Joseph Duggar May Be Taking Courting More Seriously Than His Other Siblings

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell

He doesn't waste any time, does he? News broke earlier this week that Joseph Duggar is courting family friend Kendra Caldwell, and it looks as though he's already given his intended a ring.


The two made a video for TLC to announce their courtship, and shared a few details of how they met and what courting means to them. Joe, 22, revealed that they've been "talking" for about six months, and they're "both ready for the next stage of courtship."

Eighteen-year-old Kendra adorably added, "I'm looking forward to the side hugs and getting to do phone calls and texting and also getting to be able to do ministry stuff together out in public and everyone knowing that we're courting."

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That's when Joe dropped the ring bombshell. But before you get any ideas -- it isn't an engagement ring. Joseph explained that he'd given her a promise ring, and said, "It signifies that I promise that I'm going to wait for [Kendra] ... for marriage, and it's kind of a similar token of what my other siblings have done ... I just thought it was something just a little bit different."

Meanwhile, it seems as though Joseph's famous family couldn't be happier for him. His sister and brother-in-law Jessa and Ben Seewald shared their congrats in a video. The newly minted mom of two said, "We're super excited for y'all. It’s been quite a while since we've had one of the brothers in a courtship, so maybe one of the other guys will follow your lead now."

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Given that Jinger married Jeremy Vuolo last November, and Joy-Anna announced her engagement to Austin Foryth last week, it definitely seems like it's wedding season for the Duggar family.

It likely won't be long before that promise ring is exchanged for an engagement ring, is all we're saying.

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