We've got another Duggar wedding on the books! Just six months after Kendra and Joseph Duggar tied the knot, another sibling has announced his engagement: Josiah Duggar, 21, is set to marry 18-year-old Lauren Swanson! Here's everything we know about his soulmate.
You saw Lauren on 19 Kids and Counting
TODAY reports Lauren popped up on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting way back in 2010. (It was destiny!) Turns out, she has been Josiah's friend for years and was "totally shocked" when he asked her to start up a courtship, as she revealed on a recent Duggar video message.
Plus, the bride-to-be is familiar with large families: She has seven younger siblings herself, according to TODAY. We can only imagine the wedding party selection process will be tricky!
She and Josiah only announced their courtship in January
"We are overjoyed to begin this new phase of our lives together," Josiah told People as the lovebirds announced their courtship in January. "Through the years our families' friendship has allowed us to get to know one another as friends. I can definitely say I have found a great friend … even better than I could have hoped for or imagined. I so appreciate Lauren's Christlike character and tender heart toward others. She brings sunshine into the room and encourages everyone around her."
The Duggars broke the news of their engagement
"We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!" they wrote. "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."
Josiah proposed to her in a special location
"The place where I proposed to Lauren is the exact spot where her parents were engaged," Josiah said in a statement to Us Weekly. "There's a lot of family history on this property, making it a special place for Lauren."
And Lauren seems to think his proposal was pretty much perfect. "I'm really excited to be getting married to Josiah," she said in the statement. "Everything about the engagement was such a special moment for me. I'm especially looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him!" (We're hearing those wedding bells already!)
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