'Counting On' star Josiah Duggar enjoys his first ever kiss on wedding day

Pedro Marrero
Jul 31, 2018
09:43 P.M.

The reality TV show aired its latest wedding special the night of July 30, featuring the nuptials of Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson, who both reportedly experienced a kiss on the lips for the first time in their lives.


21-year-old Duggar and 19-year-old Swanson tied the knot a month prior to the wedding episode at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Swanson’s leading the ceremony, reported Pop Culture.

One of the most expected moments for the newlyweds was when they were allowed to share a kiss on the lips for the first time, as the family tradition forbids any kind of physical contact for non-married couples, according to Daily Mail.

During the courtship phase of their relationship, the couple only got as far as side hugging each other, as the Duggars are also forbidden to hold hands before marriage.

Duggar shared how difficult it was for the two of them to wait for the big day, comparing him and his now-wife with ‘two magnets.’ Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa


The episode marked the start of Counting On’s eighth season, and the groom’s sister Jessa gave an exclusive interview to People to comment on what the season will bring to their fans. The subject of her brother’s wedding was a focal point.

‘Lauren is such a sweetheart and we already consider her as one of the sisters,’ revealed the 25-year-old.


Josiah and Lauren officially announced they were ‘courting’ in January 2018. As Josh Duggar explained in 2014, the Duggar’s don’t date, but they enter a courtship period under family supervision as a ‘path toward marriage.’

According to Lauren’s calculations, her entire relationship with Josiah, from friends to married couple has just been nine months long.

After showing the wedding ceremony, the episode did a flashback montage that featured the Duggar family preparing for the courting process to officially start. Then, it moved on to focus on Joe and Kendra Duggar’s honeymoon.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Lauren Lapkus' Husband: All We Know about Mike Castle and the Actress' Previous Marriage

July 14, 2023

35 Real-Life Stories of People Who Called off Their Weddings

October 17, 2023

Dillon Carmichael's Wife, Shayla, Is a Hotel Sales Manager Who Studied at the University of Kentucky

August 27, 2023

People Share Over 40 Worst Bridezillas Stories

October 24, 2023

Lauren Alaina's Boyfriend Was Unaware of Her Celebrity Status before Dating – They Are Engaged Now

July 12, 2023

Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick: The Story of the DNA Test That Could Have Put Their Marriage in Question

July 12, 2023

Heidi Klum ‘Got Married Eight Times’ to Same Man Then Found Happiness with 16-Years-Younger Spouse

October 14, 2023

Richard Gere’s Marriage to 33-Year-Younger Wife Who Once Slept on the Street Has ‘Strong Karmic Energy'

October 27, 2023

Miley Cyrus’ Marriage Ended In Less than a Year — She Revealed the Day She Knew It Was Over

September 17, 2023

David Sanov Is Alison Sweeney's Husband Who Served the Police for 27 Years before Retiring

August 15, 2023

Sylvester Stallone Kisses Wife in Rare Outing Year after Calling off Divorce - Fans Accuse Them of Faking It

July 17, 2023

Cheyenne Jackson's Spouse: Inside the Actor's Beautiful Romance with Jason Landau & His First Marriage

July 24, 2023

‘Sister Wives’ Kody Brown’s Child Tied the Knot Secretly — Father Did Not Attend Wedding

August 29, 2023

'Sister Wives' Star Christine Brown Shares Engagement Photos, Finally Happy after Becoming Grandma & Split with Ex

July 26, 2023