Sometime in the near future, Josiah Duggar will marry Lauren Swanson.
As for exactly when the couple will say “I do” … well, the Duggars are keeping that information under their hats.
Why? Well, they would have us believe it’s because they don’t want obsessive fans crashing the party.
But fans think there’s something much more sinister going on here.
So join us as we take a deep dive into the most scandalous Duggar courtship to date and try to sort out the mystery that is Josiah and Lauren’s romance:
Josiah and Lauren reportedly hit it off immediately and began talking marriage just days after their courtship began back in January.
Rumors of Josiah and Lauren’s courtship began when Swanson was spotted traveling with the Duggar clan during their trip to Australia. The couple announced their courtship shortly after returning to the States.
Of course, fans couldn’t really be sure this thing was for real until the family released one of their traditional welcoming videos in which Jim Bob and Michelle do all the talking, and it’s mostly about Jesus.
Keeping Up Appearances
At this point, Josiah and Lauren’s courtship appeared to be very similar to the Duggar romances that preceded it. Of course, there were already some key differences.
A Different Breed
Josiah has always been regarded as the most rebellious of his siblings. So perhaps it’s fitting that he’s taken the loosest interpretation of his family’s strict courtship rules.
The most obvious way that Josiah is unique among his siblings is that his first courtship didn’t result in marriage.