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Josiah Duggar Gushes About Lauren Swanson On Her 21st Birthday!

It’s been two months since Josiah Duggar got engaged to Lauren Swanson, and while there’s been no public talk of wedding specifics, Josiah and Lauren would like the world to know that they’re still very much in love.

Lauren turned 21 over the weekend, and Josiah made it clear that he’s more in love with her than ever in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“There are not enough words to express what you mean to me and how much I love you!” Josiah wrote alongside the photo above.

“You are the best gift God has given to me. Happy Birthday, Lauren!” he added.

“I will love and cherish you all the days of your life.  -Your man, Si.”

Needless to say, fans loved Josiah’s kind words.

Josiah and Lauren are currently keeping a tight lid on their wedding plans, but fans expect them to tie the knot sooner rather than later.

After all, these two have been moving very quickly since day one of their relationship.

Just six weeks after the world learned that Josiah and Lauren were courting, the young couple revealed that they had gotten engaged.

The Duggars were just as effusive in their praise for Swanson when they announced the engagement on Facebook:

“We are so excited to announce that Josiah and Lauren are officially engaged!” they wrote.

“We have known Lauren and her family for a very long time and have seen how she has grown in her knowledge and understanding of the Lord,” the statement continued.

“She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate young lady, full of zeal for Christ. We are very thankful for her.”

The Duggars went on to state that Josiah and Lauren are eager to tie the knot:

‘We are looking forward to another Duggar wedding soon!”

Josiah’s in an unprecedented position, as he’s the first Duggar of his generation to engage in multiple courtships.

The vast majority of romantic relationships result in marriage in the Duggars’ community, so Josiah no doubt found it difficult to find someone to confide in after his breakup.

Fans were stunned when the 21-year-old abruptly ended his courtship with Marjorie Jackson back in 2015.

The couple never made a formal announcement.

Instead, Duggar watchers arrived at the conclusion that they had broken up based on the fact that Josiah removed every photo of Marjorie from his Instagram page.

It was an unexpected move, but those who know Josiah best say he’ll likely continue to toss out his family’s traditions in favor of doing things his own way.

Like his sister Jinger, Josiah is a bit of a rebel, and a source close to the family tells us that he’ll likely “be the next one to bust out.”

Sources close to the family say there are concerns that Josiah will reject his family’s belief system once he’s married and out of the house.

We guess that’s just one more reason to look forward to the next Duggar wedding!

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Derick Dillard: Degrading Jill Duggar in Birthday Tribute?!

These days, it seems that no matter what Derick Dillard does, he stirs up controversy.

We don’t mean to say that Derick is treated unfairly by fans.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

Der does his damnedest to stir the pot every chance he gets, and the majority of his social media followers let him off the hook simply because of the family he married into.

Of course, there’s a vocal minority who seem to take pleasure in calling Derick out every time he does something foolish like use his kid to make a political point.

And that’s how we wind up with daily D-Dill mini-scandals.

Today’s is pretty minor, but still serves as an excellent example of Derick’s ability to piss his followers off in increasingly subtle ways:

Thursday marked Jill Duggar’s 27th birthday.

Derick marked the occasion by posting the photo above alongside the following caption:

“Happy birthday to my wifey @jillmdillard! God has blessed me beyond measure to give me you as a wife and as a mother to our boys,” he wrote.

“I fall more in love with you every day! Love you baby!”

Seems innocent enough, right?

In fact, it’s hard to imagine how Derick’s birthday tribute could have possibly provoked outrage.

But if you’ve been following his recent string of controversies closely, you’ll know that some fans really don’t like it when Derick calls Jill “wifey.”

And as In Touch Weekly points out, some of these folks have been quick to express their displeasure on Derick’s Instagram page.

“Wifey is a derogatory term to some. May want to look that up,” wrote one such follower.

“Never say the word ‘wifey’ like that ever again,” commented another.

Needless to say, Derick has not addressed these concerns or removed the post because that’s just not how he rolls.

And in this case, he’s probably right to stand his ground.

Even if he knew damn well what he was doing when he busted out the “w” word.

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Jackson Roloff Birthday Tribute: Precious Pics Galore!

Little People, Big World Spoiler Alert: 

Jackson Kyle Roloff is a cutie!

Correction: He's a cutie patootie!

The first child for Zach and Tori Roloff, Jackson was born on May 12, 2017 and made a few headlines at the time because his parents talked openly about his dwarfism.

You should click on the link above to read more about what Zach has to say, it's interesting stuff.

And you should click through the photos below for totally adorable snapshots of little Jackson!

1. Jackson Loves Mickey

Jackson loves mickey
Is this the cutest photo ever of little Jackson Kyle Roloff? It’s gotta be a contender, right?

2. In His Crib

In his crib
Little Jackson Roloff is just hanging out in his crib in this cute photo, which was shared online by his mother.

3. I’m So Good at Peeing!

Im so good at peeing
Wrote Zach Roloff as a caption to this photo of his son: “Hi my name is Jackson! I like peeing when dad and mom are changing my diaper, eating, and sleeping. They say I have TaG abilities.”

