Counting On star Joy Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, are expecting the arrival of their second child – a daughter – in the next few weeks. And, ahead of her birth, Duggar and Forsyth have made a big change on social media: they have ended their joint Instagram account.
Ever since they got married in May 2017, Duggar and Forsyth have had a joint account with the handle @austinandjoyforsyth. But this week, Duggar changed the joint account – which has one million followers – to her own with the handle @joy4site after Forsyth started his own account @austin4site. Forsyth already has more than 60K followers.
Earlier this year, the couple also launched their own YouTube channel called “Follow the Forsyths,” and they have been documenting the construction of their new home and their big move.
This has sparked speculation that Duggar and Forsyth have plans to leave Counting On in the near future and build their own brand independent of her family. At the age of 22, Duggar has been on reality TV for almost her entire life.
The first Duggar TV special hit the airwaves in 2004, and the family has starred in both 19 Kids & Counting or Counting On since 2008.
As Counting On fans know, the kids of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar aren’t usually active on social media when they are single and living at home.
There are exceptions, including Jana Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle’s oldest daughter who is 30-years-old and lives at home because she is not yet married. Jana joined Instagram last year, and she has been documenting her life as the only adult Duggar daughter who is currently single.
As for Joy Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, the big star of their Instagram posts lately has been their two-year-old son, Gideon. Forsyth’s latest post features Gideon drinking water from the hose because of the extreme Arkansas heat, and another showed off his son and wife, which he called his “two favorite people.”
Meanwhile, Duggar posted pics of Gideon playing with a truck inside a cardboard box. In the caption she wrote: “Just watching him, I am reminded that it’s often the simple things in life that make us the happiest!😉💭 #carboardboxfun #simplelife #purehappiness #GideonMartynForsyth.”
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