Jinger Duggar might be the latest of those 19 Duggar kids to have walked down the aisle, but another one of her Counting On sisters has already snagged her spot as next in line to tie the knot. That's right — a new Duggar sister just announced that she's officially courting!
So who's the lucky lady who gets to side-hug her sweetheart? Drumroll, please... According to Us Weekly, it's Joy-Anna Duggar, 19! Duggar and her longtime friend, Austin, have just announced that they've officially entered into a courtship — that's the Duggar family approved form of dating for the uninformed, which consists of no sex, no kissing, chaperoned dates, and side-hugs only.
The TLC star spilled the big news on her family's website, where she and her new beau posted a video dishing on the details. "Hey, y'all! I’m Joy Duggar and this is Austin," Duggar began, sitting side-by-side with Austin in a picturesque autumn landscape. "I just asked her to enter a courtship with me," announced Austin. "And I said yes!" exclaimed his excited sweetheart. "We've known each other for a long time," she explained, noting that Austin popped the (dating) question in this beautiful woodsy spot that holds a special meaning to the pair.
This isn't the first time the couple has spent time here together, explained Duggar, recounting the first time they came to the spot. "We were just hanging out and it was really late at night, the stars were just gorgeous. For me that's really special... And then now it’s even more special because it’s where we start our courtship."
"It's a place that I've come many times to just get away and spend time with the Lord," added Austin. "I just knew that this was the place that I wanted to ask her."
Cue the courtship bells! And this means those wedding bells can't be too far off, right? After all, Joy's big sister Jinger tied the knot with her new hubby Jeremy Vuolo earlier this month — just a mere five months after announcing their courtship!
Is it too early to already start envisioning Joy-Anna's wedding dress? Obvi, we already are. No shame...