4. Shhh…

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…. the little guy is sleeping.

5. Daddy and Son

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Zach holds his child in this still image from a video he made to update fans on Jackson’s status.

6. Safe and Secure

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Even Jacob Roloff stopped by to meet his nephew. The estranged Little People, Big World star shared this photo on Instagram.

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Jeremy Roloff Birthday Tribute: Audrey Sure Loves Him A Lot!

THIS JUST IN:

Audrey Roloff is a very big fan of Jeremy Roloff.

This is stating the obvious, of course, mostly because Audrey and Jeremy are married with an adorable baby girl.

But let’s be honest:

There are plenty of couples in this situation who don’t exact exude affection for one another, right?

Jeremy and Audrey got married in September of 2014, though, and have basically spent the past four and a half years gushing over each other in one sense or another.

What’s their secret?

Reciting their marriage vows during sex, of course! (We’re not kidding. Click on that link to see what we mean.)

But also just being open and honest and turning their lives over to a higher power.

This sums up the basic themes of nearly every Jeremy or Audrey social media post, such as the #3sentencelovestory Audrey wrote about Jeremy in February.

It went as follows:

We were freshman in college when our good friends set up on a blind date before church, and from that day forward he was patiently persistent, I was stubborn and guarded.

After a two year friendship. he said “will you be mine” up on the railroad tracks, and that’s when we began 3-years of writing each other letters on our type writers while we endured a long distance relationship.

Our long-distance relationship ended in an unbreakable covenant on September 20th 2014, and since then we have continued to grow in oneness, Godliness, and more in love… always more.

So anyway: This is all a long preamble to say that Jeremy Roloff turns 28 years old today.

And, as you might expect, Audrey had some very nice things to say in honor of this occasion.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you babe (and happy 8 months to this cute little girlsie!),” wrote Audrey to open her birthday message, adding early in her caption:

“You are far more than I could have ever imagined a husband to be Jeremy. You are the love of my life, my best friend, my adventure partner, my confidant, my tech support, my comedic relief and so much more!

“From the beginning you’ve had such a strong connection with our daughter that makes my eyes water.”

Audrey continued to focus on Jeremy as a father, which is the most important role he’ll ever have, of course:

“I love seeing how engaged and content you are just playing with her, talking to her, and making her laugh.

“You are a steadfast and faithful man of God and you challenge me to be the best version of who God has called me to be.”

Audrey and Jeremy actually met on a blind date, an occasion Jeremy wrote about back in January.

“It’s been a wild and unexpected eight years,” Jeremy said at the time, adding a few months ago:

“We never get to choose where we end up, our daily choices choose for us. When we are old and grey I imagine the greatest thing will be looking back at the love story we have written.”

And this is how Audrey wrapped up her birthday tribute to the man she has known for well over a decade:

I am constantly amazed at your wisdom, and continually grateful for your humility and strength in leading our family. Thank you for loving us so well babe. ‘If it’s half as good as the half we’ve known, here’s Hail! to the rest of the road.”

I love you Farmer.

Pretty sweet stuff, huh?

We’d like to also send our best birthday wishes at this time to Jeremy Roloff, so here we go:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEREMY ROLOFF!

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Kate Gosselin Baits Fans, Leaves Collin Out of Early Birthday Pic

Last year, Kate Gosselin wasn’t shy about the fact that five of her sextuplets celebrated their birthday without Collin.

Kate has been beyond vague about his “treatment program” for alleged “special needs” that has kept him away from his siblings for years.

Now, as her children turn 14, Collin is nowhere to be found. But Kate seems to be trying to hide that fact.

In the captions of this photo, Kate writes:

“Rainy day ice cream. … #HowAreMyBabiesTurning14?”

Kate and John’s sextuplets will turn 14 on Thursday, May 10.

“#LoveThemAll (even the ones who refused to be in the pic)”

Despite a caption that many saw as almost begging for questions about Collin Gosselin, some commenters glossed over his absence from the photo to fawn over kate.

Others just ignored all of that to make simple, positive posts.

“WOW! 14 already?! They have grown so quickly.”

A number of Kate’s harshest critics noticed Collin’s absence and spoke up.

“This lady is evil all she cares about is herself, fame and having everything her way.”

That is a common characterization of Kate.

“She did it again, wanted to get people attention and got it.”

This comment seems to refer to her highlighting Collin’s absence, which people see as a (successful) strategy for getting a lot of Instagram interactions.

“FREE COLLIN!!!!!!!!!”

Some fear the worst for the poor boy.

“Collin could be away in some dungeon for all [fans] know.”

Others expressed disgust with Kate for shipping him off.

“Sick that she as a parent wouldn’t want to learn how to deal with any issues. I did. Rather have my children where they feel loved and part of the family no matter what. Families do that.”

Others would at least like an explanation.

“She could let the public know how he is doing. The saddest thing to me is that the dad to my knowledge has no contact with Collin. I don’t understand why he cannot take legal action to get to see his son.”

Others were more charitable in their view of Kate and even spoke in her defense.

