marriage.
Obviously, Forsyth did not have to adjust at all to the Duggar ways when he started courting Joy-Anna. The couple did wait until their wedding day to share their first kiss, and fans finally got to see it during the most recent Counting On episode.
The couple married in May and announced they were expecting their first child just a few weeks later. Speculation is that the baby is due in March, just nine months after they said, “I do.”