Joy Duggar is Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s fifth daughter. She married Austin Forsyth in 2017, and she and Forsyth have been enjoying married life and taking in everything it has to offer. They welcomed their first child in 2018, but earlier this year, they went through a miscarriage at 20 weeks. Since then, Duggar has slowly been overcoming the loss, and she’s been going on adventures with her husband to help move on. But fans think a recent photo of Duggar proves she’s glowing more than ever.
Duggar and Forsyth lost their second baby at 20 weeks
Earlier this year, Duggar became one of the many women in her family to announce a pregnancy. It’s the year of the girl for the Duggars, with six total family members announcing pregnancies and every single one of them being a little girl. However, Duggar shared with fans that tragically, about 20 weeks after she and Forsyth learned they were expecting, their baby had no heartbeat. The two went in for Duggar’s 20-week checkup, where they learned they had lost their child. Duggar was saddened by the news and had a photoshoot with the baby the same way a new mother would. She’s been recovering from the miscarriage ever since.
The two have been spending their time trying new things
Duggar and Forsyth’s loss seems to have motivated them to take new adventures. It could be a way of helping them cope, or perhaps it has inspired them to find smaller joys in life due to what they went through. Regardless, the couple have been working hard on their home-flipping business, and they recently took a hiking trip to Colorado. While the rest of Duggar’s family was visiting Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo out in California, Duggar and Forsyth were becoming one with nature by spending a week in the Colorado air.
Fans think Duggar looks like a ‘model’ in her recent photo
Duggar posted a photo thanking her husband for being there for her so much recently. She mentions how he has tucked her into bed at night and helped her out on their hiking trip, and she shared a loving photo of the two on their trip. She also said that he carried her backpack when she got tired, gave her his blanket to keep her warm, and provided words of encouragement when she was exhausted.
But those who slid to the next photo in her Instagram post also saw that she posted a photo of herself looking completely natural; she wasn’t wearing much makeup (if any) and looked a bit tired yet seemed to glow in the photo. “So pretty in that second pic… Looks like a model,” one user wrote. “I don’t mean to be weird but you are more pretty than normal in that second picture!” another fan wrote. “SO beautiful even without makeup,” someone else said.
It’s unclear when the couple will announce another pregnancy
Duggar and Forsyth are likely still moving on from the loss of their little girl. Losing the baby at 20 weeks was very hard for Duggar, and she told her Instagram followers that she was “not strong” following the miscarriage. The couple are parents to their son Gideon, and it’s unclear when they will announce another pregnancy. They most likely want to have more kids but want to take things slow after everything they’ve been through this year.