Duggar fans just got a welcomed break from the controversy surrounding the timing of newly married Joy-Anna’s pregnancy with the news that another Duggar just got married.
Joseph Duggar, 23, wed fiancée Kendra Caldwell, 19, on September 8 at the First Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, People magazine reports.
The couple’s marriage comes nearly four months after announcing their engagement in May. As IJR previously reported, Duggar popped the question to Austin Forsyth at his sister’s Joy-Anna’s wedding on May 26, in front of family and friends.
In an interview with People after the nuptials, Duggar described being married as “amazing”:
“It is an amazing feeling to be husband and wife. It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of to have a wife and to raise a family in a way that honors the lord. We are to very excited to see what God has in the future for us.”
Fans couldn’t help but comment on how quickly Duggar and Caldwell tied the knot after announcing their engagement (which also followed a brief courtship that began in March): “That was fast,” read one comment.
catpeachyxo: That fast!? Omg
lexiwaldie: Wow, that was fast?
kristynanci: ? these people move fast
the_mrs_ward: I swear each time they get married faster then the last one!
alwaysjosh_isabel: Omg already? So fast, last time I saw the show he had just proposed. Cute couple
smokingmama69.tc: That was a fast courtship for them
stacey.drake: Dang, that was fast!
Others speculated there was a reason for the wedding taking place so quickly after the engagement. As this comment from dcmh007 reads:
Uh oh. I see a baby announcement in about 3 months.
Breeb714 also wrote: “Que (sic) the 7 Month baby,” likely in reference to Joy-Anna’s announcement she and Austin were expecting their first child nearly three months to the day after their wedding ceremony.
Another commenter wrote they wouldn’t be shocked if baby news were to follow: “They got married in a month of engagement I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s pregnant next week.”
Some curious fans wondered why the couple married in September when their original date was set for October. As Brides.com wrote, an Amazon registry was found for the couple with an October 7, 2017, wedding date. It was noted, however, the date could have been used as a decoy to throw off fans.
As the Duggars wrote on their blog, this is the first male Duggar to marry in nine years.