Joy-Anna Breaks Duggar Courtship Rule!

Joy-Anna Breaks Duggar Courtship Rule!

If you’re a fan of the Duggar family on TLC, you know they have very strict rules when it comes to dating, or what they like to call “courting.”

It looks like Joy-Anna, one of the daughters of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, has fallen short of expectations. During boyfriend Austin Forsyth’s proposal to Joy-Anna, the two shared a close frontal hug, breaking the side hug rule!

Not only did the couple break the rule, it was also caught on camera. Watch it at

In Monday’s “Counting On,” Joy-Anna admitted to her slip-up and shared that she didn’t know cameras were there.

She explained, “I didn’t even notice that they were there. I thought it was just us there, and that was really special.”

Forsyth, now Joy-Anna’s husband, also spoke on the incident during “TLC’s” two-part “Counting On” reunion.

He shared, “We’re humans, and sometimes we don’t always abide perfectly by our rules.”

Austin continued, “We try. That was a real hard try.”