Joseph Duggar & Kendra Caldwell: Excited to Finally … Side Hug?!
Well, the Duggars are officially back on television, which means courtships, weddings, and an ever-growing army of newborns.
The latest to be granted permission to breed are Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell, who got married just a few days in real life.
On the show, however, Joe and Kendra are just beginning the courtship that will eventually lead them to the altar.
Yes, that’s how quickly Joseph and Kendra’s courtship moved:
The couple got married before the season depicting their courtship even began.
Anyway, as is customary in the Duggar fam, Joseph went all out with his courtship proposal.
We’d call it a “court-posal,” but that sounds like a term an overly-romantic process server uses to describe delivering a subpoeana.
Anyway, Joseph and Kendra went to the concrete slab that marks the spot where the home he was born in formerly stood.
The idea, as explained by Joe, is that he wants his new life with Kendra to begin on the very spot where his first life began.
It’s a very romantic sentiment, but it’s somewhat marred by the fact that there’s no longer a structure standing on the premises and Joe had to drag Kendra to a car auction first in order to maintain the element of surprise.
Sadly, for all the thought that Joe put into his proposal, Duggar fans on social media were most interested in the scene in which he and Kendra revel in the fact that they’ll finally be permitted to have physical contact with one another.
Yes, the young couple was downright giddy over the fact that they can now “side-hug,” and Twitter had a field day, because … well, that’s weird.
If you follow the family closely, you’re probably aware that the Duggar courtship rules are extremely strict, and they prohibit all forms of contact before courtship.
Once a couple is courting, they’re permitted to engage in side-hugs that last no longer than three seconds.
Joseph and Kendra reiterated some of his families more bizarre policies, informing viewers that they would not hold hands or be alone together until after they’re married.
Yes, the men and women of the Duggar clan often get married without ever having been alone with their spouse.
In this case, the whole thing was made all the more surreal by the fact that Jedediah Duggar courted Kendra before she switched brothers and wound up with Joe.
It’s a very strange situation … and it’s exactly the sort of thing we’ve come to expect from the Duggar clan.
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