One Duggar isn’t headed to the altar anytime soon. Josiah Duggar has ended his courtship with Marjorie Jackson after only four months together. How sad!
Josiah Duggar, 18, just began courting Marjorie Jackson, 17, in April, but unfortunately he already has to look for love somewhere else. As of August 5, the two have officially decided to go their separate ways. Sometimes young love doesn’t work out! So why did they split? Here is what we know.
On the same day that Josiah’s older sister, Jill Duggar, gave birth to baby Israel, Josiah revealed that he had begun a courtship with Marjorie. The two met through Marjorie’s mother, who taught Josiah Spanish. While they both were impressed with each other, it sounds like the initial flame has fizzled. “A few weeks ago Marjorie and Josiah agreed to end their courtship, keeping in step with what they believe the Lord’s will is,” the Duggar and Jackson families told PEOPLE in a statement. “Both are thankful for the time getting to know each other, and their families continue to enjoy each other’s company and close friendship.” It’s too bad that Josiah and Marjorie are no longer seeing each other, but we are happy there are no hard feelings between the two. Despite their love lives starting over, their families have faith they are still on the right path.
“Both Josiah and Marjorie have enjoyed getting to know each other and to build their friendship over the past months,” the families shared. “We are so grateful that they each are seeking the Lord’s will for their future.” On the bright side, both Josiah and Marjorie are only teenagers and still have several years to find the perfect person to spend their respective lives with. And in a family of 21 people, Josiah has plenty of people to help him in his search!
Parting ways with someone you care about is never easy, but we wish the best for both Josiah and Marjorie. We hope to hear of new love soon! Are YOU sad to hear Josiah has ended his courtship with Marjorie, HollywoodLifers?
— Taylor Weatherby