Kendra Duggar, her husband Joe, and their two kids, Garrett, 2, and Addison, 11 months, have been vacationing in Florida over the past week. Her family, the Caldwells, take an annual trip together every year, but something extra special occurred this time. There was a beach proposal to Kendra’s sister Lauren from a young man named Titus that totally took Duggar fans by surprise.
The Counting On star took to her and Joe’s Instagram account Thursday, October 15, to congratulate Lauren and her new fiancé on their engagement.
The photo of the lovebirds was taken on the beach just as the sun was setting behind them and the ocean waves were rolling gently over the sand. It seemed like the perfect backdrop for such a happy occasion.
Lauren was smiling big as she side-hugged her future husband. She wore a white top and a plum-colored skirt. Titus’ shirt was an exact match to Lauren’s skirt. He also sported khaki pants.
This announcement came as a big surprise for Duggar fans. They have followed along with Kendra’s family since she frequently shares pictures of them on the social media platform. There had been rumors swirling that her look-alike sister was possibly dating Joe’s brother James. He had been seen many times hanging out with Lauren, laughing and seemingly getting closer to her. However, it looks like those rumors have been put to rest now that the engagement news is out.
The Caldwell family shared some additional engagement snapshots on their Instagram page, which can be seen here. Her gorgeous ring was shown up close and their followers loved it.
Kendra’s post certainly captured the attention of Duggar fans. They were a little confused, but offered up their congratulations as well. Everyone seemed to have kept Titus a secret until the time was right to make it official. Not many even knew she was courting anyone beyond the speculation surrounding James.
“Guess all those rumors about James aren’t true,” one person commented.
“Am I the only one who didn’t know she was even in a courtship?” another fan said.
“And here we all were thinking that she was in a courtship with James,” said a third follower.
There are some exciting events coming up for the family in the next few months.