Joy-Anna Duggar & Austin Forsyth Receive Marriage License: Are They Already Married?!

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Back when Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth first got engaged, the young couple was remarkably tight-lipped about their wedding planning process.

Months later, the couple still refuses to reveal certain details such as the date and location of their nuptials, but unfortunately for them, this is 2017, a time when there are no secrets.

Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth

Committed Duggar obsessives recently managed to unearth information that seems to point to Joy-Anna and Austin's wedding date, but two conflicting theories have emerged.

One holds that Duggar and Forsyth will get married in October, on Joy-Anna's birthday.

That hypothesis is supported by a page on a wedding registry site that seems to have been created by Joy-Anna and Austin.

It was removed shortly after is was discovered by fans.

But that doesn't necessarily mean it was legit.

Austin, Joy-Anna

Many fans now believe that Joy-Anna and Austin got married last week in a secret ceremony.

That news comes from the Facebook page Duggar Family News: Life Is Not all Pickles & Hairspray, the number one social media source for Duggar updates.

P&H is generally pretty on point, but the page recently revealed that its source on the May wedding recently went radio silent.

However, the admin also pointed out that Duggars' silence on the wedding rumor is more than a little suspicious.

And today, the page posted this intriguing clue:

Joy-Anna Duggar: Married?

As you can see, it looks as though the Joy-Anna and Austin secured a marriage license last week.

That doesn't mean, of course, that they're already married, but importantly, it means they could be already married.

Or that they're planning to get hitched in the very near future.

If the Duggars managed to keep a wedding under wraps it would have no easy feat.

Duggar weddings are typically massive affairs attended by upwards of one thousand guests.

Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin Forsyth

But the family may have had sufficient motivation to either host a much smaller party, or to somehow keep a giant Duggar Fest a secret from the press.

The ratings for their reality show have been on the decline, and births and weddings are the family's bread and butter.

It's possible that Joy-Anna was persuaded to keep her nuptials under wraps so that a surprise wedding special would provided a much-needed spike in viewership.

If that's the case, we likely won't find out her marital status until the Duggars return to the airwaves next month.

Watch Counting On online to get caught up before then.

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