Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are officially husband and wife! The 21-year-old Counting On star and the 18-year-old, who appeared on one of the episodes of 19 Kids and Counting in 2010, have got married on Saturday, July 1, multiple sources have confirmed.
Of their wedding, in a statement to Us Weekly, the newlyweds said,
What a joy it is to be husband and wife! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! What was even more perfect was to see my beautiful bride walking down the aisle. We are so thankful the Lord has brought us to this place and we can’t wait to begin our journey as husband and wife!
As previously reported, in early March, the couple announced their engagement revealing to Us Weekly that how he proposed his girl.
Josiah said at the time,
This is an exciting, big step in our lives and the whole thing was very meaningful,” the Counting On star, 21, said at the time of popping the question to Swanson, 18. “The place where I proposed to Lauren is the exact spot where her parents were engaged. There’s a lot of family history on this property, making it a special place for Lauren.
The reality star further added,
I’m really excited to be getting married to Josiah. Everything about engagement was such a special moment for me. I’m especially looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him!
In January, multiple sources confirmed that the duo was dating after years of friendship. Lauren later took to Duggar family website and shared a video message on the Duggar family website to dished that she was “totally shocked” when the TLC star showed interest in courting.
She further revealed that she was shocked because, at the time, the pair were still “learning more about each other” and “putting God first and ourselves second.”