Justin Duggar, 18, has announced that he is engaged to girlfriend Claire Spivey, 19, less than two months after the couple officially revealed their relationship to Duggar's family in the season 11 finale of the TLC reality show "Counting On. Duggar is the 14th of the 19 Duggar children from the former reality show "19 Kids and Counting," eight of whom are married. We cannot wait to be married and are looking forward to a life together of faith in Christ, love for one another, and happiness! The couple first met last year despite the Duggar and Spivey families being friends for more than 20 years. Spivey is the oldest of six children herself. Duggar and Spivey shared in a sweet video released in September that they were dating.
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Jed ran for office in order to follow in his father's footsteps, but his first foray into the political arena did not go according to plan. Jed was defeated by a wide margin in the election. The Duggars don't believe that women should be permitted to receive educations or pursue careers, so we imagine that was quite a crushing blow for Jed. For several weeks now, reports that Jed is courting Lauren Caldwell have been making their way around the Duggar-obsessed corners of social media. No reason was given for the split, but given how quickly it seemed to take place, it's safe to assume the breakup was not an amicable one.
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The show features the Duggar family: parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children — nine daughters and ten sons — all of whose names begin with the letter "J". During the life of the show, two children were born, three children were married and four grandchildren were born. The show focuses on the life of the Duggar family, who are devout Baptists ,  and frequently discusses values of purity, modesty and faith in God. The Duggars avoid birth control, saying they have decided to allow God to determine the number of children they have. All of the children are homeschooled and access to entertainment such as movies and television is limited.
The Duggars have been more secretive than ever in recent weeks, and fans suspect them of hiding everything from Anna Duggar's seventh pregnancy to Jana Duggar's courtship with Stephen Wissmann. Many assumed that they kept those two developments a secret for a reason and that the principal players involved chose to keep the situation under wraps. What if they're sick of sharing so much with the world, and all this privacy is their new normal? That's what fans are asking themselves amid news that the Duggars might have kept yet another major development under wraps.