Counting On stars Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are just days away from their wedding, and it looks like the bride-to-be is already breaking Duggar rules. The happy couple recently spent an afternoon playing badminton, and the 19-year-old was wearing a denim mini-skirt.
Duggar posted a pic of the activity on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “I didn’t know badminton could make me break a sweat…until I played Lauren.”
The couple announced their engagement back in March, and sources say that they will tie the knot at the end of this month. The anti-Duggar Facebook page Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray revealed on May 2nd that Duggar and Swanson had set their wedding date for June 30th.
And, on June 17th a Redditor wrote that they had met Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar the day before, and the matriarch mentioned multiple times that Josiah’s wedding was in two weeks. They added that the couple handed out copies of signed copies of Growing Up Duggar.
Josiah and Lauren recently traveled to Texas to visit Waco’s Magnolia Market – Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines popular tourist attraction – and the Riverwalk in San Antonio. On that trip, Lauren also showed off her knees in a short skirt. So, it looks like she isn’t wasting any time rebelling against her future father-in-law’s rules.
Lauren has made some bolder fashion choices since she got engaged, and fans are hoping that Josiah will let her wear whatever she wants after they say, “I do.” In Duggar world, dads are in charge of their daughter’s clothing choices until they marry, and then that power shifts to her husband.
But, it’s not just Jim Bob’s strict dress code that Josiah may have an issue with. According to In Touch Weekly, an alleged former Duggar employee has said that the 21-year-old will be next Duggar kid to “bust out” and rebel against his parents.
Josiah has already broken the family rules by having his own Instagram account before getting engaged. Usually, Jim Bob and Michelle do not allow their kids to have any social media accounts until their engagements are official. But, Josiah has had an Instagram and Twitter account since 2015 when he was courting Marjorie Jackson.
So, maybe Josiah Duggar is more than ready to do his own thing and make his own rules. After all, he wasn’t afraid to post a pic of him and Lauren Swanson Face Timing without a chaperone. If Josiah and Lauren are already breaking the rules before the walk down the aisle, it’s hard not to wonder what they will do once they become husband and wife.
The eighth season of Counting On will premiere Monday, July 30th on TLC.