July 21’s episode of Counting On features 21-year-old Duggar twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah. The official synopsis for the episode, entitled “A Duggar Bachelor Pad,” teases, “Jessa and Ben go on their first road trip with three kids, hoping they don’t lose any kids along the way! Some of the Duggars go to the Bahamas to help after a hurricane. Jed and Jere show off their bachelor pad!”
Now that several of the Duggar children have gotten married and begun having children of their own, fans of the Duggars are constantly on the lookout for signs of more weddings and babies in the family’s near future.
Jedidiah Duggar Has Recently Been Linked to Lauren Caldwell
Since the end of 2019, fans of the Duggars have been speculating that Jed might be courting a woman named Lauren Caldwell. Caldwell and her family already have close ties to the Duggars – her older sister Kendra is married to Jed’s older brother Joseph. Cheatsheet.com notes that Duggar has been spotted spending time with the Caldwells, whose patriarch is the pastor at the church the Duggars attend. If Jedidiah is courting Lauren (or anyone else), he has not made his updated relationship status public knowledge yet.
While Jedidiah has not commented on the rumors that he is courting someone, fans believe that his relatively new Instagram account (he joined in October 2019) is a hint that marriage is coming soon for the Duggar son. On Counting On, Jedidiah has commented on courtship and marriage. OK! Magazine sites Duggar as telling his brothers “someone that loves the Lord and is very respectful to her parents,” later adding on-camera that he believes “It’s better to be happy and single than miserable and married.”
Joseph and Kendra Duggar were married in September 2017. The couple has two children together, Garrett and Addison.
Jeremiah Was Photographed With a Woman Who Fans Suspect He Might Be Courting
Earlier this year, Jeremiah was spotted out at a bowling alley with his family and an unidentified woman. The Hollywood Gossip shared a photo of Jer and the mystery woman talking, stoking the rumor that perhaps the woman was included in the Duggar family outing because she is the potential future wife of Jeremiah. Courtship dates, per Duggar rules, are attended by a chaperone, so having the family attend their date would not be outside of the norm for the family. Jeremiah does not have social media, and no announcements have been made of an official courtship at this time.
In 2018, Jeremiah was the subject of other courtship speculation. At the time, a blog called Cafe Mom shared a photo of Jeremiah out at a group lunch with two women in attendance. The blog also wondered if Jeremiah had courted either of his sister-in-law Abbie’s sisters in the past. If there’s any truth to those speculations (which were not address by Jeremiah nor his family), the courtship never resulted in marriage.
New episodes of Counting On season 11 air on Tuesday nights at 9/8c on TLC.