Lauren Swanson was a fan of her husband Josiah Duggar way before they met! Although Jim Bob and Michelle didn’t allow television in their house, they opened the world up to their big family on the show 19 Kids And Counting. Lauren, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, revealed on September 11 that she watched her husband “grow up” while watching the TLC show.
“I thought it would be fun to do 11 facts about me that y’all may or may not already know,” Lauren, 20, told her followers on Instagram.
The Counting On star revealed she “met the Duggar family in 2010, at the ATI conference in Big Sandy, TX.” The organization is a religion-based homeschooling program. She added, “So yes, I watched Josiah grow up; I remember him as the funny/talkative little kid.”
Josiah, 23, and Lauren began courting in late January 2018 and announced their engagement six weeks later. The Counting On couple moved quickly and got married in July 2018. Lauren became pregnant in October 2018 but she suffered a miscarriage. Now, the couple is expecting their "rainbow" baby in the fall.
Among other facts, Lauren shared that she “grew up in central GA on a little farm” and is “the oldest of nine children (there are 4 girls and 5 boys).”
“I am a quarter Hispanic (and no I am not fluent in Spanish, but I wish I was),” the pregnant star revealed. “My middle name (Milagro) is in Spanish, it means ‘miracle.’”
Prior to courting Josiah, she said, “I went to college when I was 16 and finished my Associate’s degree in Nursing at 18.” When a fan asked why she doesn’t practice Lauren answered, “I would have to take my boards exam to practice. However, really nursing isn’t my passion.”
When it comes to her passions Lauren said, “I love doing decor and design, it’s a passion of mine. I love making a room/project look beautiful (can’t wait to show y’all the nursery).”
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