Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth are not part of the recent trailer and promotional photoshoot of Counting On Season 11. Are they really out of the show?
Fans quickly assume that Joy-Anna and Austin are no longer part of Counting On Season 11. However, the 22-year-old member of the controversial family still has some scenes in the series with her kid, Gideon.
It looks like they will be officially out of the series due to Josh’s alleged rocky past. Derick Dillard even confirmed their departure.
Joy-Anna, Austin reportedly leave Counting On Season 11
Although the couple is not part of the new season’s promo shoot, they still appeared in the first two episodes. The new season’s first two episodes aired on July 7.
However, it seemed like they had no significant roles in those installments. They only appeared in a group setting, and by its looks, it would continue that way.
Meanwhile, Derick, who has been spilling the beans about the Duggar family, talked about Joy-Anna and Austin’s exit.
“We quit filming, not family life,” Jill Duggar’s husband said, as a response to TLC’s Instagram post about the show. “Joy and Austin also quit filming, but they were there.”
After the Counting On Season 11 premiere, Derick started to make a rant about the series. According to TV Shows Ace, he was referring to the first episode’s family game night, where they weren’t invited.
The reason behind Joy-Anna and Austin’s departure
Joy-Anna and Austin have yet to release an official statement about their alleged exit. Rumors have it that it may be because of Joy-Anna’s miscarriage.
Last year, she lost a baby at 20 weeks gestation, and it might be difficult for her to talk about it on the series. Newsweek reported the couple started to shift their focus away from the show since then. They even reportedly changed their priorities.
As they remain mum about it, it is yet to be seen the real reason behind their departure is.
Joy-Anna and Austin’s recent activities
Although the two are now out of Counting On season 11, fans will still see their recent activities on their social media pages. They now have their own YouTube channel, which Joy-Anna usually promotes on Instagram.
Here, they share some content about their lives instead of the series. They even did their gender reveal for their daughter, to which Joy-Anna is about to give birth in August.
Also, Austin has been showing his work ethic and financial independence from the Duggar family. On their Instagram, it can be seen that they have been “building, renovating, and flipping” houses to earn some money.
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