Joy-Anna Duggar’s Rebel Husband Admits To Breaking TWO Major Engagement Rules Amid Shotgun Wedding Rumors

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Sep. 26 2017, Updated 3:39 p.m. ET

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Austin Forsyth doesn’t seem to believe in upholding rules unless he’s setting them! On Monday night’s episode of Counting On, Joy-Anna Duggar’s then-fiancé laughed off his breaking of Duggar engagement rules, for the second time!

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While out skeet shooting with the Duggar boys and Pastor Caldwell, Austin said, “Now that I’ve seen Mr. Jim Bob shoot, I’m going to make sure that I stay on his good side.” The producer then asked if he had ever done anything to get on Jim Bob’s bad side, to which Austin responded, “The only time that I can think of when I overstepped my bounds with my future father-in-law was probably staying up talking past curfew. Just letting time slip past you and being in a good conversation – it’s really easy to do,” he confessed.

That’s not all. Austin then said, through laughter, “and probably going over the three-second hug. That’s easy to do.”

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As Duggar fans know, the family has strict courtship and engagement rules (no full hugs, no hand holding till after engagement, no kissing, chaperoned dates, and especially no pre-marital sex) that both Duggar girls and boys, as well as their partners, are expected to uphold. Austin has already admitted in the past he and Joy broke a courtship rule when they exchanged in a little more than the permitted partial hug after Joy accepted Austin’s marriage proposal.

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“We’re humans and sometimes we don’t always abide perfectly by our rules,” Austin told Daphne Oz during last season’s after-show special. “We try. That was a real hard try.”

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Austin’s admission to rule breaking comes amid rumors he and Joy had a shotgun wedding. Following the announcement of the couple’s pregnancy, fans called out Joy for having quite the “large baby-bump” for being only three months into her pregnancy.

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As OK! readers’ know, Joy announced her pregnancy three months after she wed.

Do you think Joy and Austin broke the cardinal “no sex before marriage” rule? Sound off in the comments!


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