While the Duggar family has been in the public eye for years, many are tuning out due to the large, religious and highly controversial family’s lifestyles.
Joy is currently pregnant with her and Austin’s third baby, a little girl.
Just last year, the couple went through a heartwrenching miscarriage last year when their daughter was born at 20 weeks. The two share a 2-year-old son named Gideon.
While Joy has been keeping her fan base updated with her pregnancy, the family recently moved into a new home together and are starting their lives.
But the family may be done with reality TV.
While Joy has been in the public eye for most of her teenage and adult-life, being on 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On for all of the many seasons — according to the Sun, Joy and Austin are not filming the current season and have decided to stop participating in filmed family events in the future.
But if you are still looking to keep tabs on the couple — they continue to uphold an active presence on social media with a YouTube channel along with a joint Instagram account.
There have been rumors of Joy is leaving in solidarity with her sister Jill, who she is very close to. Apparently, Jill and Derick had a falling out and Derick may have a tell-all book on the way. Joy was featured in a few scenes of the trailer for the upcoming season but appears to not have her own plot line.
One of the highlights of the upcoming season is that so many of the sisters are pregnant and at the same time, including Joy. But it seems she may be stepping back and revealing her journey at her own pace and on her own terms.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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