Potential Duggar Courtship Could Lead to 'Double Cousins' in the Family

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In the middle of all the Duggar baby news lately, is there also another courtship on the horizon? Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar is one of the pregnant family members (along with Jessa, Joy-Anna, and Anna), but it seems like there could be more big news for the Caldwells, as it's rumored that her little sister is courting her brother-in-law.

  • Kendra (Caldwell) is married to Joseph Duggar, and they recently announced they're expecting baby number two. 

    And now it looks like Kendra's little sister Lauren, 18, might be dating Joe's younger brother, Jason, 19. Or as they call it in Duggar Land, courting. Lauren has been hanging around with Kendra and her in-laws a lot, lately, and someone even referred to her as Jason's "future bride."

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  • Lauren joined Jason on a mission trip to Greece earlier this year, and a fan called her his "future bride."

    In the comments, Duggar fan Anne Bates explained that she met Jason in Greece, when he was there for a mission trip. The Duggars are big on short-term mission trips, and often bring along potential spouses. Lauren Swanson joined the family when they visited Australia in early 2018, and it was announced shortly after that she was courting Josiah Duggar. They are now married, by the way. 

  • Anna Duggar shared a photo all the way back in November from the airport, which included Lauren Caldwell in the posse. 

    That's Lauren, all the way over on the left.

  • Then again, family friend and photographer Madison Nicole denied Lauren is dating Jason after posting a photo of her on Instagram.

    Madison shared this photo of Lauren on social media, and when asked if she was dating Jason, she replied with an emphatic negative. Someone asked in the comments, "Is it the Lauren or you Madison that is getting married to the Duggar boy Jason?" and she replied directly with, "Neither." Of course she could be covering it up.

  • If Joe's brother and Kendra's sister really are looking to get married someday, it could mean "double cousins" in the family.

    When two siblings from one family marry two siblings from another family, the resulting kids are known as double cousins, and actually share the same amount of DNA as half-siblings, rather than just regular old cousins. Who knew after so many grandkids already that there could be another first for Jim Bob and Michelle's progeny?

    Nothing is official until an announcement is made, and it's totally possible that the speculation will lead nowhere ... we just won't be surprised if Lauren joins the family, too.