Josiah Duggar & Lauren Swanson: Engaged!

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More big news out of the tiny town of Tontitown today.

It's only been two months since we learned that Josiah Duggar was courting Lauren Swanson, a fellow resident of his native Arkansas.

Those two months must've gone well, because ...

Lauren Swanson with Josiah Duggar

We now know that the young couple (seen below side-hugging hard) has decided to take the next step in their relationship:

Josiah and Lauren revealed that they're engaged!

Yup, it's official, and they shared the news with fans in a joint interview with celebrity news publication Us Weekly:

“This is an exciting, big step in our lives, and the whole thing was very meaningful,” Josiah told the magazine.

Asked how he popped the question, he added:

Lauren Swanson, Josiah Duggar

“The place where I proposed to Lauren is the exact spot where her parents were engaged. There’s a lot of family history on this property."

"[That makes it] a special place for Lauren.”

Lauren was equally ecstatic in her own description of the event, adding, “I’m really excited to be getting married to Josiah."

"Everything about the engagement was such a special moment. I’m especially looking forward to spending the rest of my life with him!”

Josiah also gushed about Lauren's family and spoke with obvious excitement about the prospect of the two clans uniting:

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson Pic

“It’s going to be neat to see two great families come together in this union,” he said, referring to the many wedding attendees.

“It’ll take a lot of planning."

"We have big families on both sides, but we’re very excited to get started and so thankful for how God has brought our lives together.”

While an engagement is generally a foregone conclusion once a Duggar announces a courtship, that's not always the case.

He knows this better than anyone.

Before he met Lauren, Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson, but the couple abruptly called things off without public explanation.

There was speculation - though only speculation - that the timing of the Josh Duggar sex scandals may have played a role.

Needless to say, in any case, Duggar fans are thrilled that the 21-year-old has apparently had better luck the second time around.

Thus far, Josiah and Lauren haven't offered any details in terms of the date of their nuptials, but we don't expect it'll be too long.

Why? Well, It rarely is.

And this much is for sure: Whenever they exchange vows, you can bet it'll be a lavish affair with 1,000-plus guests in attendance.

It's the Duggar way.

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