Joy-Anna Duggar: Officially Holding Hands With Austin Forsyth!
It's often reported that the Duggars don't allow their children to engage in any sort of physical contact prior to marriage.
But that's not entirely true.
Once they're engaged, Duggar kids are permitted to hold hands.
It's all based on the little-known 11th Commandment:
"Thou shalt take a creepy level of interest in thy children's sex lives."
Anyway, now that Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth are engaged, they can hold hands in any position they want.
They can interlock fingers, go the old-fashioned palm-to-palm route … Hell, they can thumb wrestle if the mood should strike them.
Soon, Counting On fans will be sick of Joy-Anna and Austin's relationship, as producers squeeze every drop of storyline juice from the situation, just as they did with Jinger Duggar's wedding.
At the moment, however, the relationship feels fresh and new, so allow the young lovebirds to give you the low-down on the moment that Austin proposed and the joys of hand-holding:
"I knew we were ready for this next step because everything fell into place," Austin tells the camera.
"The OK from Mr Duggar and my dad and just timing on the Lord."
“Now that we are engaged we are holding hands," Joy-Anna.
"So that’s pretty special… Thanks everyone for your support and well wishes for us. We’re so excited.”
And then they just go ahead and hold hands right in front of us, no gloves or anything.
Get a room, you two!