Ok, so we know what the Duggar family is known for when it comes to marriage, due to their long affiliation with a fundamentalist Christian organization and also their strict following of their infamous ' Duggar Courtship Rules'.
Is this family even allowed to get a divorce? If this is really happening it could cause major strife. The family lives a very insular life and holds Christian fundamentalist views that bleed into their dress code, household rules, courtship rituals, and general way of life.
And they also believe it’s the man in the house who makes the major decisions. For the women of this fundamentalist family, marrying a man is the only way to leave the house.
According to a family insider Jim Bob reached a deal with Dwain Swanson, who offered up his daughter Lauren, yes you heard right this was an arranged marriage! He struck a deal with the father of his child’s future partner, but the agreement seems to be falling to pieces.
When Josiah Dugger and Lauren Swanson got married in 2018, fans expressed several congratulatory remarks on social media along with many misgivings. The problem was that Josiah had a long-standing reputation for being one of the very few rebels in his family. Josiah's disobedience goes well beyond a simple disregard for some of his family's more obscure rules.
In fact, the source says, Josiah was so consistently defiant in his youth and young adulthood that Jim Bob became desperate to marry him off in the hope that settled married life would force him to get his act together!
It seems the elder is determined not to repeat the experience he had with his other rebellious child Jinger, (who was disowned by her family for committing the crime of moving to Los Angeles with her husband). with Josiah, but he might have trouble keeping his most unruly son in check. According to the Hollywood Gossip, the former Duggar employee said;
"You're gonna notice that [Josiah and Jim Bob] are gonna drift apart,"
"Josiah has stuck with his dad only for the money. It's all about money for Josiah. He's crazy as a ran-over dog," he adds.
"To be honest with, you I don't look for that marriage to last," (referring to Luaren and Josiah)
"Her dad came up from Georgia to be [at the wedding], and Dwain is a nice guy. He's nothing like Jim Bob," says our insider.
"He's very conservative, but he's nothing like Jim Bob. His children do have have some say."
"How that marriage came about, Jim Bob made some sort of deal with Dwain and said, 'We've got to do something about Josiah."
"Because he's nuts; he's totally nuts,"
The source said in reference to Josiah. Josiah had no say in the marriage, he had no choice! Sounds like this marriage is bound to go south!
There are a lot of Duggars, and now that they’re started to settle down and tie the knot, there are a lot more Duggar's keep up to deal with!
An adorable picture of their daughter Bella was recently shared on the couples instagram account, captioning;
Bella is 6 months! 🥰 We can’t get over how fast this little girl is growing. She is quite adventurous these days. She’s just starting to crawl and it’s so sweet to watch her learn how to explore the world on all fours. We love this little girl so much and are so grateful to God for her!💕