“Poor Collin.. I know he’s getting help and she’s doing what she needs to do to be a good mom. I just feel bad he can’t celebrate his birthdays with his siblings.”

One person thinks that Kate is right to be so cryptic about Collin.

“When Kate (and Collin) are ready to let fans of Kate Plus 8 know more about their situation, they’ll do so. Not before, not for the sake of your curiosity or even your concern.”

Fans with comments like this should probably remember that Collin likely won’t be free to speak his mind. That’s for another four years.

When fans say that, they should remember that four years isn’t an inconvenience — that is a massive chunk of a teenager’s life.

The Kate apologists continued to post, and some got very defensive.

“She posted a pic of her children who I believe she loves greatly. I don’t believe he was ‘kicked out’ and all I am saying is stop asking where Colin is every time she posts something.”

That person doesn’t think that people should even ask? About the whereabouts and well-being of a minor?

Other fans were weirded out by that assertion.

“I think it’s should be ok to ask where Colin is people who has watched the show from the beginning, [they] are just curious.”

Yep.

“I find it sad how some of Kate’s fans are telling other Kate fans to stop talking about Collin. It’s been 3 years since he’s been gone and nothing from Kate. Now before you bring up the privacy argument,simply telling fans that hes home is not exposing details about anything.”

Many feel that such a level of privacy — where someone can just disappear for years without explanation — goes out the window when you use your children as props to become reality stars.

Other commenters decided to try to steer away from the Collin discussion, writing:

“I’m sure Kate is referring to the twins not wanting to be in the picture.”

Sure.

What may be our favorite comment was this one:

“Shouldn’t be Kate +7.”

It’s hard to tell if this person is saying that Collin should be there, or if they mean shouldn’t it, suggesting that the show’s name should be changed for accuracy.

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Kourtney Kardashian Treats Younes Bendjima to a Sexy Birthday Vacation

39-year-old Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, Younes Bendjima, is now 25 years old!

To celebrate his birthday, Kourtney whisked him away on a sexy surprise vacation. Even Younes didn't know their destination.

But Kourtney is sharing some glimpses of their getaway. Take a look for yourself in the video below.

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Friday seemed normal enough.

Younes was Kourtney's date to the Syrian American Medical Society' Voices in Displacement event in L.A.

But his birthday was Saturday, so she made sure to have him on a private plane before the clock struck twelve.

Kourtney took to her Instagram stories to share a view of just the two of them on a plane together and some huge silver balloons that read "25."

Kourtney wrote:

"For once, he has no idea where we're going."

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Younes also updated fans on his own Instagram stories on Friday night, writing:

"Oh, s–t. She got me on my way to [I don't] know where."

In general, it's not a good idea to get onto an airplane if you don't know your destination.

But this is Kourtney and Younes. It's fine.

Younes wrote about his birthday excitement, saying:

"25 at midnight."

In the video below, in addition to the glimpse of their private plane ride, you'll see Younes' birthday cake — which features a frosting print of a photo of him as a child.

A little weird for the otherwise sexy mood that the two seem to be in, but it is an undeniably cute gesture.

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Younes wrote a birthday message of his own and shared it with followers.

"On this special day, I just want to thank God for the priceless gift of life that he has given me, my being alive, healthy and for the wonderful people he has put in my life."

People like Kourtney, presumably.

"My journey so far in life has been amazing. El hamdulilah [sic] always."

(It is believed that he meant to write "alhamdulillah," which simply translates to "all praise is due to God alone" or, more simply, "Praise God")

"Also, to my queen, my super hero, mom, I promise to live a life that will do justice for all the sacrifices you've made."

Awww, that is so sweet!

Younes bendjima turns 25

Kourtney shared a video of Younes that we turned into a gif for you. You're welcome.

Commenters spoke up, congratulating the two of them on their sexy getaway.

"Kourtney is the most naturally, beautiful one of the Kardashians. Luv you and the family. You two are a beautiful/handsome couple."

A lot of comments were directed directly at Kourtney. But that's fair.

"Do you girl!! Have fun. You deserve it. He has swag! You are beautiful, and a sweetheart. What a match!!!!!"

Some comments were, quite frankly, bonkers.

"WHAT is WRONG w/ the Kardashian girls that THEY are PAYING for their guys to vacation w/ them, spend time w/ them and pay to occupy a theme park for their boyfriend's bday party?! Have they NO self esteem?!"

This person seems to be suggesting that archaic gender roles are so important that Kourtney should make Younes pay for his own surprise vacation, ignoring the obvious financial disparity between the two of them.

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That commenter wasn't even the only one who spoke up. Another wrote:

"So who pays for all tho travel.. the Kardashians?? Or do their men pay …"

It probably depends upon who has more money and whose idea a certain activity is. In most cases, why in the world would the person with less money pay?

Comments like that were shut down by fans who just wanted to see the birthday celebration.

"it's his birthday gift, omg & all your thinking about is who is paying for it., he can have anything he wants & they are traveling what an awesome bday gift. She is so smart!"

Agreed.

Take a glimpse into their sexy getaway in this video:

Kourtney kardashian treats younes bendjima to a sexy birthday va
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