Duggar Son Enters into His First Courtship

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell

More congrats are in order for the Duggar family, as Joseph Duggar has announced that he's entered into a courtship with Kendra Caldwell. After a plethora of Duggar daughters have found love in the past couple of years, it's about time for one of the boys!


Joseph, 22, and Kendra, 18, made the announcement to People magazine, just a week after his little sister Joy-Anna shared that she had accepted Austin Forsyth's marriage proposal.

Joe gushed, "We are so excited to share the news with others that we are courting. Our families are close friends through church and this has allowed Kendra and me to get to know each other. She's the best!"

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Kendra also shared her excitement, adding, "I'm looking forward to getting to spend more time with Joseph as we take this exciting step toward a new season in life. It's a really wonderful moment!"

The couple has decided to go the traditional Duggar route of courting, rather than dating. This means that they have strict rules to follow, like never being alone together, side-hugs only, not holding hands until they're engaged, and even having their text messages monitored by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. 

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Or maybe they'll follow Ben and Jessa Seewald's example, as they admitted to having long phone conversations without supervision, or Jeremy and Jessa Vuolo, who snuggled on his couch together before they were even engaged! Scandalous.

However they go about defining their relationship, we just hope that they get an opportunity to really get to know each other. Who knows -- there may even be an opportunity for some double dates, as rumor has it that one of Joseph's brothers might be sweet on Kendra's sister.

Stranger things have happened.

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