The exciting news is here and Josiah Duggar is now engaged to Lauren Swanson. The two announced a courtship not long ago and now they are getting married. The happy couple talked to Us Weekly to share all of the details of their proposal and this big step in their relationship.

Josiah and Lauren share news

The couple just announced they were courting back in January and they are now engaged. The fans have wondered if they waited a bit to announce their courtship since he had a failed one in the past. Lauren Swanson was on a trip with the family before they even let the world know that they were a couple.

They have been friends for years, so it wasn't at all like they just got to know each other. They both have really big families, so you know this wedding is going to be a huge one.

Josiah Duggar shared that the proposal was very important to the couple and he did it in a very meaningful way for her. He said, "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, making it a special place for Lauren.”

Lauren shares her thoughts

Lauren Swanson also shared her thoughts on the big engagement and said that she is really excited to be engaged to Josiah now. She shared that the engagement was all a very "special moment" to her.

It sounds like he made sure to do something that would be perfect for her and she loved it.

The fans can't wait to get to know Lauren Swanson. They have seen a bit of her on the family's social networks, but so far she hasn't been on the show. They filmed what we are seeing now a really long time ago, so that is part of the reason.

Hopefully, Lauren will be showing up on this season of "Counting On" so that fans can start to get to know her and decide how they feel about her.

With 19 kids, there is always something going on for the Duggar Family. Joy-Anna Forsyth just had her first baby with husband Austin, Jinger is expecting and so are Joe and Kendra.

You never know what big announcement is going to end up coming from the Duggar family. Josiah and Lauren's wedding is going to be a huge event that you know the entire family is looking forward to. This should be an easy transition for her into the family since everyone already knows her.

Are you shocked to hear that Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are already engaged? Are you excited to get to know her this season on "Counting On"? Sound off in the comments below on your thoughts, and don't miss new episodes of "Counting On" when they air on Monday nights on TLC.