“Counting On” star Josiah Duggar just announced that he was courting family friend Lauren Swanson. Now the couple has a major announcement regarding the relationship.
According to Us Weekly, 21-year-old Duggar surprised Swanson when he asked her to start a courtship recently.
She was hanging out with some of his siblings when he asked to take their relationship to a new level. He said:
“It was really exciting to hear Lauren say, ‘Yes, I will start a courtship with you.’ Just really good to hear that. And she was genuinely surprised.”
On January 23, they officially announced their courtship on the Duggar family’s website.
And just six weeks later, the duo has even bigger relationship news — they’re engaged.Josiah Duggar/Instagram
On Monday, the happily engaged couple confirmed the news on the family’s website. The statement read:
We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!! We have prayed for many years that the Lord would bring the right spouses to each of our children. We have known Lauren and her family for a very long time and have seen how she has grown in her knowledge and understanding of the Lord. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate young lady, full of zeal for Christ. We are very thankful for her. We pray that their lives together will be full of joy and happiness and that God will use their lives for His service. We are looking forward to another Duggar wedding soon.
According to Radar Online, Duggar made the moment extra special by popping the question in the very same spot Swanson’s parents got engaged.
While many fans were thrilled for Duggar and his 18-year-old future bride, others were quick to point out that the two only dated for a little over a month.Josiah Duggar/Instagram
Some Facebook users wrote:
Wow. You don’t even know someone well enough after 6 weeks to get engaged. They will get married in like 2 months now.
6 weeks? Wow, they certainly do NOT waste any time.
Another Duggar marrying someone after a hot minute courtship…
These Duggars marry with a quickness.
Well, that was fast.
Duggar previously courted 19-year-old Marjorie Jackson, who released a tell-all book alluding that they broke up due to the scandal surrounding older brother Josh Duggar.
The newly engaged couple has yet to announce a date for for their ceremony, but the two seem thrilled.
Duggar wrote on Instagram that he feels like the “most blessed guy on earth.”