Joseph Duggar is in a courtship! He popped the question yesterday and made the announcement this afternoon. (Click here to watch the video.)
For all you long-time Duggar fans, you already know Joseph. He is the seventh of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children, and he turned 22 in January. When the first special featuring the Duggar family, 14 Children and Pregnant Again, aired on reality TV, Joseph was just nine years old.
So who is the lucky lady? Her name is Kendra Caldwell, and she is 18 years old. The two met while Joseph was attending church with the Forsyth family. (Austin Forsyth is Joy-Anna's fiance.) Kendra's father is a pastor, and she is the oldest of seven children.
The couple shared statements via PEOPLE Magazine:
“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!”
“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!”