Joseph Duggar Might Not Have Been Kendra Caldwell's First Pick of Brothers

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell
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Hand-me-down girlfriend? The latest Duggar romance is between Joseph Duggar and his fiancé Kendra Caldwell, but it turns out that she may have courted his brother before deciding Joe was a better fit!

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Joseph, 22, and Kendra, 18, got engaged last month at Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth's wedding reception, but a former employee of the family has revealed that it was initially Jedidiah who wanted to put a ring on it.

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According to The Hollywood Gossip, the anonymous insider said that Joe "bumped [Jedidiah] out" during the early stages of their courtship. Interestingly, it's not the first time Jed has been associated with Kendra ... there was speculation last fall that him or his twin brother Jeremiah was dating Kendra ... or perhaps her sister Lauren. But of course nothing was ever confirmed.

Anyway. The source said that Kendra and Jedidiah were definitely beginning a courtship together before she and Joseph became romantically involved. Rumor has it that the brothers had some tension between them for a bit, until Jedidiah wrote Joseph a letter to grant his blessing for the union.

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It's not a surprise that the Duggars wouldn't disclose Jed's alleged romance with Kendra, and honestly, we're not sure it really matters that much. Remember that Duggar dating isn't exactly intimate -- couples aren't even allowed to hold hands until they're engaged.

So what if Kendra entertained the idea of courting one brother before ultimately falling for another? More power to her in knowing her heart and not being afraid to change her mind.

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