‘Counting On’: Critics Think Newly Engaged Justin Duggar Is Way Too Young to Get Married

by Jeremy Spirogis
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That was quick! Just two months after Justin Duggar introduced he was courting Claire Spivey, the 2 are engaged. The Counting On forged member shared the information along with his 40,000 Instagram followers on Nov. 16, only a day after he celebrated his 18th birthday. His fiancée Claire is 19.   

Justin Duggar and Claire Spivey introduced their courtship in September 2020

Justin and Claire introduced they have been courting — the Duggar household’s model of courting — within the season finale of Counting On, which aired on Sept. 22. 

“God brought Claire into my life and I wasn’t really expecting it, but he brought her along right when I needed her” Justin mentioned in a video posted to the TLC web site. “And ever since then, I knew she was the one … I’m so blessed to have her in my life.”

The couple met for the primary time within the spring of 2019 after getting along with a bunch of buddies close to Claire’s Texas hometown. But the Duggar and the Spivey households have identified one another for years. And like Justin, Claire comes from a big household — she is the oldest of six youngsters. 

Some critics assume Justin Duggar and Claire Spivey are too younger to get married

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Duggars have a tendency to maneuver shortly from courting to courting. Justin’s older brother John David Duggar introduced his engagement to Abbie Burnett a couple of month after they publicly revealed they have been courting. Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo and Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson had courtships that lasted a little bit over a month. So there’s nothing that odd a couple of Duggar saying a marriage is within the works shortly after they begin getting severe about somebody. 

What is a little bit eyebrow-raising — at the least based on some Duggar household critics on social media — is how younger Justin is. On a TLC Instagram post in regards to the engagement, various individuals famous that the announcement got here only a day after Justin turned 18. In Arkansas, the place Justin lives, an individual have to be at the least 18 to marry with out their dad and mom’ consent.

“18 [is] so young. Live your life kids!” one individual commented. 

“This is way too young and I feel like they think this is the only way out to get married… but that’s the way they do things…,” one other wrote. 

While many individuals appeared to assume that Justin and Claire shouldn’t be in a rush to go to the altar, a couple of didn’t assume it was essentially a foul factor to get married younger. 

“I do think the family heavily pushes marriage quickly, however it doesn’t mean they won’t live a very happy life together,” one argue. Others mentioned they’d married of their teenagers and that their relationships have been completely happy. 

Justin’s household helps his choice to get married 

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Some Counting On viewers may disapprove, however Justin’s household appears to be absolutely behind his choice to get hitched. 

“Congrats bro! Being married to your best friend the best!!!,”  his sister Jill Duggar commented on his Instagram. 

“Congratulations on your engagement, Justin and Claire!! We love you both and are so excited to celebrate your happiness with you!,” his dad and mom Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar wrote on their Instagram. The 19 Kids and Counting couple know one thing about getting married younger. Michelle was 17 and Jim Bob was 19 after they wed in 1984.

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